Thirty-seven Seconds

October 12, 2008 11:43 PM

My wife went out of town, and she took our son with her. It was the middle of the night, and I was playing ukulele, hoping that I wouldn't wake my daughter up.

I was simultaneously watching the History of Heavy Metal on my TiVo, and started playing with complex chord progressions. I realized I was going to end up spending the whole night doing that, and that if I did I'd feel like crap in the morning.

So I decided to write a song as quickly as I could, post it here, and then go to bed. This is that song.

it may not go down in history as my best

now I'm really thirsty

posted by davejay (8 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Good story, sounds like Tender Forever's cover of Justin Timberlake's My Love, specifically when the chorus comes in.
posted by Corduroy at 12:27 AM on October 13, 2008

Well, now I'm listening to your song again after looking up the cover I posted above, and maybe they aren't that similar.

But they kinda are.
posted by Corduroy at 12:28 AM on October 13, 2008

What fun-
and just think how much you saved on studio fees!
Did she wake up?
posted by jan murray at 3:38 AM on October 13, 2008

Nope! Slept all the way through to morning, and I'm pleased to say so did I. :)
posted by davejay at 12:56 PM on October 13, 2008

posted by cortex at 8:43 AM on October 14, 2008

Cortex, I think I'm at the point that I only write songs to make you comment.

it's a living
posted by davejay at 10:18 PM on October 15, 2008

I love this song ferociously.
posted by jessamyn at 5:00 PM on October 20, 2008

Wait, I musically amuse two mods now?

time to write a song about pb
posted by davejay at 3:50 PM on October 24, 2008

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