I'm a Little Airplane

November 11, 2008 4:26 PM

Jonathan Richman cover, as learned from They Might Be Giants.

Yesterday was my birthday, and my dad bought me a new microphone, so I'm breaking it in a little bit. I blew the levels in a few parts, but it's just a quick 'n dirty thing.

posted by buriednexttoyou (9 comments total)

It sounds to me like that 'br-blooo boooo' actually took a lot of skill. I can't seem to replicate the noise. This is really cool, in a charming quick 'n dirty way, but also just as a song without that context. Your voice sounds great with a little growl in it, like the last half.
posted by Corduroy at 7:31 PM on November 11, 2008

Everybody wangity wang tonight!

The mic sounds good & clean. This is fun.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 1:56 AM on November 12, 2008

The mic is one of these. It's my first condenser mic, and boy oh boy is there a world of difference.

Corduroy, my old guitar teacher used to be able to sing guitar solos in this falsetto "byooo byooo" with tremelo and everything. That was skill. I just like to make weird noises with my voice all day, so even though I'm not the best singer, I like to think there's something interesting in the performance. And if it's growl you're looking for, I've got a Tom Waits cover planned, so stay tuned.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 5:11 AM on November 12, 2008

Hell yes, life ain't the same after a condenser mic. When I started using one I would stand in front of it and marvel that I could hear my hands in the backpockets of my jeans, it's amazing all the sound they capture. I miss my condenser mic a lot.

What Tom Waits song are you planning?
posted by micayetoca at 7:22 AM on November 12, 2008

I've got a few in mind, I haven't quite decided yet whether I want to to a brawler, bawler, or a bastard. It would be fun to do one where I really get to belt it out.

You know, nobody's issued me a cover challenge yet...
posted by buriednexttoyou at 9:35 AM on November 12, 2008

From those albums "Little Drop of Poison" or "Walk Away" would be a real treat. Just suggesting, though, I have my request ready for you, but I was waiting till I got together enough requests for different people. Perhaps I should just post the ones I have already.
posted by micayetoca at 9:52 AM on November 12, 2008

Now, if you want to really belt out, Jesus Gonna Be Here is the one, I think, though it's not in those albums.
posted by micayetoca at 9:54 AM on November 12, 2008

To clarify: I'm not really talking about the orphans album specifically. Tom said that there's only three kinds of songs in the world: Brawlers, bawlers, and bastards. That's more what I was referring to.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 12:15 PM on November 12, 2008

Personally I would go the bastard route. But that's just me.

Nice song.
posted by dagosto at 8:40 PM on November 12, 2008

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