Wouldn't That Be Fine

May 26, 2010 7:28 AM

Here's a raw, punked rendition of a tune that up until now I'd been doing in a mellower vein, but I was feeling just a little edgy, I guess, for this gig in Kamakura the other day. Proximity to the famous giant Buddha there didn't get me into a serene state or anything, so the result was this pummeling version performed on one of the roughest, crudest instruments one might imagine, the Marron Glacé Guitar. Video at YouTube.

posted by flapjax at midnite (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Recorded live at Cafe Goatee, Kamakura, Japan, on May 23, 2010.


i felt the train roll by
you know it shook my bed
that's when I realized I shouldn't have been sleeping
i shoulda been riding instead
was a girl i used to know
had a little house on the georgia line
if that train could take me back there now
well wouldn't that be fine

i'm a dollar short of five
that means there's four bucks in my pocket
you see that banjo on the wall
i'm gonna have to go and hock it
i used to play it all round town
the folks would buy me beer and wine
if i just had me one bottle now
well wouldn't that be fine

there's bad luck winds a-blowing
seem to come from all directions
they've blown me way off course
i've missed all my connections
all my plans and big ideas
they all died on the vine
if i could only get my bearings
now wouldn't that be fine

to get by in this world you need some luck
yes sir you surely do
they say some guys have all the luck
i guess that's probably true
but i never asked for no one else's
cause i only want what's mine
if lady luck would smile on me
now wouldn't that be fine

copyright P & C Samm Bennett - all rights reserved
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:29 AM on May 26, 2010

Yea, this is rockin' pretty hard alright and your vocs really kick ass. I really dig the flow from vocal chord destroying insanity to smooth falsetto. That's just some great stuff right there!
posted by snsranch at 4:35 PM on May 26, 2010

Funny you should mention falsetto, sns: I used far less of it than usual because my voice was already pretty shredded, from the gig I'd done just the night before this one... it was basically impossible for me to really do it like I normally want to...

Thanks so much for your kind comment!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:08 PM on May 26, 2010

Great sound from that Marron Glace geetar - drills right into your head, buzzing like a monster wasp. Love it.
posted by MajorDundee at 9:54 AM on May 27, 2010

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