July 1, 2010 6:30 PM

This is my first cross-country collaboration with my old friend Blue Bar. He wrote the song--it's a melancholy waltz. He also sings on the track, and plays guitar. I fill in on accordion and drums.

posted by umbĂș (4 comments total)

For the word-curious:

You laugh at lost wishes and their alibis
while putting a stitch in your own disguise.
She called you a genius - now it never ends.
You're hanging yourself by these threads.

If the first step is a doozy, the second is a crime.
A harlequin sentenced, laughs as he cries.
He drops his head, the bells rain down and sound
and a tear runs through the makeup and drops down.
And a tear drops to the ground.

Faster, faster. Ferryman, heave - into the land of make-believe.
Faster, faster. Ferryman, ho. Here's the one that you've owed - since the first word you spoke - the one that you've owed.

A box on the floor two shoes rest on it
surrounding two feet supporting a kit
of a model of a man filled in with wax
living for causes, ignoring effects.


Regards to the fella down there in the back
living for causes, ignoring effects.
For blessed are they who exist beyond fact
living for causes, ignoring effects.
posted by blue bar at 7:36 PM on July 1, 2010

This song has the unusual effect of each track feeling like it's recorded differently, but still working well together (no doubt partly caused by the cross country thing). Like, the close guitar paired with the room echo on the voice, and I'm not sure what else. But that's the feeling I got, and it's a cool effect and certainly not easy to pull off well, I think.
posted by Corduroy at 11:22 PM on July 1, 2010

Yeah, the parts all fit together nicely. The guitar solo is really nice, too. I'm impressed, actually, that the drums lock in as tightly with the rest as they do, since they weren't recorded together. The feel during the chorus is really nice.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:49 AM on July 8, 2010

Thanks, uncleozzy. It helped that it was a mid-tempo waltz, rather than a tougher beat to play. I recorded four takes, and was able to glenngould together a drum track that stayed pretty much in the pocket. Man, playing drums is fun.
posted by umbĂș at 10:05 AM on July 8, 2010

« Older The Man I Love #2   |   Youth II Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments