December 18, 2010 12:39 PM

one of my least favourite carols, but still...

i actually did this a year or two back; would normally have done something new but i lost my mics, mixer and other sundries at a gig a few months back and have been too busy with playing with other people and coping with life in general to get myself sorted out. plus, i seem to have lost any desire to do things on my own anymore. maybe next year...

anyways, this was done with garageband, a few bits of percussion, a korg prophecy and my trusty old kraftsman lap steel guitar (which i also managed to leave behind in Dublin after a gig the other week...doh)

posted by peterkins (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Love it! It's a kinda hula-carol. From memory ukulele means "little flea" in the Hawaian language. So working on that principle......maybe this should ge called Ukudonkey.

Sorry to hear about your loss of gear btw. Bummer. And the muse leaving you will be temporary - happens to me regularly (at least one a year) but she'll come back. Have a good Christmas anyway mate.
posted by MajorDundee at 11:34 AM on December 19, 2010 may, of course, be Leledonkey. Which, interestingly, is how I pronounce "Little Donkey" after six pints of ale. I'm almost certain you'll agree there is a pleasing circularity and completeness in that.....
posted by MajorDundee at 12:06 PM on December 19, 2010

How did you manage to lose all that? It's impressive. Sad, though.

On the track, I thought it quite beautifully done; I especially love the synth. I'm not familiar with the tune, though. Presumably, it's one of those odd, oh-so-English carols of old (or I'm off my nut, and missed it completely).
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 3:55 PM on December 19, 2010

thanks chaps. it's actually a fairly recent tune but yeah, it's english (the writer only died last year - his obit leads me to wonder about his other material). but it is quite a hideous tune, favoured at primary school xmas concerts. i've been at a few of those.

all my gear was in a wee case which i left by the side of a south london road while getting in a cab. i think my attention was more on getting my double bass and a drummer into the cab. i wouldn't have cared about the mixer but there were a couple of nice mics including one that didn't belong to me which makes a really good double bass mic. curses.

and thanks major...i think it's not so much the muse has deserted me that i'm entirely happy with the stuff that i'm doing with others at the mo - you might be interested in the rather silly new, er, power trio i'm in for one...
posted by peterkins at 4:18 PM on December 19, 2010

This is really sweat, peterkins and I love the lap steel! (Double DOH!)
posted by snsranch at 3:36 PM on December 20, 2010

This has a great sound, really groovy. I love the sound of the lap steel. Reminds me that I ought to fix my $50 special (I think the tone knob has come unsoldered).

Although I have to admit that, for some reason, I was expecting Dominick the Donkey when I clicked through.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:18 PM on December 20, 2010

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