May 15, 2012 11:37 AM

For the last song on my record "Innocent Explanations", a trip down memory lane...

...both literally and lyrically. Shortly after writing this, in the summer of 2008, I quickly recorded a rough demo, which I then posted here. After several performances and various studio incarnations, I'm happy to present the finished product. Close listeners will hear that I implemented some of the suggestions from the comments on that last post.

This song is about falling in love in Brooklyn, and about how the memory of love, while not nearly as great as the real thing, can be a pretty good companion if used appropriately. Lyrical twists and turns inspired by Andy Partridge. Vibe inspired by Leon Redbone. That's a '64 Strat through a '65 Deluxe mic'd by a Shure SM57 - a more meat and potatoes set up I defy you to find!

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In case anyone has been following along, I've been posting a song per week from my new record, since I released it on 2/28. This was the second time I've done this, after 2007's "Beauty, Grazing at the Trough" was released. It's incredibly gratifying to contribute something back to the mefi community that means oh-so-much to me on a daily basis going back about 10 years now!

Anyway, if anyone is so inclined (and if you'll forgive the shameless plug), you can find me on all the relevant social network and independent music sites (notably cd baby - search "Innocent Explanations"). Friends, fans, and REVIEWS (even short ones!) are always most appreciated. I'm relatively low-impact when it comes to spam, so fear not.

Thanks for listening!
posted by fingers_of_fire at 11:42 AM on May 15, 2012

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