Like the 90's

November 22, 2015 9:57 PM

A song about the winter weather or lack thereof, the defining El Niño of my childhood, family troubles, a metaphor about my lack of perspective, and an impression of a musical sheep.

I'll be traveling to visit my family this week. The only upside is I get to spend 12 hours in a car with my favorite person. Sang and strummed at the same time with the crappest mic. Faked drums, bass, and then got lost in the synth at the end. Thought the little chorus bit sounded very nineties, added a lyric with relevant content. Kind of wish I'd put some polish into the timing, might re-record the guitar and vox someday, separately and with better mics. There's a little pessimism and a little optimism, but mostly there's me going ba ba ba ba ba at the end.

posted by TheNegativeInfluence (5 comments total)

I really like the pace of this, which I want to call driving - appropriate! I did find the drums going out with your playing a bit distracting at times, but instead of a re-record, you could try without the percussion? I don't think it would be such an issue with just the bass?

I really like the synth that comes in at the end, and wonder if it might help give the track a little more dynamics if there were hints of it earlier on in the song and then the full part at the end?
posted by greenish at 6:45 AM on November 23, 2015

PS. what I mean to say is I like it :)
posted by greenish at 6:46 AM on November 23, 2015

Love this! Very Elliot Smith-like....but still very original.

I misread your description and thought you recorded this while riding shotgun in the car....which blew my mind....
posted by remlapm at 8:09 AM on November 23, 2015

instead of a re-record, you could try without the percussion?

Yeah, this might work with just guitar and like ... and tambourine or something? Cool track.
posted by uncleozzy at 8:15 AM on November 27, 2015

Cool song. I'm thinking leave it like it is.
posted by AppleSeed at 7:26 PM on December 2, 2015

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