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Artist-in-Residence at Chez Firth

Saturday (7/12/08) 9:17pm - ... wherein Peter posts a song.

Between the Shakespeare show, dancing, and being sick, there's been precious little time to record lately.  But now I think I'm back in the proverbial saddle.

Again, for people who are new to the blog, occasionally I'll play a song I like on my old acoustic, record it on my dinky recording setup, and post it here.  You can see earlier entries here, or subscribe to these as a podcast (click here if you use iTunes).

There are a few more 80s songs in the hopper; this is the first of them:
     #37.  Men at Work - Overkill

I think I wound up learning this one after Brian Ibbott mentioned it a few times on Coverville as far and away his favorite Men at Work song.  I poked around on youtube and found Colin Hay singing an acoustic version of the song on Scrubs and realized, hey, that song works very nicely on an acoustic.

So I learned how to play it.  I wound up with something far different from the original, but fairly close to Mr. Hay's own acoustic version.  Maybe mine's a little nervier, but that's about it.  *shrug*  Still, I'm content with how it turned out -- I like my little solo, and my usual accelerando problem isn't too bad here.

As per always, youtube comes through with the original.  And here's the acoustic version from Scrubs.

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