Two months go by, and then I finally dust off ye olde recordinge rigge....
Boilerplate bit: occasionally I'll play a song I like on my old acoustic, record it on my home-recording setup, and post it to the blog. You can see earlier entries here, or subscribe to these as a podcast (click here if you use iTunes).
Still stuck in the 80s, I'm afraid:
#40. Paul Simon - Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War
I've actually wanted to learn this song for some time. When I first learned it, I got intimidated by all the seventh chords and gave up early. But I came back to the song and somehow managed to get all the chord sequences down.
The recording ain't perfect by any stretch. I sang really close to the mic so (unfortunately) every little intake of breath is plainly audible. There are places where I flub so many notes on the guitar that it sounds like somebody's grandmother attempting Guitar Hero. Also, I had to trim down some of this recording's silent stretches. (I went a bit nuts with the dramatic pauses.)
And as always, the less said about my falsetto, the better.
Still, I'm happy with the results. The song feels to me like a lullaby, so I went with a more breathy/less resonant singing voice. I took it easy on the reverb and such -- it makes the errors more apparent, but it gives the track a nice, simple feel. My accelerando problems weren't out of control this time. All in all, I can listen to the recording without wincing.
Wkipedia has more information about the song and the album, and you can listen to the song here. (MTV has put their entire archive of videos online! w00t!)
Mood: contemplative · Music: none