Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New state, old song, new cover

So we made it to Florida wirth Andy Shaw Band. We are staying in this great condo that band friend/booker/helper extraordinaire Genean hooked us up with. So we found out today that we need a new transmission for our (brand freakin new..well, just bought) van. it's a 2008 or so so it should be fine but the transmission went bad I guess, I know nothing about cars. What's this have to do with my recording project? Not a lot, just giving a bit of context to the situation. So I do not have my own room as there are basically four "bedrooms" (Matt is actually in an office with a pull out bed). I am on the couch so as you can see my temporary set up (pictured) is kinda, well let's just say it works enough. If someone can invent an absolutely portable sound proof climate controlled (I might add cheap) musician practice studio they would make millions..even if they ARE cheap. But I digress. So today I am trying to keep busy and keep momentum going while being on the road, being with a lot of people, and not having my normal space to work in. I was working on a tune today by Amy Winehouse called "Wake Up Alone". I really am looking to her as an inspiration and I love the guitar tracks on this song. The one is arpeggios the whole tune and the other is just doing hits on the 4 (tune's in 6/8). It's a great one and listening to the actual track from the cd gives me some tricks I didn't get from the book. Its definitely getting there..im also working on an old tune I'm trying to fit a groove to it as originally I wrote it for acoustic. I really like the lyrics so I think this ones going to be good. It's called "Airplanes" as of now and I wrote it when flying somewhere alone..can't remember where. Lots of time to think and observe in the airport waiting and on the plane especially when flying alone. Gonna see what I come up with groove wise maybe improvising w/percussion with out my drum set in the house were staying in. Hopefully I will get something up in the next few days. For now here are the lyrics so far:

Lots of people making great changes
Some just need a break
And others want to see home

Strange ways
Everybody's looking out for themselves they
Don't want to help you
But guilt gets in the way

Baby's crying
Planes are flying off in the distance
Everybody's going there own way
Bags are packed there eyes look straight ahead

Once in a while you'll get a smile
We all have to board the same damn plane

There are a few more lyrics but I like these ones so far, gonna keep 'em. Any suggestions? Anyone read this thing?


  1. Im reading. Can't decide which track I like best will have to listen again. We Arte have to board the same plant literally or metaphorically?

  2. It's a metaphor, we all have to get along.."everybody's going there own way" like..in life but also in the plane.. and then "bags are packed their eyes look straight ahead" like..we're all in our own little box and not looking at each other..very cold.."once in a while you'll get a smile"...sometimes people reach out and are just nice.."we all have to board the same damn plane"...we all gotta get along, we all are living on this planet, on this bus, on this plane, wherever..i guess in a way it's kinda saying ..can't we all just get along, or be nicer to each other?