Go, Do, Be.


Still playing catchup

By: Chris Greacen - 02/19/2008
I'm still playing catchup with the 29 Songs project this week. We have a lot going on in the Greacen household these days so I'm grateful to have a few contiguous minutes to toss some ideas around the studio. Last night I tossed 3 song ideas up there.

  • ding ding dong - this is another mini part I've been playing around with for a little while. I started playing this with ding ding ding as part of an imaginary soundtrack to an imaginary podcast (which still could happen). I'll write a few more variations, pick one as the theme, then use the rest as intros and outtros for sections of the program.
  • nude you up - is a phrase I picked up somewhere along the line, spoken by a mother preparing her daughter for a bath. When I said it before tossing Eve in the tub, Amy laughed and said 'there's your song'. Yes, I listened to Hall & Oates and Flight Of The Conchords in the hours preceding the recording. As it turns out, I am clueless about using effects on guitars. I had a few to play with during the post-college time in Boston, but I've learned that I'm kind of a chaotic purist about just playing what I want to hear (ironic given the limits of my technique).
  • valentines - I started this one by recording the drums without a song, riff, or melody in mind. I threw down guitars & bass afterward and let the song stew in its juices for a few days. By the time I got around to working on it again, it was Valentines Day so I figured it was only fair to offer this up to the holiday godzes.

I have one more tune in the pipeline that I'll try to launch tonight. It was just getting too late for drums last night.