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My folk band lurches back to life

It had been been ages since I've gotten together with my neighbor Jeremy to jam, but he came by yesterday afternoon. He didn't have time to play, but asked me if I would be free that night. We ended up going to his friend Dylan's house, the one with the sound booth and recording setup in his basement. A few hours later, we had a rough demo of one of Jeremy's songs. I'm not even sure the song has a name yet, I've only heard him call it "that banjo song."

He put down the banjo part first, then I did accordion. Nothing fancy, just simple backup chords, but it still filled out the sound nicely. I was a little rusty, and had to think too hard about playing. I need practice, and also confidence to play it more decisively. But it was good enough for this. Then Jeremy sang lead vocals, and Dylan threw down a quick and dirty bass part. Jeremy and I each sang some harmony on the chorus, and then I even recorded a ukulele track if you can believe it. Dylan'll be mixing it some more, but it sounded pretty cool already when we called it a night. It was quite a trip to hear us that way.

Jeremy is wanting to do a disc of seven or so songs, and take them around town to get us some live gigs. I'm a little worried that it'll sound too different than we do live, but we've got a while to worry about that. But even if nothing else comes of it, we'll have a record and some good memories.



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Jun. 27th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
If you get a chance to post the MP3, I'd love to check it out.
Jun. 27th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
Indeed I will. The song's been in my head all day today.

What I'd really like is to try my hand at songwriting while I've got people to play with. But we'll see.
Jun. 27th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
Nice! I miss my band, one day, one day...

In the mean time, rock folk on wit'cha bad self!
Jun. 27th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
Before this, the last time I played with other people was high school marching band. Why did I give up on music so easily?
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