everything is fragile

7 September 2005, 5:37 pm

I wrote a song walking up to my mailbox today and recorded a demo of it as soon as I got home. Without the benefit of, y’know, learning to play it first or anything.

This is a bit of an experiment. Usually, I do these things and bury them somewhere. In this case, if you feel like listening to something really one-cheeked, feel free. In fact, feel free to do anything with it, except charge other people money for any aspect of it. Fair warning: F-word. Twice.

everything is fragile (demo) 1:48, 1.7MB mp3 recorded 7 sep 2005

6 comments on “everything is fragile”

  1. Flasshe

    Bravo… has kind of an Elliott Smith vibe to it…

  2. summervillain

    aw shucks. {blush} Editrix said something similar.

  3. Ezra

    Nice; it picks up much toward the end. Are there multiple guitar tracks or is that all at once?

  4. summervillain

    three, actually, although one is mixed so low it’s probably inaudible. but the double of the melody in the chorus and the “solo” are certainly on another track from the main rhythm part. thanks for lisn’n.

  5. Terri

    Ezra played this for me and stole my comment (that it picks up at the end)! Though I might say that it comes together, for me, rather than picks up, exactly. It’s especially nice considering how completely new it was for you even as you recorded it–sometimes it’s good to just get things down when they are fresh and present them that way–pure.

  6. summervillain

    Terri — yeah, that’s the reasoning behind the whole ’speriment — I’ve noticed that I often (though not always) prefer a rushed demo to a later recording of the same song that’s “better” in every technical respect. And the flipside is I never actually finish/release anything coz it never gets up to my technical standards.

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