These are new pieces of songs that I am working on. Updated every Monday!
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“I Don’t Know (Fancy New Demo 2)” - This song was originally called “Don’t Keep Me Waitin’”. Its verses are from a poem written by a City Year alum; I wrote the choruses.
“Dancing In The Dark (Fancy New Demo)” - This song will have more lyrics that reference (read: steal from) Springsteen.
(The song got corrupted when transferring it, so I have a super slow version. Maybe that will surface someday.)
“Doin’ Fine (Fancy New Demo)” - this is a very rough recording of a song that I recorded with a fellow CY alum. We’re going to get together again soon and record a final version. Until then, enjoy this - the first song I’ve ever recorded with horns.
“If You Can Drive” is my 2013 “Chapter 17: Westward Expansion,” a song I wrote for FAWM last year. I really enjoy playing this song and know that it will be a part of most of my set lists going forward.
“Four Square” - this song was originally called “Power Play,” as it was written as part of a FAWM song skirmish. These hour-long challenges give participants an hour to write, record and upload a song written in response to a title. I fleshed this song out and with the help of James and Jill, my two best friends, I edited the lyrics and came up with this.
“You And Me (Fancy New Demo)” - this is a very rough first draft of a rarity in my songbook: a waltz. Really, it’s a song meant to be sung with a gang of friends. I’m working with a friend on adding tin whistle; this one’ll be Irish as all get out.
“If You Can Drive (Fancy New Demo)” - the second demo that I’ve recorded as part of FAWM.
I completed this song as part of FAWM’s SongSkirmish #1. It’s too rough - I wrote, recorded and mixed it in an hour - but I see potential.
First song, in the bag….