Another entry for KC Turner’s Songwriting Club. This week’s challenge was “everyone’s a little bit crazy”. It’s kind of a departure from the rest of my originals so far. I guess I’m still trying to find my voice as a songwriter. Also, I felt like it was time to show the banjo some love :)
Ok I’m coming to grips with the fact that they can’t all be winners, but just getting into the practice of writing original songs is what I need.
Been meaning to do an Of Monsters and Men cover for a while now, the problem is that they have such lush instrumentation and harmonies that it’s hard to find a good one to strip down to one voice and one acoustic guitar. But after putting it off for long enough, I decided this would be the one. You can’t see it, but I threw in the tambourine on my foot for good measure. It’s a little buzz-y in the beginning, but that’s because my fingers were wimping out on me.
..and wrote an original song. With lyrics. It’s about time.
My friends are on tour with Death Cab for Cutie right now. No big deal. JKJK it’s a very big deal!! The amazing Minna Choi and 8 Magik*Magikers totally upstaged Ben and the boys. It’s alright, I cheered him up with a game of bocce ball at the afterparty. NOT EVEN KIDDING. Here are some video highlights of their second night at the Fox Theater in Oakland..
What Sarah Said:
The head on the right that blocks the first bit belongs to none other than John Vanderslice. We’ve met before, but now we’re totes besties.. James and I invited him to our gig, but unfortunately he’s got a recording session lined up. Bummer.
I Will Follow You into the Dark:
If you’re anything like me, you’re thinking—damn, I didn’t think that song could get any more beautiful. Minna Choi, you’re my hero. Ben Gibbard, you’re my bocce ball partner ;)