As Memorial Day Weekend draws to a close here in 2006, I have to say that my self-imposed sentence for writing decent new songs seems to have been a success.
Here is one I started writing Sunday and continued working on today. It kind of came out of nowhere. I mean, it has a horn part. I don’t usually do horns (probably because all the horn sounds in GarageBand suck), but the song started out sounding a lot like the Polyphonic Spree so I tried some horns, which at times remind me of those used on the Beatles’ “Got to Get You into My Life.” At that point, I think Ben Folds’ “Army” also crept into the mix of influences. Another odd thing about the song is that it is surprisingly upbeat, for the most part. I still need to come up with a bass part and some lyrics, though. Here is an unfinished version of this demo:
And, once again, here is the song I recorded Saturday: