Sunday morning jukebox: Me and a guitar

So I’ve been terribly remiss in my OG blogging lately. Partly this is because I’m just incapable of saying anything interesting about politics. Partly it’s because I’ve been so focused on my video game writing at Forbes. And partly it’s because I’m pretty sure my family has been sick with a cold or a stomach virus every single week for the past…three, four months? I’ve lost track.

Whatever the case, I did manage to squeeze in a few minutes to record myself singing a song I wrote (on a fancy new mic I bought to do online interviews with.)

The song is rough-draft-ish and the sound is very lo-fi. Hope you enjoy.

 

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15 thoughts on “Sunday morning jukebox: Me and a guitar

  1. Holy Crap, I feel like the least talented/accomplished person in the league). Nice song Erik! Is there more to come?

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  2. Nice! The chorus melody reminds me a little of the Shins. Hopefully that’s taken as a compliment, it’s meant as one; even though I don’t listen to the band very frequently, I always enjoy them when I do. They usually had sharp twisty melodies that are fairly unique-sounding – you can hear a little bit of the Beach Boys or Zombies or Smiths in there, but mostly they just sound like the Shins.

    I blame Zach Braff, not the band, for the lowering of their critical rep. :-)

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    • Thanks, Glyph! Yeah, I’m sure there’s some influence there though the Shins were never a big favorite. The thing about writing songs is you can always hear the influences through the cracks.

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  3. Erik, did you use your new mic to record the guitar or have an internal pick-up? If the mic, then it’s a nice one; not much in the way of string squeak, etc., which is often a problem with external mics.

    Nice job, thank you.

    And I can’t resist: can we play swimming pool cues in the holy ghost town?

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  4. I spent too much time in college with folks who had guitars. I only listened to this with great apprehension, flashing back to open mic night.

    I enjoyed it!

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    • Ah yes. I still do an open mic on occasion and it’s pretty hit and miss. Some people are just crazy good. They make you question why so many other people are famous and they’re not. Others…eh, not so much. Glad you enjoyed it!

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