Monthly Archives: September 2013

these walks

these walks

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belated to Leigh

belated belated belated birthday greetings to you happy birthday Leigh in New York City I hope you had a good day it’s a great big city to have a birthday in belated belated belated birthday greetings to you I never get birthday song requests so when you sent yours I thought it would be best if I honored it so honored it I have and I love New York City there’s no place like it on earth belated belated belated birthday greetings to you Leigh lalala yeah belated belated happy birthday to Leigh

 

belated to Leigh

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Fridays off

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Beatle chord

Beatle chord

I did the research and this is apparently NOT the voicing that they used on the record.  but I think it sounds more like it than the scholars’ conclusion.  it includes a D that Paul played on the bass.. yeah, the wrong octave, but it’s there.  so I think it’s the closest thing you can get on a single six string with no bass.. so nyeah.  I’m sticking to it.

as for the diagram:  I want to blow this up and frame it and hang it in my future (fantasy) studio so that guitarist Beatle fans will take one look and instantly like me and accept me as on of their own. they will chuckle and put beers in my hands and say how they wish we’d met earlier and we have much to talk about. then they’ll put on their favorite Beatle LPs (there is a fricking killer vintage high-end record player in my future fantasy studio control room and a fridge and a PS5) and we’ll all tell all our favorite Beatle stories, always agreeing that John was the best even though Paul was and is (Paul lives forever in my future fantasy world) great for reasons that are really not fair to compare with John’s skillset and imagination. Then we’ll say, gee, it’s 4am, where did the time go? then they’ll leave right after we make plans to start a band that doesn’t really sound like the Beatles, but stays true to all the great values that that band held dear like originality, catchiness, rocking backbeats, guitars are king, simple groovy drumbeats, innovation, imagination, experimentation and good old fashioned integrity in songwriting.
how’s that for a divertimento that took longer to read than the song I recorded in 36 seconds?

oh, and of course, all that above will never happen if they think I got the chord wrong.  then the fantasy will end right after they say, “you got it wrong, man” and they leave thinking I’m a moron.

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yes, until identified

[instrumental] if you can’t make out the drawing, it’s a dude pointing up, asking “UFO?”

Fender Telecaster, Cort bass, MIDI drums, effects:  Gordon Bazsali Jr.

yes, until identified

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Ol’ 55 (the bar)

This is a song about old 55 the bar not the song by Tom Waits or the car its a bar in Busan and I go there often to have a drink to have a think I don’t have to tell you if you’ve already been there just how to get there or how to go there I have been there many times more than I can count and a few more times than I can remember I’ve gone there to play good music with good people or just have a beer and chilling out I’ve said hello and I’ve said goodbye to too many people in that place along the way many times I walked in and I didn’t recognize a single face it’s just that kind of place it’s owned by a guy named Dong-ha he owns a lot of bars I met my friend Min Soo there it’s now managed by a dude named Patrick and he’s from Chicago and that’s just one of the many things that makes him a cool dude this is my song about old 55 the bar not the car or the song by Tom Waits the end

 

Ol 55

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back pain (I wanna sleep)

I want to sleep well I want to sleep well I want to sleep like a rock at the bottom of the ocean I want to get some sleep I want to sleep well I want to get some sleep I want to wrap my arms around the night I wanna dive inside I want to swim around inside I want to sleep like a rock at the bottom of the ocean I got this pain in the bottom of my back in the small of my back it won’t let me sleep and I want to sleep well all I want to do is sleep it keeps coming back

 

back pain

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Trevor’s truck

Trevor’s truck if you see Trevor his truck coming down the road 9 times out of 10 you are gonna drop a load right in your pants boy its Trevor’s truck you better pray that you got some luck if you ever see the shiny and of Trevor’s truck here it comes Trevor’s truck whatever Trevor’s truck hits that’s for dinner baby it could be you on the front of Trevor’s truck oh yeah baby its Trevor’s truck

Trevor's truck

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solemn piano (for J. Steinberg)

I dedicate this to the memory of Joseph Steinberg, a brilliant mind and a keen observer. I didn’t know him very well, but his sudden passing casts a sad shadow over us all here in Busan.

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