Thanks heaps Paul! Glad to get your toes a-tapping… funny, I wasn’t sure how the ‘shit’ would go for my American buddies, you’all have a purer reputation than we kiwis It was a crazy song and i had a lot of fun playing with it!!
Looking forward to making some sounds with you soon… :beerbang:
Thanks for checking it out BigAl… sometimes I just seem to dive in without caring what an ass I might be making of myself… it’s a type of freedom that is on the cusp of total idiocy!
Yay, thanks Dave! Loved your description… I wrote this as a sort of anit-folk thing, which was not very charitable of me as folk venues were very kind to me back then… but sometimes the earnestness of that socks and sandal brigade seemed to bring out the mischief in me… I did find it really hard to strike a balance between ragged and wild and just plain sloppy… I’ve done a few of these ones where I really wanted to create a ‘live’ sense in the mix… maybe I can finish some more. Thanks so much!
Hey thanks Ingo! Lovely to get your feedback… hah… i once had a jawharp, back then, it was called a Jew’s Harp… man that thing hurt my teeth - and the thought of adding a banjo… hehe… reminds me, I must check out my old band-in-a-box software one day as there are some awesome cliche musical grooves in there that I did think I’d play with one day. I was sort of being ironic with ‘darkfolk’… I notice on soundcloud there are so very many different descriptors of folk music now…
Hi there Firedance! Lovely to hear from you!
Yeah i sort of think of this song as tongue-in-chic… hah! It’s sort of a spoof on a heap of things. When I was at College I was in a madrigal choir… that was really quite fun, we sang acappella and a lot of the songs were really old with all these amazing fol de rol de diddly i day thingies… so crazy… And as always, I find it very easy to laugh at myself!
And yeah, I have spent quite a lot of time on it… as usual, I threw everything at the track and then spent seemingly-forever trying to carve it into some functional shape. I had to look up that bee quote, o my, it’s from Shakespeare haha… well, the copyright will be free anyway. I just seemed to write it in a wild lyrical looseness that I kinda enjoyed and wanted the track to reflect. Thanks again!
Hi there Ailwyn, lovely to hear from you and thanks for checking out my song.
Great to read your feedback, yeah, I did want to somehow keep a crazy spontaneous vibe to the track… funny, I haven’t had a meat pie for a very long time… I have used all sorts of paper to write song ideas on… napkins, paper towels… cheque books… funny to remember that…