Several weeks ago our forum buddies @ingolee Ingo and @steban Steve reached out to me with a song they had written to ask me to record it, figuring my style (such as it is) would serve the song. I am so gratified and flattered they thought of me in this way, I can’t tell ya… what a tremendous lift, and a real shot in the arm for my musical creativity, which has been languishing for months during (waves vaguely at the world) all of this. I’m so grateful for their consideration!
The title is Postponed (To 2021), and it’s about having to put off so many things until next year when, we all hope, things are much better than they are today. To be clear: Ingo and Steve are the authors, and I’m the arranger & performer on this tune (although I did tweak one or two lines of the original lyrics and changed the key from E to G to better fit my highly limited vocal range).
EDIT: The official title is “Postponed (To 2021)” – I had used just “Postponed” at first, just taking it from my working project title. Want to get it right.
I took the opportunity to do one of my favorite things, which is set lyrics that are a little less than happy to upbeat, jaunty music. I really wanted this to be a toe-tapper, so I went for the full jangly thang, with mandolin, highstrung and dreadnought acoustic guitars, and this is the BTR debut of the Reverend Airwave electric 12 string I bought earlier this year.
We hope you like it, and on behalf of Ingo and Steve, thanks for listening.
V2 after tweaking drums etc.
V3 with new BGvox and no opening hiss: