Date: March 16, 2004
sumpin' good, babe
This song is literally two
and a half years in the making. I attempted three different
versions around 2002 with the trusty old 4-track tape recorder (now
defunct), and got so fed up with the quality of sound and the crappy
microphone that I let it rest.
And then came this version. This song is my very first "real
song", long before any of the others. Finally having it down, and
work, is... absolutely amazing, people.
Again, however, you may have noticed I was foiled by the
microphone. Took me almost four hours just to get the lyrics not
to sound horrible... but it was worth it, I must admit. I must
also admit that after four hours with this song alone, in a hot little
dark room, trying to record the same lyrics over and over and over, I
need some goddamn chocolate something.
thanks to StrengthLove for Homeward
Bound, the initial spark that fueled the imagination.
* Note regarding "Soldiers in the
Rain: Overdriven Remix": sure seemed like a good idea at the time.
*grin* I'm not saying I hate it, I'm just saying... well, it's
nice to have another person's interpretation. I just happen to
think it strays farther than I'd have liked from the original.
Still, I did the vocals and a good deal of the guitar, and "The
Invisable DJ" did literally all the rest. So, it's here for
download because I worked on it.