Last Friday (the 10th) I was feeling pretty under the weather, and in the morning, before work, I could barely get any writing done. So I decided to record myself playing several songs that I like to mess around on, so I could listen to myself afterward for presumed self-improvement. It’s good to be able to hear when the chords don’t sound good, and of course, when one’s singing is off-key or just doesn’t sound very good. It’s most irritating to when it’s just a little off, by like an eighth of a step, and I think, “How did I not hear myself doing that?”
Anyway, I thought I’d share the recordings here, flubs, pitchiness, and all, as a curiosity, and to see if anyone has any recommendations about ones of which I should work on doing a video/cover. I did some cleaning up of background noise, added some reverb, and did a bit of compression, just to make it all a little easier to listen for those who are interested.
Only two of them (Julia and Here Comes the Sun) were played from memory, though I know Fake Plastic Trees by heart, and I screwed up more by following the chords in the book than I probably would have if I’d just trusted myself. Go figure.
Julia (I needed to increase to gain on the guitar for this one):
Fake Plastic Trees (by Radiohead):
Desperado (by Eagles):
Here Comes the Sun:
Here, There, and Everywhere (by the Beatles):
Just the Way You Are (by Billy Joel, but with no piano here):
Karma Police (by Radiohead):
Lucky (by Radiohead…NOT to be confused with “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk…two VERY different songs!):
and last but not least,
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away (by the Beatles):
That’s all for now. I don’t know why I didn’t do “One Headlight” which I also know by heart. Maybe I’ll save that for another time or just do it as a video.
I hope you enjoy, at least a little, if you listen. At the very least, it’s probably slightly amusing to hear me get ticked when I make a mistake.