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Hello Internet. We’ve missed you!
For reasons that sound boringly like normal life, Rob and I have been a bit absent on this blog. But we’re back now, and you’ll get some new RGPR!
This year’s 5090 is over, but we still have a few songs we haven’t played here yet.
First up, We Can’t Play.
Rob and I were in the same place at the same time this summer, and wrote a few songs. A goal we set for ourselves was to write new music with out new instruments. I’ve been learning the ukulele, and Rob has picked up the mandolin.
We’re not exactly ‘good’ yet.
This song was born from that idea.
It is a fun little song written while we put together our first 5090 podcast, and drank. And drank. And considering this started with uke and mandolin, this got out of hand quickly.
We hope you enjoy it.
Live songwriting experiment - COMPLETE! Lyrics and chords exist in this post…
At first I was all
Why am I doing this? What if I fail? Oh man oh man oh man oh man… Why am I worried? I don’t even have that many followers…
Then I was all
Why won’t the lyrics just COME already?! Why do I keep stuffing up?! Where is *that* stupid harmony coming from? Are you for serious brain?!
But, now it’s exported, uploaded and about to go on to my fiftyninety page. I can’t decide it I like it or not. I’m just
Done like a done thing.
Kahiwa, a fell 50/90 and FAWMer, recently chronicled the writing of a new song. Unlike the
disasters attempts Rob and I have showcased here, she recorded snippets of the song during the writing phase and posted them, along with the lyrics and chord progression. Following on her blog under the tag ‘live blogging’, it’s a fascinating insight into another musician’s writing process.
It’s also an amazing decent into gif-madness.
Well done, Kahiwa!
New Year’s Fool
Rob got me a melodica for the holidays. It is obviously awesome. Yesterday, Rob challenged me to write a song using the aforementioned melodica, my ukulele, and a tamborine. He asked that the song be called ‘Redheaded Stepchild’. I was able to fulfill 3/4 of his challenge. Only fitting the resulting song is in 3/4 time.
This song is called ‘New Year’s Fool (New Year’s Day)’ instead of Redheaded Stepchild because that’s where the lyrical narrative wound up. I tried to write something funny as the proposed title suggests, but I couldn’t get there. Instead, I wrote this. It’s a, well, it’s a song with uke, melodica, tamborine, and vocals, in 3/4 time. This isn’t a punk song, fair to say. I’m getting over a cold, so the song is a bit nasaly. But I’m pleased with the 2 hours of work.
Let me know what you think, dear internet.
And if you like this, could I interest you in our two albums on Bandcamp? They’re free/pay what you want.