“Everything That’s True” (Original song by Jim Fusco)

By Jim Fusco:

Hello all, and welcome to my first installment of Original Wednesday this year!

Today, I reveal the second song from my upcoming album, “The Easy Ways”, due out on September 20th, 2014.  “Everything That’s True” is the song that kicks off part two of the album (there’s a short interlude song called “Looking For An Angel” that plays before it, but this is the first full song on the second half of the album).

“Everything That’s True” is a classic Jim Fusco love song.  It reminds me of the kind of tune I used to write years ago.  That was back when I was in high school and was the hopeless romantic type.  Oh, who am I kidding- I’m exactly the same now!  It’s interesting to me that it took about ten years for me to write another song like this.  I guess I was feeling sentimental that day.

There are a couple of lines I’m proud of in this song, one being, “The weight I give to things I can’t control is still above the morals I uphold.  But when you’re here it doesn’t take that toll.”  What did I mean by that?  (That question is an inside joke for my dad- Ron Darling/Bob Ojeda-esque?)  Well, I meant that I give way too much value to things that are out of my control.  Or, at least I think I do.  You know the old prayer about giving the strength to accept the things I cannot change?  Yeah, I guess I never got that memo…

Here’s another line I’m proud of: “The strength you hold was never as profound as when you weren’t near me.”  I’m saying that I never realized the power that my wife has over me (figuratively speaking, of course) until she went away on a vacation with her friends one time.  When she’s here, I guess I take her companionship for granted.  And when she was away from me those few days, I realized how much I really do “need” her around.  Funny how it takes someone not being there to make you realize that.

So, I hope you’ll apply these sentiments to some of the people you care about in your life.  I also hope that you’ll head on over to http://jimfusco.com and buy my album when it comes out on September 20th and hear the full version of this song.  It has some awesome harmonies on the chorus that probably features one of my lowest-pitch vocals ever.  It’s not to be missed!

I’ll be back next week with another cover song.  And a week after that, I’ll be back again with another original song!  Starting to see the pattern?  It’ll go that way until “The Easy Ways” is finally released!  See you then.



“Oh, Sister” (Bob Dylan Cover)

Originally posted 2008-03-14 05:21:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Chris Moore:

If you enjoyed Jim’s rendition of “To Be Alone With You” from yesterday’s Laptop Session, then I hope you’ll love this Bob Dylan tune, too! Going right along in chronological order, “Oh, Sister” is from his 1975 album Desire. Better known for the song “Hurricane,” Desire really is one of my favorite Dylan albums. It doesn’t hurt that I have fond memories of this one — I’ve been listening to it since Jim bought it (before me!) and brought it to our drivers’ education classes. In contrast, I suppose anything would be more exciting!

I have some good news — by the end of the day, I’ll be joining Jim and Jeff in the 5,000+ YouTube views club!
I’m really excited, so thank you to all who have been watching and supporting these videos.

I hope you’ll keep coming back as “One-A-Day” rolls on in 2008 at LaptopSessions.com!


“Rocking Chair in Hawaii” (George Harrison Cover)

Originally posted 2008-01-03 00:57:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Chris Moore:

My first official laptop session of the new year! I’ve been listening to 1970′s George Harrison this week–Thirty Three and a Third and George Harrison–but I was reminded today of this track off of his 2001 posthumous release Brainwashed. It’s such a simple song, but it was easy to learn and fun to play, so here it is!


Band of Horses’ “Infinite Arms” (2010) – Yes, No, or Maybe So

Originally posted 2010-05-23 23:30:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Band of Horses’ Infinite Arms (2010) – MAYBE NOT

Band of Horses' "Infinite Arms" (2010)

Band of Horses' "Infinite Arms" (2010)

(May 18, 2010)

Review:

This is my choice thus far for 2010′s best “background music that you don’t notice but sounds nice” album, so take my advice: download the first two — and the best two — tracks of the album, and understand that the remainder of the songs are pretty but forgettable, several (think: “Blue Beard” and “For Annabelle”) sounding like boring takes on the Thorns’ characteristic sound.

Top Two Tracks:

“Factory” & “Compliments”