“All of the Time” (Locksley Cover)

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By Chris Moore:

Hello and welcome to another all-new week of great material at the Laptop Sessions acoustic cover song music video blog!  Before I address my session for tonight, I should begin by announcing that this will be a jam-packed week of sessions, reviews, and other posts.  There’s Monday and Tuesday accounted for as you can always depend on, and rest assured that there is a Guest Session lined up for Friday.  In addition, I have some bonus chords coming your way, as well as a bonus Weekend Review post before the week is out.  All this when I’m beginning one of the busiest weeks of my life!

First of all, let’s get down to the session at hand.  For today, I’ve recorded “All of the Time” from the band Locksley’s second release, Don’t Make Me Wait.  This is one of those rare — but very exciting — CDs I came across quite randomly in the used CD rack at Newbury Comics.  I can’t really explain what possessed me to buy the album, but I was thrilled by what I heard.  Now, before you get your hopes too high, I should admit that their sound is some kind of cross between garage rock and early Beatles.  It’s a bit derivative, but I have a very good feeling about this group of guys, and I feel like they are going to evolve and come out with an album that is all their own in the future.

Hopefully, that “future” will be this March when they release their next album!

Funny enough, the band that gave us Don’t Make Me Wait and the accompanying title track has also, just as of last week, delayed the release of their new album, Be in Love, by nearly a month and a half.  Apparently, an opportunity to engage in a higher-profile marketing campaign arose recently that they couldn’t pass up.  The only problem was that they needed to hold off on the release to complete the necessary preparations.

Of course, I had decided to record this song today based on the Be in Love release date of tomorrow, January 26th, 2010.

Still, this will give me some more time to enjoy this album and wonder what the new one will be like.  I suppose that could be a good or a bad decision, as expectations often have a way of killing the real experience…

To return to the present, my version of “All of the Time” is based on the 2008 reissue version of the aforementioned album.  I was really pleased with the way this song translated to an entirely acoustic live Laptop Sessions performance, complete with my first recorded use of my “G” harmonica.  Unfortunately, I screwed up lyrically; it’s just one word that I missed, but it doesn’t make as much sense the way I sang it.  The most frustrating part is that I was singing it correctly before I hit record!

I think…

Regardless, this was my best take, and I hope you enjoy it.  I know I enjoyed learning and playing it, especially since it was one of my rare two-takes-and-I’m-done Laptop Sessions experiences.  That’s why it truly does help to practice days in advance and sing along in the car a ridiculous number of times!  But, as much fun as it’s been learning and recording the song, posting my Locksley-themed Weekend Review, and writing this post, I’m off to get some work done now so I can sleep well before continuing a week of grading exams and papers, closing out the semester by Thursday, closing in another sense on Wednesday, and moving five minutes closer to work on Saturday.

See you next session!

This is one in a series of acoustic cover songs, original music, and free mp3 downloads here on the Laptop Sessions Music Video Blog.

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