By Jeff Copperthite:
Welcome to your Saturday night fever edition of The Laptop Sessions! Today I bring you another return engagement with a band previously featured on the sessions, and it is a great song.
The band is Toad the Wet Sprocket (and again, don’t ask – I’m not too sure where that name came from either), and today I am covering another song from their final album “Coil” (well, I should now say their most recent release) called “Crazy Life”. It is a simple, yet catchy tune with a great strum pattern. The lyrics are quite interesting and I still have not fully understood what they mean. There are a few historical references you’ll hear though.
It is appropriate that I am doing this song today. I really had a “Crazy Life” kinda day, where I ejected only my 2nd coach in my 2 year umpiring career. It takes a lot to get to me, and if you go onto my ejection list, you must’ve done something wrong. Baseball coaches, if you are reading this, do not argue balls and strikes – unless you’re looking for an excuse to go home.
I hope you enjoy today’s session, and I know you will be back to see Jim’s latest installment of the sessions. We’re rolling along as usual! Seeya next time!
Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, Jeff’s acoustic cover song music videos are no longer on YouTube, but we decided to keep his cover song blog posts up. We figured these music blog entries would be good for posterity’s sake and because Jeff always gave such insightful posts each Session. We hope to see Jeff’s impressive catalog of acoustic rock songs here on the Laptop Sessions cover songs and original music blog again in the future. But, for now, please make sure to check-out hundreds of other acoustic cover songs from all of your favorite bands here on the Laptop Sessions music blog!
I’ve always loved this song. It sounds great acoustic. I’m a new guitar player and I’m excited I have found this site. I’m having trouble figuring out the intro to this song (crazy life-toad the wet sprocket) There seems like there is more notes than what is shown. Do you have any pointers ?
Thanks for all the great tunes.
I had to spend time figuring that out as well. I didn’t record the video until I had it to the point where I could play it both at the beginning, and later in the song. I did need a few pull-offs, but to be honest I did not write it down – I went entirely by ear.
The initial chord fingerings are used and are similar to the verse. My tip is to get each part down slowly, then as you get better at it speed up to the normal tempo.
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