By Chris Moore:
Hello and welcome to your first post by someone other than Jeff since Saturday. There’s no need to fret, though… he’ll be back for another awesome session tomorrow!
And, since it’s a Wednesday, we have an original song music video to look forward to!
For tonight, however, I’m bringing you yet another new band to the blog. I’m fairly certain you’ve never heard of this band. In fact, if I were a betting man, I’d be willing to put down serious money on it. Why did I choose this song, you may be wondering? Well — and this is no lie — this one actually came to me in a dream. I had a dream a few nights ago that I woke up, walked over to my CD shelf, and began looking through the cases to find bands that hadn’t been covered yet. Among the bands I thought of, my Fruit Bats CD came into my vision (in my dream) and thus popped into my head when I woke up.
If this doesn’t show just how pervasive the Laptop Sessions “session-a-day” project has been in our lives, then I don’t know what will. I mean, how many people dream about things like this??
The Fruit Bats are an interesting band. There is very little information available about them; even their Wikipedia page is fairly brief. I found out a little more than I already knew — Eric Johnson is the lead guitarist and songwriter who formed the band in 1999. He has been the only constant member.
I did learn that he used to be with a group called I Rowboat before the Fruit Bats. What a name! Currently, he’s working with the more popular indie/alternative group the Shins. Also, I went to their official website for the first time. It’s pretty plain — what they should do is hire one Jim Fusco of Fusco-Moore Studios’ Web Design Services to really make it stand out — but I learned that they have several tour dates planned for the west coast and that they have plans to record a new album. Also, there’s a new “Blog” section on the site and the first post was made by “the Fruit Bats” last month.
See, blogs are where it’s at!…
So, I hope you enjoy this acoustic rock cover song. If you get a chance to hear the real version, I think you should, as there’s some cool piano components to the studio recording that I, for obvious reasons, couldn’t and didn’t include. I think it shows that I had a lot of fun recording this video. And, truly, it reminded me about one of the best aspects of the Laptop Sessions project — we get to rediscover music that we have forgotten over the years and, through learning the songs, get to understand the music in a way that we previously had not.
Without further ado, here’s the song. Don’t forget to rush back tomorrow for an all-new and excellent Original Wednesday with Jeff. It’ll be good. It’ll be “I fractured my skull by banging my head against a wall because Jeff wasn’t posting today but now he is so I’m still in pain but really happy to watch his new video” good!!…
See you next session!