By Chris Moore:
Hi there. This is Chris, bringing you my “Original Wednesday” contribution for this week. And I’m really trying here, but you’re going to have to cut me a break on the post length. But I have a reason for the brevity of tonight’s post, I swear!
Whether you think it’s a valid reason, well, that might be another issue altogether…
Anyway, this original song, “Piles of Love Letters,” is potentially slotted for track four of my soon-to-be-recorded album, a debut offering me and a producer officially overseeing things, namely Jim Fusco. In fact, Jim just made a HUGE contribution to the album tonight by suggesting what I have decided is an excellent idea for an album title. He thinks the title should be based on the line in this song that states, “At least it’s tried and true.”
I can see this — the new album as Tried and True. Or Untried and True. Or Tried and Untrue. Great idea, Jim! Now, all I have to do is think a bit about the album and decide which version fits the most strongly with the dominant themes, etc.
Unfortunately, while I was recording this, I missed a performance by the Foo Fighters on the Grammy Nominations Concert Show. I initially scoffed at the idea of a nominations show, but the concert idea was pretty cool. Taylor Swift is a modern pop country singer, and yet I must say that her voice is amazing and she is beautiful and seems very sweet. I wonder, of course, how she is as a normal person, away from the cameras. (I don’t know if she can quite top my love for Katie Lloyd on Boston Legal (see previous post), but still…
Well, one thing led to another and before I know it, Jim and I are locked in a contest for who can stop watching television and return to working first. You see, the Victoria’s Secret show came on in HD. To look away would be to deny both one’s heterosexuality and love of HD television, so you can see why this was an unproductive stretch for us… Nevertheless, after being told neither the true identity of Victoria nor what her secret is, I returned to my work.
Now, all distractions have dispersed and I am in bed listening to the Uncle Tupelo track “Outdone,” a demo from 1989 that is on their 89/93: An Anthology disc. This is a fitting end to the day, as it’s been a wild musical ride — the past few days, in fact. I have heard everything from Brian Wilson to Leonard Cohen to lots of Ringo Starr to What About Today? recently. On the way home from work, I popped in Wilco’s AM before giving Paul McCartney’s (The Fireman’s) Electrical Arguments another set of rotations. That led me to this essentials disc — I’ll definitely be recording one from them in the future, though possibly not until the new year.
And with that, I’m off to sleep. Thanks for checking in for your daily dose of acoustic rock music, today in original form! Come back tomorrow for a surprise visit and video from our very own Jim Fusco!!
See you next session!