Happy Saturday to you! Welcome to your Saturday installment of The Laptop Sessions. We’re doing a sort of “twin spin” as WCJM.com Free Internet Radio likes to call it, as I bring you another tune by The Counting Crows, which were featured yesterday by Chris as well (and quite awesomely at that).
One of their most popular songs is today’s performance – “Round Here” from their album August and Everything After. While being one of their best, it is also one of the most difficult to sing and play. My voice still feels it a bit from singing the song.
Lead singer Adam Duritz always has an affinity for improvising a lot of lyrics, and changing singing styles frequently, so I wasn’t too worried about singing on time. I also wanted to combine the electric guitar riff, with the background chords, so I used a capo (although the song by no means requires one) and melded the two riffs so the bass note was hit on each chord, as well as the main riff. While the idea works in this performance, you can see it is quite difficult to sing the song and play this riff simultaneously. However, you’ll see this is quite effective, and I feel you will enjoy this quite a bit.
Just like Chris mentioned, I have also been listening to their new album Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings and I LOVE the new single. Hopefully later this year we’ll do some songs from that album.
Also, be sure to check out the Youtube channel jimfusco.com/albums.html at http://www.youtube.com/user/jimfusco.com/albums.html, as videos from our performance at SCSU have been posted. You can see Masters of the Universe plus myself rocking the house!
I hope you check back tomorrow for another wonderful session from Jim, and I hope you enjoy today’s installment!
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!