By Chris Moore:
Welcome to September, a truly promising month for new music from the likes of Steven Page, Ben Folds, and Weezer!
Today, I’m taking a break from our regularly scheduled Original Wednesday program of previews from The 2010 Project to bring you a song I just wrote last week.
Specifically, a song I wrote on Monday of last week.
You may be wondering, why Monday? Well, August 23rd — aside from being my friend and sometimes-collaborator Alberto Distefano’s birthday — marked the fifth anniversary of my first date with my girlfriend Nicole. Because we broke up for three months in late 2008, we’ve decided to officially celebrate our anniversary on the day we got back together for the first time, January 2nd. (I’m personally a fan of this date for all its implications of the new year, fresh beginnings, resolutions to be made, and all the promise this invokes. And, although it’s only a week after Christmas, the original date was only a week before her birthday, so proximity to other occasions is not a factor.)
Thus, August 23rd has become the anniversary that we’ve promised to honor, but without monetary expense in the name of gifts.
We never said anything about not spending time to make something like, say, a song!
I spent the better part of my morning last Monday writing, playing, and perfecting “The One For Me.” It is one of the — if not the — best love songs I’ve written, in my opinion. And, for those that don’t know, my opinion is that my love songs are generally sub-par. The version which you will hear in the video below is the first full performance I committed to tape last week. I’ve been playing it numerous times each day since and it has progressed considerably from the form it is in on this session.
Why post an out-of-date version?
For one, I like the idea of showing off a fresh song, without having practiced it or worked on it. What is Original Wednesday, after all, if it is not a place to celebrate the writing process? In addition, I’m trying to imagine a spot for this song on The 2010 Project, so it may show up there. If it does, you will hopefully be able to tell how much it has progressed since this video. (And, it will have turned out that today is indeed another installment of the preview series.)
So, without further ado, I give you “The One For Me.” I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you’ll tune back in for more exciting new material here at the Laptop Sessions as we move into the fall season.
See you next session!