By Jim Fusco:
Welcome to your Original Wednesday video tonight with me, Jim Fusco!
Tonight, I bring you a tune I wrote back in senior year of high school in 2001-2002. A friend of mine at the time was having some troubles because the person he liked always decided to go out with the jerkier guys so she could keep up appearances with the cool crowd. But, she always acted so natural and comfortable around him, so it made it even harder to live with, especially because the decision was out of his hands.
I took a few lines that he wrote (the cornier lines and the ones with the clichés) and wrote this tune around it. I love the tune, but it was written after all of the songs for my album, “My Other Half”, that I was recording at the time, so I relegated this song to the bonus tracks.
Even though I always tease Chris for his use of the major to minor chord switch in his songs, I thought my usage of the E to E minor chords before the chorus gave the song a nice feel. In fact, I didn’t plan it at all- it’s just what the tune called for.
You’ll notice that this video looks a bit different, in that I have my microphone right up to my mouth. This song is sung in a lower register. If you’ve watched my videos before, you know I have no problems belting out songs in many different styles and tempos. But, something about this song- one that I wrote, mind you- is very difficult for me to sing with any loudness in my voice. I mean, I could sing it louder, but then you’d lose that feeling and my voice wouldn’t be as bassy as I’d like it.
So, I tried this new technique for this video. I’ll be back to my old technique next time around.
I’m very much looking forward to Thanksgiving tomorrow, coupled with the early start on Friday. I’m just as excited about the upcoming WCJM “10th Anniversary Show” on Saturday morning- our first real “morning show” in a long, long, long time. It’ll be nice to gather the guys once more for a show. You know it’ll be online as soon as possible!
Enjoy tonight’s video. I’d write even more, but we just finished watching “North By Northwest” and I won yet another Trivial Pursuit game against Dana and Chris. I hope you all have an amazing holiday weekend (mine started when my work let us out two hours early with pay!) and I’ll be back with you on Saturday night after everything calms back down. Until then, go stuff yourself silly! 🙂