Here are some christ mass songs by yours truly to engorge your baby jesus boners. I recorded "Will Santy Come to Shanty Town" at the beginning of the month, which was to be part of a Forgotten songs of Xmas series I was toying around with. We'll have to see how that pans out in Christmases to come.
ALSO, since where the hell else am I gonna put this stuff, here are two original carols by BGosh recorded in 2004. Caffeine Christmas has been utilized at just about every BGosh show since its inception, even off season. Better Not Wake the Baby, Baby is more of an inside joke. During the record sesh, the worse we played the song the funnier it became to us. I still think the editing has a certain charm to it. Annie Beare guest stars.
Who knows scales now? Oh, me knows scales now. A music teacher would beg to differ, but I am going to prentend that I know how to do guitar solos all the time from here on. Like they say around the office, "Fake stuff til you make stuff".
After doing the last song, I learned that the best method for me is to write the lyrics at the exact same time as the music. Immediately. The same day. I prefer a good loose 40 minute writing session. Followed by sandwich eating. Followed by about an hour of nit-picking guitar licks, rhythms, structure, and finishing up lyrics with rhymezone.com .
I almost scrapped this song for getting way too adult contemp. But there was this moment where I sing the line "get to heaven from 95", where at the same moment the BQE joins in from outside my window with a swarm of motorcycles. possibly an airplane, either way, the cosmos has made its contribution.
I can't wait to post some songs that arent just lil ol me making demos for all the lil ol yous out there. But I swear the songs I've been recording on my last few trips to Delaware are coming out real purty. Bgosh has even gone electric the last couple of practices. The kind of stuff that would make Pete Seeger pick up an axe to cut off the power @ Newport Folk.