Not Gonna Rain

I just posted Not Gonna Rain (MP3 , lyrics), a song I started singing in the car last week on my way to work after reading something about weather on Shelley's weblog and thinking about how complaining about rain is cliche, but complaining about dryness isn't. Of course, since then, it has rained a plenty. As Shelley said in her most recent weather post, weather is so wonderfully ironic.

I think this is slightly better recording quality than much of my recordings on the music server currently, but it's just a rough cut, done all in one take. It's the kind of thing I'd like to make the time to use as a scratch track to listen to while recording each instrument separately and then mixing them, raising the vocals a bit here and the guitar a bit there. Maybe adding some percussion and a soft accordion in the background. But for now, this is the recording I've done. I'm going to call this a release early, release often model for music, and hope that means I'll eventually get back to a better version of this and other songs.

 
 
 
Your sound has a very bluesy quality, which is appropriate considering that the Blues was born in the area currently underwater. Good song.
 
 
 
 
Thanks Shelley. I think the original in-the-hot-car version was more jazzy. But when I sit down and add guitar chords, everything turns out more bluesy because I mostly know blues chords.
 
 
 
 
"when I sit down and add guitar chords, everything turns out more bluesy because I mostly know blues chords." this explains why what you play on the piano always feels so different.
 

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