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Of all the songs on this album, this one changed in so many ways. From its infancy as a demo, to its final creation, this song underwent changes melodically, emotionally and lyrically - even the title!
When I first had the idea for this song it was called "In Love" and the overall tone was comedic. The words originally described the feeling of being in love like feeling ill (sweaty hands, a dizzy feeling etc.) which I thought would be a funny juxtaposition for the overused theme of love. Darryl liked the idea of the juxtaposition but suggested that the song go in a darker and more frightening mood rather than comedic.
At first the idea of changing the song so much scared me little which seems funny now because I really love how it turned out. With a slower tempo, some effects on the vocals and a creepy string arrangement, I believe we accomplished our goal on this song. I actually scrapped all of the lyrics I had for this one and re-wrote them to fit the new theme.
Now the song has some characteristics that make it its own. The effect on the drums that Darryl added was a genius move. When I hear it, I can’t help but think of Voldemort talking in Parseltongue (for the Harry Potter fans), and I love how the strings added to the haunting vibe. Check it out if you like, on my Music Page and let me know what you think.
The Barstool Prophets: Now and Then
From WileyPalooza in 98 to opening the show in 2013.
Playing at the 1st Ottawa Polo Invitational Tournament
Kind of a different event for me, playing music and watching a polo match at the same time.
Backstage at the Cornwall Lift-off
Adventures playing a great festival in Cornwall, Ontario this summer.
Inside the Barney Danson Theatre - RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2012
I played an intimate, indoor show at the 2012 Ottawa Bluesfest this year - perfect venue for my new songs.
Bluesfest Interview in the Digital Lounge
Quick interview with Lynn Saxburg of the Ottawa Citizen in the Digital lounge, pre-Bluesfest.
"And Somehow I Fell Upon This Place" - My CD Release
I released my new CD on June 24th - great show, great crowd, very happy to officially share my new songs!
Requests from Last Night
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