Saturday, August 22, 2009


Three videos of some of the 52 songs. The night lighting setting on the camera turned my suit, Lyndsy's dress, and Zach and Eric's ties to a "Wedding Singer" powdery blue, as Tom kindly pointed out. It was our first time playing these on stage, but it gives you an idea of the full band arrangement.

"When Autumn Blooms" - I'm pretty happy with how this came out overall. There are some flubs and we need to work on making the banjo solo pop out more, but for a song that fast and that complicated... I think we did alright.

"Neptune and Pluto" - Some intonation issues and an early transition, but we're getting there.

"Wake Up Bix" - Lots of lyrics means the first time is an adventure. But the melody is there.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Song 20: Beelzebub

A very basic swing tune. I wrote it prety quickly. I'm not overwhelmed by it, but hey, it's one more song down.


A: | Bb6 | F7 | Bb6 | F7 | Bb6 Bb7 | Eb6 Eb7 | Bb6 F7 | Bb6 (F7)|

B; | Bb7 | Bb7 | Eb6 | Eb7 | C7 | C7 | F7 | F7 |

You work that fancy language
Like Beelzebub at my ear
The words you speak
Ain't the same as the message
That I'm gettin loud and clear

You pass that loco reefer
Like the ice cream man on my street
And all the while
You think you're clever
As if I couldn't keep my feet

You scheme and plot and run the numbers
Until they come out right
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday, Saturday night

But with Sunday comes the paper
With a headline loud and true:
If you think
You'll win me over
Then you better get a clue.