https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5TR_ReL43w My cover of "These Days" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPk11AugG4c Jackson Browne wrote this song when he was 16. Since then, it has amassed an impressive amount of covers from admiring artists. The most famous version of this song, perhaps even more famous than the original, is Nico's version, released in 1967. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_z_UEuEMAo The version that I first heard was performed by Kristian Matsson in a stuffy
https://youtu.be/GL2VQxd6e0U This song is so fun to play. I've heard this guys entire repetoir numerous times, but there's something infectious about this song. Most of his stuff is pretty catchy, but this is the only Shakey song that I've bucked down and learned on the guitar. Eventually, I'll learn all his stuff, I'm sure. But for now, this one holds me over okay. It's a go-to tune play when I'm noodling about on the geetar. Enjoy!
http://soundcloud.com/charharrington I am really, really excited about this. It is my first ever release of original song material for all the world to see. While it's only a few of many that I have in my arsenol, I knew I needed at least three polished recordings to show for myself. I chose these three to record because they're vastly different from one another in regards to the guitar playing style, structure, and lyrical content. I tend to write finger picking songs, as yo
What an interesting title. It doesn't show up in the song at all. Against Me! wrote a very catchy song with a repeating chorus jam packed with possible titles. But they went with "Cavalier Eternal". It might be my favorite part of the song. The song is crass, mean, rude, mornful, longing, happy, and sentimental all at the same time with pretty concrete and tangible lyrics. It's almost an oxy moron, yet the title makes sense in the context of the song. My thumb pick allows me
https://youtu.be/2LCvnSojjm8 I"m singing a song called "The Moon is Down" by Radical Face. The song is written from the perspective of a man in love with his neighbor. I am a sucker for a good story song, but this one is paticularly admirable for it's ability to be specific, while also maintaining simplicity. It's not very long, but a detailed story arc for the character is still very present. This simplicity allows the song to be malleable, instead of being contingent on fol
I started off doing a blog-type entry page on the home screen of this website. However, I wrote them all in little text boxes, so every time I did a new entry, I'd have to rearrange the whole page to keep the most recent one at the top. Not ideal. Maybe this will be able to serve a similar function without the hassle? We'll find out together, I suppose. A lot is going on this upcoming week. On Monday I'm recording three original tracks for a soundcloud page, and on Tuesday I'