Okay, here’s something a little different. This song I wrote on Monday has a lot of chords. A lot of chord changes. A lot of singing. That’s pretty different than most of my songs. And I think I pulled it off fairly well, at least okay enough for having a sore throat all week long.
Writing this one I framed it around a personal experience, but I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s about that personal experience or that it’s even a personal song. It’s not totally or exactly about me. It’s not all the truth either. And it ain’t all bad. Most of it’s pretty good, I’d say. Turns out really well in the end.
So, anyway. Give it a listen and let me know if you think anything in particular about it. Took me around 10 minutes to write the song and set it to some music, so I’ll give ya about 10 minutes time to think up a response and write it down.
Also, I’ve got a couple solo shows coming up soon. First one is at Cafe Mustache in Logan Square on October 23, which is a Saturday night. The show starts at 7:30pm and will be done by 10pm. Katie Alvarado, Jessica Robbins, and Jonas Friddle (from the Barehand Jugband) are also playing. We’ll all be doing about 35 to 40 minute sets.
Then, on November 6 I’m playing in a festival put on by the Chicago Roots Collective at the Elbo Room. I’ll be one of the “songwriters” performing in the upstairs part of the Elbo Room. Here’s a link to the facebook invite for some more info.
So hopefully I’ll see you at one or both of those.