This is a week where I post songs that I wrote from someone else’s perspective. Either because I wasn’t around to actually experience the event, or because someone else has a better view (as far as I know or think they do) of something that I just don’t get.
So here’s this song. It’s from someone else’s perspective. It ain’t my perspective. I don’t even know if it’s right. It’s just maybe what they’re thinking. Or what I think they’re thinking. Or hope they’re thinking.
It’s a pretty basic blues structure, expect that there’s a two-chord in there where the five-chord usually would be. I stole that from another song by someone else. But that’s okay cause everyone does that and there wasn’t any sign saying I shouldn’t. So I did.
Anyway, there’s the song for today. Tomorrow will be another one from another perspective.
So there was no theme for this week’s songs and probably because of that I didn’t dig up any old ones to post throughout the week, but you can always go and listen to the new one from Monday right here.
In other news, if you haven’t noticed already, the 2 albums I put out a couple weeks ago are now available for purchase at CDBaby.com. They’re both reasonably priced and if you don’t want the entire albums you can download single songs for a dollar. But buying the entire album is a way better deal.
You can get an actual CD album if you come out to one of my shows. My next solo performance is this Saturday (8/28) at a house party in Logan Square. Feel free to come by.
I live near Chicago. I follow the local scene pretty closely. In the last six years of blogging I have only found a handful of Chicago artists to get excited about. I think I’m about to get excited about Andrew Francis. Andrew is a member of a local jugband (The Barehand Jugband) so that’s automatically a plus in my book. His delivery is a nasal concoction equal parts Bob Dylan and Pokey LaFarge. Musically the songs are simple guitar and voice (with occasional amateurish harmonica – and I mean that in a good way). On the song “I’m Only Trying To Say What Comes To Me” he admits his songwriting naivite but then goes on to speak from the heart and string together an unusual but affecting chorus. Andrew has just released two records. The first is his solo self titled debut and the second is a collection of songs inspired by and about Chicago called It’s Chicago!.