The Talkin’ Headline Blues #12

New version of Talkin’ Headline. Listen close for all the top news items from yesterday. Took all these from cnn.com again. No better source for all the news you could never digest in one day.

New Song: Without You (To Lean On)

Sat down last night to churn out a new tune and I just got stumped. That’s what happens when you don’t hit it very hard during the week. Luckily, though, because I write so much I can just flip back through my notebook and find something I started and never really finished or worked on. I wrote this one back on January 12, or, at least started to write it. I finished it off last night by adding a couple verses and changing some of the original words.

It’s still missing something, I think. A chorus to maybe tie it all together somehow. Feels like it needs a chorus. Like it builds to something and just keeps on building up and up to nowhere. Towers that get too tall always come crashing down, eventually.

So, anyway. There’s the new song for today. Got any ideas for a chorus? Send em my way.

Rewritten Song: Take It, or Leave It (version 2)

Here we go. Another Replay Thursday. This week last year I wrote, recorded and released “Take It, or Leave It;” another tune that made it onto my “Andrew Francis” album that I put out in August. The original recording is, again, pretty much the same as the album version. You can listen to it here.

Anyway. This new version is somewhat different. Other than it being a whole lot slower than the 2010 version, it’s also more of a ballad-type song instead of a blues-type song. There’s no repeating lines. It’s just all kinda stream-of-conscious, here-it-is-and-there-it-goes. Kinda rolls along real easy. Not frantic and worried like the original.

What do YOU think?

Songwriting, home recording, vinyl records and comic books from Chicago folk singer Andrew Francis.

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