To close Ukulele Week, I decided it was time to go a little weird, and covered a fascinating little a-ha song called “Velvet,” in what may possibly be one of the silliest cover attempts I’ve made yet.
Apparently, it isn’t really supposed to be a love song about a sexy, sexy ukulele. Who knew?
I am baffled by this, as it renders my entire interpretation of the song kind of, well…creepy.
Not quite as creepy as the corpse of Pal Waaktar-Savoy playing the guitar, of course (see the video linked above)… OK, maybe just as creepy, but in a different, “weird obsession with an inanimate object” sort of way.
I got a bit ridiculous with the reverb on this one, mostly because I thought it would be fun. :) This was also the first time I ever recorded a song at one speed (70) and then had Garage Band zoom the whole thing up to a whole new speed (77). I’m pretty pleased with how little the sound seems to have been distorted by the speed change.