I had grand plans for this week. I had practiced some tunes, I had ideas, oh, it was all going to be so clever, so brilliant.
All of my grand notions flopped when I tried them, so I gave up on grandeur and went back into the warm and waiting arms of my beloved ukulele for a couple of quickies, the first of which I give you now: A cover of Gillian Welch’s “Dear Someone” for voice and ukulele, complete with random strange noises. The original is absolutely beautiful (one of my favorites, really), and I had originally thought I would try to cover it with guitar, violin, harmony vocals, the whole show.
Yeah. Didn’t happen that way. This is what you get instead:
Honestly, after struggling with multiple takes on my original plan, I just chucked it all, grabbed the silly ukulele, and got on with it. I sat myself down in front of the condenser and let ‘er rip. It’s not too horribly bad, but I’m a little disappointed that I couldn’t have done it better. I like the original so much, it seems a shame to cover it weakly!