Today’s experiment with electricity is a nice, rockin’ 3-chorder, complete with a video slideshow that is, perhaps, a bit too on the nose. The song is the Rolling Stones’ Dead Flowers, which I’ve sung/played before with Josh (me just fiddling and harmonizing, really). The version I recorded owes more to Josh’s arrangement than to the Stones, but I swung some electric guitar and bass and drum stuff onto it (along with the obligatory fiddle solo break). All of the instruments are electric, all run straight through Garage Band — I put the violin and the guitar on the same amp setup, and it worked reasonably well. In the process, I discovered that it’s actually easier for me to play along with a drum track than the metronome click. Huh. Weird.
Anyway, here’s what you get:
I was originally just going to film myself playing the damn song and edit it all together, but I decided I’d rather not do all of that work, so I did a whole lot of other work instead. Because I am an accredited member of the Wedding Industrial Complex, I acquire a lot of dead flowers (in the form of lapel foliage handed out to wedding participants). For some weird reason, I tend to keep them rather than throwing them away, which is why I have a little collection of dried-up plant life. I photographed some of them with various and sundry wacky apps on the iPod and got on with the very literal slideshow. Whee!