Time to Bust Out That Doodly-Do Solo…UPDATE!

9 songs down, one to go, and I have officially just tripped over into tulip territory.

This one just sort of…happened. I think of it as a sort of tribute to some of the uke covers I’ve done of old standards. I like the style of those songs — there’s a sort of cheery resignation to them that appeals to my love of the complicated. The doodly-do solo is my humble tribute to one of my favorite acts, the Two Man Gentleman Band. Who doesn’t love a doodly-do solo? Boring and unpleasant people, that’s who. The recording is really rough — the start is abrupt (again), and I was once more prevented from improving it by the unfortunate combination of noisy doggies and insufficient time, but it’ll do for now.

So it’s getting done — if I can write and record one more song this week, I will count this challenge complete (a first!). I don’t know that many or most of these songs are keepers, but it felt good to follow through with writing them, and learning more about the recording tech has been the coolest part of the whole business.

I forgot the mention in the last post that I also re-did my little acoustic demo of a song I wrote last spring called “In Vino Veritas.” One day, I’ll be able to do that one proper rocking justice, but for now I’ve kept it small.



About L. M. Bernhardt

For a good long while (15 years or so), I taught philosophy at a little private university in northwest IA, and occasionally branched out into playing music, dabbling in photography, experimenting with food, and writing nonsense on my blog. The philosophy teaching part ended in 2017 (program elimination via prioritization), but never fear! I've just finished my MLIS at San Jose State University, and I'm currently on the market looking for new adventures in either philosophy or LIS. For now, I labor at a fairly interesting administrative job in order to support my dogs in the lavish manner to which they've become accustomed.
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