Practicing my keyboard & synth parts for the Solid Goold show tonight at Webster Hall (from several days ago — I’ve got it down now!)
featuring the Third North Singers.
Did this just now in the Third North piano room. Incredibly rough, poorly recorded, exclusively for all you lovely Tumblr friends. Certainly not going to put this up on SoundCloud, even though my “Procrasti-Covers” series there is pretty crappy… thinking of deleting all that now that I’m writing/recording/being serious again…
It’s 2013, NYU. You can’t still be serving bacon and sausage. And at noon, no less! As evidenced by the piles, nobody wants any of the vile stuff.
What is it about the Third North piano room that inspires such creativity in me? Three whole new songs since this time yesterday, and several more ideas/progressions down.
I guess the room is just so blank and vaguely dismal that there’s absolutely nothing else to focus on besides music creation.
I wrote and recorded this song when I was a sophomore at NYU about my summer-after-freshman-year roommates, with their vocal assistance. I was embarrassed by it at the time but it is now seeing the light of day, for you, dear readers and listeners.
Pictured are the lap of Matthew Meadows and the inimitable Michael Todd on the mandolin.
A silly song I wrote and recorded a while ago about dorm life at NYU. Somehow I got all my roommates and frequent visiting friends to sing on it or contribute other silly vocal exclamations. 1003 was our room number in NYU’s Third North residence hall on 3rd ave. between 11th and 12th streets. Greatest location, particularly appreciated in retrospect.
And yes, my roommate Conor really confused the Empire State Building with the Statue of Liberty. Really. How do you do that?