“Modern Love” Album Update
From a demo session at the Little Blue Studio at Holderness. Missed videoing the first few lines & chorus, but the vibe is there.
Come Back Here
Here’s a rough demo of “Come Back Here” for my upcoming album Modern Love. I’ve taken inspiration from the Sunday NY Times column by the same name for most of the songs, including this one. Have a 2-3 more to write before hitting the studio in March.
Instructions For Assembling Your New Marriage
Before assembling, you will need the following tools:
Adjustable patience wrench
2 titanium mouth clamps
Needlenose humor pliers
Step 1-Unpack contents of Box A, character flaws and personal habits. Arrange flaws on flat surface with largest facing up. Place habits on flaws and gently twist clockwise until secure. Toothpaste cap & morning breath should be visible. Move to one side for later assembly.
Step 2-Unpack contents of Box B, in-laws and holidays. Arrange in-laws on flat surface. Quirks & baggage should be visible. Insert in-law A into holiday A, in-law B into holiday B and so on until all in-laws are secure.
Step 3-Carefully remove money talks from small plastic pouch. Attach each talk to personal habit/character flaw assembly using adjustable patience wrench. Gently tap talk w/ballpeen compromiser until income/expense arrows are aligned. Repeat Step 3 as needed.
Step 4-Unpack contents of Box C, children and pets. Carefully attach pets 1 & 2 to left side of income/expense assembly with adjustable patience wrench. When firmly secured, attach child 1 to right side of assembly. Titanium mouth clamps may be used for colicky child. Repeat Step 4, using needlenose humor pliers as needed.
Step 5-Check that all parts are securely fastened. You are now ready to enjoy your new marriage!
Greetings from the “Dave Cave” aka the control room of Little Blue Studio! I’ve been down in the basement, cooking up some rough demos of new songs for my Modern Love album. I’ll start putting them out over the next couple months and see what you think.
Here’s a piece for brass I wrote a while ago for graduation at Holderness School called “In Celebration.” Recorded it outdoors recently w/a little Zoom recorder so it has a bit of wind noise, but otherwise I think it’s pretty nice. Performance is by the New England Brass Quintet.
The great Levon Helm died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. We were fortunate to have him in this world as long as we did, but I sure wish he could have lived forever. I heard him live many times over the years, from the Fillmore in ‘69 to the Ramble in 2011, and he played every minute of every gig with a joyful intensity. This is from a 2010 Ramble I went to with my son John. Phil Lesh and Donald Fagen among others are sitting in.