Mon. Sep 26, 2005
OK, so I dumped a couple of songs on you last week, my first efforts ever with my Birthday GarageKey, and it was a bit like a child showing off fingerpaintings. If you can recognize that the green thing is a tree, well, the kid’s doin’ great! If you downloaded them, I appreciate it. If you didn’t, don’t bother. I’ve got something much better.
Those first two “songs” were me trying to understand how the “paint” works (as well as my fingers), and this time, to maintain the metaphor, I actually previsualized an idea and drew a picture. I started off with perhaps the most classic and ripped off blues riff of all time, or rather, the best imitation of it I could do. It’s probably best personified by “I’m A Man” by Muddy Waters, though I, um, “simplified” the riff from fives notes to four.
And then I built a song around it: Bamboo Blues (4:26, 6.1MB).