Vocal Cover – The Silent Man (Dream Theater)

Anyone that knows me is aware that I’ve been a Dream Theater fanatic since the first time I heard “Pull Me Under”┬áin 1992. ┬áWhile the guitarist in me is most impressed┬áby the the guitar god┬áJohn Petrucci, I also appreciate the phenomenal skill and talent the other members (past and present) possess.

“The Silent Man”┬áhas easy to sing vocals since it doesn’t use James LaBrie’s wide vocal range, and it’s just such a beautiful song. ┬áNow, as a guitarist I can actually play this song quite well, but as a fairly lazy musician it is much easier to find a backing track on the Internet that somebody else has already created… so I did that instead.

These vocals were recorded with my Neumann TLM-103 mic.

Vocal Cover – Counting Blue Cars (Dishwalla)

I used to play this song on the acoustic guitar and sing it in the late 90’s and it always made me feel good. ┬áI sang it at a karaoke bar once and the crowd seemed to enjoy it. ┬áMy friend Chris tries to get me to sing it whenever we happen upon a karaoke bar, so I guess I don’t suck at it too bad. ┬á­čśŤ

The vocals were recorded with my Rode NT1a.