It was 1:30 in the morning and I felt like singing. 😛
Guitar – Lady of the Valley
I recorded this for one reason only: to put on my friend Chris’ Facebook timeline. He and I used to listen to White Lion a lot in the 80’s, so I knew he would dig it. It’s just the intro to the song.
Mike Is Camping (Mike in the Woods)
There’s an interesting story behind this song, but you probably don’t care.
Back in the early 90’s, my friend Mike was really into 4-wheeling and camping in the mountains… as well as drinking lots of beer and shooting guns. My friend Chris and I were pretty much city boys, but we would go on many wheeling trips with Mike. Chris and I wrote the lyrics to this song in ’92, and the original version of the song (at that time called “Mike in the Woods”) was born.
I played the guitar and bass, programmed the drum machine and sang the lead vocals… Chris, well.. he pretty much just drank beer and shouted out a few background vocals.
In late 2014, I was sitting in my studio and I decided to remake the song. Chris didn’t participate this time, so I was able to redo the whole thing in about 2 hours. After you’ve watched this lyric video of the “new” version here, check out the original audio version of the song below it.
And 2 decades earlier… here’s the original 1992 version of “Mike in the Woods (Mike is Camping)”:
Guitar – Dirty
One night I was sitting in my studio trying to remember how this song went… It was called “Dirty”. We used to play it in the first band I was in, “Iron Flyte”, back in 1985. It was a pretty basic, cheesy song. Good memories though. 😉
Vocal Cover – Everlong (Foo Fighters)
I used to play this on the guitar and sing it all the time in the 90’s. Brilliant song by an incredibly talented musician.
Vocals recorded with my Neumann TLM-103 mic.