Friday, September 10, 2010

For What It's Worth

For years, I've wanted to record songs and give copies to friends who might not get to hear me otherwise. People have asked, but I've been too shy to go public with my folk singing for a long, long time. Reason being, I stuck my neck out for a local band (now defunct), got guillotined for my trouble, and finally packed up my tent and went home. It's only in the last year that I've felt like seriously picking up the guitar again. (Yes, the band experience was that traumatic. I suppose it's rather obvious that I'm still a bit angry about all that eight years later.)

Now, I've slowly begun writing my own songs again, as well as paying tribute to musicians I respect and admire. So far, there are eight songs, and I fear it's a little heavy on the Hart at the moment. But frankly, seeing what Grant does all by himself is what inspired me to try again. Also, decent digital recording equipment for home use has gotten quite affordable, and so have some basic audio editing programs. I'm slowly making it 'round the learning curve, and am pleased with the results so far.

Those who know me well know that I'm an awful perfectionist, so if I say the recordings please me, then that means something. They're not perfect, but they don't suck.

If you feel so inclined, please enjoy For What It's Worth. There are links to each individual song, and also for a continuous track of all the songs in order, just like a Real Album!

Total run-time: 23 minutes and 17 seconds.

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