Tuesday, September 4, 2007
The History of My Broken Heart
This is the first of a series of songs created in a week or less for SONGFIGHT!. All they give you to start with is a title, in this case, The History of My Broken Heart. I didn't want to make the obvious trashy punker tune so I went to the other end of the spectrum. The vocals came out a little cheesier than I would have liked but it seems I'm a lounge singer at heart. This song (unlike the smash hit, Girls!) was not recorded with a decent condenser mic and it shows. I'm adding it to my list of gear to get..... which I'll be making after I finish this post. All I had at my disposal was a low-end Shure. I couldn't get rid of some of the fuzz because of it. I think I may have bitten off a little more than I can handle jumping into such a complicated genre. It's not like synth-pop where you can fudge whatever. Embellished chords, major sevenths and ninths etc. are a must. I did manage to learn some new guitar tricks, though. All's well that ends well.