I built a silly drum beat in Pro Tools and the music came 15 minutes later. sent the idea to Tony and he sent it back a day later with the ‘teardrop’ guitar and noise wash, and I realized how satisfying it is to collaborate on a song with someone who works on your idea when you’re doing something much less worthy of collaboration. Like in this case, there was a pretty good chance I was watching ‘My Name is Earl’ and drinking box wine. Also, a tip of the hat to Lou Barlow for the lyrical theme.
A mighty good version of this song so far was the two-guitars-and-organ rendition recorded at the Band in Boston podcast, details of which will be posted later this week. But at the time I remember thinking how still music is without a rhythm section and how that’s sometimes ok.