Monday, January 28, 2013

Morgue Files #1: A Walk on the Wild Side

I've had a lot of ideas over the years that never made it out of sketch form. Given the sketchy nature of some of my work, I realize that may be hard for some readers to believe. But even a "Work In Progress" poster child ends up leaving a lot of dead ideas buried in napkins, notebooks and private files. To remedy this wasteful situation, I decided to periodically release work from my morgue files. They're all as half-baked as a Saturday Night Live sketch. Some didn't deserve to be realized more fully. Others had potential, but would take more time than I was willing to commit. In any case, I hope they'll be of passing interest to those who make similar decisions about their own work. Here's the first:

I love to make song parodies. Projects like Little Google Boxes and What if Rod Was One of Us were a lot of fun to make and people seemed to like them. Over the past couple of years, I've started a few other songs that never made it to finished form. This one is a few verses from a take off on Lou Reed's "Take a Walk on the Wild Side." It's acoustic guitar and vocals recorded with an iPhone. I ended up not moving forward because I didn't want to spend the time it would have taken to pull off a worthy video. Maybe someday. Right.

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