Monday, July 10, 2017

War and Beast 43: Rattrap Fits in a Little Submarine

I know this episode has been out for a few days now, but I had other things to blog about.  Last week, I was house-sitting for my parents, so we recorded with a slightly different set up, so if the episode sounds a bit different that's why.

I don't remember if it was after the break or after we finished recording, Emily suggested that I record a cover of Yellow Submarine to play during the break.  Of course, I'm never going to turn down a request to show off my music skills, so I decided to go for it.  In the back of my mind, I kind of wanted to record a parody about the episode rather than just recording the song and sketched out lyrics on Tuesday night while I was waiting to pick up my parents from the airport.  Then, Wednesday morning, back in my apartment with my normal recording set up, I started with guitar and vocals.  It took an embarrassingly long time to figure out the melody after "and the band begins to play" on melodica, but I'm pretty happy with how that lick turned out.  I haven't played trombone in a while, but I was able to muddle through a bass line before my lips blew out.  Harmony vocals and percussion round out the track. 

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