20/01/2010

january 20th, 2010

this is the song bec and i wrote for the 20th project today. i dare say, it's unlikely to end up on a telafonica release, but i was in the mood for rockabilly and acoustic guitars. this came about for two reasons - the soundtracks to where the wild things are and nowhere boy, movies we've seen in the last couple of weeks. i actually have a half finished album of rockabilly/rock and roll stuff that i started a number of years ago - if it ever gets finished, this will probably end up on it.

a teacher from uganda visited our school today and spoke about uganda. bec wrote the lyrics after coming home and doing some research on the country. lobelia is the name of a tree common in uganda (it also reminded me sonically of cecelia, hence the simon and garfunkel reference in the melody of the beginning of the chorus).

i'm enjoying the movement that the track implies even though there is no bass, no kick, and only a snare drum and rim shots in terms of rhythm instruments.


8 comments:

Eliza said...

I really love knowing what goes on inside your head when you're making/writing lyrics to a song, Adrian and Bec. How clever!

I love this. Listening to it makes me a little sad because, in another life, I think the members of Telafonica could have been a great rockabilly band. Seriously, how good is the soundtrack to Where the Wild Things Are? Karen O is fantastic. My favourite at the moment is Worried Shoes. I've also been listening to Paul Kelly a fair bit recently, so I'm in the zone...

Annelise Holwerda said...

I like, it's good listening. A brilliant thing, to diversify :) The lyrics also I love, they make me wish I had the knowing to properly get them... You're an enviable writer, in the most nice and wonderful way :)

Oh, Worried Shoes is a pretty thing! Haven't heard the film version (missed seeing it as yet) but Jess gave me the Daniel & Sufjan version recently on a mixtape. "Doodoo doodoo, doodoo. Mah-ah-ah worried shoes..."

Eliza said...

I had no idea there was a Sufjan version! Ah! Where can I find this?

ajebec said...

no, either did i. i have daniel johnston's original version - would be very interesting to hear him alongside sufjan.

Annelise Holwerda said...

Oh, it's lovely. 'ts actually Daniel Smith (shouldn't have been lazy with the referring...), and his voice you hear most. Sufjan's influence is clear and beautiful :) Do listen.

ajebec said...

daniel smith? who the hell is daniel smith????

Annelise Holwerda said...

The guy who covered 'Worried Shoes' with Sufjan, I suppose :)

Eliza said...

I believe Daniel Smith is the artist Brother Danielson.