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The Yeah Yeah Song (Take 3)

May 5, 2004

I’m starting to work out a bridge and even some finger-picking ideas for the verses of this song. I’m refining the lyrics and haev some thoughts for lyrics for the bridge as well. This take starts off as a straight rhythm-uke reading of the first verse and a clumsy finger-picked take of the second, before descending into a series of bridge-idea variations and kind of getting lost on the spiral fretboard. I’m working toward one basic-track rhythm take that I can then layer vocals and other instruments over.
For now, here’s a snapshot of the song’s development circa this morning.

The Yeah Yeah Song

March 30, 2004

I wrote a pretty simple song on my ukulele today. I still can’t play for shit, but tapping into the magic of chord patterns is just too fun. It goes (basically) G C G C7 D Em A C and back to G again. I was so thrilled that I called up Cecil Vortex and played the song into his voicemail. He played it back into his cellphone and sent it to me along with a little remix. Warning: it sounds atrocious!