Last week, I spent an afternoon walking the beach in Wells, Maine with my wife just as a blizzard was beginning. The green-blue ocean, the gray sky, the white snow… it was too pretty not to get on video.
So I shot some footage of her strolling the shoreline and searching for sea glass and horseshoe crabs and shiny shells. Here it is, set to the tune of “Gaslight Girl,” an instrumental track from my album THE DRUNKEN DANCE OF MODERN MAN IN LOVE:
The song was engineered by Adam Selzer at Type Foundry Studio. If I remember correctly, I played all the instruments except for upright bass (which was performed, as always, by Arthur Parker).
I’ve been going through footage of the recording sessions that will become my next album (more details about that in the coming months), and realized that I still had a bunch of old videos that hadn’t been uploaded to my YouTube channel yet.
So up they went! (Along with audio for every one of my albums).
We spent a sunny summer afternoon moving our protagonist about a quarter-inch at a time from the bedroom to the toilet, to the shower, to the breakfast table — punctuated by a little anxiety and some existential ennui.
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For more about the writing and recording process behind the song, check out THIS edition of the “story song” series.