Clouds in California

I wrote this song on Monday, 14 September 2009, and made these recordings on Wednesday, 16 Sept 2009. The title came from a song I was working on several months before but that I just threw out. I liked the idea though so I just started playing around with it.

Somehow I talked my friend Siobhan into letting me record it on her new MacBookPro in GarageBand. GarageBand is neat. But it’s a little frustrating. The mixes below are pretty different. I played it once through singing on the same track. I think that performance was better than the many layered thing it became. The first mix below is mostly from that first take. The second mix below is me trying to clean it up with more rhythm tracks and a couple of separate vocal tracks.

Audio
The original notes on these recordings.

[audio:Clouds-In-California.mp3]

download Clouds In California

[audio:Clouds-In-California-2.mp3]

download Clouds In California mix 2

Video
Some notes on this video.