Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New song! "Do It Again" (Beach Boys cover)


Hey everyone! See the corresponding blog post for the full story, but today, for the third song in my song-a-week project, I'm unveiling a cover of "Do It Again" by the Beach Boys. I played it relatively straight, so if you like the original, and if you stick a little cotton in your ears, you just might like my rendition of it.

It's part of Songfight's Gift of Music sidefight, and is presented as a gift to fellow fighter LSK. I hope you enjoy it.

This song also marks the debut of my new bass, which was sold to me at a criminally discounted price by Paco del Stinko. Go visit Paco at http://www.nubsy.com and tell him how much we all love him.

Hear the new song here!

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posted by Jon Eric  6:00 AM 

Saturday, October 31, 2009

One belated, and one brand new


Hey everyone! I'm still plugging away, and although my pace has slowed, my enthusiasm has not!

A few weeks ago I finished (and forgot to post here) a cover I'd been working on, of a little ditty called "Gary" by Paco del Stinko. Similar to the Melvin cover below, this was done as part of a larger group effort; a bunch of us all surprised Paco with covers of his songs, all at once.

Hear my contribution here.

I also, finally, got around to finishing a studio version of my "False Positive." You may remember that this is track with which Ross Durand won a Songfight last summer. I know it's my own work, but I liked it so much I wanted to have a version of my own. So there you have it.

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posted by Jon Eric  2:21 AM 

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

For Melvin


It's been really hush-hush until this afternoon, but at last it can be revealed! I've been working on this cover of Melvin's Songfight classic "God Hates Penguins!" Several other Songfighters recorded Melvin covers, which were all revealed at once as part of a big surprise coverfest this afternoon. Here's the page here.

Guess how many layers of my voice are in that last chorus? :)

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posted by Jon Eric  11:50 PM 

Sunday, June 7, 2009

"False Positive": Song Swap!


The Songfight title due today was "False Positive," and I did something a little different this time.

I contacted Ross Durand and provided him with a demo to record. He fleshed it out into a full track that's just great.

At the same time, he provided me with a demo, which I fleshed out into a full song of my own. As you can see, we both made huge improvements on each other's source material.

Make sure you go to Songfight and vote for the ones you like!

[Note: technical difficulties have been resolved. Nothing to see here]

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posted by Jon Eric  1:22 PM 

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