January 23rd

The idea here was to base a simple song around the effect of a handheld tape recorder being paused and un-paused repeatedly, during a recording. Most of the vocal sounds were August. It sounds strange now.

Mister Splinterer

An attempt at writing a song around a theme. Not sure how I got the vocal effect on the four track, but I suspect I panned the vocal to one side and everything else to the other, treating it as a two track and then putting the effect on one side on the computer.

Sentimentalities

One of my better attempts at four-tracking with an acoustic guitar and a simple song idea. Intended to overdub a horn section in the middle there, but much like with The Who singing “cello” on A Quick One, I just never got around to it.

Collage

Kind of more a collection of the sounds I was making in Santa Cruz than anything else. I suspect I’d just discovered Propellerhead’s software. Something like that. But a lot of this is just me playing around with a tape recorder as well.