Busted Old Walkman.mp3 (8.9 Mb)

This one’s very danceable, with a detuned (C-G-D-G-B-D) and delay-drenched guitar, and just a little bit longwinded on purpose, trying to sweep you away in a wave of shoegazingness. Lyrics are told from the point of view of a guy whose love interest is alternately sweet and harshly critical, possibly bipolar, and overall doesn’t seem to trust him a lot of the time. So it’s sort of a character-sketch/story song, which is something I’m trying to get better at writing, as opposed to the overambitious “my philosophy of everything” stuff I’ve usually written before.

Special thanks to Tyler for the fine and difficult bass guitar work. The second, higher bass during the mid-song instrumental section was all his idea. Apologies for the out-of-tuneness of the melodica – you can’t really tune a melodica, short of irreversible physical modifications, and this particular melodica is over 40 years old. Hopefully it ends up endearing.

Charlie Schiz

Charlie Schiz
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. I've been weird all my life. It's my time to shine.

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