"Hi, I'm Rex."
"Hey, did you know there was a band called T.Rex?"
And so it took me a while to appreciate Marc Bolan's music. But one gets over these things, and I've been a fan for a good long time now.
Yet another thing that I've had in mind since I had the idea for 39-40 is that there are karaoke versions available of a great number of songs, and how it might be interesting to do something with that. The truth is that, to this point, very very few of the songs The Machine has selected for me have been broadly popular enough to have karaoke versions, and the few times I've been assigned ones that are (like yesterday), I've had other strategies in mind. But what I thought might be interesting would be to take a karaoke track, which pretty much by definition would be much more professionally played and produced than anything I'm going to come up with in my living room, and sing entirely wrong (or rewritten) words over it. I had something a little bit artier in mind than what I came up with for this one; I've had a sort of half-written goof song called "Rock & Roll Millipede" kicking around for years, and I have a hard time letting go of even really bad ideas, so I put these two ideas, which are both in the least highly suspect, together.
Maybe next time it'll be a little bit less of a goof...
Omnibus Karaoke ~ backing track
Rex Broome ~ lead vocal