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Saturday, March 19, 2011

369. "Pushing Forty" by Skates & Rays

This is it. Last post, last song.

I've long planned to reward myself, if I got through this whole thing, with a performance of one of my own compositions as the swan song for 39-40. Prior to the past year, my only real musical identification had been as songwriter-guitarist-singer, honestly pretty much in that order, and I'd barely dabbled in covers at all. A lot has changed with that identification, and not just here on the blog, but it remains pretty amazing that I haven't sung one of my own songs before now (Gen did sing one of my tunes a long time ago, better than I could've). But there you go.

This is an unreleased song that I wrote a few years back. The "original version" featured here is a rough live take from a show at the sadly defunct Scene Bar in Glendale in 2007, I think, when Charlie was briefly a full member of the live band. I chose it so you could hear how fully I copped his guitar part, and not for the first time.

Blah blah blah temp stuff. Woggita woggita woggita. I'll come back and write something better here later. Like, maybe. It's over, people. It's over and I did it. Thank you all; I love you to death.

Rex Broome ~ Vocals, guitars
Derek Hanna ~ Drums
Clifford Ulrich ~ Bass

Here's the old one...

...and here's the very end of the line, people. Play it loud or you won't hear it.

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