First, some background. John has several hobbies, but they mostly fall into three categories: cars, computers, and music. This latest project combines two of the three. You know, I shouldn’t call this his latest project. He’s had a variation of this going on since we lived in our first apartment in DC ten years ago, but, as with many hobbies, he only picks it up every once in a while. He recently installed some recording software on the computer in the basement, and now he has a whole studio down there. We recorded possibly the most laid back recording of “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” so he could mess around with the program. It turned out okay, so here it is.
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It’s not perfect, so please don’t judge too harshly. The more we listen to it, the more we both hear things we’d change if we were to do it over. I think that could go on forever, though (you’re always your harshest critic), so we decided to leave it as is. There are plenty of things we like about it, too, particularly the end.
- I don’t think it sounds like me. I think it sounds like Mindy. She wasn’t here, though, so I’m pretty certain it was me.
- Where did that accent come from?
- If I listen to it one way, I think I sound like I’m trying too hard. I know I wasn’t trying very hard at all, and when I think about that, I think I should re-record it and try harder so I can sound better. But then I probably would sound like I’m trying too hard and this is a never-ending circle so cut it out already.
- I really like harmonizing with myself. 🙂 It’s fun.
If you like it, we might take requests.