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Thursday, May 14, 2009

This one's for Taddy [Cover Thursdays: Acid Tongue]


posted by Silvana
Sometimes I think it'd be really nice to get paid for blogging. I like writing, and I get more satisfaction out of the good posts I write than from all but the very best days at my job. But one nice thing about not getting paid for blogging is that I get to do whatever the hell I want, subject, of course, to the will of the blog collective, whose attitude is basically "sure, whatever." I like it. So I need a project. I'm feeling antsy and bored. And tonight, I saw this post at the personal blog of Megan Carpentier (of Jezebel), which contains a video of a Jenny Lewis song that I had never heard. I was instantly smitten, and because the chords are shockingly easy, I knew I'd be able to play it with my limited guitar skills (did I mention extremely limited?) before I even googled "acid tongue jenny lewis tab." Now it's 3:00 am and I've just spent the most fun time alone I've had in months. So, until further notice, I'll be doing a cover every week. I don't care if there are mistakes and the guitar sounds like shit (maybe I should pay money for actual software...).

I don't really know shit about mixing, but I know that this sounds way better on headphones, so I advise you to listen using those. I made this using a PC, my Ovation Celebrity Acoustic/Electric Guitar, the M-Audio FastTrack I bought from Best Buy, a cheap mic also from Best Buy. Recorded and "mixed" (i.e. fucking with the levels) using Audacity, a free audio-editing program. Oh, and my lungs.

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