Sunday, May 31, 2009

Lonesome Prairie Dog

I got some cables and things today so I could start recording music in beginner's style, sitting at my kitchen table playing things into my laptop. The first song I wrote, probably two years ago, is "Lonesome Prairie Dog," a kind of cowboy song with some irregular meter, so far as I remember. It's the only thing I've written that I've bothered to name.

You can't upload MP3s to blogger, so I made a video of this using a recent photo. There's not a hidden musical gem at the end; GarageBand just padded the last forty-five seconds with silence. I've found that I've had to click the play button a few times to get it working, too, so don't give up.

I hope you like it.

video

9 comments:

Mary said...

Soulful, lonesome cowboy -sweet. Really enjoyed it!

jeff said...

when i clicked on your link my itunes began playing "he ain't heavy, he's my brother" and I thought: "wow" that Nick sure knows his way around a tune!" then i heard your song and it was even better! You're heavy AND you're my brother! Viva la lonesome prairie dogs!!!!

klipto said...

Pretty Sweet Nick. Only 2 years of playing!? Woah. I am impressed. Too bad open mic at penny lane is no longer an option...

ndronen said...

@klipto There are open mics now at Trident on Thursdays. I'm going to start going there when I get my new acoustic guitar.

ndronen said...

@mary and @jeff: Thanks. :-)

ps57 said...

Impressive!! Did not know you were into music as well.

Whit said...

Fine playing. Enough to make a grown man cry real tears. Enjoyed.

Ken Anderson said...

Very nice Nick. Thanks for sending me the pointer. I'm off now to sunny (rainy?) Glenwood Springs and then Southern California for some down time with the family. Keep playing!

heather mac said...

Wonderful! Something for around a campfire or a rainy saturday morning! If you go to the Trident, say hellooo for me. I loved that store so much! My old house was only 8 short blocks from there!