Summer Glows

19 Sep

Olympia house show

When Ian and I were living in Olympia last summer, we saw a lot of bands. 134, to be exact. And so many of them weren’t trying to get record deals and “make it” — some didn’t even want to record anything or tour anywhere. They just play music for the sake of playing with and for their friends and having fun.

Taking that mindset a step further, I realized I could record my own music, and people wouldn’t have to like it, or even hear it. I could do it just for me.

So while Ian channeled all the inspiration of such a musically rich town into a song-a-day recording project — which he finally made available in its entirety on the sixteen-sixteen bandcamp last week — I recorded just one. I had started the song about a year before, and I finally had the motivation to finish and record it.

I recorded the Casio PK-1 through my laptop’s internal microphone and my voice through Sony headphones as a microphone. I hope you like it, but it doesn’t matter if you don’t! I like it, and its original recipient who I wrote it about likes it, and that’s all that matters to me.DAM Haus in Davis

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11 Responses to “Summer Glows”

  1. Audry September 19, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    Well, I like it. Especially extra keyboard part in the middle.

  2. Emelia September 21, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    I like it too. Keep doing it, I want to hear more.

    • Elisa September 21, 2011 at 2:23 am #

      Thanks! I checked out your blog, and a did a double-take because I’m gonna make a Fishboy post too.

      • Emelia September 21, 2011 at 10:05 am #

        Those are some of the nicest dudes ever. Loved them.

        • Elisa September 24, 2011 at 2:34 am #

          psst your band is awesome! If you ever want to play in Davis or LA, I’ll help hook you up.

          • Emelia September 24, 2011 at 7:50 am #

            Whoa, that’s so nice! Thanks. <3

  3. lettersmusic September 21, 2011 at 11:12 pm #

    SO awesome! More Elisa songs, please.

    • Elisa September 22, 2011 at 1:00 am #

      :D Thanks, Joshua

  4. Nathan September 23, 2011 at 8:52 am #

    Great job. More, please.

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  1. daily music project | Adventures in Audio - March 11, 2014

    […] The end product is a goofy musical sketchbook, with few completed thoughts but something I would like to send out into the universe anyway. I mostly used that Casio PK-1 on top (that elephant keyboard, while the cutest, was garbage). By the end of the 19th day I was ready to attempt something more ambitious — that recording was the prototype of this song. […]

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