Category Archives: Just Like Davy
Another guitar-less noodling. I was going to say it’s much more current, but I just realized it came out in 1995. Yeah. Well, time flies when you’re having fun.
For some reason a lot of people seem to pick on this song, but I’ve always liked it. It’s not deep, isn’t complicated, and doesn’t make any grand statements. It’s just kinda fun. And actually, I cheated a little. There is actually some acoustic guitar in here, pretty well buried in the mix.
Being able to do character voices is one of those completely useless skills that’s still sort of neat. Posted without comment, other than to say these were incredibly fun to do.
From the first Muppet Movie, originally performed by Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson)
Also from the Muppet Movie, originally performed by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem (Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Frank Oz)
From The Little Mermaid, originally performed by Sebastian the crab (Samuel E. Wright)
With apologies to Alice DeeJay.
Since you actually have to PLAY guitar, I don’t tend to do a lot of guitar-based music. There’s a lot of classic rock I like, though, that’s guitar-based. What to do, what to do…
What I do is mangle the hell out the songs, by sequencing them and playing back using all synthesizers. The cool thing about using MIDI is that even if you’re a four-thumbed noodler (and I am), you can record as quickly or slowly as you like, and then tweak them. It just takes me a long time. A really long time.
Been messing around with this for ages – like, years (really). Finally decided to do something with it. Still not 100% happy, but since I have some other songs I want to give the same treatment I figured I’d better just mix it down & move on, because at some point the quest for perfection sucks all the fun out of it. And after all, it’s just a hobby, so it’s supposed to be fun.