As I mentioned in my last blog post, I got a little sidetracked when my buddy Jim asked me about some old recordings I had. I am still working on digitizing & re-mastering my Master Tape Archive from all the bands I was a part of in the late nineties. So that is one project on the go. I still have to edit Acts II-IV of The Good Four so that I can release them. And my mind is starting to think about what I plan to do for FAWM this coming February.
It is on this last topic that I think I’m going to delve into today.
I’ve got a lot on my plate right now, not only with my music but also in my day-to-day life. So I think I’m going to approach FAWM completely differently this time round. I’ve had this idea of doing cover tunes (in a Space-Rock style) & releasing them as a tribute to my influences. I know FAWM is about writing original songs, so I’m basically cheating in terms of the “Official FAWM Challenge”. However, I think that because I want to approach these songs from a Space Rock point of view, it is going to challenge me to interpret them in an unique fashion; one that will force me to be creative & think outside the box – the very methodology FAWM tends to force upon the songwritters who participate.
So what kinds of cover songs am I thinking about? Well, I want to do songs I have not played before. So not only will I have to mold them into Space Rock, but I’ll have to learn how to play them to begin with. Here’s a short list of some of the tunes I’m considering:
- Starless – by King Crimson
- Ministry Of Truth – by Ham
- The Ghost Of St. Joe’s – An old Mike Procyshyn tune)
- Possession – by Sarah McLachlan
- Not For You – by Pearl Jam
- Street Spirit (Fade Out) – by Radiohead
I am also thinking I’ll need to fill out my 14 songs with some usual Candle jams. But we’ll let my Muse inform me as to how that will happen when the time comes…
Until next time, See You In The Shadows…