[acoustic cover] throw it in the bag by fabolous feat. the dream

It’s been more than 4 months since I posted my last acoustic cover–Drake and Lil Wayne’s HYFR, so I figured it was a good time as any to start doing them again. Actually, it was a better time than any because I tore my ACL last week and now I am basically trying to stay off my feet as much as possible (something I may delve into in an independent post, later). Instead of complaining and feeling depressed about being half a man (or rather, instead of doing that even more) I decided to take advantage of the time to record a few covers I’ve been working on.

This song is pretty old–Throw It In The Bag–and I remember listening to it when I first started working, in 2009. I actually had no idea who The Dream was before one of my co-workers told me about him being some big head honcho of music production, or something. I still really don’t have a clue who he is. I think this was Fabo’s one-hit wonder because I haven’t heard anything by him of late.

Word of warning: this was recorded after several beers in a hot, May BBQ party so I was in quite a happy place. What this means is that I swear a lot. So if you are offended by that, don’t watch. Enjoy!

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[acoustic remix] headlines

I recorded this a long time ago but deferred posting it until I got the chance to make one of those mosaic videos where each corner of the video featured me doing something different (guitar, beatbox, trying to sing, etc.). I decided that my iPod Touch was not the optimal video recording device and also that I didn’t want to take the time to make these videos.

So I’m going to go ahead and post this. At some point I may start a new YouTube channel with actual videos and perhaps even originals. This would be after I bought a decent HD video camera, however.

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[acoustic remix] i’m on one

Here’s the first acoustic remix that I’m officially posting to this blog. An acoustic remix is my way of describing a really poorly prepared song where I recorded the rhythm guitar, the vocals, the beat and a lead guitar section on separate channels and pretended that they sounded good together. I’ve got a few up on SoundCloud already, but they are mostly crappy because I was trying to figure out how to use this microphone I bought. They’ll get incrementally better, but don’t expect them to get all that good.

So here goes. This is I’m On One by DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross (the boss) and Lil’ Wayne. There are a lot of expletives/profanity in this song so if you don’t like that, don’t listen. I didn’t come up with the lyrics, I just regurgitated them much like a person with a stomach virus regurgitates any food that doesn’t settle nicely. It sounds pretty similar, at the very least.

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