from You Can Leave Your Hard On: #coronadrops volume two
track released April 8, 2020
written by ruthann friedman
this was supposed to be the opening track of my solo covers record “if i were you” which would have been a bit of a departure had i been
able to finish it.
everything was “recorded" completely solo, using only virtual instruments, loops and samples, which is common practice now but
was a lot more audacious and ambitious in 2003. particularly working in logic 5 on a mac G4. the song choices were willfully obscure but
had a deep personal meaning for me, and i was so into experimenting with logic that i expanded my palette beyond 4-pc pop group into any sample that seemed interesting.
i was up to about six songs when my hard drive crashed and i lost most of the samples the multi-tracks were based on. and my
momentum. but i did have some a couple of rough 2-track mixes. (if i could do a better vocal and mix, trust me i would.)
here's one of them.
i got much better at the virtual guitar thing, but hopefully there’s some hapless charm in trying to channel kevin shields through the medium
of keyboard-triggered guitar samples. if the ending sounds weird to you, it’s because in my original planned sequence it cut cold right into my version of the eden kane (or tommy scott) song “boys cry”, although i confess i actually learned it from the distractions’ new wave version.