Monday, February 13, 2006

Mellowday

We kick off our first ever Buried Folderol Week with a trip all the way back to 1995 (or 1996 - I'm not sure of the exact date but it was definitely after Stevie Wonder's "Conversation Peace" came out, from the sound of things). I had occasion this past weekend to dig out my old 4-track cassette recorder and Big Box O' Tapes, just to see what was on them. I had almost forgotten, in this age of Digital Audio Workstations, how much fun it was to work with audio tape. And yes, I'm being sarcastic.

I do recall writing and making this track in college (sequencing the music on my Mac with a Roland JV keyboard and Alesis SR-16 drum machine, two sound sources which alone could define the early-to-mid 1990s pop sound) and then playing it for my friends Alec and Kara Lee in their car where it was heartily mocked (I think mostly for the falsetto "Laaaa, la la la la laaa" bit).

Later, I believe, I would go on to enter this song into the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and receive back the 7-word review: "Imagine there's no this song. We did."

Anyway, if you like cheesy pop based on a really lame pun, this is for you.

http://www.victorlams.com/audio/VLams_-_Mellowday.mp3