Wednesday, January 28, 2009

open mic night - w00t!

Finally got back to open mic night at the coffeehouse last night. This time my neighbor Benn and I played together - we only got to do 3 songs (out of the 5 we had ready), which is actually a good thing, because there were probably 12 groups wanting to play, so they were moving everyone along. It's really thriving. I think we did well, and there were some great people playing. Half the people from our street showed up, which was pretty great, next time we'll have to hire a bus.

Always amazing, after a string of middle-aged guys, to have 2 high school girls get up there and just kill. Your mind gets used to what "singing" sounds like, and then someone gets up there with an actual set of pipes and blows your hair back - it's cool.

We played Desire by Ryan Adams, Woman Across the River by the Allman Brothers, and Dance, Dance, Dance by Steve Miller.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Runnin' To The Lounge

Microsoft just introduced Songsmith, which is software that automatically generates an accompaniment to any melody.

David Lee Roth's vocal track from Runnin' With the Devil is available with no accompaniment.

The results are breathtaking.