some guy in missoula, mt.

posting a song a week in 2019.

fully prepared for failure.

Week 5

Week 5

I’m out of the country with my wife this week. I was able to cobble together this song using a webcam microphone and a tiny Casio keyboard. I wasn’t able to give this more than a few hours. And while there are some bits I like, I honestly don’t want to post it at all. But, staying on task for 52 weeks means that there will likely be a lot of these, so I best get used to it.

The Song-A-Week subreddit theme for this week was a particular chord progression, known as “I V vi IV. Oddly, it has been both called the “sensitive female chord progression” as well as the “pop punk progression”. For context, here is a list of songs that use the progression.

Those swells you hear in the beginning (and throughout) are the sound of the waves outside my room, phased and delayed.

DOUBTERS

They revealed themselves each dawn 
No choruses, no cannons, no gongs 
Their demonstrations drew in the throngs 
For an unexpected encounter 

Still, there were doubters 

They were lined up on your lawns where 
In a shimmery show they just spawned there 
And they spoke in peculiar tongues 
Like some distant out-of-towners 

Still, there were doubters 

All the things they left in a rush 
All the things we’ve gained 
All the meaning is lost to us 
All the beauty remains 

Still, there are doubters

Week 6

Week 6

Week 4

Week 4