Here’s one from the archives. Last year Chelsea had her phone stolen on Muni. As a security measure she wanted to switch to a text-tone that did not scream “I have en expensive phone in my purse!” whenever she received a text. To help her out I wrote and recorded this tiny (even by my standards!) ukulele track. I have in my records that I sent it to her on July 15th, 2011. Feel free to use it your iPhone.
With Chelsea traveling all over the country on her graduate school auditions I had both the time and motivation to record her a little song. Although this one is not original, it is the same style as the two previous ring tones I made for her. The song has four electric ukulele tracks and one electric bass track.
I love you truly, truly dear,
Life with its sorrow, life with its tears
Fades into dreams when I feel you are near
For I love you truly, truly dear.
Ah! Love, ’tis something to feel your kind hand
Ah! Yes, ’tis something by your side to stand;
Gone is the sorrow, gone doubt and fear,
For you love me truly, truly dear.
It’s been over half a year since my last post, and I’m back with something very similar. Chelsea was in San Diego, and while she was gone I finally was able to get something recorded for her. The number of ideas, over the past months, that never made it is staggering, but this one made it, thanks in no small part to it’s brevity and lack of lyrics. Despite it’s diminutive length, it still took me nearly an entire day to write, learn and record. Oy!
It consists of the following tracks:
Have a listen! (Or download the first bit of it as an iPhone ring tone)
While visiting my parents at their cabin just North of Ukiah California, I wrote and recorded a ring-tone for Chelsea. The electric ukulele plugs directly into my battery operated Zoom H4 four track recorder, so the whole thing could be made in the middle of the woods.
To raise money for her graduate school audition tour, my girlfriend Chelsea and the amazing pianist Stephen Damonte, put on a fundraiser recital. I joined her for the Fly Duet from Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers in which Jupiter disguised as a fly (myself) seduces the innocent Eurydice (Chelsea). If you want to help her achieve her goal of going to graduate school, you can donate at her website.
Fly Duet from Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers: