I recently dedicated a love song to my friend Christy called “Every Little Piece”. The song is about her missing an old flame. Well, when Clementine (one of this fine blog’s contributing artists) heard the track, she offered to harmonize over top. The result is beautiful. So, I give unto you followers a gem. Free downloads can be found here (just enter $0 as the price). Enjoy, lovelies. — Kavalier Calm
Every Little Piece
The flowers you gave me were supposed to last forever
just like our love,
but both dried up,
crumbled to dust,
and, love, it fills my lungs.
I need you, every little piece.
Without you, the puzzle won’t be complete.
And I know I should just give up,
but I want to see the picture we would make.
All the promises you made are a part of me
just like my flesh and blood.
When you left,
the promises broke,
and so did my bones and soul.
Do you like to sing? I need the recordings of many voices to make a group chorus in a song I just wrote called “A Beer With A Friend”. Don’t be shy. It’s a jaunty, pub song, so beautiful singing voices are not required (or even encouraged). For more information on how to help, click here. I greatly appreciate anyone who takes the time. I’ll be sure to credit all contributors when I post the finished product. Thank you, lovelies! — KC
Lovelies, will you help me finish a song? I wrote this tune about the joys of drinking with a friend after seeing this wonderful gif on jellyyyace. What I need you all for is a group singing of the chorus. At about 3:43, after I holler “All together now!”, I need you to record yourself singing the chorus along with me. If you listen a few times, I know you’ll pick it up. I don’t care how you record yourself (your laptop’s internal mic with the free recording software Audacity, your iPhone’s video or voice memo feature, etc.); just do it some way, then email the audio file/video to email@example.com. Wear headphones as you listen to sing along, so I only hear you. When you listen to the this draft, you’ll hear a bunch of guitar-only spots. Once I compile all your contributions, I’m going to splice them in and add guitar solos throughout. I really appreciate your help. Once I post the track, I’m going to give a shout out to everyone who contributed. Here are the lyrics of the chorus. Much love. — KC
A beer with a friend is like learning to swim:
wet your whistle together, and you won’t forget.
And I thank God every day for the social lubricant.
Yes, we find each other when drowning in sin.
Two hours ago, I asked if any artists wanted to collaborate, and J at phartography answered:
This sounds like fun, you should go to my soundcloud and just pick something. http://soundcloud.com/ihasded
I dug his work, and got excited about the challenge of playing with dubstep/electronic/beats because I’m all about two-track, acoustic minimalism. We chatted, and he directed me to his song Junkpilot, in which he imagined someone traveling to space in a jerry-rigged ship that regularly malfunctions. After listening a few times, I knew I couldn’t sing with it, but I felt I could give it some poetry. Something about the adventure in J’s sound reminded me of my grandfather, and I hit record and just started talking. Somehow these words flowed out of me, improv, in one take. And it felt so right, like magic. Not only did the words come easy, but the timing was spot on (the lyrical topics fit the instrumental moment). Enjoy this, friends. And, please, check out J’s amazing work and blog. Support him like you support me. And J, thanks for letting me play with your sound. — K.C.
Alone. And it’s wonderful.
I remembered my grandfather today.
He was a cowboy.
And when I was a boy, I wanted to be just like him.
I suppose being an astronaut is the next best thing.
When I built this in the junk yard,
I should have guessed that some things would break.
I should have guessed that I would break.
But there’s nothing a good kick can’t fix.
Just like when grandfather used to hit the top of the T.V.
to make the fuzz go away.
Cowboy tricks work in space, too.
I’m alone, and it’s wonderful.
My ship, my vessel, my horse
No man has ever had a pony like this before.
The universe is my oyster,
and I’m greedy for its pearls.
Grandfather would be proud
that someone else lived the cowboy dream
in an age when cowboys aren’t needed.
I’m writing a song called “Warrior Beemo”, and I’d like to post it with a visual when it’s finally done. Will be good exposure and a fun way to add another dimension to your 2d art. Actually, if more than one person wants to contribute, I’d give a shout out to all the bloggers in the audio post. Thanks in advance! Just search #Adventure Time on my blog to hear the other AT songs I’ve already written.