Archive for December, 2011

Everybody Goes

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

This song is in some weird way the sister song to “I Left My Muse,” a song that started as a Drinking Problem song and ended up on the last Sights record. I think of them as a pair since I wrote them during the same weekend towards the end of 2008. Both songs are different perspectives on being in a long term relationship.

Adrian Robles played the drums on this 2009 demo, and it was the first time I ever worked with him on a full drum kit. Since then, he’s played drums for my demos on several other occasions and did one live performance with Emily and I (a portion of which can be seen here). I’m playing all the non-drum instruments, as I believe they’re called.

Dave Lawson – “Everybody Goes”

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Melissa and James

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

One of the best benefits of having a studio in your basement is the ability to catch spontaneous moments in good audio quality. After living with Melissa and hearing her play songs with James on many occasions in her bedroom or the living room, I’d been meaning to find the right moment to record one of their casual collaborations. The last night before Melissa moved back to Massachusetts, I finally got that chance.

I recorded about 45 minutes of audio but also about 10 minutes of video with my point-and-shoot camera. I then synced this video up with the Pro Tools audio (or at least as close as my freebie video editing software would allow -- I’ll work on improving that in the future).