Yes, that’s right… a Christmas Song!!!
You know, I’m just feeling so stoked and joyful about everything right now that this just came right out. I’ve always wanted to do a Christmas record, so, I apologize to any of you humbuggers out there but I believe I’m going to try and chew my way through that little project for the next couple of months right here on mchatton.com. There may be some exceptions but right now it just sounds like the thing to do.
And, for those of you keeping score… I came in second again over at Song Fight with the last two entries – Shoelace Soup and A Scary Thing. I actually put up another one yesterday to do battle with this week called Stomach For It. It’s so different from the other stuff here that I wasn’t going to post it here originally (kind of a wanky over the top guitar solo at the end) but here it is anyway. Please go vote for it if you like it – there’s a lot of great submissions over there this week.
A brand new “Song Of the Week”
I said I wasn’t going to do Song Fight again for awhile but it’s been really fun (we came in second again with last weeks “In The Tank” – thank you!) and this weeks title gave me all kinds of ideas, none of which I used. Instead, this one just kind of fell out when I started recording.
So, if you like it, please go over to Song Fight and vote for me!
You still have through tomorrow to vote for “Shoelace Soup”.
A new “Song Of the Week. I know, I know- wasn’t that over a week? Well yes, it was, so… um, we went to Legoland.
We came in second place with “Everybody Calm Down” in the Song Fight last week. Thank you very much for all the votes – we just keep getting more every time. If you haven’t already, please go over there again and vote for last weeks “In the Tank”. It’s a bit heavier than the usual fare here but many of you have been asking for that.
I was going to skip the Song Fight thing for a little while but this idea got stuck in my head and… here it is:
Mr Branch goes out to the back to dig deep deep down down back through the rack – ‘Cause he could eat the pants and the shirt off his back you know he feels so strange – It may have been a little accidental snack – Instead of something cold he grabbed a coat from the back – And he could eat his pants and the shirt off his back – You know he feels so strange – Chewed up my shoes – How can it be so – It used to be the place my toes would go – How can it be so – I fear the next to go is the rest of my clothes – Oh no – How can it be so – Chew chew chewin’ on the last belt loop – How can it be so – Only thing left is shoelace soup – Mr Branch goes out to the back to
dig deep deep down down back through the rack – ‘Cause he could eat the
pants and the shirt off his back you know he feels so strange – Doesn’t want to get fat so he won’t eat a hat – Buttons would be gluttonous and that makes him laugh – And he could eat his pants and the
shirt off his back – You know he feels so strange – Chewed up my shoes
– How can it be so – It used to be the place my toes would go – How can
it be so – I fear the next to go is the rest of my clothes – Oh no –
How can it be so – Chew chew chewin’ on the last belt loop – How can it
be so – Only thing left is shoelace soup
Another “Song Of the Week” and it’s another Song Fight.
And, in case you hadn’t heard… WE WON!!!
The tune “Paper Thin” (that was under my name – not “Grass Stained” (although that one did well too) won the Song Fight for the week. If you haven’t already, please go there and vote for last week’s “Everybody Calm Down“. This one called “In the Tank” should be up there in a few days.
Another important note:
The CD is ready. We’ve just got to get it up here for sale… very soon. Then, we’ll get back to regular business here with some non-Song Fight tunes.
Thank you again!
A brand new “Song Of the Week” and it’s another Song Fight entry. They’re a little behind this so please go over and vote for my entries from last week (remember there’s two) under my name and “Grass Stained”… then, go back at the end of the week and vote for this one too (if you like it).
And, yes, the CD is mixed and mastered and we’re just about finished with the final packaging.
Two Songs with virtually the same title?
Why yes, it is. There’s another Song Fight and I guess I liked the title so much that I did two. If you like either of them go vote for me please. The first one (just called “Paper Thin” above) is listed under the band name “Grass Stained” at Song Fight. The second one (“Thin As Paper Thin”) is listed under my name at Song Fight with the title “Paper Thin” (just like all the others).
And, since there are two in the bag for this week I won’t be posting next week to allow time to finally wrap up the mastering and packaging of the first cd. Thank you!
A brand new “Song Of the Week”…
And please don’t forget to go over to “Song Fight” and vote for my entry into their little contest (last weeks “Interesting Times”).
So this is going to be something different. Andy recommended I try a thing called “Song Fight.” They give a song title every week (this week it’s “Interesting Times”), you post your song up on their site, and then anyone can vote for the best song that week.
So, guess what I want you to do on Thursday…
You know how when you’ve spent the whole day jumping on the bed and the springs start popping out and then those little pillow guys come and fix it with those weird little tools and it ends up being so bouncy that you can’t even lay down on it anymore… you know, right? Well, that’s what this song is about.
And yes, I know it’s been more than a week. And yes, I should probably be posting 2 songs this time. Well we went to Kauai and it was awesome and I got a nose flute from this Hawaiian guy… but that would’ve been too easy.
A brand new “Song Of the Week”…
This Is It… So Dig It
Funny little friends have got it all figured out – Said they know just where to dig and how to get it all out- Might as well go out and play – ‘Cause there’s more to dig then one way – Spendin’ your time diggin’ in the ground – Diggin’ inside just to try and get out – Well there’s more to time then the minutes – And this is it – So dig it – Spendin’ your time listening to the sounds – Of funny friends tellin’ you what’s up in the clouds – And there’s more to time then the minutes – This is it so dig it