Got to be a part of a pretty rad project last month. Full Sail University invited local bands around Orlando to participate in recording songs out of Beck’s new album ‘Song Reader’, they also hosted a contest for student bands to cover a beck song and get in on the gig. Seeing as Full Sail has a 5 million dollar studio, and I love music and gear, I figured I’d enter… and I won!
I think the idea of releasing an album as sheet music is awesome. To be honest, I hadn’t even given Beck a lot of attention before now. In order to enter the contest I had to cover a Beck song: I didn’t have a favorite Beck song so I spent several days listening to his entire discography on Spotify. Turns out my favorite Beck song is ‘Walls’ from ‘Modern Guilt’ easily my favorite album of his. Here’s my cover of it:
I got to assemble a band and record our rendition of ‘Eyes that say I love you’ (see vid above), quite an awesome experience. And since it is me arranging things, I managed to slip some 7/8 into the bridge and write a fantasy impromptu inspired Coda. Hope you like it.
I found this blog is the best way to browse other Song Reader covers: whiskeyclonenet.tumblr.com