A little housecleaning: sometimes when a piece of music seems to be tending in a vaguely pop direction I'll mock up a demo in GarageBand. That's the story with this ditty, which has been sitting on the hard drive for a couple of years now. It was originally one of a projected cycle of songs, but I realized this week that I had absolutely no recollection of what the rest of the songs were even going to be about. So now it's just an unusually well-groomed orphan.
"Timber" (MP3, 3.7 Mb)
Three things I remember liking about this song:
- The crazy bass line under the chorus.
- The quote at the end.
- The fact that, if you put enough audio compression on high Beach-Boys-style falsetto, it sounds like the Chipmunks.