From Shel Silverstein’s Falling Up
Music by Nicolas D. Frantela
One thing that I do miss about unemployment was being able to take all day to record a song, instead of the rushing to do it after work. Another thing I miss about unemployment is all the interesting ways I save money to keep buying liquor (e.g. not buy food). Good times.
By Sam Cooke
Why is it we can never seem to do justice to our most cherished songs? Alas, I can not play any stringed instruments other than guitar and I only had a couple of hours to finish this. I always promise myself that I will return and record songs again when I don’t like the final outcome, but the truth is I think I just need more practice at them.
That being the case, this song has held a special significance to me for awhile (especially last year when I was both in a play, found a romance, lost a job, started this blog and then found a job), and I always feel its weight when listening to/playing/singing it. So is this rendition great? Naw, not by a long shot. Do I regret doing it? Not a chance.
For some reason, no matter how hard I try, I can not sing the “k” in fork. I think a witch might have cast a spell on me when I was born. “MAY HE NEVER BE ABLE TO PROPERLY SING GREEN DAY!”
Yeah. I can see it happening.