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Let’s address the one bar long elephant in the room. I was recording guitars and just riffing along, oblivious to the world when I reached bar #59 and the bass and drums dropped out. I just kept playing even though I had neglected to put in a place holder to help me stay in time. I had even failed to keep the built in click track on. I just blew threw it as if I was some kind of musician who actually has a good sense of time. Then instead of going back and fixing my dumb ass mistake I left it there. Is it in time? Mostly, yes. Is it good enough for me to live with it, even for a recording that isn’t anything more than a demo? No. So what is a guy working on a mix to do? Well, take the last four beats and flip them around so they play backwards, of course. Problem solved in a manner that Syd Barrett would likely have approved of. Genius level laziness, if I do say so myself.

As for the song as a whole, it’s not too terrible. I had the whole verse section in my head before I started working on it, but I think it was going to be faster and a lot bluesier. I’m not upset that it changed, but I wonder if it could have been better if I’d stuck to the plan.

All of the guitar parts are a Gibson Les Paul Custom and the amps (two amps on every take) were a Fender Bassbreaker 15 and a Vox AC15. The pedal chain for the rhythm parts was a Klon KTR into a Keeley Super Phat Mod. The leads had a Dunlop Crybaby into the Klon into a Malaise Forever Black Lives Matter into a Donner (I think?) Harmonic Square for the down octave effect.

A - G
first glance and you think you have it
no chance you could get it right
its not of this earth
good luck try to figure it out

C - K
feels like it could come together
sit tight till the time is right
of your own making
have fun watching it collapse

D - H
It could happen
No time like now

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