Day Tripper

 

Here is another Beatles tune. I think it’s a bit unusual given where their music was heading at the time. It’s basically just a guitar riff-driven rocker.

August 24, 2016 at 8:17 am Leave a comment

I’ll Follow the Sun

 

I am something of a sucker for the sappy, pretty Paul McCartney songs like this one (or like “I Will” form the White Album). It seemed a good choice for an arrangement.

 

August 21, 2016 at 2:51 pm Leave a comment

Eleanor Rigby

 

If I had said to you, “I’ll bet you 20 bucks that I can make a surf-rock arrangement of “Eleanor Rigby”, and that it would actually be really good”, you might have taken that bet.

I think that if you had, you would have just lost twenty dollars.

August 19, 2016 at 5:43 pm Leave a comment

I Saw Her Standing There

I had quite a bit of fun arranging and recording this. It’s cool creating surf-rock tracks from songs not normally associated with the genre. This one actually translated quite readily.

 

August 18, 2016 at 3:44 pm Leave a comment

Some Years Past

 

This is an original, smooth jazz tune new this summer. The title was the result of me thinking about my advancing age, so I put together a montage of photos of me with family and guitars that starts pretty far back and goes through the past year. They’re not in any particular order. I like this tune pretty well — it has a nice, relaxing feel.

 

August 17, 2016 at 1:42 pm Leave a comment

And I Love Her

 

From the 1964 film, “A Hard Days” Night, this song peaked at #12 on the USA charts.

 

August 14, 2016 at 3:38 pm Leave a comment

If I Fell

 

“If I Fell” was the “B” side to “And I love Her”, both from 1964’s “A Hard Days Night”

 

August 14, 2016 at 6:02 am Leave a comment

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