Monday, June 14, 2010
More Birdsaw 2003 tunes, a picture, a drumhead, an explanation.....
Birdsaw's critics accused us of "playing Rock Star", but we handled every aspect of the band ourselves: booking, CD production, artwork, etc. We never thought about having a manager. Pity the person who would attempt to manage any of us, anyway. This independent stance made us have to play off the beaten path a lot. In L.A. music scene terms, Fais Do Do is REALLY off the beaten path.
The bass drum head was hand painted by Ilan Laks. He's a pretty successful artist in Portland, these days.
A few more of the last demo tunes here:
The chorus of the first tune was the chorus from a song that I'd written for the band on a really cheap Fender Jaguar. They only liked that part, so I had to be happy with having it cloned on to a riff by someone else. Robin's lyric "Can't wake up/ can't run/out of my skin/can't give it away" pretty much summed up how I felt about the fate of Birdsaw, and my own personal situation, at the time of these recordings.
I guess most people who pursue creative endeavours suffer for it, so at least I know that I wasn't alone.