I switched it up with an acoustic video of this week’s song.
This song is based on the novel by the same name by Philip K. Dick (of Total Recall and Blade Runner fame). I’m rather proud of the fact that the first Chorus of this song is nearly verbatim from the only 2 stanzas in the book. They happen to be written by a dead-character on the bathroom wall in the midst of the action of the book. That kinda sums up PKD.
This week, I ordered a Batch of CDs for the upcoming EP, plus it’s St. Patricks Day, plus… it’s long past time for a song a week(ish). How about an Acoustic Prog-Pop song?. Here’s “UBIK” with just me and my guitar. If this song doesn’t make sense, let me google it for you.
And as a Bonus, This week I did up the Song a week as a Video.
This week, I’m posting the EP version of “High Gloss Photos”. This was one of those “written in 5 minutes” sort of songs (Except it really took about an hour).
As soon as I found the guitar part for the verse the lyrics just came out. When I got to the second verse I realized the lyrics were one big long run-on sentence. So I kept going with that idea and tried to make the whole song one big run-on-sentence. Unfortunately the damn bridge got in the way and broke up the pattern. Oh well. Still a kick-ass song.