Kitchen Table Covers Week 1: Watching The Wheels
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you might have seen that I had this idea of recording a different cover song every week and sending it to you to download on Fridays. I'm calling the recordings Kitchen Table Covers, and they will be super lo-fi, mostly because I thought it would be fun, but also... because I don't have any proper recording equipment. Yet!
I made one rule for myself: I can only record two takes. No obsessively recording 18 takes and trying to figure out which one has the least mistakes (yes, I am like that.) I have to choose one or the other, however imperfect they both are. I'm hoping there will be something cool about hearing the things that we don't usually get to hear in a studio recording. Have you ever listened to a song and wondered what the artist's real voice sounds like? Well... you'll get to hear mine. Let me know if I'm crazy, or if you're into it.
This week I chose John Lennon's "Watching The Wheels", from his album Double Fantasy, which was released 3 weeks before his death on December 8, 1980.
I was born on December 5, 1980, and there were a few years of my childhood that I wished and hoped that I was John Lennon, reincarnated. I didn't really know how that worked, timing-wise, (in fact I still don't, do you know? When do our souls enter our body?) but I get a chuckle out of my little-girl self feeling his music so deeply that I hoped that I dreamed that I was him... returned as a small, freckle-faced day-dreamer on Mission Fields Road.