Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Blast from The Past

I used to be in a band called Goodbye Charlie, here we are back in 2006.

Top Row L to R: Joseph Haefs (drums), John Miller (lead guitar)
Standing L to R: Donovan Broome (sax, lead & background vocals), yours truly (bass guitar, screams, general crazy-go-nuttiness on stage)
Bottom Row L to R: Jay Cannon (harmonica, background vocals), Jonathan Haefs (rhythm guitar, lead & background vocals)

We recorded a CD late 2005 in a doublewide trailer at our church directly from a 16 channel board into Jonathan's computer. It's pretty crappy, especially the drum mix, but we did it for a grand total of about $300, including the software and the sound card with the proper breakout box that had XLR inputs. :P

I've uploaded the songs for you guys to listen to and redistribute if you want:

Different Kind of Beautiful - the first song we wrote together, one of my faves

Give - I can't for the life of me remember the original name of this song, so I'm calling it Give. =( I particularly like the bassline I wrote for this one, it got even better later on as I made it a bit more complicated. If anyone reads this and can remember the name of this song, PLEASE remind me!

It's Over - bouncy, fun song

Prodigal - slower, very serious, I never liked this song much. Good sax in it though! That's sAx! With an A!! Get your mind outta the gutter...

Unfailing - my favorite song we ever did, written by Jonathan (mostly) after I made him mad by saying some new song he'd written sounded just like everything else we did. It's our most rocking song and it's got a 3 beat measure instead of your standard 4. I used to go APE NUTS on stage playing this, usually ending in a sweaty, out of breath collapse that meant we had to play this last as I had nothing left in the tank to play another song afterwords. Jamie can verify this, she's seen it. Also, the opening riff / first solo on this song is actually a harmonica played through a Shure Green Bullet harmonica mike plugged into an Ibanez Tube Screamer and then into our lead guitarists Line 6.

Rambling - why we did what we did, spoken word here, not music

I loved the time I spent doing this, it was great fun.

1 comment:

Cassie said...

Wow, Good Bye Charlie... what fun memories! :) I listened to "give" and I don't have a clue what it was called, goodness. But yea. wow, Donovan had/has an amazing voice - I miss it!!