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double you double you double you dot

On December 25th of the year two thousand and nine, I had just had my wisdom teeth taken out and was doped up on some very strong pain killers. It was the first year I spent the holiday completely alone. Instead of being depressed about that fact, I decided to drink an alcoholic beverage(or maybe two), write a song and record it in the bathroom of the shitty little studio apartment that was considered a dwelling($700 a month for 400 square feet). I had just begun on a new prolific writing journey where I was listening to a lot of Townes Van Zandt, specifically “A Gentle Evening with Townes Van Zandt,” which was recorded live at Carnegie Hall in 1969. I’m not anywhere close to writing like or sounding like Townes Van Zandt, nor am I attempting to be, but I couldn’t help being influenced by his energy and style. Here is what I came up with on that day.

Last year I decided to try to recapture the song live(the audio isn’t great) and while setting up my camera this weird little bug decided to land on the microphone.

The reason why I’m posting about this song, is because as I prepare for a new album, I’m revisiting some old songs which I haven’t really done anything with yet and am considering them for the release of the next album. One of my favorite things about recording is capturing that moment in time that can never be recreated. When I re-listen to my own song “High Time” I hear this rawness that I’ll never be able to capture again, mainly because I don’t have anymore of those pain killers and because the song was completely new and I didn’t have time to analyze or over think it, I just went with my intuition of the moment.

Thank you for reading and don’t forget to enjoy yourself.

-WDS

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1 Response to “double you double you double you dot”


  1. 1 Andrew
    January 19, 2015 at 4:18 am

    you introduced me to that TVS album and I love it!
    Love the video and your music! Keep up the great work! I’m proud of you man!


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