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All I Have Is What I Had

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Apr 9th, 2009
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All I Have Is What I Had

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Most of you got the last post before I went off to the desert, where due to technical difficulties, I was unable to deliver the song and was summarily sentenced by the judge to ingest a most unsavory tomato slice at the In & Out Burger en route to the desert.  Upon return, I continued to be plagued with odd technical difficulties that would scramble and corrupt my recordings.  Imagine that someone took your 500 piece puzzle of a polar bear in a snow storm and dumped it into the trash.  You dig through the trash and find most of the pieces, but many are mangled and ruined, soaking in that 3 month old clam chowder you just threw out of the fridge.  Now you have to put it back together with the missing and mangled pieces, but imagine that this is a puzzle of sound clips instead of physical pieces.  Get the picture?  So instead of going through that torture,  I decided to wipe the slate clean and start again.  Then halfway through the second recording I had more problems and had to start over yet again.  I’ve now recorded this song three times, but on the third time I think it turned out better.  So I’m taking the attitude that it needed to get destroyed a couple of times to be built back stronger.  However, after this I am going to take a break on the Song A Week Challenge so that I can do a postmortem and resolve these problems.

This song is called “All I Have Is What I Had”, which turned out to be sort of an up-tempo tragic comedy dealing with the pursuit of wealth during our last several economic booms and the lamenting that comes after you lose it all in the busts.  Although the topic is dark, it won’t leave you feeling bad.

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