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Smiling Bill

October 31st, 2009 by

Smiling Bill Malone

So. In the past week or so I’ve been sort of inundated with concern from friends and family about my mental condition. Which is all fine, you know – nothing’s worse than being in a terrible way with nothing there to cheer you back up, you know?

It did make me all of a sudden a bit more self conscious about what I have been putting up here, though. So I tried to write about it with sort of a high concept metaphor, where there’s some other guy who is running around being upbeat and being a go-getter and all that, who sort of stole that ability from me sometime in elementary I guess. Lyric writing being what it is, much clarifying information was dropped on the floor, so the result is maybe open to misinterpretation.

But I added a bunch of electric guitars and reverb and echo and stuff so it doesn’t sound so “raw” and “close”, like a bedroom confessional thing.

Oh, and I figured out that the speaker actually was not plugged in on my amplifier. Which explains most of the problems I was having.


4 Responses to “Smiling Bill”

  1. meropa

    I like.

  2. Kelly G

    Sounds very cowboy Western. I could imagine this in a movie soundtrack.

  3. LZQ

    It was pretty good (kinda dig the effect on the vocals) and then the dual lead guitars kick in. That was pretty great.

    Take care of yourself Bill.

  4. Becky

    This is great, Bill! I really like the guitar.

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