The Rehearsal Tapes
The “rehearsal tapes series” are recorded live on Thadd’s Zoom H2 recorder. He then dumps them out onto his computer, adjusts the balance, EQ, etc. and turns them out as mp3s for your enjoyment.
You can right-click on the song titles to download the mp3s or just use the handy little player below each tune to listen to them now!
Here’s an original tune by Thadd called, Don’t Quit The Day Job. This is a milestone as it’s the first rehearsal tape that’s also a video! It was recorded in Thadd’s living room on May 5, 2009. The studio version of this song is available on Serpentine. Check it out too!
Tiny Bubbles. Yes, the Leon Pober tune made (in)famous by the late, lamented, Don Ho. It features Hobbit on his Ohana sopranino ukulele and Thadd has been lured over to the dark side at least long enough to play the Glyph soprano on this one! It was recorded live in Hobbit’s living room on February 26, 2009.
Sausage is a new tune by Thadd about all sorts of sausage and why he doesn’t eat them. Picture a Django-ish minor swing tune with novelty lyrics. Still the new quartet but this time Sketch is using his “street kit.” It was recorded in Thadd’s living room on December 4, 2008. You can read all about it here if you like.
Daisy Fraser is a tune Hobbit wrote about a woman scorned, and the hell she raises because of it! We recorded it in Hobbit’s living room on October 1, 2008. It’s the current lineup but this time Sketch is back on drums instead of washboard.
Dead Egyptian Blues is a song written by Michael Smith. It’s one of the Snake’s favorites. We recorded this one on September 17, 2008 in Thadd’s living room.
Say Hello To Mr. Snake is a tune that Hobbit wrote and is nearly our “theme song.” This was recorded on September 8, 2008 in Thadd’s living room.
There’s more to come… stay tuned!