Totally new, never-heard-before music every week! The SAW is a loose collective of artists led by the former members of the band Haiku Rd., engaging in a creative experiment to write and record a song in one week, and post it here. We managed at least one every week through 2007 and one new one in 2008. Now, in 2009, we're back in earnest! Anyone who's game is welcome to participate.
Song a Week Podcast 2009, No. 25 - Downstream by Chris Devine
hris gets (relatively) funky, employing rhythms and guitar stuff never before seen in one of his songs. But what does it mean?
Song a Week Podcast 2009, No. 24 - You Already Know by Erik Matthew Hendel
EMH contemplates the idea of being set in one's ways, especially if the ways aren't that beneficial.
Song a Week Podcast 2009, No. 23 - Natural Disasters by Chris Devine
OK, so the SAW has slipped to a schedule that might be more aptly termed 'occasional', but we're still determined to get caught up. For this week, Chris cuts it up with a KLF/JAMs/Timelords-inspired dance number containing little other than drum loops and samples from other sources (and some other synths to round things out). The samples included come from CDs by Consolidated, Shawn Colvin, Ashley MacIsaac and Leonard Cohen. How's that for an eclectic mix?
Song a Week Podcast 2009, No. 22 - Firing Line by Erik Matthew Hendel
Still behind schedule, but destined to catch up (someday), SAW plows forward with this EMH contribution. Enjoy the Bruce Springsteen inspired vocal performance in this rocked up acoustic gem of mixed metaphors.
Song a Week Podcast 2009, No. 21 - I Wanted to Be by Chris Devine
Vacation, desperate illness, writer's block ... These all had a hand in much delaying this latest creation from Chris. He says he's really sorry. This difficult slice of soul-searching was written at the guitar in a few minutes and recorded in under two hours. After weeks or months of desperate nothingness, this is a good thing. The arrangement is pretty spare ... just guitars, bass, piano and vocal. A bonus song will follow within a few days, then Erik will be back next week to get us back on schedule. Cross your fingers!
Song a Week Podcast 2009, No. 20 - Difficult Goodbye by Erik Matthew Hendel
Erik is very late with his submission for this week's SAW, and though he'd like to solely blame his malfunctioning computer for this tardy tune, procrastination is definitely a co-conspirator. Enjoy the nonsense!
Better than cheese.