A little song we did…
Christmas here in Michigan, as with many traditionally cold places in the U.S. this time of year, was unseasonably warm and FAR from white. But we still enjoyed good food and some family time at home.
Hope you all (who celebrate) had a Merry Christmas and wishing you all a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year!
Perhaps we’ll see you all more in 2016!
Here’s the “professional” version that I recorded for my Soundcloud page:
Hi gang, sorry I haven’t been around much the last couple months. I’ve been busy displaying my awesomeness in ways other than being a world-famous blogger. I promise there are some things in the works and that I will be back soon. Until then, in the spirit of Summer which is finally here and warm campfires on crisp, clear, starry nights, here’s a pretty epic old post from Summer of 2011 when this blog was a younger version of itself and which many of you have probably never had the privilege of experiencing.
So that you can vicariously enjoy the whole Brown Road experience and since I can’t think of anything to write about, here’s me singing a campfire song, including all of the outside bird and peeper sounds from the swamp behind us! One of the critters got so loud towards the end, I think maybe it was sitting right underneath me. Maybe it was singing along. I laughed because I thought it sounded like one of those combination music and nature sounds CD’s you can buy.
Sweet Baby James is one of my favorite songs. My Mom sang it to me to help me fall asleep when I was a baby. I don’t really remember that, but I imagine that’s where it all started. My parents had a copy of the James Taylor album that this song was originally recorded on and I would listen to it all the time.
If you’d like, here’s a video I found on youtube of a crackling campfire, that you can look at as well!
You should play them both at the same time to really get the full effect! You may have to adjust the volume settings on the videos to watch them together, the crackling fire is pretty loud.
Have fun at the Brown Road campfire!
Love this song. Been trying to learn it for the last several months. Took about a zillion takes to get a decent video, but finally one came out alright!
Just doin’ a little croonin’…
These days I don’t seem to pick up the guitar as much as I used to.
I used to like this song a lot, hadn’t heard it in years and tripped over it today on youtube. It was written by a guy names Goebel Reeves, but the most well known version is probably the very somber Arlo Guthrie rendition off of his album of the same name. I like the dark, graininess of the video too… fits the song well. Its a simple three chord song and when you have my limited skills, those are the best kind!