Thursday, November 04, 2010

Grunt performs for you

videoSo here it is, finally, right when it was the least requested: a performance by me, Grunt! I've posted some here and there about guitars, writing songs, and recording. I've also put up short clips of me demonstrating some of my guitars, but never have I posted any performances...until now. Why now? Because I have only about five readers max now. I figure that the collateral embarrassment will be minimal, so what the frock, eh?

The song I chose to perform was "Got Bad Luck". I wrote this little throwback-style ditty back in 2002 abouts. I've done quite a few versions of this song over the years. However, this version is closest to the first incarnation, since it is only me and my guitar and not recorded using multi-track devices. Old artists from the '50s, like Buddy Holly and Jimmy Donely, were in my mind at the time that this all came together. Enjoy!

9 comments:

Brett Merritt said...

Thumbs up.

Jules said...

I don't know why I had a hard time hearing your singing... I could hear the guitar well though! Nice!

vera said...

grunto...
im your biggest fan! i always loved this song... i'm glad it's stuck in my head now!! thanks for sharing with everyone...
<3 U...
/vera

Christielli said...

Well done! I like the song a lot. You should def post more! :)

rawbean said...

Nice work!! I agree with Christielli, you should post more!

But you don't really think you have bad luck do you???

jason said...

i really liked this. looks like you underestimated the number of readers you've got. =)

The Grunt said...

Cuz~ Thanks!

Jules~ Well, I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Recording vocals and electric guitar with my laptop's webcam is kind of challenging. I am posting clips that have the vocals coming through better.

Vera~ I know you are my biggest fan. You are the curator of my "prog" and misc. recordings. Not a whole lot of people have heard "Pools of Lysergia".

Christielli~ Your wish is my command!

Rawbean~ I'm totally gonna post more! About the luck, I surely felt like I had bad luck at the time that I wrote this song--although the story is fiction, that doesn't mean that it wasn't inspired by real events.

Jason~ Yeah, you brought me over the top! I'm glad that you liked this one.

Outdoorsy Girl said...

SO excited to see you perform the songs I love!!!! :) Gotta hurry and watch the others now! ;)

Awesome!

J. Kwiatkowski said...

That was a great performance. I'm a little sad that you didn't wear a pompadour, though. I think that song needs one.