Posts Tagged ‘banjo’

14 thing

by on Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Eric Balint -14 thing

Thing 12i picked up the guitar this morning and just started playing the riff of this song. i didn’t think about it at all, it just came out. i went from there, adding layers that took it to some strange places. it’s got a weird movement to it that i kind of like, or, at least find interesting.

instruments:
guitar: yamaha acoustic, yamaha hollow body electric
bass: beat ass harmony
banjo: michael row’s austin
drums
vocals

lyrics:
aahh aahh

13 the azaleas can’t make up their mind

by on Monday, October 19th, 2009

Eric Balint - 13 the azaleas can't make up their mind

Azaleas_And_Live_Oaks,_Magnolia_Plantation,_Charleston,_South_Carolinathis is a little mountain ballad. i wanted it to be real loose…like someone started to play the organ and everyone else just grabbed what was by them and went.
the lyrics were inspired by outside.

instruments:
organ: hammond
guitar: yamaha acoustic
banjo: michael row’s austin
tambourine/shakers
vocals

lyrics:
the wheel barrow’s flipped over in the leaves
the ladder is on it’s side
the pumpkins are waiting silently
to be brought to life
the weeds are climbing through the deckboards
the azaleas can’t make up their mind
there’s critters living in the gutters
but i’m afraid i don’t know what kind
we should really remember to
have the fireplace checked
we’re running out of spaces
to hold all the things we collect

12 capuchin

by on Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Eric Balint - 12 capuchin

this is my first instrumental piece. South Korea Buddha Birthday
it’s called capuchin.
capuchin can refer to a type of monk, or a type of monkey.

it’s probably the most fun i’ve had recording so far.

instruments:
concertina: stagi
marimba: musser
banjo: michael row’s austin
drums

02 grade school art

by on Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Eric Balint - 02 grade school art

gradeschoolgirlartits not the norm for me to let myself write something “sweet”, but i ended up kind of liking this one. the way the chorus sounded in my head brought me naturally to the phrase ” you’re mine” and thinking about a person belonging to you. and this got me thinking of images of a kid not wanting to share something special. and that’s where these lyrics came from. don’t get me wrong. i am an advocate of sharing. but sometimes you can just keep your damn hands off of my transformer. know what i mean?

(note: i am recording these songs on a korg digital recorder. i got this one about ninety percent finished when the thing froze up on me and erased it all. now i’m going to be nervous as all get out every time i lay down a note. only 28 more to go!)

instruments:

guitar: zanny’s generic classical
ukulele: Hilo
banjo: Michael Row’s Austin
vocals x’s 3

lyrics:
you, you’re a brand new toy
that i let the boys
admire jealously
but never hold
the first slice of my cake
or a tried and true mistake
that i only own
when i’m old
you’re mine
you, you’re a secret box
with rubber bands for locks
dusty in the back
of the closet shelf
or grade school art
or when i fell apart
remembered in the end
what i could create myself
you’re mine