This is one that has a knack for getting stuck in my head for days, even though it's a total improvisation that's all over the place and sloppy as anything. I just set up two mics near my late 1800s cabinet grand piano, sat down at the big oak piano bench my father-in-law built for us, and hit record. I knocked on the piano bench in the intro, and ended up going off on a few tangents and returning, all the while expressing my desire to get away on vacay.
From my 20-year-old album leave a trace. This album has a lot of well-produced, multi-track studio work, with some of my personal favorites like the title track "leave a trace", "here today", "your skin", "new office", and "shiny", but the last third of the album is simple improvisations such as this one, the thematically similar "in the factory / on vacation" (recorded in Los Gatos, CA, with Ayman and PeBo!), and "moving along".
Thanks for listening!
vacationing got a funny feeling got a funny feeling got a funny feeling got a spinning in my head I can dream in the daytime spinning in my head I can dream in the daytime what the hell was that... oh no, my right and my left appear to be reversed what a terrible disaster what a terrible disaster my stereo is messed up what a terrible disaster I'm singing on my right side and it's coming out on my left ear it's really funny that I think this is funny because it really isn't very funny and I'm just playing little chords and singing one note just to sit in your ear and wonder if I'll ever stop this song won't you all sing along I wish I were on an island on an island sitting in the waves on an island wish I was sitting in the waves I love to jump around in the waves I love to swim around in the waves I've got sand in my underwear I've got sand in my teeth I've got sand just about everywhere but it is such a relief to be vacationing to be vacationing December 17, 1995 (improvised as the tape rolled)