This song was written 20 years ago, in early 1995, when it was becoming clear that the Internet was going to change the world. As usual, the music came long before the words did. Back in those days, one of my biggest recording challenges with The Andy Band was finding a drum beat to serve as the foundation for my one-man-band. Without an actual kit or the talent to really play it well, and before I had a software drum machine, I spent a while searching for portions of songs on CDs I owned, or bits from my improv band Killer Whirlpool with just a drum beat, and I'd loop these two- or four-bar beats. This mellow conga-based beat is from the intro to "Everybody's Got a Cousin in Miami" by Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers. I then started playing guitar over the beat and found this music. I recorded three acoustic guitar tracks, one doing a really sweet solo. I played a Hohner Clavinet for the bass part. Once I sat down and came up with these lyrics, I recorded 3 vocal tracks. This ended up on the album flipping bits
Thanks for listening!
farms & gearsrising moon, stop and stare been a long time since we walked there we all need new frontiers let's get past farms and gears gears are turning coal's still burning in the factories of our industrialized earth but there's so much more to come in the age of the electron can you see it coming we're building personal agents web crawlers, gophers cyborg butlers Android Vesuvius coming soon to a store near you coming alive from silicon to phosphor images of you laughing on my screen we are all global villagers groping in the dark grass roots January 21 (chorus) & February 7 (verses) 1995 ©1995 by Andy Wyatt