I came to Kidder Farm this week and like magic I am getting things done. “Middle-Aged Rock Band,” which has been driving me crazy, is finished. I’ll be honest. I’m not thrilled with the result. I like vibe of the song. It’s punchy and fun and also bittersweet. But it needs something. As usual I have no idea what. Maybe a bridge or real musicians or a different tempo. Maybe not the wacky third chorus which modulates down to D. It seemed poignant when I first tried it but now I’m not so sure. It did give me a good excuse to learn how to mute the annoying canned drums for a few measures and bring them back in. That trick makes me feel pretty fancy. I played the Danelectro, which is the wrong guitar for this song, and treated my vocal with a subtle chorus effect.
Middle Aged Rock Band by Middlemojo