Middle-Aged Rock Band Is A Song.

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

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  1. Eric
    Posted December 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    NIcely done. Great vibe, reminds me a bit of Cucumbers ca 1980.

    • joan
      Posted December 7, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

      The Cucumbers, eh? I’m going to listen now.

  2. Eric
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    I wanted to add that I really love this song; I’ve been playing it a lot. A festive note for my New Year’s Eve.

    Keep Writing, it’s been great following your stuff . Happy New Year!


    • joan
      Posted January 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

      yay! i mean, yay! i’ll say it again: yay! and happy new year. here’s hoping it’s a sweet one for you and yours.

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