Under the Covers with Littlefoot
Always more music! “B3 does B3″ is a project that we’ve been working on since the start of 2012. The participating artists chose some of their favorite fellow B3nsonite’s tunes and are putting their own spin on them.
Littlefoot does Nursing Home Discoveries
& for next week, Sgt Dunbar!
Littlefoot‘s ”If You Give a Grouch a Guitar” (b3023)
In the 1960s a guitar was made in Japan. By 2009 it had found it’s way to Kabul, Afghanistan where Kamran Parwana of Nursing Home Discoveries adopted it and gave it the love and attention it always desired. He wrote a song called “Cold Storage” on it, a song that has now been adapted by B3nson dreamboat, Littlefoot:
A couple questions Seth Tillinghast, aka Littlefoot:
WHO is on the recording?: It’s all Littlefoot.
WHERE was the recording done?: In the dining room of my old apartment on Philip Street.
HOW did you make the recording?: I used Audacity and a USB mic. Then I mixed it all myself, though I can’t say I did a whole lot of that stuff because I didn’t really know what I was doing.
Materials Used: A ukulele, a blue snowglobe mic, and a laptop.
Did you know from that start that you were going to cover this song on ukulele?: I had an idea that I’d use the ukulele from the start because I’m better on the uke than I am on the guitar. It was easier to generate ideas for parts.
Why did you pick this song and artist to cover?: I really enjoy Kamran’s music, and this happens to be my favorite Nursing Home Discoveries song (though I got a sneak peek some new material and it was fantastic. Cop that shit when it drops.). The original recording was pretty rocking, and it had a lot going on. It’s an amazing love song. I thought I could strip it down and simplify it a bit, make it pretty. I’m not sure I did that. I probably just made it more sad.
You and Kamran played this song together at a Funsgiving show while in BEWARE! the Other Head of Science, is that the first time you heard it or had you listened to the original rocking recording before that?: I had heard the song before, but after covering it with Beware it was stuck in my head for about a year, so I really wanted to cover it.
AND FOR NEXT WEEK!!
Here’s another special edition of a song for you, an exclusive digital version of “Upon Awakening” by Sgt Dunbar & the Hobo Banned. In the real world it’s only available on a 7″ vinyl EP entitled “Amnesia Moon, Vol. 1″ that you can procure at any Sgt Dunbar show or probably from here:
Neither Sgt Dunbar or the Hobo Banned responded in time for this broadcast, they were probably drunk in a field somewhere.