For those of you who don't know, I'm half of the band called Spiro. I'm big into writing and playing music as those of you who know my band can hopefully tell.
With music comes a certain territory, a cache of musical styles that are bound to be repeated with every musician who attempts to write. As you develop an ear for music and an ability for a musical instrument a variety of perks eventually show up. One of those would be the learning a song by ear. While it's something I enjoy doing and feel especially proud when I figure out songs by a musician I love, it can also have a backlash effect.
Okay, there isn't really a backlash, but what I'm hinting at is that sometimes you'll be able to pick out a song that you weren't really expecting, or trying, to. The other day, I figured out Kylie Minogue's club hit "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" on the guitar.
It entranced me. I couldn't stop playing it; I couldn't stop messing around with it. Needless to say, today I recorded a version of it that somewhat resembles a gospel-funeral dirge. Not unlike the version the Flaming Lips did a few years back.
I don't know if I'm allowed to post it or not because it's copyrighted material, but if you want to hear it (it's really short, barely under 2 minutes) or are a fan of my music, I could definitely email it to you. I think that should be okay because I don't want to make any money off of it. It's just me having fun with home recording software.
So, I'm not sure whether to be ashamed or satisfied. I guess I'll let you, my friends and fans, decide.