Demo: Within You and Without You

I was noodling around on guitar the other day and stumbled onto this melody. The Irish songs I’ve been working on rely more on notes than chords and this song does the same thing from a land 5,000 miles east of Ireland.George Harrison’s Within You And Without You kicks of side two of The Beatles’Continue reading “Demo: Within You and Without You”

Last Licks

There’s no way around it – 2016 is a shitty year for music fans. So far we’ve lost Prince, Merle Haggard, David Bowie, Keith Emerson, Glenn Frey, Paul Kantner, and Maurice White. And it’s not even May yet. It got me thinking about the final recordings that artists make and what it says about theContinue reading “Last Licks”

Behind That Locked Door

  What can I say about George Harrison’s songwriting? It must have been quite a mixed blessing to be bandmates with two of the greatest songwriters who ever lived. He must have learned a lot from them but it was difficult to get songwriting space on the Beatles’ albums. By the time they recorded theirContinue reading “Behind That Locked Door”

Let It Down

George Harrison’s son Dhani (and friends) with a killer version of George’s “Let It Down” from All Things Must Pass on Conan O’Brien’s show last night. Though you sit in another chair, I can feel you hereLooking like I don’t care, but I do, I doHiding it all behind anything I seeShould someoneContinue reading “Let It Down”