We’re almost to the release of the “The Legend of Ms Garcia”. I had to do some different stuff and learn a few new tricks while recording this track. And I thought it would be fun to take you into the studio and break the song down to show you all the moving parts.
I just realized the title of this post could be a song of its own.
My favorite songs that I’ve written are the ones that come with a visual story attached to them. At least in my head, even if I never get around to doing a video for them.
“The Legend of Ms Garcia”, which will be released on February 5th, is one of those songs. It’s about my high school Spanish teacher who had a… reputation of sorts.
When I compose I usually have other influences in mind. In this case, one of them was Mexican calendar girls were popular in the 1930’s-1960’s, much like the one above and this one.
Update: The official recording of “The Legend of Ms Garcia” is now available! Click here to check it out or hit the player below.
I’ll often be influenced by some song or style that I don’t necessarily know a lot about. But I can use it as a sort of template that I do my own thing with. For “Ms Garcia” that was the theme song from Disney’s Zorro films from the late 1950’s.
By the way, if you’ve never seen those old Zorro films, there a ton of fun. I still rewatch them periodically.
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This is a little clippy clip about vampires from my latest comedy special “Pretty From The Back”
I just can’t be scared of vampires from places like Forks, Mystic Falls, or Bon Temps. Here’s why.
When I was a kid our vampires were rich aristocratic types who lived in a castle high in the Carpathian mountains. If you’re a thousand years old and still find yourself living in a town with one black person and no Starbucks, I’m not going to be real scared of you. I may buy you some business books though.