How To Disappear Completely (bad cover)

I did an impromptu recording of this song with me playing the guitar and singing, before all the other ones I posted.  It wasn’t good enough to share with anyone but the best of friends, however, but it did give me some confidence.  So, now, I’ve put together at least a passable version worth posting.  I hope you like it.

Of the original song was performed by Radiohead, and was written by: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway, aka…well. Radiohead (duh!).  I do not own the rights and make no money off this.  It’s just for fun.

Schrodinger’s Head

Words and Music by Robert Elessar

(c) 2019. All rights reserved.

Performed by Robert Elessar


Here it is, the project that’s distracted me for a week or two now.  Don’t expect too much from it.  After all, I had to do all the parts and the mixing myself.  It would have been nice to have had a drummer (with drums, obviously).  I can pull off most all of the other instruments on my own – more or less – but it would have been nice to have had real percussion here.

That being said, I hope you enjoy it.  It is what it is; I make no claims with respect to quality, only that it was a bit of a compulsion – which is to say a lot of a compulsion – and it had to come out.

I have no idea into what genre it might fit.  Maybe you can tell me?

Wish You Were Here (bad cover)

Okay, here I am messing up Pink Floyd again while I play with my guitar and my cell phone and audio mixing software.  I haven’t done the central guitar “solo” and “doo-doo-doo”s, but everything else is more or less here, barring sound effects and any non-guitar instruments.

It’s not much, but it’s fun, and I can’t help wanting to share it.

This is all in preparation for me trying to make a recording of the song “Schrodinger’s Head,” of which I posted my initial lyrics here some time ago.

Something for you masochists to look forward to!

[By the way, as probably goes without saying, this song was written by David Gilmour and Roger Waters after Gilmour fiddled with the main tune on a 12-string acoustic he’d recently acquired, Waters heard him, asked what that was, and thought it sounded great and that he should write some lyrics to go with it.  Or so they say in their interviews.  ^_^]

Pigs on the Wing Part 1(bad cover)

This is me, playing with recording from a cheap guitar and a practice amp onto a cell phone, then adding and messing with the vocal track using my cell phone and free sound editing software, doing one of my favorite ever Pink Floyd songs, Pigs on the Wing (part 1).  I wouldn’t really consider this recording even a final version of itself, but I thought I’d put it out there.  It’s probably foolish of me to let anyone hear it, but…well, I can’t resist.

I’m a glutton for punishment.

Obviously, words and music are by (the great) Roger Waters.  I’m making no money off this and am just playing around.

What a wonderful world?

The following is a parody of the song “What a Wonderful World,” most famously performed by Louis Armstrong, written by George Weiss and Robert Thiele

 

I see fields of brown and skies of grey

The cold, bitter night and the dark, rainy day

 

And I think to myself, “What a wonderful world?”

 

I see trash on the ground and trash in the sea,

Trash that’s been thrown there by you and me.

 

And I think to myself, “What a wonderful world?”

 

The odors of the planet are so putrid all around,

There’s poison in the air and there’s poison in the ground.

I see strangers who shrug.  They say, “What can you do?”

They’re really saying, “I hate you.”

 

I feel pain in my back, in my legs, arms, and head.

I find myself thinking, “I can’t wait to be dead.”

 

And I think to myself, “What a wonderful world?”

And I stink to myself.

What a wonderful world.

Schrödinger’s Head

Schrödinger’s Head”

To be performed by: What’s in the Box?

Lyrics by Robert Elessar

Music to be written by Robert Elessar

Is the cat alive or dead?
Is the stop light green or red?
Is he awake or still in bed?
Is he hungry or well-fed?

I don’t know
What’s going on
In Schrödinger's head.

Is he in charge or is he led?
Is he below or overhead?
Did you take in a word he said?
You can go from A to Zed

And you won’t know
What’s going on
In Schrödinger's head.

Everything’s divided,
And everything is one.
Your view is so one-sided
But well-done is half begun.

Are you undecided
on what's already done?
The way ahead is lighted
by the blocking of the sun.

Did he charge or has he fled?
Excited now or filled with dread?
Is he behind or far ahead?
We want to know, and yet, instead

We don’t know
You don’t know
I don’t know
What’s going on
In Schrödinger's head.