Monday, September 27, 2010


The last chorus jumps up a step and repeats. Simple. Classic.
Oh and I love the piano on the verse. Nice job David.

Monday, September 20, 2010

I Hear A Symphony

Half step key changes between the verses that are flawless for old school recording.

Monday, September 13, 2010

She's Gone

The instrumental bridge in this song climbs chromatically from A all the way up to C. Watch as Oates pretends to wail on his guitar on probably the worst music video ever created.

Monday, September 6, 2010

All The World Is Green

"All the World is Green" from Blood Money is one of my favorite Tom Waits songs. It's a somber circle of fourths in B minor that trudges along for three-ish minutes until the progression modulates up a half-step to C minor, giving new life to a song that has no change in feel or melody other than the verse/chorus/verse etc. structure.
-Mike Oxman