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Little Lonsdale Street

By Tom Foolery on March 8, 2020 7:39 am

This week I was musically super productive, and have started/completed many different electronic pieces, but you don't get to hear any of that. This week I forced myself to record this song instead.

Last week I turned 23, the age that Blink-182 proclaimed no one likes you at. Always one for nostalgia/overthinking, I reflected much upon my life.

23 marks 10 years since I picked up a bass guitar. This changed my life. All of a sudden music wasn't just notes on a page, it was something I could write. Writing music has since been the one constant in my life. I never got to be the bass player in a punk band like I wanted to, but music has always been there.

Music has always been an outlet for me, even if I did not realise at the time. Reflecting, perhaps in the past 10 years playing music has been some of the times when I'd truly felt at peace with the world, or perhaps just blissfully unaware.

A lot has changed over the years, but many things have not. I like to think I have grown a lot, but fundamentally, I still struggle with life, and I still write music to help me through.

This track is for me. For my 13 year old self. It's just me and my bass guitar, struggling to fit into the world around.

This track is also for me as an adult. I wrote this song in 2018, in a particularly difficult time (as the song might tell you without a trace of subtlety), but I never recorded it. I'm forcing myself to record it now to let it go. I'm forcing myself to record it and not care about the imperfections. I'm forcing myself to record my own voice and accept how it sounds.

Perhaps you may like this track, perhaps you may not, but none of that really matters. This track is for me.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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March 9, 2020 7:47 pm

Holy Fuck, so glad I came across this track! Love the bass playing and stripped down production. Fierce and sharp. As a fellow bass player, I can relate to the feeling of picking up an instrument and having that space all to yourself. Cool overdrive tone on the bass, and solid vocals. Happy belated birthday... now go out and start a punk rock band! Track saved and faved.

March 9, 2020 8:58 pm
NWSPR wrote:

Holy Fuck, so glad I came across this track! .

Fucking right!? Holy hell. This track brings back memories for some reason. Your tone crushes this song. Keep on killin it! Also saved and faved.

March 10, 2020 1:59 pm

This track is full of melancholy, like shit, that's so much melancholy. This song sounds like what the memory of being 13 feels like so hard.

March 10, 2020 9:49 pm

Beautiful melodies and wonderfully stripped down arrangement.  Very glad you shared this!

March 12, 2020 8:29 pm

i cried.

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