Day 363: I Think I Get the Joke (but thanks for the road map)

ace reporter: threesixfive project

I realized that even though I’ve done just about every damn kind of song during the past year, I had never written a song in which bass is the only instrument. The bass is like the viola of the rock band, except that I happen to think it’s way more important than the viola. (Sorry, violas.) Maybe that’s why I could never really get into Sleater Kinney. So I did: every instrument on this track (except for the drums, obviously) is a bass. Actually, I wish I’d tried this earlier, because there’s a lot of directions I could’ve taken this, and I wish I had time to explore more of them. Next year…

Also, I dug the car out of a drift on 24th street all by myself this morning, no thanks to the City of New York.

—Lyrics—

took a drive in the dirty snow
took a ride got…

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