January 28, 2010

#008: Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)


Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

Sarah and Briana: Vocals
Michael: Guitar
Jason: Distant Ukulele
Christopher: Microphone Holding, Backing Vocals
Arthur: Percussion, Vocals

Our sing-along cover of the bubblegum classic by Edison Lighthouse.

January 25, 2010

#007: Dry Elixir

Dry Elixir

Michael: Vocals, Bass, Keyboards
Jason: Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica
Mike P: Guitar, Percussion

A moody upbeat number with some warped vocals in Spanish and English about alchemy, translation, and the elixir of life.

January 21, 2010

#006: Remember

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Sarah: Vocals
Michael: Vocals, Bass, Synth
Mike P: Piano
Jason: Harmonica
Jon: Guitar, Backing Vocals/Beatbox

A minor epic of sorts, with Michael and Sarah improvising some sort of lovers spat over cheating, coffee, wine, and long phone calls. The chord progression is borrowed from the song Ansaphone by Pulp, one of Mike P`s favorite things to play on the piano.

January 18, 2010

#005: Walking Down Stairs

Walking Down Stairs

Jason: Guitar, Brief Vocal
Virginia: Vocals, Percussion
Michael: Vocals, Organ, Percussion

Michael does have this habit of walking up and down the stairs during his day job. Apparently, so does lettuce.

January 14, 2010

#004: Crimson and Clover


Crimson and Clover

Sarah and Briana: Vocals
Michael: Guitar, Backing Vocals
Arthur: Bass, Backing Vocals
Jason: Percussion

Cover tunes happen frequently and spontaneously during our jam sessions, and are always a lot of fun. Here is a sparse version of a Tommy James classic.

January 11, 2010

#003: Peeling An Orange


Peeling An Orange

Sarah: Vocals
Michael: Keyboards, Backing Vocals

Not so much about peeling an orange as it is about preventing baby chicks, cows, and tadpoles from growing up…

January 7, 2010

#002: Tamales



Jason: Guitar, Vocals
Michael: Percussion, Vocals
Debbie: Lead Vocals
Virginia: Percussion

Food is a reoccurring theme with TLE, and this song happened spontaneously after Virginia mentioned that she had just eaten some really good tamales down in Brighton.

January 4, 2010

#001: Biscuit World

Biscuit World

Virginia: Vocals
Michael: Piano, Vocals

This is the first song we finished, and was pretty much the impetus for all the songs that followed. Virginia tells us all about one of her favorite places down south…

January 1, 2010

A New Decade

So begins The Laughter Epidemic.

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