Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Music (finally)

Well... it's going to take awhile, but before long I will have every single song of mine recorded and put up on this little gadget in the sidebar.  The mixture of computer sites, and music equipment that I have had to learn about has been incredibly daunting... so I am sorry to all of you who have been so kind to ask after my music.

This first song is my original demo of "Highway 46."  I had just returned from Madison, Indiana that day, working for Habitat for Humanity for an evening, and as I recount in Domestic Neon (under Highway 46's post) mourning my mothers father, my Grandfather Wilondek's death.  And my mothers loss.  And my own.

My voice you hear, is singing the rough outlines of the song for the very first time.  As the track begins you  can hear the radiator hissing, and it's valves popping.  I like that very much, but my future versions of the song "might" be missing that.  We'll see.

Obviously the version I wrote in Domestic Neon, is the one I sing today.  But I am very attached to all versions of my songs (a bad idea, to say the least.)

I hope I can get all my music on here before too long.  In 2010 I hope to force myself to write one bad song a day, and quickly record it.  I know I can do it, and it will help force me into more interesting musical places.

The guitar I am playing here is a beat up old sixty dollar collectors item I more or less learned to play on. I had no idea that I would be so inspired that night.  I started four of my favorite songs ever that night.  Thanks Grandpa, and Mom.

And thanks to you.

Andy Coffey

PS  The picture is not the greatest, the stupid website was crashing over and over, and it was the best I could do.  I will replace it with an accurate representation of my incredibly handsome self as soon as the plastic surgeons work heals up a little.


Ande said...

Great music, Andy! To finnaly hear you and the songs I have read.
The music has an edge; its damn good. Would love to hear more of you.

Andy Coffey said...


Thanks. More to follow.

Mariana Soffer said...

Good for you, I can see you are a really multitalented fellow, Do not get discouraged by the technical problems anything you can ask me, I am a nerd.
By the way loved your commentaries in my blog.
Take care dude

Andy Coffey said...


I feel a special pride in the things you say to me. It's silly, but really wonderful, the way it feels to have a nerd take an interest in anything I do. There is a T-Shirt in my town, that a certain kind of girl or woman can be seen to wear. Written across it's front it says, "Talk Nerdy To Me." I always crack up at that. What a gift modernity has given us.
I am inspired by your blog to create a specialized blog about somewhat more specular science issues. Your method of communicating is so inclusive. What a gift to move so many of us.
Thank you Mariana, for your encouragement. And I'll see you around.
Perhaps I'll ask a few questions after all.

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Andy Coffey said...


I don't recognize you. However, welcome... and secondly, that's the longest ellipsis I have ever seen. Thanks.

Harlequin said...

thanks, it is nice to see this side of you... lovely.