2005. Taiwan. I’ve got a thrift-store Vivitar camcorder microphone* balancing off the back of a kitchen chair. The acoustic guitar in my hands is an Ibanez that I bought used and wouldn’t make the trip back to Canada with me.
Always one of my favourite songs, this recording of “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” is one of the earliest recordings I’ve got that I don’t cringe at. Played and sung in one take (screw-ups intact) while hoping the mic didn’t fall off the chair, the backwards guitar and sputtering distortion was added afterward.
It’s funny the things you find buried in your FTP when building a new website…
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright by Dog Is Blue
*The box showed a very happy blonde with a ridiculous 80’s perm. Best $8 I’ve ever spent.