I thought about posting a bit of video I took of Clinton running over his new Stoner rock epic in drop-C, “C is for Cthulhu”, which we will be recording this Saturday but then figured, bah, I don’t want to spoil the surprise for you guys. There is an urge to share what you are working on because you are pretty excited about it but, ya know, you put all this effort into writing, arranging, and recording so why just sluff out some sketchy sketch for folks when in a few months down the line, they’ll get a completed, definitive version? Helk, I remember listening to Neko Case on NPR not long ago going through some song that was incomplete and remember how, even as someone who owns all her albums and enjoys her work, I was just all “No, that’s OK, Neko. I can wait.”
So, instead, I figured we’d have a little fun here and ask you guys to imagine what you think the song will sound like.
No, We’re serious! Send us your lyrics and ideally, if you are musically inclined, a demo mp3 of your version of the song. If we like yours the best, we’ll give you a copy of the 7″ along with a T-Shirt when it comes out in the fall, include you in the video, and maybe, if we are bored enough and have enough time, even record your version of the song for shits and giggles.
So what will you have to work with? OK, well, you have the title already. I mean C’mon, “C is for Cthulhu” just writes itself doesn’t it? Oh and don’t feel obliged to stick with the Stoner Rock style; if you want to do a Country song or a Rap song, that’s cool too. Just go for it. Also, you have a pic of Clinton singing and Charlie working the keyboards to inspire you. And here below is a poorly Photoshopped image of Cthulhu taking a dump that I made last week when I was bored. Oh and below, though you shouldn’t feel bound by this structure, is page three of my tablature of Clinton’s song showing the structure of the song to help you guys imagine what the song will be like. Nope you don’t get the first two pages showing you the chords and notes (that would be cheating) but I will tell you that IR = Intro Riff, VR = Verse Riff, CR = Chorus Riff, BR = Bridge Riff, and C = Coda.
Anyhow, have at it and send your entries to hellokitty2399 (at) Gmail with the subject line ”C IS FOR CTHULHU CONTEST”