Friday, August 13, 2010

Homegrown Radio 8/13/10

It’s Friday, so it’s time for another segment of Homegrown Radio!  Each Friday this month we’ll be featuring a brand new song by Carrie Bradley, who many of you know from bands like Ed’s Redeeming Qualities, the Buckets, 100 Watt Smile, the Breeders & more!  Let’s see what Carrie has to say about this week’s song, “Small Awe”:

This song was born of a kernel of thought unexpected falling from the hand (or cob?) of a late-night bicycle chat with husband through Central Park...suddenly I was amazed at how symmetrical hair is. That was my start. I laughed; he said, "What?" I wouldn't tell.

I wasn't sure what I had except for a line about "symmetrical hair"...until last night when, during a bout of insomnia, I rhymed "symmetry" with "sent to me" --thereby summing up my whole thought for this tune, if not my whole life.

This track would be nicer if it hadn't taken me 2 hours to figure out my new non-ideal Radio Shack mic—but I promised 2 trax for this round, so they are!  It is a $30 Gigiware desktop mic; more on my travails and thoughts after later...!

It’s a wonderful song—hope you enjoy it too!


  1. Good song. Mikes can be (searches for the right word)... so ideosyncratic

  2. Hi Dominic: Glad you liked it--right about mics--I have two that I really like & I use them both for performing & recording: a Shure Beta 57 & an AKG vocal mic--I forget the AKG model off the top of my head. As far as mics where you're not dealing with an xlr plug, Eberle & I had pretty good luck with a little Sony condensor on a Sony minidisk back in the day.


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