Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dan Luckman Theme Song (Remix)

Several, several, months ago, I took a commission from my sister to write a song for my dad. I make up a lot of music as I go along while playing the keyboard a lot, but I never really write anything down, or remember it when I come back to the keyboard later. It's always just for fun. I took this opportunity and wrote something fun and catchy with some things about my dad that my sister and I have experienced and love him for.

At the time I had just gotten a Powerbook with Garageband. I didn't really know how to use it and ended up just recording the song while playing over the lap top microphone. The quality was bad, and I wasn't so great and singing and playing together but the idea came across and my parents and my sister loved it. At least that's what they told me.

Well today after church, I was inspired to play my piano again and decided to try and understand Garageband a little better. Dad's song loaded when I opened the program, and I started thinking about ways I could improve on it. So here's what I did. I added drums and a bass line, then recorded piano and vocals on separate tracks so I could do one at a time. I also used an external mic as opposed to the on on the laptop. This all culminates in a remix of the Dan Luckman song which I am absolutely thrilled with. It was a lot of fun.

This one's for you dad. Love you.



Lyrics:
Hey look who's that over there?
Watching NASCAR in his La-z-boy chair
Drinking Henry Weinhard's Root Beer
Don't worry you have nothing to fear
From Dan Luckman

Works at Fred Meyer down the street
Selling produce to all that he meets
His sidekick Dax at home at his feet
Faithful forever, she really likes meat
From Dan Luckman

He's your best friend
He'll be with you
Until the end
He's Dan Luckman

Once in a while he'll come to you room
Say he's a terrodactyl and then he'll screech real loud
He'll make you proud

Then he'll play his air guitar
It's not that good but you'll still laugh
Cause it's so bad
And he's your dad

Yes, he's crazy, it's true
He'd wear Hawain shirts every day if he could
Goes out on his boat, to catch fish
Brings them home to make a tasty dish

He's Dan Luckman
He's your best friend
He'll be with you
Until the end

He's Dan Luckman
He's your best friend
He'll stay with you
Until the end

He's Dan Luckman

1 comment:

*~Jen~* said...

way to go Jerkface, making me cry at work. I loves it.