Friday, April 08, 2005

The First Peek

[ROUGH MIX] Mohave - Floatin' Wally (First Draft).mp3 (3:47/3.3 MB)

Okay y'all, here's the very first SNEAK PEEK at clear blue trickling! This is the first song that I tracked vocals on yesterday, which has got an interesting story behind it. David Schweizer has done a number of musical projects and one of them was called Korsican Opera. On their album, a song called "Gator World" extolled the virtues of a Florida-based theme park filled with hungry reptiles including "Wally Gator dancin' with his top hat on." The promise that "two go in with only one coming back" sheds some light on what kind of joint this was. In any case, it was David who gave Mohave its first gig on August 30th, 1999 at the House Of Blues and shortly after that, my then-girlfriend and I went to the Magic Kingdom and witnessed an actual live gator in the Rivers Of America. Of course, Disney officials weren't putting up with that kind of wild, uncontrollable nonsense, so he was promptly escorted away; away from the curious eyes of guests. (At one point, when a gaggle of tourists leaned over the fence rail to snap pictures of the little guy, a suited type with a radio in his ear actually uttered the phrase "there's nothing to see here.")

So, in honor of the little guy, and in a nod to David's original song, I wrote this little ditty about what we had witnessed. The track's entire title is "Floatin' Wally (Gator World Part 2: The Sequel, With Happier Ending)"

Of course, this is a rough mix that doesn't have vocal harmonies, effects and other audio sweetening and the levels haven't been properly set, so what you're hearing is the rawest version possible. With that in mind, click the link above (a new window will open), listen to the song and let us know what you think!

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