I’m working on a new album, Aloha Supreme, to be released in October 2010. For more details, read this.
The Bobcat was a bicycle I had when I was around 10 years old. I loved that bike! I can’t seem to find any photos of it online. (If you find some, let me know!)
It was grey, with a hard plastic white seat, and white grips.
I left it outside the flea market one day and it was “stolen.” I use quotation marks because I’m not sure you can really say a bike was stolen if you didn’t lock it up. That’s right, I didn’t lock it up…hey – I was 10.
I wrote this tune as a soundtrack to a memory. The memory of riding around that one particular summer, not having anything important to do at all, calling on friends spontaneously to go play by the train tracks.
Here’s the demo I recorded on my loop station at home:
And the band demo, recorded last summer:
We had some great last minute arrangement ideas in the studio, so the album version is going to be a little different than this demo.
(photos by Ali Eisner)
If you want to donate to this recording and pre-order a CD, click on the link below…