Compostion # 12, "The Awfulisers"

This evening I managed to do a recording of sorts of my first song, The Awfulisers, with text by Michael Leunig. This is the first singing I've done with intent since I retired from performing a year ago. It was a bit of a shock to the system I must say, and I'll need to start practicing again if I'm going to start recording myself. So be it! I think it's a worthwhile project and should be a lot of fun. The piano part is my trusty computer playing a midi file through a Roland sound module (obviously), but if I get serious about this project I'll hire a real pianist to record with me. All in all I'm quite pleasantly pleased with this first attempt and look forward to setting more of Leunig's wonderful poems to music.

The Awfulisers