I got called to perform a little solo acoustic show last night. I figured sure, I’ll go have some fun. A little bar outside of Los Angeles proper, I get paid, should be fun. For all intensive purposes it was fun. I had a good time. It was even better when the manager and the bartender tipped me in front of the audience.
I got a call from my friend who works at SESAC, James Leach, and asked if I could do the show opening for a fellow SESAC writer. So I agreed.
After I played I hung around to hear a different brand of music. Think of irish folk metal. If there is such a thing. There must be, cause that’s what it was like. Though a fan of their explained to me it was more like Norse religion type music. Hey, I didn’t even know there was a Norse religion. I learned something new. It was fun.
I did end up drinking a bit too much. A couple of girls bought me beers and I also had a Cherry Bomb. Which is a cherry soaked in 151. It was good, but I shouldn’t have had it. I finished the evening with a trip to Tommy burger. Not smart. At least not this morning. I don’t normally get hangovers, but I did this morning. Ouch. Not fun.
I guess things could be worse…
Which brings me to Bleu. This particular track has a double dose of goodness to it. First I like Bleu’s pop rock approach. Hear again that bouncing feel to the drums and rhythm. Very steady pulse. Of course it gets accentuated with some appropriate punctuations in the chorus.
The second reason for the goodness is provided by Andy Sturmer. One of the masterminds behind one of my favorite bands of all-time: The Jellyfish. Andy is a co-writer on this song. In addition, if you’re listening really closely you’ll actually here his voice in the mix. I’m betting that Andy actually had a hand in the production of the song as well. As Bleu actually gets some very Andy-esque vocal stylings in the latter choruses. I think it’s very befitting of Bleu, his voice works in that case. So much so that I believe that Courtney Prince would have likely dropped her lawsuit if she knew of this song.