Raffi – Banana Phone
The first new BYD bit since the early 90’s with Pat! And we have Niveous to thank. Niv was judge in the SpinTunes competition, and let us know about SoulTreeRecords.com ‘s Gift of Music. It’s an offshoot of Songfight.
Al, Pat and I created this cover song for ‘The Gift of Music’ – it’s a secret santa contest for other musicians, and a benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – the contestants ultimately vote on the winners, and the money goes to fund research. Win Win for everyone.
To enter, you pick 4 songs you’d like someone to cover. Any songs. They can be songs you’ve written, favorites, the most hated song you’ve ever heard… you pick. Then you’re matched up with someone else’s picks, and you need to do one of them. Pretty simple.
Allan created the background music, I faked a quick intro ‘a la’ Hip Hop Theater, and Pat literally phoned in his classic performance. Solid win all around. I’m hoping we can do more of these long distance triangulation compositions soon.
In case you didn’t know – Al’s around Chicago, I’m in New England, and Pat’s in the Carolinas. Gotta love the power of the internet! Enjoy!