July 9th

July 9th

metalfoot's picture



Liner Notes: 

Yes, a stream of consciousness sort of minor ramble while sitting here just before 9am on a quiet morning. Took a couple weeks vacation time to try to relax a little.

This is not my finest moment musically but for about 5 minutes effort, it's worthwhile posting, I think. That's part of my 50/90 ethos-- post everything and let time and reflection figure out what was worthy.


overcast and grey
it's a quiet day
sitting with my tea
wondering what will be

nowhere I need to go
nothing I need to do
children are sleeping in
summer is creeping in


such a lazy morning
just the kind of morning
that I've needed for a while

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


mike skliar's picture

nicely done- these kind of offhand moments and song writes are a good thing to keep doing ..and yeah, this is the classic 50/90, keep 'em coming ethos.
I like that transition to the second part of the song, it feels like a great release...

kc5's picture

Whoa! You can hold a note! If you have a trick to it, can you teach me? I have no great lung capacity, it seems. I run out of air. This isn't too shabby for a five minute effort. This song has a contemplative feel that I tend to like.

jcollins's picture

Nice arpeggio and hard to do sometimes while singing. Later the strum worked out nicely too with a nice arpeggio ending. Lyrics and vocals are great Alex. Well done!

billwhite51's picture

nice attemot at capturing a moment in an average morning, a descriptive flourish on a nondescript passage of time

coolparadiso's picture

I agree with most comments. Music can just be nice and in the moment and this is nice!

AndyGetch's picture

To me this has a 70's art rock feel to it. It was a lovely ride and a pleasant listen. I rather liked it actually.

kahlo2013's picture

I like the glimpse into your thoughts on the day. Lovely intimate introspective quality to it.

Jibbidy34's picture

Yes I totally agree with that ethos of letting time decide what's worthy or not. This has a nice relaxed feel to it with the everyman style of writing. Favourite for me are the 'ohs' - very catchy - I wanted more!

crisp1's picture

The chord changes are really attractive and the lyric definitely hits home for many. But your guitar playing is what makes this stand out.