A 50/90 Song

A 50/90 Song

Roddy's picture



Liner Notes: 

Here's a starter song for 50/90 that's about 50/90.


The fifty ninety challenge
New songs in ninety days
You man never manage
But you can try anyway

Get a guitar and start to strum
Play a piano beat a drum
Buy a second hand harmonium
Get the challenge done

Sing about anything you like
About love and truth or Vegemite
Just don’t be cruel
That’s not alright

Have a middle section
Go in a new direction
Make it sound strange and then
Go back to the start again

Get a guitar and start to strum
Play a piano beat a drum
Buy a second hand harmonium
Get the challenge done

In the 50 90 challenge
If your inspiration’s gone
It’s a rite of passage
Steal from someone else’s song

Na, na, na ………

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billwhite51's picture

this would make a great theme for a 50 90 song night at Ricks Cafe in Casablanca. bring on some belly dancers,

mike skliar's picture

ha, i love that old-timey showbiz feel of this...could be in a hope/crosby movie from the 40's maybe! great sentiment, and great playing and arrangements and delivery of it all. a meta-theme for us all!

(and now i'll think about what i can steal.. cha cha cha!) Smile

coolparadiso's picture

Nice love that oldy worldy feel created by that piano. Nice 50/90 song

IA's picture

Getting so many Koji Kondo vibes!

I'm feeling this! I'm going to barf out a cargo containerful of "avant garde" tracks and wait for people to tell me how great they are. ROFL

The na na na part makes this song! Biggrin Great! great. grea

Calum Carlyle's picture

Cool latin beat and nice chords and scales too. That little key change in what i am thinking of as the chorus is quite clever too.
Also, i ALWAYS love when songs have some food in, the inclusion of vegemite here wins many points imho!

Stephen Wordsmith's picture

You've captured a beautiful little theme and mood. I feel like I'm listening to this live in a cafe on another continent. Not one of the cafes you'd read about in Lonely Planet, mind, but the sort that the locals *actually* go to. This hypothetical me is certainly sold on the idea of 5090, anyway, and that was before I was jolted out of my reverie by the reference to Vegemite (I grew up in a mixed household, myself; my parents couldn't decide whether to raise the kids Marmite or Vegemite, so we just came to our own conclusions. I suppose it all ended in a tie - 1 of us preferred Marmite, 1 Vegemite, 1 hated both, and I'm lukewarm either way).

sph's picture

Nice musical recipe to get us through 5090!
Let's see what I can steal from you Wink