Monday, March 8, 2010

I Wrote a Song

I know I just wrote a blog titled "I Wrote a Monologue," and so "I Wrote a Song" might sound like it lacks originality. But what you don't know is that these were just my first two installments of my "I Did Something Artistic" series. Stay tuned for "I Wove a Tapestry" and "I Sculpted a Nude."

So, yes, I wrote a song. I understand this is kind of an embarrassing thing to make public. That is why I've kept this a dark secret known only to family members and a very small number of friends. I like to narrow down the field of those who openly mock me to only the people close to me. But today I'm widening that field to the general public.

I even made an album cover for the small series of songs I've written. Here it is:

Anyway, I'm going to post just one song from this small series of songs. This is going to be very therapeutic for the both of us. Please keep in mind the following things when considering this song:

- I recorded this on my computer with a free program.
- I did it with a half-broken guitar, a ukulele, and a box of pretend mariachi band instruments.

Also, as a bonus, I'm adding a song I recorded for 2008's Christmas CD that I gave to friends and family. If you missed out on it, maybe next year will be your lucky year. It isn't original. It is from The Jerk, and it was recorded with quite a bit less quality, which you will notice when you hear the static.

Here you are:

Original Song - Black Magic Secretary

Covered Song - Tonight You Belong to Me


Elizabeth said...

Craig - it's exceptional. I really like it.

jaime said...

That song was really good pal! I just can't figure out why you've never auditioned for American Idol??

Rebekah said...

Just when I thought I couldn't love you any more . . . Wow! :) Could I please get a copy of that cd? I'll pay you in real american dollars, then I'll incorporate that song into my "Favorites" playlist.

You might think I'm joking right now because John Maxim says I'm not a very sincere person. But I'm not joking. I really do think that song was superb. SUPERB!

Nicole said...

Craig I'm impressed!! It kinda made me want to be a black magic secretary and catch your eye whoa whoa.

Seneca said...


The Boob Nazi said...

The "intrigue" is only because MBP keeps mentioning me in their ish. UGH. I wish they'd leave me alone so I could forget about them completely.

Bridger W. said...

I've already told you, but your songs sound great. You only have two things to apologize for:

-Not hiring a band
-Still not being on Twitter

Make these things happen, Craig.

Bridger W. said...

Oh, and that album art is really something.

Seneca said...

I have listened to these musical morsels over and over since you posted. Thank you! :D

20 Something said...

These are great, I never would have taken you for a singer. Thanks for sharing!!

The album art was also fantastic!!

Maile said...

Found you from a twitter follow. Love the song, hope to hear it in an indie movie someday.

Craig Barlow B. said...

Maile, that is very nice of you. Thanks. I actually just posted two other songs at the top of the blog and added a Myspace music page. I hope you'll listen to those as well. Thanks again.