Talkin’ ‘Bout… Mico, Mississippi Moanin’ Stroll (Dedicated to Fresh Cow Patty….)

First of all… Fresh Cow Patty doesn’t really exist….
Not as any actual… REAL… person….
Of course… in Mico, Mississippi… there are a tremendous number of fresh cow patties….
So… in some sense… particularly the sense of smell… she serves as sort of an… EVERYCOW type of character… like from those ancient Mystery Plays….

Second (of all, too, probably…)… Mico, Mississippi doesn’t really exist either….
Not NOW anyway…. It DID exist…. Even had a Post Office….
But… not anymore….
Sadly….

The song is basically just a Blues riff/chord progression… with some frills….
The idea behind the song was to study how to use percussion to add some excitement and keep a repetitive song from becoming SO boring that it puts people to sleep inside of three minutes….

Also worked on using harmonica comping to create some excitement and sustain the song as well….

Briarwood acoustic guitar tuned in Open D played with a Jim Dunlop Bronze Slide…. Layered….
Muted cowbell….
Tambourine….
Hohner Blues Harp harmonica in key of G played in second position… which is key of D….
Song is in key of D….

Tryin’ out some new thangs… to add some new flavors….
Learn more about recording….
Learn more about arranging….
Learn more about music….
Not just worrying about the lyrics….
Working on composing, arranging and recording in isolation… just to see if THAT aspect is strong enough to carry a piece… at least for a brief period….
So THAT can be layered on to the lyrics and vocals to create a more meaningful composite….
A whole that is greater than merely the sum of the parts….

It’s a process….

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