ABSTRACT: So, they made a thing you can see with your naked eye that moves and doesn’t move at the same time. And it’s a drum – so not only can you see it, but with the right amplification, you could hear it, too. What would it sound like? A buzz? A whisper? A white-noise-like absence of sound? How would our senses react to quantum reality? Or would it be different at all? It’s just… reality, after all. How things work.
I knew before I picked a subject that I wanted to record a song in A minor on the banjo, because that’s what I’ve been playing when I sit down and start fidgeting with my fingers. The idea of the quantum drum and the beat itself (kind of borrowed from “And I Love Her”) both happened at once. And I knew the vocals would have that delay on key words for a kind of there/not there feeling. Figuring out what kinds of things to say, though, took a while, and I’ve had a lot of living in the past month (con: bad bronchial cold, pro: become a grandfather, prematurely). But this is it. A song about the beat that’s always there and never audible.
Now, onto a penitential cover to make up for my tardiness.