Monday, March 5, 2012

Song #10: Fictional Heros

This week's song is influenced by John Vanderslice (along with Postal Service and Beach House). I used an old retro organ for the drum beat, which I think sounds a little lo-fi and quirky but also fits the song. This song has a corny story behind it.... So, one of my friends was trying to get people to come to an activity every monday but no one would come because everyone stayed at home and watched 24. At one point he said something along the lines of, "What's the big deal with 24!? It's just fictional heroes saving cities from fictional disasters!" After he said that, I thought to me myself, "That's it!" and quickly jotted the line down, which then became the basis for this song. In a broader sense, it's about our perceptions of reality and how we sometimes think a situation is worse than it really is, or conversely, we make light of situations that we ought to take more seriously. Enjoy!


  1. I like this one Jake! It reminds me of a newer band called 'Dirty Gold' Sharpen the staccato hit of the percussion a bit, keep going . . . . love the project