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Table of contents for Woo Hoo
The next series of posts describe the origin and development of the song, Woo Hoo. We hope you’ll enjoy hearing what actually goes on - how Kelli and Andrew interact during the song writing process. The series will consist of around 5 or 6 posts, currently we’re up to three - each post will have an audio clip and a commentary.
Part 1 - Woo Hoo - The Introduction
Imagine it - you haven’t seen each other for weeks - everybody’s tired and frustrated from waiting - yet you have set this time aside - to forget everything else that is going on in the world and write something. It’s one of those things that if you think too much about - you go mad - where do you start?
This first clip is the longest of the entire series at 6 minutes 39 seconds - after the initial guitar groove that serves to “clear the air” - the focus moves straight to Kelli’s melody and lyric - we identify the thing that the other is doing that we like - and acknowledge it - there’s a good example with the line: “it’s only a smile the Devil would like.” I love the humor at the end of the clip- you never quite know what to expect when you’re working with Kelli - but it invariably cracks me up.
This clip - the groove that we ended up on - doesn’t actually sound anything like the song Woo Hoo, (with acknowledgment to Tenacious D ) - but it helped us get there and by the time we hit the end of the session - we’re having fun.
You can subscribe to On The Big Black Bus so that you don’t miss Kelli’s unique take on the Temptation’s classic “My Girl” in the next part of the series -
- Woo Hoo - Part 2 - Are You Having Any Fun…?
- Pets are people…..
- Writing today….
- Last rehearsal before recording
- Still Marketing….