November 11th, 2010


Turning a Page

I saw Steven Page tonight at the 9:30 club in DC. He was the lead singer of the Barenaked Ladies, but after a cocaine bust is now a solo act. He's really lost a lot of weight, and now looks a little scary, like the "Price Is Right" era Drew Carey. But the guy still has an amazing voice. And a great back catalog, since he wrote and sang most of the Barenaked Ladies songs. But he made me cry a little when he sang "The Old Apartment", so I decided to do a cover version.

I don't think Thor has ever seen me play guitar. Here is my first attempt: I was nervous and played it way too fast. But I lost the E string for the second version and didn't have a spare... so give it a listen. Sometimes it's best to go with the first raw attack.

First version of "The Old Apartment" covered by Patrick Kellogg (with high E string)
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