tuesday songs http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/ tuesday songs performed by Kai Widmann http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20170321 Song 48: After All... (The Cardigans) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20170321 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:57:11 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20170110 Song 46 + 47: Roads / Roads Reprise (This Is Not America) (Portishead / Pat Metheny and David Bowie) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20170110 Today's two tracks are from the archive, like many other songs here recorded with my friend Philipp for our album "Perfectly Wrong". I never was really happy with how Roads turned out, because I don't like my vocals (but that's a problem on many of the tracks on "Perfectly Wrong") and we somehow compressed it too much, so the drums in the instrumental part lost a little of their punch. But I think it's still a decent recording, there are some things I really like about it. All those drum layers! Handrin and Miguel working with us! And I absolutely love the Reprise. When we were recording Roads I started singing "This Is Not America" to the chords of the verse and Philipp and I got the idea to make a mashup reprise for Roads which we finished soon after.
We used quite a lot of drum samples in these tracks (some of them heavily edited to match our beat):
U2 - The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Pearl Jam - W.M.A.‚ Talk Talk - Happiness Is Easy‚ The Golden Palominos - These Days]]>
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:33:37 +0000
http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20130827 Song 45: Swan Lake (The Church) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20130827 Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:40:26 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20130326 Song 44: Writing To Reach You (Travis) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20130326 Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:44:03 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20121212 Song 43: O Little Town Of Bethlehem http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20121212 I got to know this song through Bruce Cockburn's fantastic album "Christmas". It really a fine piece of work and the best album of Christmas songs I know (I'm really not a fan of Christmas songs!). If you like acoustic guitars and if you don't like Christmas kitsch, give it a try.]]> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:06:41 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20121204 Song 42: Silent Night http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20121204 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 23:27:54 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20121128 Song 41: Love The Way You Lie (Part II) (Rihanna) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20121128 Next week the advent season will have started, so it's time for a few Christmas songs. I don't know if I'll find the time to record, but I already started practicing. So I hope I'll be able to post some more tuesday songs this year.]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 00:33:37 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20121120 Song 40: Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20121120 I never would have thought that I one day would cover "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper, 'cause I always thought that it would be a sacrilege. This song is almost thirty yers old and it has aged so well. It's still one of my favourites from the Eighties. But Georg and I were looking for new songs to play and we wanted to add some more well known songs to our set, so we tried it and it worked way better than I would have hoped. So here it is, let me know what you think.]]> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:37:51 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20121030 Song 38 + 39: Fly / An Interlude - Remaster (The Church) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20121030 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 02:11:17 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20120626 Song 37: Pleasure Is Kisses Within (Keziah Jones) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20120626 It was supposed to be quite a simple recording session, one microphone, two guitars, a few songs recorded in one or two days, no overdubs, no fancy studio trickery. In the end I bought some recording gear and a mixing desk, we recorded for about three weeks, invited more friends to join us and got an album of 11 songs that got far better than we ever expected.
That’s what got me back to recording after my band "Hey Nonny Nonny" had split up in 1996. And I'm still at it, even though my time is quite limited. Two weeks ago I had my first gig in ages, playing with my friend and colleague Georg in a pub in Berlin. And we have plans to record some of the songs we played, so there will be new stuff on tuesday songs some time this year, but not too soon. In the meantime the archive will have to do.]]>
Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:08:27 +0000
http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20120531 Song 36: Battalions Of Strangers (Fischer-Z) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20120531 Fischer-Z's "Red Skies Over Paradise" was the first album I encountered as such. Putting it on the turntable and listening to it from the first to the last note was a sacred act for me some time in the early eighties. And "Battalions Of Strangers" was the song I loved most. Recently I discovered that it's quite easy to play and unexpectedly I got a decent first take that I later upgraded with a hammond organ an a melodic guitar mimicking the indespensable bass line. So here it is.
By the way, my very first tuesday song Blue Always Finds Me was recently updated with a piano and a new mix as well.]]>
Thu, 31 May 2012 22:48:12 +0000
http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20120508 Song 35: Comes A Time (Neil Young) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20120508 Tue, 08 May 2012 21:20:39 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20111216 Song 33 + 34: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas / White Christmas http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20111216 I've been busy during the last few months, and even if I wanted my professional and/or my personal life kept me from posting new songs every week. And I got tired of posting old stuff.
I surely won't find the time to post on a weekly basis again any time soon, but I hope that I can at least post a new recording every once in a while. The two songs today are not new, but there's no better time to post them than mid December, so here they are. These recordings were done with a colleague who played the piano. You might find "White Christmas" a bit strange. Well it is, it was meant as a joke. Fortunately it's so short, it's over in no time ;)]]>
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 16:39:44 +0000
http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110803 Song 32: What A Wondeful World (Louis Armstrong) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110803 I'm in the Valle Maggia area, a region I've known since I was born. So I feel quite at home. All the huge mountains, forests, meadows, trees, cottages, waterfalls are quite beautiful to look at. It's a wonderful world.]]> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 11:54:36 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110726 Song 31: Desert In The Sun (Hey Nonny Nonny) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110726 During the next weeks I'll be travelling and offline most of the time. So there may be some weeks without any tuesday songs. But I'll practice some new songs in the meantime, so I hope I'll be able to finally post new recordings in some weeks. In the meantime: have a nice summer.]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:16:26 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110719 Song 30: Here It Comes (Doves) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110719 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 21:25:41 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110712 Song 28 + 29: It's Raining / Worlds Blue Innocent (Die kaputten GØTTER) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110712 So this date means a lot to me, and to celebrate this occasion accordingly, I've got two tuesday songs this week, representing two different aspects of our music, that stayed with us throughout the different incarnations of our bands.
The first one, "It's Raining", is the funny country song (later followed by songs like "This is my Day" or "Desert in the Sun"), always a pleasure to play at concerts, while "Worlds Blue Innocent" represents our darker side, dismal and broody. This song can be seen as a predecessor to "Mental Vibration" or "Unfading" (alright, almost no one knows these songs, but Mac, I know you know what I'm talking about).
It's mere coincidence that Holger didn't contribute to the writing of these two songs. In fact he was our main songwriter and none of those bands would have existed without his talent. I'm grateful that he stuck with me for ten years. Thank you, Holger! And thank you André for starting it all with us. And thanks to all the people who jumped on that crazy train and enjoyed the ride with us, some for years, some for months and some even only a few days: Jura, Ted, Ecki, Martin, Götz, Handrin, Andi, Anne, Claudia, Steffen, Volker, Wolfgang, Philipp, Amin Jan, Nathalie, Dirk. Thank you all, it was and still is a pleasure!
P.S.: I'm quite certain that I will improve those mixes during the next weekend after listening to them a few times. Because of my job I didn't have much time, mixing two songs in six hours is not an easy task, so come back here and check, I'll leave a note when I upload new versions.]]>
Tue, 12 Jul 2011 23:58:24 +0000
http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110705 Song 27: Famous Blue Raincoat (Leonard Cohen) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110705 Wed, 06 Jul 2011 00:14:07 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110701 Song 26: Behind My Falling (Die kaputten GØTTER) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110701 This is another song from "Spuren der GØTTER", the final tape I made with my first band "Die kaputten GØTTER". This year marks our 25th anniversary, reason enough to revisit those old tracks. As usual please don't listen to the lyrics too closely. Writing lyrics in correct english wasn't one of our strongest virtues ;)]]> Sat, 02 Jul 2011 01:45:26 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110623 Song 25: Closer To Fine (Indigo Girls) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110623 Here you go, some nice country / americana. Enjoy.]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 22:15:12 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110615 Song 24: Sad Songs And Waltzes (Willie Nelson) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110615 There's a new Cake album out (Showroom of Compassion) and it's quite good. And this is a cover of a cover by Cake. The song was written and originally performd by Willie Nelson, but the Cake version is far better for my taste. So I tried to stay close to this. But I must admit I'm no way as cool as John McCrea (singer of Cake). Hope you'll like it anyway.]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 21:38:39 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110607 Song 23: The First Time (U2) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110607 I never really was especially fond of the original version of "The First Time" by U2, but since it is easy to play I gave it a try some years ago and quickly started to like playing it. So I recorded this version for my wife's christmas CD in 2006.
New material or remixes as soon as possible.]]>
Tue, 07 Jun 2011 21:45:42 +0000
http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110531 Song 22: We Cry (Die kaputten GØTTER) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110531 Tue, 31 May 2011 21:51:07 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110524 Song 21: Magic (Ben Folds Five) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110524 I always wanted to do a cover of a Ben Folds song. Now I did a cover of a song from his band Ben Folds Five, but the song was written by the drummer Darren Jessee, the guy who also wrote the very first tuesday song "Blue Always Finds Me" (see week 1). So Ben Folds is yet to be covered.]]> Tue, 24 May 2011 21:52:26 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110517 Song 20: Moon Over Bourbon Street (Sting) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110517 Tue, 17 May 2011 23:18:54 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110510 Song 19: Taken By A Stranger (Lena) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110510 Enjoy and please leave a comment if you like this song.]]> Wed, 11 May 2011 01:24:32 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110504 Song 18: In The Morning After (Die kaputten GØTTER) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110504 That song was written in 1988 and later performed by my first band "Die kaputten GØTTER". It was originally a guitar song, I recorded a piano only version in 2001 and then re-recorded the vocals and added guitars for a CD I made for my wife in 2006.
Please ignore that the lyrics may be embarrassing ;)]]>
Wed, 04 May 2011 22:07:17 +0000
http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110426 Song 17: The Unforgettable Fire (U2) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110426 Tue, 26 Apr 2011 20:32:21 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110419 Song 16: Alyda (Yo La Tengo) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110419 Wed, 20 Apr 2011 00:07:34 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110412 Song 15: You'll See (Madonna) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110412 I like ours better ;)]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 21:45:26 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110405 Song 14: An Interlude (The Church) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110405 I hope I'll be back to recording next week, but I'm not sure. These are busy times.]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 23:01:48 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110329 Song 13: ÜBerlin (R.E.M.) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110329 I hope you like it more than I do.]]> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 01:50:28 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110322 Song 12: Red (Elbow) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110322 The song that was planned for today will be postponed until next week ... if I ever get it right. It's a new one I just learnt.]]> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 23:47:56 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110315 Song 11: Sponge (Vic Chesnutt) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110315 Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:32:14 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110308 Song 10: Nothing Ever Happens (Del Amitri) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110308 Wed, 09 Mar 2011 00:44:28 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110301 Song 9: Push Forward (Lena) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110301 Wed, 02 Mar 2011 00:17:42 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110223 Song 8: Now (Hey Nonny Nonny) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110223 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 22:19:54 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110215 Song 7: Ballad of Cable Hogue (Calexico) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110215 Tue, 15 Feb 2011 21:24:15 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110208 Song 6: White Flag (Dido) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110208 It's from the archive, the studio is still in boxes.]]> Mon, 07 Feb 2011 23:04:33 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110201 Song 5: Into My Arms (Nick Cave) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110201 Tue, 01 Feb 2011 22:58:09 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110125 Song 4: Under The Milky Way (The Church) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110125 Tue, 25 Jan 2011 09:39:48 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110118 Song 3: In Search Of A Rose (The Waterboys) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110118 Tue, 18 Jan 2011 23:29:26 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110111 Song 2: Fugitive Motel (Elbow) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110111 Tue, 11 Jan 2011 22:07:52 +0000 http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110104 Song 1: Blue Always Finds Me (Hotel Lights) http://tuesdaysongs.high-fidelity.net/20110104 During a recording session in May 2012 I added the "Johnny Cash Style" piano. Playing the same note throughout the chorus was perfectly done on his version of "Hurt" and I always wanted to hear something like that on "Blue Always Finds Me".]]> Tue, 04 Jan 2011 21:10:17 +0000