I'll Be Around: It's interesting, there are a number of songs that sort of haunt me as I writing them. Maybe haunt is not the right word... it's more they just kind of continually loop in my head, mostly the melody, throughout a day or two and into the night long after I've turned out the light and try to go to sleep. I think it's a good thing, I've found that when that happens it's sort of indicates, to me anyway, that it's worth pursuing. Anyway, this was one of those. Maybe because it's a simple, straight forward kind of song, I don't know.
This is one of the ones on the record where I played everything myself. Which is something I've done over the years more as a just a practical way to realize a song as I'm recording at home alone. It's the only song where the drums that I recorded in my basement made it on the record. The others were either re-done or done from scratch at the studio (Kinsize, in Eagle Rock).
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