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Where have you been all my life?

I mentioned last week that I was playing a solo show at Pehrspace this Friday. That’s still true, and you can still RSVP on Facebook.

Today, Lord Growing (the guy who is producing the show) posted a new mp3 by me on his website. I titled it “Where U Been?,” and it’s a cover of Arthur Alexander‘s “Where Have You Been (All My Life)?”

Download it here.

Read more about it on the 704 Blog.

I had an interesting conversation with Sarah about my choice for a title. I’m a writer by profession – of educational materials, moreover – so I should know better than to use “U” in a song title. Moreover, it’s a little odd that I decided to replace a perfectly proper title with something silly. I’ve always disliked it when artists use “R”s and “2”s and “U”s.

I told her that I did it as a goof on Prince. It’s a joke!

Nonetheless, she thinks that’s unacceptable. Perhaps there are things about which we oughtn’t joke, like proper grammar and spelling.

She has a point. Can anyone even tell that I’m joking?

“Where U Been?” by Geoff Geis

 

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Also, here are some solo songs I've uploaded recently to Soundcloud. I'm playing solo July 19th at the Pickle Factory at 647 Lamar Street in Los Angeles and September 1st at Los Globos in LA for a KCHUNG benefit.

In 2011, I released my first solo album, Princess. You can listen to it and download it on Bandcamp:

From 2005 until 2011, I was in the band Pizza! This is our album We Come From the Swamp:

From 2008-2010, I was in the band Big Whup. Here's one of our songs that I sang, called "Cover My Eyes:"

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