welcome to a new, continuing weekly post here at championsonsea.com: "tapebox tuesday."
every tuesday we'll be digging into the COS catalog — spanning over twenty years of recordings — to bring you new clips of music: some old, some new, some wonderful, some completely crazy sounding. consider it an exercise in musical archaeology.
our first clip is from 2003, titled "santa cruz."
the song is of note to me because it was written at a time when i was putting a lot of focus into improving my writing skills. for several years up to that point, i had essentially just been writing songs with words that rhymed — not much narrative, not much intimacy. "santa cruz" was one of many songs i wrote in 2002-2003 in an attempt to become more sincere in my music, to write things that actually reflected my own life and feelings, to some degree.
it's not one of the best songs i've written, but in hindsight i do appreciate hearing myself make the effort to write something more meaningful.