Hello, all! I’ve had a super-duper busy week, so I don’t have much time to tickety-type a lengthy post today.
Instead, I used my home-work time creating a new (demo) recording!
The chorus of this song has been buzzing around in my head since June, when I heard the TRUE story it is based on from Bodie’s dad while we were visiting the Kerrville Folk Festival.
The song is *mostly* true. How does the songwriter’s creed go? Two parts truth, plus a lie?
In this case, the omission actually makes the story better, but would have made the song too expository: The *actual* doggie door Bodie crawled into entered a beach rental property that his parents had prepared for a weekend occupancy — and had just cleaned to a sparkly shine. Naughty Bodie!
I must have been singing the words aloud over the past few months…. Enough that my kids picked up on it, learned it, and taught it to their friends. At a dinner party last Saturday, four hungry children were sitting at my table, chanting “Naughty, Muddy, Baby Bodie and the Doggie Door! Naughty, Muddy, Baby Bodie and the Doggie Door!” while they waited for their meals. Now, keep in mind these were the ONLY lyrics I’d officially written up to that point. But I couldn’t ask for a clearer sign that it was time to write the song!!!
(But please be kind re: recording quality — this is yet another homemade “kitchen table studio” project. All my recordings are created on a Tascam DP-008, and edited in Audacity!)