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All Aboard the Spray

The Spray

I’ve been listening to a lot of sea chanties lately as research for a couple of projects I’ve been working on. One chantey, called The Spray, has caught my attention. The Spray is a fairly recent song that is about a man named Joshua Slocum. Mr. Slocum was the first man to circumnavigate the globe solo. His boat, The Spray, was an old rotting oyster boat that he restored. The trip, starting in 1895, took 3 years to complete.

The recording here is a demo of some iPhone software, more than anything else. I recorded this in my bedroom, directly to the iPhone using an app called FiRe (http://www.audiofile-engineering.com/fire/), and then uploaded the tune to SoundCloud, which is then pulled into my blog. Lastly, I posted this article through the iPhone as well using the wordpress app.

Why would I go through so much trouble just to post? Mostly just to find out if it is possible to do everything through the iPhone. But, also, I can imagine using this process in a live music setting.

Anyhow, here is the first verse from The Spray.
The Spray by baconworks