sketches from high school 3: never before heard

Dave and I put 2 and 2 together on this one this past weekend (Literally. We overlaid 2 vocal tracks to 2 music tracks in Audacity) and came up with a song neither of us had ever heard before. Dave thinks Harris may have written this for a particular musician from the All State Jazz Band sometime around 1990? I think you can hear some Paul Simon influence in it. We’re 100% certain it’s an original and for now have called it “For Her.”


Sketches From High School 3: Never Before Heard


sketches from high school 2: covers

What did YOU do with your high school weekend afternoons? Harris played with his 4-track. And taught himself to play the accordion. His covers lend some insight to some of his musical influences.

Again, this post will be updated further as I discover more recordings. Or better/more complete versions.



Sketches From High School 2: Covers


sketches from high school 1: tchatzkies

Ok I admit I haven’t a clue what to name this post so I kind of went literal. Here are a collection of sketches, baubles, trinkets or what have you that Harris recorded in high school. This is the post where he’d be rolling his eyes at me and saying “oh no! what are you DOING!?! Don’t post that up there!!” So Harris, I’m sorry. But some of the folks really DO want to hear these things.

I expect this post will be updated with more later as I find them – or find more complete versions of them.

In the meantime, I bring you:

01. The Quadratic Roots Song – A bluegrass song.

02. Someday When I’m Famous – Judy Penner, someday when you’re famous this will be worth a lot of money.

03. Silver Staff – A “New Wave” song. Harris and Alex Feinman set out to write an ’80’s pop song using every cliche in the book one night during a holiday party.

04. Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Man – Well, Rex Harrison really WAS an early rap star, wasn’t he?


Sketches From High School 1: Tchatzkies