Three Days of the Condor (original song)


This is another song that has been languishing in my mind for more than 10 years. Last month I finally got around to fixing some clumsy verses and recording it.

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It’s one of three or four songs where I’ve borrowed the title from a movie or a TV series.

I’ve never seen Three Days of the Condor, but lately I’ve started asking for it in video stores. The lyrics have nothing to do with the movie, except that the title was the phrase to be guessed in an awkward game of Charades that I found myself playing when I was in my mid-twenties.

My favorite part of this song is the piano solos, which are me. I transposed the piano so that I only had to play white keys, then flailed away one take without much practice or planning. Imagine if you farted and it came out sounding like a Dizzy Gillespie solo. That comes close to how surprised I was.

Photo Credit: Rainer Hungershausen (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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