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Behind the world of I SPEAK MACHINE with Tara Busch & Maf Lewis


I SPEAK MACHINE Covers The Beatles TICKET TO RIDE. A loving V-day gift to you.

Hello all and happy Friday the 13th (not that I believe that shit. Great movie saga though.)! On yet another winterless, 80-something degree, balmy LA day (I am an advocate of winter, so this makes me VERY grumpy), I thought it would be nice to throw out into the ether my cover of The Carpenter’s cover of The Beatles TICKET TO RIDE (yes, I know – never like me to make it simple) for you to hopefully enjoy today and this Valentine’s Day (not that I’m into that shit either). I performed this at the last few ISM gigs and also created a video of it last year with Maf in preparation for our UK debut at The Purcell Room in London.

Above: Me performing Ticket to Ride at the Purcell Room in London’s Southbank Centre, Photo by Neil Fellowes

Despite my feelings towards Valentine’s Day and hot weather, here is my tender-loving cover for your ears. Download, share, all that fine stuff.

And the video is here is you haven’t seen it yet, quite different from my recorded version:

Both were created using Dave Spiers’ ARP 2600 in the Screeching Barn in Wales last year. I then brought the files home to LA and recorded the vocal & vocoded parts. Everything else is the ARP! I was so excited to finally use one of these beauties in my work and still long desperately and woefully to own one. Ahh, I have finally figured out the true meaning of Valentine’s Day!

Till next time…

One comment

  1. Very nice and creative cover, Tara! 🙂

    FYI: minor blog typo, ‘is’ instead of ‘if’:
    “And the video is here is you haven’t seen it yet”

    Comment by John L Rice on February 13, 2015 at 2:45 pm

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