New song and video for “Ponyboy”, inspired by “The Outsiders”

After a wonderful night with the Bushwick Book Club last Saturday, I decided I needed to get this song recorded and posted sooner rather than later. It was also an excuse for me to try out my new green screen and put up a video of the song performed “live” with me playing drums, bass, guitar, and singing. It came out somewhat rough, since I just wrote it the other day, and don’t really know it by heart yet, but I wanted to see what would happen. After filming the video I went back and re-recorded all of the parts so that there would be a good quality version of the song for people who wanted to download it.

What is this song about? Well, it’s about Ponyboy, the main character from the book “The Outsiders”, by S.E. Hinton. I wanted to do something somewhat funny, while still talking about the sadness, death, and longing for adulthood which is such a large part of the book. Did it work? Well, I’ll leave that for you to decide, but the audience seemed to like it, and how can you go wrong with a song about greasers which contains references to Justin Beiber, Halo, and Scientologists? Don’t answer that question.

Anyways, please enjoy the video, and if you like the song, you can download the much better studio version to listen to your hearts content.

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