Cendricero

April 16, 2010 6:27 AM

Definitely not in English.

A friend and I wrote this song exactly ten years ago today. We remember the date because I wrote down the lyrics for him - which are in a made-up language - and he demanded that I wrote a Spanish translation after the lyrics. I did, and I closed with the date and the place we were in, Xilitla, April 16, 2000.

He sung the lyrics in the made-up language, then the lyrics in Spanish and then he sung the "byline." We recorded that early version with one of those journalist tape recorders. It was out of this song that we decided to make a band and now that it's the tenth anniversary of that band, we decided to record a better version of the song.

posted by micayetoca (17 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

Always great to hear a new micayetoca tune. This one feels great, man, goes down real nice. The harmony vocals are sweet, the recording sounds good, the feel is superbly mellow. Nothing to not like!

Who's playing what here?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:09 AM on April 16, 2010


Thanks man, if things sound better now it might be because I recently discovered life beyond the first take. Apparently, if you try a few times and stop when you make mistakes and record a better take, the result in the end is much more listenable. Who would have thunk?

Here I'm playing everything with strings (a requinto jarocho - which you can identify in the recording because it has nylon strings-, a tres cubano - steel strings - and a leona jarocha, which is that bassy sound. Then another friend is singing and a friend from Colombia did the percussion track. I'm glad you liked it. This I think is my favorite song by us and it kinda sparked a lot of good things in my life.
posted by micayetoca at 9:24 AM on April 16, 2010


Wonderful! Very tight, and I appreciate the extended outro. Ten years, congrats!
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 12:37 PM on April 16, 2010


Ha, this KICKS ASS. In addition to being really great music, it makes me want to dance. That's not silly is it? It definitely has a sexy groove.

I can't wait to play this for my esposa and give her "the look".

Awesome song micayetoca and friends!
posted by snsranch at 4:36 PM on April 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hermosa, perfecta.
posted by clearlydemon at 5:57 PM on April 16, 2010


Oooohh Yeeaaahhh. Eso. I love how this sways. You never want it to end. I have a feeling I'm going to play this over and over for the next couple weeks in a futile attempt to get it out of my system.
posted by umbú at 8:31 PM on April 16, 2010


Really nice recording. Everything gels so nicely, especially considering you are all recording your tracks in different places, if I'm understanding the situation correctly.
Your strings are great as usual, love the vocals and the percussion is really flawless and understated.
posted by chococat at 8:59 PM on April 16, 2010


Ten years, congrats!
posted by abc123xyzinfinity


Thanks!!

Hermosa, perfecta.
posted by clearlydemon


¡muchas gracias! qué chido que te gustó y que pasaste por acá.

Oooohh Yeeaaahhh. Eso. I love how this sways. You never want it to end. I have a feeling I'm going to play this over and over for the next couple weeks in a futile attempt to get it out of my system.
posted by umbú

Thanks man! When we first made it, and I heard my friend singing like that, I thought we have to make a band. This song was a turning point in my life.

Everything gels so nicely, especially considering you are all recording your tracks in different places, if I'm understanding the situation correctly.
Your strings are great as usual, love the vocals and the percussion is really flawless and understated
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posted by chococat


Yeah, we did it from different countries, and there are some "aggravating" factors: I recorded first and I didn't have any rhythm track that was similar in any way, so I ended up using a default dance rhythm from the portastudio. After I had finished the strings and sent them to the singer, our friend in Colombia (our man in Colombia!) did the percussion track, and I added it, so the only one who actually heard something similar to the final result while recording, was the singer.

Now we have a couple of DJ friends who are making a remixes of the song. I can't wait to hear that.
posted by micayetoca at 5:36 AM on April 17, 2010


I recently discovered life beyond the first take.

That's funny, I recently discovered the first take.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:04 AM on April 17, 2010


You guys who have talent can afford to do that. Your first takes sound like my 15th, with digital correction and lots of make up.
posted by micayetoca at 6:17 AM on April 17, 2010


haha! Don't sell yourself short, mica! You've got talent in spades!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:31 AM on April 17, 2010


this is very nice. don't let the remixers spoil that groove!
posted by peterkins at 6:41 AM on April 17, 2010


I'm struggling to add to the superlatives mica. Suffice to say - this is simply lovely. Thanks for the post!
posted by MajorDundee at 12:12 PM on April 17, 2010


This is pretty awesome!
posted by sputgop at 12:14 AM on April 21, 2010


this is very nice. don't let the remixers spoil that groove!
posted by peterkins


I'm really curious to see that they do with it. Perhaps I'll post it here in a new twist of that "evolution of a song" series.

I'm struggling to add to the superlatives mica. Suffice to say - this is simply lovely. Thanks for the post!
posted by MajorDundee


Thanks man. I was curious about when would I manage to upload something you'd like. Seems like we've won you over. And since I this song is very important to me, all the comments are really appreciated. Thanks a lot.

This is pretty awesome!
posted by sputgop


Thanks!
posted by micayetoca at 4:29 AM on April 23, 2010


Yeah, this is a beautiful song. I should run through your whole playlist. Come back sometime!
posted by not_on_display at 10:29 PM on January 14


Oooh. I love how this one builds.
posted by umbú at 8:30 PM on January 16 [1 favorite]


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