Compromise

April 6, 2011 7:29 AM

Jennifer Teeter's first song written on the ukulele. Also, she plays mouth trumpet.

I wrote this song in 2008. I was dating a guy I'd met on twitter. I was starting a blog. I was picking up the ukulele. The whole experience was VERY 2008, but I still like this song. To hear the original, non-studio version that I recorded back in '08, you can go here: http://www.archive.org/details/Compromise
It has a charm all it's own, I suppose.

posted by jenniferteeter (27 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

Sick around. Post moar.
posted by Obscure Reference at 7:37 AM on April 6, 2011


WELCOME WELCOME!
posted by odinsdream at 7:41 AM on April 6, 2011


This totally sucks.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:41 AM on April 6, 2011


Just kidding!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:41 AM on April 6, 2011


Flapjax, you may be conscripted as my new lyricist.
posted by jenniferteeter at 7:43 AM on April 6, 2011


I enjoy this very much.
posted by kingbenny at 7:43 AM on April 6, 2011


This is great, btw.
posted by odinsdream at 7:44 AM on April 6, 2011


Princess Mononoke is probably the only Studio Ghibli film I haven't seen (I have a 10-year old daughter, you see) but I can heartily recommend Sen To Chihiro (AKA Spirited Away). It's quite fantastical. Occasionally funny. But maybe better in its original Japanese.

Love your mouth trumpet.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:45 AM on April 6, 2011


Ha! So great, glad you're here.
posted by cortex at 7:54 AM on April 6, 2011


four strings good
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:03 AM on April 6, 2011


Love the mouth trumpet. Highly awesome, like it as much as the dik dik song!!
posted by arnicae at 9:17 AM on April 6, 2011


"I like to go to booger eatings and library meetings ..."
posted by idiopath at 10:27 AM on April 6, 2011


Thanks. I used to listen to this song on The Sixty One before they made their interface all full-screen and ridiculous.

If you could post Simple Victories here, that would be great.
posted by Gary at 10:43 AM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Or I could listen to it on your site. That works too.
posted by Gary at 10:48 AM on April 6, 2011


"I like to go to booger eatings and library meetings ..."

That would be "book readings." God I wish that was the first time I'd gotten that comment.
posted by jenniferteeter at 10:57 AM on April 6, 2011


Thanks for posting this, Jennifer!
posted by Zed at 10:58 AM on April 6, 2011


I totally heard "booger eatings" at first too. Heh.

I wrote a song in high school with the growly shouted chorus of "Is this thing on?", which one of my friends has insisted ever since is actually "Is this Xena?"
posted by cortex at 11:05 AM on April 6, 2011


this is great!
posted by milestogo at 11:22 AM on April 6, 2011


I liked this a lot—keep on postin'!
posted by languagehat at 11:50 AM on April 6, 2011


The way you talk about 2008 like it's a bygone era makes me feel old. Heck, I still have food in the fridge from 2008.
posted by yeti at 12:12 PM on April 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


Hooray! This is fun.
posted by hot soup girl at 2:06 PM on April 6, 2011


Easily my favourite uke-based song I've yet heard on MeFi, hands down. That may or may not be saying anything, but this was definitely fun.

You totally said "Booger eatings..."
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 3:57 PM on April 6, 2011


I love the really quick, relentless strumming in this. Welcome to Music, and I hope you keep posting!
posted by Corduroy at 5:30 PM on April 6, 2011


Aw, never mind, it's no fun being the fourth person to say it. Anyway, right click-save! I listened to this thinking "man, where was this song during an earlier period of my life??" But then I remembered that there was no boy, only my former self. :(
posted by jinjo at 5:42 PM on April 6, 2011


Thanks for the nice comments guys! I put a new one up. It seemed vaguely appropriate for all the uke-girl hate that's been going down.
posted by jenniferteeter at 3:11 PM on April 7, 2011


uke-girl hate been goin' down
in every city, in every town
with a little sound body, and just four strings
it's crazy, the hate that little 'lele brings!
but girls, keep strummin', you'll conquer the haters
and if you don't? hey, whatever, man! laters!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:41 PM on April 9, 2011


The mouth-trumpet is wildly underrated. I can't remember anyone ever criticising it, but regardless.
posted by notionoriety at 6:58 AM on April 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


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