A Simple Song (in Troubled Times)

March 4, 2017 9:43 AM

An original song, just written and performed on the ukulele, recorded on my cell phone.

posted by Shmuel510 (4 comments total)

Oh, tying into this month's music challenge... Angela Webber wrote a piece about Art Under Fascism: Overcoming Hopelessness and Making Something, Because it Matters, and I wanted to meet that challenge, but I found it hard to write anything that didn't immediately descend into "we're all gonna die." Eventually I decided to just go with it and make that struggle into the song.
posted by Shmuel510 at 10:12 AM on March 4


Also I had a conversation with a friend a couple weeks ago involving songs without words, which are common in the Orthodox Jewish culture I hail from. That may have played a role in the chorus.
posted by Shmuel510 at 1:45 PM on March 4


Simple song: gets a a little not so simple, nu? But It's a fun chorus anyway, and overall a fun song. Good shabbos.
posted by not_on_display at 9:24 PM on March 10 [1 favorite]


Not that anybody cares, but I now have another rendition up with better sound quality and slightly revised lyrics.
posted by Shmuel510 at 9:12 PM on March 15 [1 favorite]


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