The Turret Gunner's Farewell

August 17, 2007 5:03 PM

A song I wrote a couple of years ago as a tribute to my great uncle Bernard, who went down in a Halifax III during WWII. Oh hell. Just listen to the song to get the story.

posted by LN (17 comments total) 55 users marked this as a favorite

Wow, way to debut, LN. Welcome!

Also, you might want to add the acapella tag.
posted by micayetoca at 5:13 PM on August 17, 2007

Thanks, Micayetoca! Tag has been added.
posted by LN at 5:29 PM on August 17, 2007

Wow, LN, big welcome from me too!
posted by snsranch at 6:04 PM on August 17, 2007

posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:58 AM on August 18, 2007

Nicely done, what a lovely voice.
posted by nenequesadilla at 8:18 PM on August 18, 2007

what a voice ! great song. thanks
posted by nicolin at 6:50 AM on August 19, 2007

I can't say more than what a great voice you have, I'm in ah!
Thats A great Story of your Uncle thank you for sharing.
posted by Randy Curtis at 12:16 PM on August 21, 2007

Christ. Awesome!
posted by Jofus at 5:55 AM on August 23, 2007

**waiting for goosepimples to reduce**
posted by YoBananaBoy at 10:58 AM on August 24, 2007 [1 favorite]

Wow. Thanks, that was lovely.
posted by Lynsey at 12:06 PM on August 27, 2007

That was beautiful! You have a great voice.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 9:40 PM on August 27, 2007

[succint yet comprehensive summary of all previous comments about the amazingness of your voice]

Also - we totally need more ladies around this part of MeFi, so double welcome!
posted by ORthey at 3:30 PM on August 28, 2007

What did you use to record this? It sounds great.
posted by By The Grace of God at 10:05 AM on August 30, 2007

I went to a well-respected studio here in town that specializes in recording Celtic musics, plunked down my money on the barrel head and sang my guts out for an hour and a half to make a demo CD. Just me and the mike, and the sound guy twiddling knobs and clicking his mouse in the room adjacent. It was dollars well spent, and compared to other studios in the area, the price was reasonable, too!
posted by LN at 12:18 PM on August 30, 2007

This was amazing, thanks so much for sharing it!
posted by rfbjames at 12:03 AM on September 3, 2007

Absolutely fantastic. Thanks.
posted by Sk4n at 12:53 PM on September 9, 2007

What a treat!

Exceptional voice, potent song, beautifully sung. May your great uncle rest in peace. I'd love to hear a whole CD of songs with this marvelous combination of superb Gaelic chant style singing and lyrics about modern living, from war to industrial strength caffeine (as your hilarious profile photo cartoon depicts). Brava LN!
posted by nickyskye at 8:03 AM on January 3, 2008

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