A Shrieking Blue

November 10, 2007 10:27 AM

Very short, two sparse verses, some pickin'.


Put on your sad face - it suits you well
In summer mornings, it burns like hell

A shrieking blue above the head
It shatters everything you like instead

posted by ORthey (10 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

So pretty.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:54 PM on November 10, 2007

Lervly. Is that like a little nylon-stringed parlour guitar there? Or just high-capo'd? Very nice, regardless.
posted by chococat at 11:03 PM on November 10, 2007

Thanks guys! It's, in fact, a high-capo'd nylon-stringed guitar. You're doubly right.
posted by ORthey at 10:02 AM on November 11, 2007

Again, great picking. You've got skills that I hope are paying the bills.
posted by ageispolis at 1:37 PM on November 11, 2007

This is another beauty ORthey. Your initial picking sounds a lot like the sound of a little hand-cranked music box my kid and I were playing with at some art museum. Very sweet.
posted by snsranch at 4:01 PM on November 13, 2007

the vocals/instrumentation brought to mind devendra banhart... that's a good thing.
posted by rooftop secrets at 3:35 PM on November 15, 2007

Fantastic. I thought I knew what was going on, but it kept coming. Might I suggestion you consider a bass & percussion?
posted by erikgrande at 9:25 PM on November 15, 2007

I love the high-capoing, and your picking is terrific. The layering halfway through creates a great sense of space. Is that two banjos, a baritone uke and a banjo, more high-capoed goodness, or what?
posted by umbĂș at 7:31 AM on November 21, 2007

Wow. The tone of the lyrics is so different from the tone of the music, it's quite unsettling -- in a good way.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:39 PM on November 30, 2007

A strummed banjo is a really nice sound that is not utilized often enough. Well done!
posted by Corduroy at 2:02 PM on December 29, 2007

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