Jessamyn's Song

November 29, 2007 8:23 PM

Well boys and girls, I imagine this is what it would sound like if one was lucky enough to hang out on the front porch with our favorite banjo picking librarian. Yes, that's jessamyn on banjo! (collaboration)

posted by snsranch (20 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

I like the minimalism of this. It reminds me of countrified Microphones song.
posted by dhammond at 8:37 PM on November 29, 2007

Hey this has very few words (well, none) you shoudl put it into the challenge. Thanks, this was fun!
posted by jessamyn at 8:55 PM on November 29, 2007

Best thing I've heard all week! It's like a wagon with a broken wheel. Or a little bit of dust blowing into the corner. A creaky sign swaying on an abandoned building. Night falling over a railroad yard.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:03 PM on November 29, 2007

Nice playin' jessamyn! Definitely coyote (two syllables) territory. I like it.
posted by Rock The Word at 9:06 PM on November 29, 2007

How delightful.
posted by tepidmonkey at 9:11 PM on November 29, 2007

So great.
posted by cortex at 9:44 PM on November 29, 2007

I feel like I should be whittlin' some wood or something.
posted by TwoWordReview at 10:24 PM on November 29, 2007

The whistling is inspired.
It's a bit scary white people music, kind of á la Deliverence, but in a cinematic nice way. At least from my Canadian perspective.
posted by chococat at 12:17 AM on November 30, 2007 [1 favorite]

posted by Jofus at 2:15 AM on November 30, 2007

Uf, definitely very nice. Very, very visual. Congrats to both of you.
posted by micayetoca at 4:48 AM on November 30, 2007

Thanks again to snsranch for the encouragement. This is the first piece of, er, music that I've recorded ever. Mostly I sit around and play the banjo-mando to chill out after a long day at MetaFilter.
posted by jessamyn at 6:18 AM on November 30, 2007

Well, now you've sat around, played banjo and will make us all feel relaxed after long days at Metafilter.
posted by micayetoca at 6:51 AM on November 30, 2007

I'm really happy that jessamyn took me up on this. I've been hinting/teasing her about making music for a while and here she is twice in one week!
posted by snsranch at 4:32 PM on November 30, 2007

This kicks several kinds of ass. I love collaboration. There's something almost overwhelming endearing about this recording.
posted by ORthey at 9:40 PM on November 30, 2007

Aaah, it's good to have land.

Seriously though, this is awesome. Closing music to the podcast, anyone?
posted by Effigy2000 at 2:34 PM on December 1, 2007

tres sountrack-esque! evocative and minimal. more, more!!
posted by garfy3 at 6:51 PM on December 1, 2007

This is really fantastic - I'm so glad you guys posted it. Great job!
posted by Iamtherealme at 12:10 AM on December 2, 2007

Simple and good. Thanks
posted by nicolin at 5:05 AM on December 8, 2007

This banjo? Not half as bad as you say make it out to be, jess. Not even a quarter. Maybe an eighth, but then only on a bad day.

I'm serious.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:23 PM on December 30, 2007

Nice, simple, wistful, it definitely captures the rocking chair on a porch feeling.
posted by not_on_display at 11:09 PM on April 11, 2008

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