L'echarpe perdu

January 7, 2008 4:42 PM

One of the sillier songs from my album "Bless Your Heart", remixed by Daren Callow (uploaded with permission).

I think I prefer Daren's version to mine. You can compare it the original here. He's not changed much but he's removed quite a bit, including some obscure Linux-based effects (electric piano sounds turn into organ things when you use the Retro Flange and turn everything to maximum, hence the EP here and the 'organ' there) and he added a small but tasteful (in context) amount of strings at the end.

See what you think.

posted by motty (9 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

I am a fan of seeing lyrics, but otherwise, I enjoyed it quite a bit.
posted by that girl at 6:32 PM on January 7, 2008

Cheers, that girl. Lyrics are here.
posted by motty at 7:06 PM on January 7, 2008

I enjoy both versions. This one is lighter and more accessible but the original sounds great as well.
posted by ageispolis at 11:19 PM on January 7, 2008

posted by Pallas Athena at 4:14 AM on January 8, 2008

The lyrics are great fun as is the rhythm.
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen at 4:47 PM on January 9, 2008

Oh, and your voice too.
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen at 4:48 PM on January 9, 2008

I don't know how I managed to miss this when it was posted. Great song, motty. The music is nice and the lyrics are brilliant. As for the two versions, I don't know how to describe it, the remix you posted here seems easier on the ear, though that sounds like the other one is harsher, which it isn't. I downloaded both, but I think I'll keep Darren's version (perhaps that serve as an example of what a random listener might do. Or not).

The songwriting is brilliant, though. And the line "And all of the things that in some other
World I might have pursued for your sake I abjure. I'd still really like that scarf back though...
is priceless.
posted by micayetoca at 5:32 PM on January 9, 2008

Just as a matter of preference, I like your version better. Both are really good, but the happy/funky bass and guitar don't seem as true to the song as your mellower version does.

Great stuff though, man. Thanks for posting this.
posted by snsranch at 5:07 PM on January 10, 2008

I really, really like both versions. Nice!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 5:35 PM on January 20, 2008

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