The Ballad of Daisy and Jay

July 8, 2008 8:35 PM

I've always loved The Great Gatsby - it, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, have some significance here in Minnesota. I tried to get some personal elements into the characters for this.

This is just the audio part of the video recording I made for this song.

posted by kingbenny (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

kingbenny's back! Nice. After reading the gear thread in the music talk section of the site, gear is on the brain. What is that microphone you're singing into?
posted by umbĂș at 8:59 PM on July 8, 2008

Hey, Jay Gatsby went to St. Olaf, where I'm attending next year. I like this, you definitely have a real style. I like the sound of your strumming, it's very crunchy, for lack of a better word.
posted by Corduroy at 11:35 PM on July 8, 2008

Very nice. I dig the barely-there harmonies especially.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:40 AM on July 9, 2008

@umbĂș - That's an Audiotechnica AT3035. I've been using it for quite awhile now and it's been more than sufficient for my bedroom desktop demos.
posted by kingbenny at 7:32 AM on July 9, 2008

Nice and spare.
posted by COBRA! at 8:07 AM on July 9, 2008

This is really nice early morning music. Love the calm space between the notes. The guitar solo is perfect.

I'm actually reading the Great Gatsby right now (embarrassingly, for the first time) so it fits really well into my here and now. Thanks for uploading this.
posted by dobie at 9:09 AM on July 9, 2008


I've been trying to leave some more substantial comments, but I really don't know what else to say. I like everything! If I had to pick something out, though, I'd say it's the tone of the guitar that seals it for me -- as Corduroy, it's got a lovely crunch to it. This is the kind of song I wish I could write/record.
posted by danb at 3:27 PM on July 9, 2008

I liked this so well I wished I could sing along the first time I listened.
posted by mostlymartha at 12:04 AM on July 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

I'd heard this on your website while investigating your other stuff, so I'm glad it's migrated its way over here. Thanks so much, love your work.
posted by roombythelake at 3:17 PM on July 12, 2008

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