Spanish Moss

September 28, 2008 12:05 AM

The proverbial seeds of this song were planted when I visited Savannah, Georgia at the beginning of the month and found myself captivated by the ubiquitous plant life named in the title. Later, when I was working on lyrics and couldn't think of a second verse, my bandmate Mel reminded me of a dream my friend Kathy had in which I killed a guy and hid him behind a couch. The end result may be disproportionately creepy, but I rather like it.

Guitar and lead vocals by me; harmony by Mel. We call ourselves Minor Vine. Recorded at Walnut House Studio in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with a Hohner-Gruhn acoustic guitar and a very old upright piano. This is track 2 on an EP you can download here.

posted by Saellys (4 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Oh hells yes.

Those are some great harmonies. Wonderful lyrics. (It's pretty uplifting for a murder ballad.)

Geez, I know it's Sunday, but where is everyone? Listen to this one!

This is my favorite MeFiMu song in about six months.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 2:25 AM on September 29, 2008

Now its monday.

Love those harmonies!

Not sure what Spanish moss is. Very atmospheric name, though
Ill gladly download that EP when I get back to town (faster connection)
posted by jan murray at 2:40 PM on September 29, 2008

You wrote it? I have to say, without meaning it as a come-down on the rest of us, that this sounds awfully professional and well done. Exceptional here. Of course, I don't mean to say that the rest of us do bad music, of course. I don't know how to put it, really, but I wanted to say that this sounds really, really good.
posted by micayetoca at 8:57 AM on October 8, 2008

Oooh. Still a sucker for harmony, I am.
posted by that girl at 6:43 PM on October 9, 2008

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