How Long Has This Been Going On

February 17, 2009 12:28 AM

Rehearsing some totally new Gershwin torch songs. Well, not new for the Gershwins. They're pretty dead. New for me, though. :)

First time I've done this song so there are a lot of voicings I want to work on improving, but for a first try I was pretty content.

posted by miss lynnster (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Good sin'ster, miss lynnster, your voice really plucks my strings!
posted by carsonb at 1:29 PM on February 17, 2009

The guitar is straight-up Julie London "Cry Me a River," but there is a slight twang in your voice, and a brassiness, that I really like.

Also: It's great to hear these songs. God, I miss a time when you could expect that popular music was written by adults for adults about the experience of adults; it's not so common anymore.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:42 PM on February 17, 2009

damnit this is good, kudos to your guitarists. tho, i'd like you frounterandcenterer in the mix, cuz your vox is the prickle of gold embroidered on silk....
posted by es_de_bah at 9:43 PM on February 17, 2009

astro zombie, while i dig what you're saying, are you really old enough to miss such times?
posted by es_de_bah at 9:44 PM on February 17, 2009

Not for torch songs, but the year I was born the top-40s included Otis Redding's "Sitting on the Dock of a Bay" and "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash. So there was some music by adults for adults as I grew up.

And it was still quite easy to find radio stations that played the popular jazz of the 30s and 40s.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:28 PM on February 17, 2009

You've nailed the style ML. I like a couple of the places where you over-enunciate, it really lends some legitimacy to it all.

I agree you need to be 3mm from a big microphone making the back of our necks tingle.

Good job.

And I feel you exactly AZ.
posted by Ynoxas at 8:24 PM on February 18, 2009

miss lynnster, can't you just be good at one thing and give everyone else a chance to shine?
posted by Deathalicious at 7:37 AM on February 19, 2009

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