Hole In My Mood

July 19, 2006 5:10 PM

This is a scrambled up song written immediately after I learned how to play Hoagy Carmichael's classic "Georgia On My Mind" about ten years ago. I learned it from Willie Nelson and transposed the chord set from C# to F and wrote some words and dropped and added some of the chords (pace, Hoagy) in the process. It is fun to sing.
posted by persona non grata (14 comments total)

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Well, you can just call me "Digging This Song". 'Cause, y'know, I am.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 5:40 PM on July 19, 2006

I like it in F. Your vocal work is cool, but your finger work is awesome. There's something I want to say about your guitar work that will take some time to think about first. I'll get back to you. (It's complementary).
posted by snsranch at 8:47 PM on July 19, 2006

Thanks a bunch! I am really looking forward to getting a decent mic set up. I am currently using the built-in mic in my MacBook Pro to record my vocals, and the two tunes I have recorded and put up here are the first times I have ever overdubbed a vocal (I've always recorded everything live in the past). It's a learning experience for sure!
posted by persona non grata at 5:35 AM on July 20, 2006

I have to agree with snsranch. Your guitar work is fantastic. I'm glad the song is fun to sing, 'cause its a lot of fun to listen to as well.
posted by ibfrog at 7:13 AM on July 20, 2006

Nice. Reminds me a little of (very) early Elvis Costello - he was really into The Hoag.
posted by Jofus at 9:04 AM on July 20, 2006

What's unique about your guitar work is that it is so technically proficient and yet I can still feel the music. In my opinion, those who play so presicely usually sound mechanical and lack soul. Really good work on your part.
posted by snsranch at 4:29 PM on July 20, 2006

I can't decide if I like the vocals or the guitar better.
posted by danb at 5:45 PM on July 20, 2006

I'm just damned lucky, snsranch. Thanks.
posted by persona non grata at 6:29 PM on July 20, 2006

Yeah, your finger-picking rules. Once you re-record this with a better mic, it'll be off the rocker good.
posted by sciurus at 6:02 AM on July 21, 2006

You can imagine how good that makes me feel, sciurus, thanks very much. It's taken me a long long time to like my own voice and to feel comfortable singing anything for actual people, but I do love to sing. Now I'm like a toddler: over the top and I just won't shut up.
posted by persona non grata at 6:55 PM on July 21, 2006

For what it's worth, I like the crappy Macbook mic sound. I say go with it.
posted by nixxon at 7:20 PM on July 21, 2006

What nixxon said.
posted by mediareport at 8:22 PM on July 21, 2006

This tune's popularity is crap, but the lyric is good. There are much better pieces of music here on MeFi music IMHO.
posted by persona non grata at 8:35 PM on July 22, 2006

Okay, I already commented and added it to my playlist, and the thread is buried, but this song has been growing on me. iTunesed!
posted by danb at 5:43 PM on July 26, 2006

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