The Librarian

February 11, 2010 9:56 AM

This song is about a problem that most people probably won't have in their lives. I'm not sure it even exists. Call it an imaginary cautionary tale. It's not part of FAWM, I just happened to finish it in February.

Probably the moment in the writing of this song that made me the most excited was when I used an A half-diminished 7th chord in the bridge.

posted by valrus (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Wow, this sounds great. Nice playing, nice voice.

I like the space here -- how you don't feel the need to fill up the song with constant strumming or anything.

an A half-diminished 7th chord

Suddenly I realize I know nothing about music.

Welcome to MeFiMu!
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 2:02 PM on February 11, 2010

Hey, thanks so much!

It turns out you don't have to know anything about music (at least not in the sense of being able to name chords) to write it well. I figure, if you got it, flaunt it, but on the other hand a lot of times the use of chords like that is actually in opposition to good songwriting.

Glad you liked the space. I actually have several other songs recorded in which I was much less comfortable with my voice; it was lower in the mix and I did feel uncomfortable singing without something else constantly going on. I'm almost more pleased about my ability to listen to my own voice without cringing than anything else!
posted by valrus at 6:06 PM on February 11, 2010

Sounds cool.. reminiscent of dresdon dolls
posted by mythicalbyrd at 7:11 PM on February 11, 2010

Thank goodness you posted Headphones - which I also like, by the way.

I've been singing the line "I need to feed my library" to myself and had no idea whose song or the title to find it again. Favorited now!
posted by jaruwaan at 6:53 PM on November 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

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