November 7, 2006 1:18 PM

While listening to the final mixdown of this song, which is about my search for a place to which to move at the end of the month, I received a phone call from someone looking for a roommate. Coincidence! And, yes, I am playing glasses with varying amounts of water in them.

posted by The Great Big Mulp (12 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Neat. I'm going to have to try the glasses of water thing.
posted by ignignokt at 2:58 PM on November 7, 2006

Great song. I love the glasses AND the overlapping vocals. Very cool.
posted by snsranch at 4:11 PM on November 7, 2006

Is this a spiritual successor, then?
posted by cortex at 4:49 PM on November 7, 2006 [1 favorite]

Ha! In a way, cortex. Y'know, when I'm extremely stressed out, I can only seem to sing about pressing matters. Hence this, that, and, of course, 3 Days. I guess, in a way, it sort of helps with the stress. Like, once I've put all this effort into expressing it, I really needn't worry about it anymore. Now, that doesn't prevent me from moving towards goals in these issues, just releaves the worry about said issues.

Thus this is why I consider myself a musician. It is not simply my art or craft, but my release. In all honesty, I don't much care whether songs like this one sound good or not, I just have to make them so I can stop unproductively worrying about the subject matter.

Not to rant at you, because I think you understand to at least some degree, if not fully.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 8:40 PM on November 7, 2006

The short answer: yes.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 8:58 PM on November 7, 2006

Yeah, I understand entirely, though my writing has been a lot more, uh, proactive? in the last few years. When I fell for my wife years ago, my friends said—only half-joking—that it screwed up my songwriting, because I wasn't mopey and depressed anymore.
posted by cortex at 9:17 PM on November 7, 2006

Great sound. Also, now I'm sad because this reminds me that I will probably be in the same position in about seven months.

I'm torn, I wish there was more to it, yet I love its brevity and I think making it longer would ruin the mood.
posted by kkokkodalk at 9:38 PM on November 7, 2006

I can hear you writing fucking awesome depressed songs, man. Your voice just has that wonderful tremolo and timbre for that sorta thing. (Not to say that your songs aren't great, because they certainly are, but just saying ... I can see (hear?) it.)
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 10:36 PM on November 7, 2006

kkokkodalk, thanks very very much. I just couldn't thin of another verse, so I didn't add one. And I hope your future move goes well. Why, were I not moving at the end of this month, I would be in the same boat, as they're turning this 3 family house into overpriced condos. Fucking condos!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 12:29 AM on November 8, 2006

As (I'm begining to realize) usual for you, this song is awesome. Glad things worked out. Here in Chicago, you can't even get your ass kicked for $450, let along rent + utilities!
posted by ba at 9:41 AM on November 8, 2006

And I got the apartment! Holy shit!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 3:50 PM on November 9, 2006

Top quality :-)

I almost bought one of those crappy plastic-and-metal xylophones just the other day. I too shall convert to the glasses-and-water method.
posted by ajp at 9:20 AM on November 13, 2006

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