The Slow Cowardly Death

January 20, 2007 6:46 PM

Somewhere I read about how you can effectively kill populations of people by just doing your job in a big corporation, and not questioning the decisions above and below you. It was termed the "slow cowardly death" of the people affected. After reading MeFi for what feels like years, I finally became a member, so I thought I'd share something. I recorded this last year to test out my home studio, and have something to play at funerals.

posted by hanoixan (5 comments total)

the bells definitely give it a sense of Nick Cave.
I like it much. If I were to suggest anything, it would be to let the vocals drag just a bit - to lend that tenuous sensation that it could go either way at any time, and that it could definitely end in tears.

good job.
posted by isopraxis at 9:12 PM on January 20, 2007

I can't play it loud enough right now to follow the lyrics, but the topic is intriguing.

It sounds like a lost Bowie song. I mean that as the highest compliment.

posted by TLCTugger at 9:18 PM on January 20, 2007

I started listening to it and wondering what TLCTugger found so similar to Bowie, and then the 'higher' voice came in. It does sound like Bowie. Is that your voice?
posted by micayetoca at 11:36 AM on January 21, 2007

Isopraxis: thanks for the kudos.. And I agree with what you said about lengthening out the vocals. I'll keep that in mind for future work.
TLCTugger: I'll take that as a big complement..
Micayetoca: Everything on that is me being a dilettante one man band, except the vibes, which are a sample.

It's funny, I started the song out being influenced by Tom Waits' voice, but when I go up a register, it goes all Bowie on me. Come to think of it, one of my favorite songs to sing karaoke to is Let's Dance, so I guess it makes sense.
posted by hanoixan at 3:58 PM on January 21, 2007

Let's Dance! Awesome. Yea, this is a great song. More kudos!
posted by snsranch at 1:40 PM on January 23, 2007

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