February 2, 2007 10:31 PM

This month, I'm recording the "first draft" of an album that will later be redone in a studio, all professional-like. Tonight I was in an intensely, painfully lonely state, so I decided to record the most intensely, painfully lonely song I've ever written. Hohner-Gruhn guitar, Audio-Technica microphone, and GarageBand.

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

Very nice. You have a beautiful voice.
posted by isopraxis at 10:27 AM on February 3, 2007

It's good. It sounds like it escaped from 69 Love Songs.
posted by Nahum Tate at 10:37 AM on February 3, 2007

Interesting you used "sappy" (a term with rather negative connotations) as a tag for this post. Are you poking fun at the sentiment the song expresses? Such self-deprecation might be seen as a healthy sense of humor about yourself and the lyrical expression in this song, but might also lead your listeners to the conclusion that what you are singing about is, well, not exactly genuine.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:42 AM on February 4, 2007

BTW, Saellys, I hope that my comment doesn't come off as harsh... those are just some thoughts I had when I saw your use of the "sappy" tag. I'm not saying that I think the emotion is not genuine, or whatever.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:16 AM on February 4, 2007

Saellys, this is another high-point for MuFi/MeMu. Just beautiful. Thanks for posting and good luck with the recording project!
posted by snsranch at 4:06 PM on February 5, 2007

flapjax, the tag was definitely meant to be as self-deprecating as possible. I've always considered myself a stoic person, and I didn't really have any other words to describe the emotions that led to this song. No worries about the way your comment sounded--I appreciate the fact that you paid such close attention!

Thank you all for the kind comments. I'll be posting another track very shortly.
posted by Saellys at 2:54 PM on February 7, 2007

This is a great song. Not just the vocal performance, which is very good, but this is some sharp songwriting.

Or am I the one who changes when you go

That line can be taken at least 3 different ways. Lovely.

Quiet desperation.

Could you come back as someone else, and would I even know.

This song isn't what it appears. Fine work saellys.
posted by Ynoxas at 9:57 PM on February 11, 2007

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