Going To Abiline

March 24, 2007 7:19 PM

I wrote this song a few years back, and have always wanted to record it, so I could try some of the back up vox I've heard in my head. Now, I went and did it! I'm a little nervous about posting it, but I figured I should just go and do it before I lose my nerve. The guitars are pretty quiet, but I suck at recording, it was the best I could do.
posted by pazazygeek (8 comments total)

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but I suck at recording,

Well, you certainly DON'T suck at playing and singing. This is another high-point for MuFi. Thanks for posting it. It's beautiful!
posted by snsranch at 8:06 PM on March 24, 2007

posted by spiderwire at 8:49 PM on March 24, 2007

Eep, yes, Abilene. You can clearly tell I've never set foot in Texas. Now that's going to drive me crazy!

Thanks so much for the nice feedback, snsranch -- I really, really appreciate it!
posted by pazazygeek at 9:30 PM on March 24, 2007

This was wonderful, thanks for posting. I'm not sure how you recorded it, but as a hint for next time, if you're using mics and recording separately, aim the mics at the 12th fret and back up a bit from it (less than a foot, but more than 6 inches). This might help on the guitar sound. Great stuff and I look forward to hearing more.
posted by sleepy pete at 10:36 AM on March 27, 2007

sleepy pete, thanks so much. That is an incredibly helpful tip. I used a mic, pointed directly at the, um, giant hole in my guitar (Heh. There MUST be a technical term for that), with basically just enough room for my hand between the guitar and the mic. I will definitely try your method and see if it gets me better results.
posted by pazazygeek at 8:42 PM on March 27, 2007

I can't get it to play or download the mp3, does anybody else have the same problem?
posted by micayetoca at 5:43 AM on March 28, 2007

MeFiMusic's all fucked up! Meanwhile, I'm thinking about this old tune:

Abilene, Abilene
prettiest town that I ever seen
women there don't treat you mean
back in Abilene, my Abilene

My sister used to sing it, back in her folkie days.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:03 AM on March 28, 2007

Abilene paradox.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:09 AM on March 28, 2007

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