Archive for the tag "my songs"

Good to Know (Outtake)

Since it’s my birthday, and just to say thanks for waiting so long for new music from me, I’d like to give y’all a present!  It’s an outtake from the IT’S A GAME sessions.  I hope you like it.  :-) Believe me, the actual album sounds a whoooooooole helluva lot better than this, hoo-wee!  But it’s just too fuckin’ funny not to share.

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Elizabeth Cotten – Shake Sugaree

Elizabeth CottenBill Lowman turned me on to Elizabeth Cotten back around when we were recording my album Wonder Wonder.  He said my song "Hear My Heart" reminded him of Elizabeth’s song "Freight Train", and if you know both songs you’ll agree: "one to one on…" matches up almost exactly with "freight train, freight train…" Of course I hadn’t heard "Freight Train" at the time I wrote "Hear My Heart" (at least not that I’m aware of) and it’s not too hard to duplicate a 4-3-2-1 melody, but he is correct about the similarity. I’m just glad I found out about her music, it’s hard to believe I’d never heard of her before.

This album doesn’t have "Freight Train" on it, I’ll have to buy this CD for a hard copy of that.  I already have it on MP3 so there’s no hurry.


Song for today

I just the finished demo’ing that song I was talking about before, it came out super cool!!  I think it’s called "A Mirage", or maybe "The Last Boy I Loved (…A Mirage)"?  Whatever.  It’s a goodie!  I bet Rian’s gonna dig it a lot.  It has double-tracked vocals and one track of impossibly high harmonies… two verses, three choruses, and I left an instrumental break in the middle where he can imagine, like, a mariachi band solo or whatever he wants, heheh.  I gotta go make an MP3 for him now.  Man, this is pretty catchy, it’s gonna take me awhile to get this one out of my damn head!!  I should go listen to some, like, Auf der Mar or somethin’.  ;-)

Some sort of statement

One of my commenters is tro… ::ahem:: ASKing for a statement from me in support of independent music. I know, it’s a little crazy but I guess I’ve confused people by what I’ve said before about filesharing. So in case I haven’t made it perfectly clear as mud already, I have MIXED emotions. I see the good and I see the bad. So here are a few of those feelings for the record, one more time in no particular order:

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Bluish Bells

This is the original 4-track demo of "Bluish Bells", a song that appeared on my second album Telescopic in 1998.  The demo was recorded on 9/30/1996 at my apartment in Brooklyn.  I did all the vocals and played my red guitar, and added a fuzzed-out part with my blue guitar and a Big Muff.  I hope you like it; it’s very different from the version you’ve (hopefully) heard already.

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Song for today

Wrote "Ain’t No Picnic"

My songbook, myself

I’ve been trying to work on new songs practically every day, but can’t finish anything.  I REALLY need to get my freakin’ songbook back; I’m afraid I’ll never get anything done without it.  I accidentally left it with a friend of mine back around 9-11 and he hasn’t sent it back to me.  Of course I told him how important it is to me, and that I can’t really function as a songwriter without it.  He keeps saying he’ll send it but he never does.  Well, I’m seeing him this weekend for sure, and you can bet I won’t leave without that thing.  It serves me right, too.  This is karma payback for all the friends that I myself have blown off in various ways over the years.  I would love to blame my friend for all my musical constipation but I know that’s just a cop-out.  What’s really to blame, I dunno.  Missing my songbook sure isn’t HELPING though.

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Further tabs

Somebody asked me for the tabs to my song Further.  I should have just made a little chart but instead I wrote it all out for her.  Wanna see?

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Lyrics to SUPERSESSION

Lyrics to "Leaving The Army" and "One-Chord Complaint", the two songs I wrote that appeared on the Drag City Supersession album TRAMPS, TRAITORS AND LITTLE DEVILS. I sang on two covers songs as well.

These songs are written, copyrighted and published by Edith Frost / Marfa Music (BMI)

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Lyrics to WONDER WONDER

Lyrics to the songs on my third album Wonder Wonder

All songs written, copyrighted and published by Edith Frost / Marfa Music (BMI)

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Song for today

Wrote "It’s a Game"

Song for today

Wrote "Merry Go Round"

Lyrics to LOVE IS REAL

Lyrics to the songs on my Love Is Real CD-single

All songs written, copyrighted and published by Edith Frost / Marfa Music (BMI)

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Song for today

Wrote "Larger Than Life"

You’re decided

Hey, I finished that song today! I like it, I think it came out good, though I can’t be sure until Rian Murphy hears it and tells me he digs it. (Me and my fragile ego.) Took me all day to sew it together and get it demo’ed, I didn’t even leave the house ’til 9:30!! I think it’s called "You’re Decided"… I was gonna call it "Emotion Detector" but I think that’s too corny. I looked up that title in the BMI database and can’t find anything… of course they had lots of listings for the ol’ chestnut "You’re UNdecided". So that’ll be my little nod to that song. I can’t remember how that goes but I’m sure it’s nothing like what I just did.

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