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Reviews for "Maybe I Should Stay"

Maybe I Should Stay
by Calling Sister Midnight
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Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 3:03 PM
 
spinmeister
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permalink   Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 3:31 PM
lol - that squeaky chair is hilarious. Kind of befitting the name of the studio! The song is wonderful! Would definitely deserve a re-take by yourself and/or some of the other great talent around here. (Although your impeccable delivery sets a high bar!)
 
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permalink   Calling Sister Midnight Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 3:35 PM
Let’s just say the squeaky chair was just one straw of many, resulting in that final straw that had me calling the owner/engineer for the ProTools files and a “yeah thanks.” Imagine my chagrin upon hearing it today for the first time — after hearing the track after 7 years.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 3:54 PM
yeah - from a professional studio perspective rather unforgivable to have that chair anywhere near a microphone. So I can understand that you’re miffed. Heck, I have only a small amateur studio and there’s less squeaking going on. :-)

However the song lives - it has it’s own eternal life, separate from the specific recording, and at least as far as I’m concerned, it would highly deserve another shot by your wonderful voice.
fourstones
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permalink   Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 3:41 PM
amazing vocal (of course) - but you’ll need to upload the track without the guitar.
 
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permalink   Calling Sister Midnight Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 3:46 PM
Can’t, unfortunately. It is all of a piece as a live-performance style song demo.
 
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permalink   fourstones Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 3:56 PM
that’s, unfortunately, going to be a problem - at some point I suppose there’s needs to be some accommodation/exception clause, but so far, we’ve got 1,636 a cappellas with no instruments and 0 with.
 
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permalink   Calling Sister Midnight Tue, Jul 7, 2009 @ 6:45 AM
ok. I understand if ccmixter eds need to withdraw it because it’s not within the criteria. I have converted the vocal mic track and uploaded it to see if there’s anything worth salvaging. It’s not like I haven’t performed the song a 1000 times since, so I’m not opposed to re-recording it.
 
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permalink   fourstones Tue, Jul 7, 2009 @ 12:39 PM
omg that’s great - thanks so much! you are my hero.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Wed, Jul 8, 2009 @ 7:51 PM
That’s the spirit! if you post the ‘pella, then people will remix it.
 
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permalink   spinmeister Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 3:56 PM
I was going to request the squeaky chair track, because it could be made into sort of retro scratching kind of loop thing. :-)
Loveshadow
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permalink   Tue, Jul 7, 2009 @ 7:59 AM
The pella track you have added is perfectly usable. I have heard worse headphone bleed on Abbey Road recordings.

Enticing tone you have delivered on this one. I wonder just what your range is :-)
 
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permalink   Calling Sister Midnight Tue, Jul 7, 2009 @ 8:20 AM
Let’s find out.
panu
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permalink   Tue, Jul 14, 2009 @ 9:18 AM
let’s just say this beats the pants off of Dar Williams & the other darlings of the new folk movement, chair & all. plus you’ve beat B. Dylan to the punch, if he gets to hear it, he’ll be incorporating ambience before you know it.
 
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permalink   Calling Sister Midnight Tue, Jul 14, 2009 @ 10:56 AM
thank you, panu. it’s high praise. Sometimes I feel I was either born too late or too early for my aesthetic to really “take off.” I was either the little kid tagging along with the folkies at the coffee house or so geekily ahead of my time as to merely be considered odd. I listen to some of the so-called darlings of the new folk movement and sometimes wonder where everyone’s ears and heart have fled.
CiggiBurns
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permalink   Tue, Jul 14, 2009 @ 9:36 AM
Incredibly beautiful.
 
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permalink   Calling Sister Midnight Tue, Jul 14, 2009 @ 10:59 AM
Thank you, Ciggi - This was one of those songs that came down - all of a piece. I originally wrote it for fiddle, mandolin and banjo, but I have also heard it in my mind’s ear with that sort of Led Zep folk treatment - power chords and all.
 
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permalink   CiggiBurns Tue, Jul 14, 2009 @ 11:25 AM
Your voice is just outstanding - no question about it - and I feel lucky to have discovered you on this site.
Javolenus
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permalink   Sun, Oct 18, 2009 @ 8:39 AM
This is great. It would be a crime to remix it as, in essence, it’s complete. The colour and texture of the voice is magical. A very lovely piece. Also, you’ve got the best avatar that I’ve seen on this site.
SackJo22
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permalink   Tue, Jan 26, 2010 @ 6:18 PM
You’re an f***n’ genius!
copperhead
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permalink   Sat, Jan 4, 2014 @ 1:12 PM
Stunning!