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Maybe I Should Stay
by Calling Sister Midnight
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Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 3:03 PM
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!)
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.
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.
permalink   Mon, Jul 6, 2009 @ 3:41 PM
amazing vocal (of course) - but you’ll need to upload the track without the guitar.
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.
permalink   victor 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.
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.
permalink   victor Tue, Jul 7, 2009 @ 12:39 PM
omg that’s great - thanks so much! you are my hero.
permalink   gurdonark Wed, Jul 8, 2009 @ 7:51 PM
That’s the spirit! if you post the ‘pella, then people will remix it.
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. :-)
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 :-)
permalink   Calling Sister Midnight Tue, Jul 7, 2009 @ 8:20 AM
Let’s find out.
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.
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.
permalink   Tue, Jul 14, 2009 @ 9:36 AM
Incredibly beautiful.
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.
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.
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.
permalink   Tue, Jan 26, 2010 @ 6:18 PM
You’re an f***n’ genius!
permalink   Sat, Jan 4, 2014 @ 1:12 PM