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7/18/2006

Cancelled -  
Love Song
By Cancelled 
Weighted Rating: [56 Votes, 3.97 Stars]
Views: 4,800
Richie Isaacs [10/30/2008 1:01:25 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
I can hear them Hokum Boys totally digging this(I LOVE 'Gamblers Blues')
Wonderful!
wayne monges [9/17/2007 11:03:37 AM EST]
Score: +0
why did the alien cross the road?
Sputnikov [9/17/2007 11:03:20 AM EST]
Score: +0
yo, lindsay, you aight!
IrREGULAR ELEPHAnT [5/8/2007 6:12:45 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
Voting from the chat. Wish I had time to read all of the comments. I love your voice. Great song.
chickadee [5/8/2007 6:12:08 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
Nice bluesy piece.
the_size_queens [3/15/2007 12:29:15 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Hey , lovely voice.
jbrown [2/9/2007 2:38:56 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Keaves said it all. This has the makings of a modern classic. It's not easy to carry a slow falsetto throughtout the entire song. Love this style.
itchybrother [2/9/2007 2:27:51 PM EST]
Score: +0
not to say that I think her strumming style is unconfident, just more...reserved. There's a diff.
itchybrother [2/9/2007 2:21:00 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
awesome.

...still not hearing the tentative or unconfident playing on this, but oh well. To me it sounds more just like the player's style. It sounds like they told everyone in the nightclub to shut up cause they were recording live, lights low, cigarettes smoking, if they still allow that of course.

I love when she sings "I've got twenty bucks in my pocket...". Gets me every time. What's she gonna do with that 20!
the Jfo [2/9/2007 12:45:29 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
great band name =D love your vocals and all the rest
wordgirl62 [2/6/2007 9:05:11 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
This is one outstanding voices! Beautiful playing, evocative lyrics, excellent singing...Wish it would build more!
7A Productions [11/21/2006 9:40:33 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Mr. Bratty [11/15/2006 2:36:30 PM EST]
Score: +0
i think mr. axe was just being a meany. some people are just like that. maybe he was having a bad day.
qualcomm [11/15/2006 2:27:30 PM EST]
Score: +0
i believe this is a donald trump reference
Lindsay (song submitter) [11/15/2006 2:24:35 PM EST]
Score: +0
I don't get it? Fired?
7A Productions [11/14/2006 8:54:27 PM EST]
Score: +0
meant to rate at 4 stars
7A Productions [11/14/2006 8:33:38 PM EST]
Score: +0
ivory_axe [11/14/2006 6:58:23 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 0.5 stars
You're fired
edanit [11/13/2006 1:04:38 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 1.5 stars
Sorry I really wasn't a fan... I love acoustics, but the vocals and tone didn't fit as well as I thought they should have...
sedrite [11/12/2006 2:43:51 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
It's a well sung good song! What a novelty!
Mr. Bratty [11/12/2006 2:33:46 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
Lindsay rules!
CalebHutton [11/12/2006 2:23:00 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
Nice, jazzy vocals and poorly played guitar. Seriously, they compliment each other well. Good song.
Beth [11/10/2006 6:46:41 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
I love the old feel to this song... could be great background music in a movie. In a dirty club or something....
Lindsay (song submitter) [8/14/2006 7:23:04 PM EST]
Score: +0
Yeah....well someone gets it ;)
I hope to one day play a show with the band "The Dinner is Ruined"
Then our poster could read.........
The Dinner is Ruined and the band is Cancelled.
TheBuyer [8/11/2006 12:23:54 AM EST]
Score: +0
do you get it?
TheBuyer [8/11/2006 12:16:10 AM EST]
Score: +0
She's from here. I want to see her gig. When is it? Is it *cancelled*? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ... ahh #@&%!.... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
kashworth [8/11/2006 12:12:53 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
Sweet voice.....

jthomas086121 [8/9/2006 1:25:50 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Really good song. Beautiful melody. My only suggestion would be after the second verse, around the bridge is to have a build up where you really put some emotion and raise your voice over the guitar...a vocal crescendo if you will.
iconoclasticatachism [8/9/2006 12:53:44 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
i like your voice. nice control and warmth. although this song is a bit monotone.
boygenuis [8/6/2006 12:18:30 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
wow. i just had to curl up in a blanket and cry. i haven't felt this horrible since listening to Pinkerton, i bawled like a bitch at that one too. sweet jesus this is heart-wrenching.
mikebritt [8/1/2006 4:20:13 AM EST]
Score: +0
nice band name... i want to see it headlined at any venue
secondfootstomp [7/24/2006 11:13:38 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Very good-- makes me think of CocoRosie on valarian... As slow and heavy as molasses but still as sweet.
ojoshua [7/24/2006 9:24:23 PM EST]
Score: +0
you've got a terrific voice... very sultry, legitimately folky. i don't know about the song, though. the melody is EXACTLY the verse of st. james infirmary, which would be fine (folk music is all about stealing melodies) if you built on it lyrically or musically. as it is it just sounds to me like st. james with much less interesting lyrics and none of the sad catharsis of the "let her go, let her go," chorus. i'd much rather hear you sing the original.

however, "who's gonna drive you to school?" is an awesome line. i don't know why. it just is.
realmusicnc_com [7/24/2006 8:28:55 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
Sultry in a folky way. I really dig this.
johnnystupid [7/22/2006 3:52:40 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
its-a-good-lues-song..i-think-its-time-for-you-to-take-it-to-another-level..take-a-shot-a-whiskey-and-make-sumtin-new..
MykeLExneR [7/20/2006 4:04:27 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
Captivating...Her voice is amazing

she's got nice flow and melody...someone's going to take a big chance on her
therockergib [7/20/2006 3:00:35 AM EST]
Score: +0
k, I guess I'll just have to take your word on that.
ruben remus [7/20/2006 2:59:42 AM EST]
Score: +0
And Debbie Harry. "Just Go Away", the last song on Parallel Lines?- one of the best, snottiest send-offs ever put in a pop song.
ruben remus [7/20/2006 2:55:17 AM EST]
Score: +0
At least that first album, yeah. Good modern take on classic 70s r&b. There are some really great tunes on it, good lyrics, melodies. And she just belts the #@&%! out of it. I like her voice. I like a lot of singers with unusual voices.
therockergib [7/20/2006 2:49:28 AM EST]
Score: +0
Macy Gray, seriously?
ruben remus [7/20/2006 2:46:35 AM EST]
Score: +0
Aretha Franklin, Patti Smith, Lucinda Williams. Neko Case. Macy Gray. Nina Simone.
Mr. Bratty [7/20/2006 2:38:14 AM EST]
Score: +0
HEART RULES!
therockergib [7/20/2006 2:36:30 AM EST]
Score: +0
Like Heart?
ruben remus [7/20/2006 2:26:55 AM EST]
Score: +0
Well, to each his or her own. I think if this was a guy and not a woman with a hot voice, Qualcomm's thoughts on the guitar would probably be more widely accepted. However, if it works for everyone, it works for 'em- human emotion isn't egalitarian, and for sure the reason I like what I like is because of the way that it hits me. I mean, my thoughts on the guitar might just as well stem from the chambers of the heart- I tend toward very confident, strong-sounding female artists- not consciously, but I do seem drawn toward 'em.
Raheem McBaumstein [7/20/2006 2:14:42 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
OK, finally redfizz has a submission worthy of artist caliber. a true musician. i can see (and hear) that talent taking her to the top. Bravo!!
therockergib [7/20/2006 1:52:42 AM EST]
Score: +0
I think the whole point is its uncommited unconfidence. Gives it personality, this song is very familiar, not in that I've heard it before (although Cat Power....), but this song reminds me of a person I know.
ruben remus [7/20/2006 1:30:02 AM EST]
Score: +0
And when I say "sonic interest" that may be just as simple as charging the air with a little more electricity, by way of a more committed, confident performance.
ruben remus [7/20/2006 1:27:17 AM EST]
Score: +0
I think it might be a preconceived notion that "folk" music is inherently sloppy or something, or maybe reviewers think that it lends more credibility or seems more intimate played like that. The guitar is more tentative than rubato (rubato being something I'm all for a guitar-accompanied vocal), and that tentative-ness becomes more distracting with more listening. I do like the time-keeping string sc#@&%!s, that sounds good.
therockergib [7/20/2006 1:19:52 AM EST]
Score: +0
The guitar is perfect....for this song.....not in time, just laying back casually letting the vocals ride. If the guitar was played better/more concise I think the song would lose its personality, personality on which this song it wholly dependent. Hence my rating of 5 stars.

The vocal vibrato is spooky in all the right ways.

The only thing MIGHT add is a bit deeper reverb. It might be there though, the RedFizz streaming compression is a verb and bass killer.
qualcomm [7/20/2006 1:08:39 AM EST]
Score: +0
once again, re the guitar (sorry to beat this horse some more, lindsay, but the argument won't die), i have no problem with sloppy playing--gbv is my absolute favorite band. but ruben remus nailed it when he called this playing tentative. mistakes are fine, but hesitancy makes me nervous. as i said before, it's distracting. this guitar is the only thing keeping time in the song, so it's not really possible to ignore when it rushes the beat or slows it down.

the song is still splendid, but it would be better with a more confident guitar. not even more accurate, just more confident. i'm surprised that certain reviewers here, who in past comments on other songs have stressed the importance of musicianship and production, won't even concede the possibility that this guitar could be improved on. it absolutely could, and the song would be the better for it. i hold this truth to be self-evident. i'm not saying it needs to be slick, or accompanied by another guitar. it just needs a bit more guts.

i think you all doth protest a bit too much. do i detect a preferential/protective vibe in these defenses? some misplaced chivalry? #@&%!in' misogynists. maybe in 10 years, we'll hear you complain, "yeah, i like cancelled, but the music was way better before lindsay became a good guitar player. (i also prefer william faulkner's callow, bumbling attempts at poetry to his later forays into fiction, as well as jimi hendrix's work with little richard's backing band.)"
ruben remus [7/20/2006 12:39:30 AM EST]
Score: +0
The melody and chords are a song called "St. James Infirmary", or "Gambler's Blues". The lyrics are new. I'm saying this comes from a folk tradition...it's not, strictly speaking, folk music- but that's what it's based on. It doesn't totally work for me as either folk or pop- it needs SOMETHING to my ears, even if it's just a bit better/better-played/more committed guitar part. I think it would be interesting to hear a different approach- take a folk-y song and make it into something a bit different. But I think it COULD work if it were in the middle of some other types of material. Since I don't know this band, it's hard for me to judge anything other than just this track, but it seems apparent that they aren't hardcore traditional folkies, so I wouldn't think they'd particularly need to take a purist approach. That's all.
Like I said, this is going to sound different to someone who isn't familiar with all that old stuff. If you were really into...all things punk, you'd probably have a lot different opinion on a Green Day tune than someone who was less familiar with it. Not better, just different.
Sputum [7/20/2006 12:30:07 AM EST]
Score: +0
Good, simple song. Complicated reviews. That strikes me as funny. I wonder if Lindsay checked the pop charts from 1700 before recording this. Surely she would have done things differently if she had. Pffft.
KeavesSharpy [7/20/2006 12:19:13 AM EST]
Score: +0
All I have to say is that this is twice you've mentioned "source material" and "the song this is based on." I'm not going to get into grammar, but the rest of the paragraph was fragmented.
What is this based UPON? I cannot debate without knowing the disputed facts,
but I still disagree, since "folk" music is based upon storytelling to music, not instrumentalism or production value. Whether or not this song is a single seems to me an oxymoron if you are in the same breath calling it 'folk.'
ruben remus [7/20/2006 12:08:50 AM EST]
Score: +0
I say that because, as a big-time American (and British Isles) folk music enthusiast, I've heard a bunch of versions of the tune this is based on (see my previous comment as to the source material), and many more powerful than this. Played by a guy with an acoustic guitar. With more commitment. Better. That's what I mean. That someone who isn't as familiar with the folk tradition as I am may have a different opinion. LIke saying this sounds like Delta blues. I'm just saying my opinion comes from a different place.
As for additional instruments, I'm just saying that to me it would stand out more on its own if it there were a little more there. It sounds, like I said, like just an album cut right now, not a single.
And if you didn't know, "Scarborough Fair" is like two, three HUNDRED years old. Meaning it's a lot more than just a Simon & Garfunkel song.
KeavesSharpy [7/19/2006 11:49:06 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
oh yeah, stars.
KeavesSharpy [7/19/2006 11:48:56 PM EST]
Score: +0
"I think my opinion is probably skewed by my knowledge of the source material."

What material? I have to disagree completely. This is a woman playing a guitar, and doing it well. This is not simon and garfunkel! I hear more delta blues than hippy rock. .At the very most, this song is reminicent of 'house of the rising sun.'
How do you rationalize asking for "another guitar, maybe some reverb-y spaghetti western stuff" when this is a perfect example of the power of a simple guitar and singing? I desperately need to argue this point. This is like saying a restored 1923 ford coupe needs ground effects and a spoiler.

True songwriting needs no fillers. BTW, Am I the only one who hears some Billy Holiday in her voice?
ruben remus [7/19/2006 11:29:25 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
This is good. I think my opinion is probably skewed by my knowledge of the source material. But it works. I think as it stands, it sounds like one of those songs that you find buried in the middle of the album to give you a breath amidst bigger songs- like Stone Roses "Elizabeth My Dear" (which maybe comes to mind 'cause it's based on another minor key folk tune, "Scarborough Fair")- or one of those kind of tag endings that come at the tail end of an LP. To work on it's own, I think a bit more instrumentation might make it spookier- maybe build a little bit, add another guitar, maybe some reverb-y spaghetti western stuff would sound cool. The guitar playing is a bit tentative I think. There definitely needs to be a little more...sonic interest...for me, anyway. I think approaching it as a pop song instead of a folk rewrite would make it stronger. The song itself is there, it just sounds like a demo, and I'd like to hear it a bit more fully realized, a little more detail. This song as it stands now would definitely benefit from some context- some contrasting songs surrounding it would make it stand out more.
ruben remus [7/19/2006 9:27:00 PM EST]
Score: +0
Yes, it’s a St. James Infirmary rewrite, but St. James Infirmary is a folk song, NOT a Louis Armstrong song- he simply did the most famous version. The song has roots dating back to the 1700s, and evolved from “The Unfortunate Rake” (as did “Streets Of Laredo”- you might know the Johnny Cash version). The “St. James” variation became widespread sometime in the 1910s as “Gambler’s Blues”. Jimmie Rodgers based his “Gamblin’ Barroom Blues” on it. Bob Dylan used the melody for his “Blind Willie McTell”. Sorry for the history lesson, but it’s a folk song, and it’s very much in that tradition to borrow and steal and make it into your own. So if they were to credit a writer, it would have to be Mr. “Trad.”
Sputum [7/19/2006 9:05:44 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
I listened to this twice before reading the commrnts, and I was really surprised to see all the complaints about the guitar work. Is it perfect? No, but it seems to me to fit the tone of this song pretty well.

I suppose the thing I love about music most is it's ability to convey a wide range of emotions like no other form of expression can. I believe that for a musician to be able to harness that quality is at least as important as the technical aspects of performing, if not more. With that said, I think this artist did a fine job of getting the idea of this song across in several ways. Actually it seems to me that with this songs sad, somber mood technical perfection would detract from it's charm.
Bottom line - Iss good #@&%!!

P.S. - I love your voice. What would it take to get you to sing just for me? Please?
I'm willing to beg if it will help.
Chris Comer [7/19/2006 7:58:54 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
I love listening to this song. It's utterly traditional
mistaeyeball [7/19/2006 2:57:42 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
PJ Harvey? Hmmmm. Nice sultry aspect to your voice, eh?

Is everything you got guitar and voice? I'd like to hear you with a full band.

Had me tapping my foot. I know quite a few people who would like this.

Good job.
AndNowFor [7/19/2006 2:19:49 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
nice, simple & endearing...don't know if it has staying power though...
suckerpunch [7/19/2006 1:24:07 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
jimson [7/19/2006 1:07:40 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
There's a serious problem with time here, as my buddy A-trad pointed out. If you go immediately back to the beginning you'll see what I mean. It speeds up significantly. Still, it's a great song, and the vocals are wonderful.
crackerjackson [7/19/2006 11:29:16 AM EST]
Score: +0
I am rubber and you are glue!!!
qualcomm [7/19/2006 11:25:00 AM EST]
Score: +0
you are all wrong.
GravitiesBass [7/19/2006 11:21:42 AM EST]
Score: +0
I'm not going to star it quite yet or at all. I can't quite put my finger on what bothers me about it. Vocally it's good, but I'm missing something there still. Maybe I need the vocals a little more "dirtier". Maybe I'm just crazy.

oh and the guitar didn't bother me at all. I felt it added to the feel of the song.
qualcomm [7/19/2006 11:07:59 AM EST]
Score: +0
yeah, but wine doesn't go with food. everyone knows that.
Cobainsaxsolo [7/19/2006 10:49:11 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
crackerjackson [7/19/2006 10:48:58 AM EST]
Score: +0
I pretty much agree, Nationwide. Normally, I hate sloppy playing and think the excuse of playing with "feeling" or whatever is weak. I figure if the composition can't communicate something while being played well, it's probably not composed well :P

But for this type of tune, I almost expect sloppy playing, and it's charming to hear it. The particular emotion and mood being conveyed is almost drunken. It's heavy and sombre and you can imagine the voice singing the song belonging to the same person as the hand that strums the guitar.

This song is really good. I lessthanthree your voice.
TheNationwide [7/19/2006 10:28:02 AM EST]
Score: +0
As a naysayer, I've started listening again, to see if I can become disenchanted with the guitar also, but here's what I'm feeling about it QC.

This to me, sounds like a sad sad song. The blues. Whatever. The sloppiness of the guitar drives that home to me. That this woman is expressing her grief through song, and the sloppiness lends itself to that sad emotion being expressed more clearly. Just my 2 cents. I don't find it distracting, I think its like a fine wine with a nice meal. It heightens the flavor.
qualcomm [7/19/2006 10:15:25 AM EST]
Score: +0
listen, lostear and all you other naysayers of fixing the guitar: i listen to a lot of sloppy #@&%!. way sloppier than this. i just think that in this case, the sloppiness is distracting, maybe because it's contrasting with such a clean voice. also, the mistakes being made are like, rhythmic hiccups and weakly pressed strings, not bad notes or anything related to risk-taking. in other words, they're the mistakes of a novice guitarist. you're probably knee-jerking in favor of the sloppiness because you think you're supposed to think it's more immediate. but you have to take these things on a case-by-case basis. throw away your little rule book where it says mistakes are cool and ask yourself if it works within the song in question.
Chris Comer [7/19/2006 4:04:03 AM EST]
Score: +0
This is a very simple song. Wow. I can't believe how simple it is. I like variety more myself, but as far as a simple song with a point, I believe you've hit it well. I like the reapeated ending. It adds a lot of emphasis.
lostear [7/19/2006 4:03:15 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
First of all, #@&%! everyone who is complaining about the guitar. Haven't you ever heard of #@&%!in' rockin' roll? Damn, you've lost touch with what matters.

This love song is good.
SirenEast [7/19/2006 2:55:04 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
I like the guitar as is. The rough sound works for me. In fact, the whole I think it'd be interesting to hear a couple moments of stronger emotion leaking out just to be forced back. But still dig the song as is.
therockergib [7/18/2006 10:57:05 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
Don't change a #@&%!ing thing.
aaronlife [7/18/2006 10:51:38 PM EST]
Score: +0
the guitar may be rough, but it's perfect for for a bluesy old style song...

i wouldn't change it at all.

it doesn't matter if she's just learning how to play guitar, because her playing is impeccable for her skill level, her timing is perfect

seriously, lindsay, any chance you are the reincarnation of the soul previously incarnated as janis joplin?

were you born after, what was it, 1971?

not that it matters, maybe janis was your reincarnation
Will H. Disney [7/18/2006 10:43:29 PM EST]
Score: +0
Her myspace site is available on her band page - click on 'Cancelled' above.
Nazman06 [7/18/2006 9:37:06 PM EST]
Score: +0
I can see this song in a movie. What kind of nylon string you playing?
What's your myspace site?
protoleviathan [7/18/2006 7:43:09 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 1 star
drab.
ALBOT9 [7/18/2006 6:09:49 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Good sounding recording, Good vocals. It is, though, an iteration of a common melody. But, one I dont get sick of. good job.
Mr. Danko [7/18/2006 4:28:12 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
What's the photograph of? I like it.
qualcomm [7/18/2006 4:19:20 PM EST]
Score: +0
for some reason, this song isn't divisive, that's all.
alexanderstrung [7/18/2006 4:12:20 PM EST]
Score: +0
oh here's another one - "drunkard's blues".
alexanderstrung [7/18/2006 4:09:11 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
i don't have a problem with the guitar at all. i think it adds a lot of feel. in general the song works for what it is. i have to say i don't get all the jeans-creaming (yes i said it) about it, but that's not at all a knock on the song nor performance.
Lindsay (song submitter) [7/18/2006 3:03:14 PM EST]
Score: +0
The feedback is so awesome to hear...from everyone, no matter what they say. The open form of this type of thing is what makes it great!
Thanks to everyone.
Yeah... I'm not much of guitarist, but it's become my instrument, despite my limitations. And, yes....after the song was written... I did notice how similar the progression and melody are to Mr. Armstrong's St. James Infirmary. But I could not kill the song because of it... Honestly, it was not an intentional rip off.
Thanks again all...... don't hold back, say what you think and what you feel.
mrmlmonkey [7/18/2006 2:56:42 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Very nice. I'm not hearing this "guitar needs work" business that others do. I think it's actually quite hard to match the expressiveness of such a voice with a guitar... and you do a damn fine job. Strong work. I'll have to check the other song soon.
cuuntry [7/18/2006 2:55:28 PM EST]
Score: +0
god this is great.
thedirtygerman [7/18/2006 2:53:29 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
Simply a nice song. Usually super loose vibrato bothers me for some reason but in this case its eerie quality contributes to the tone of the song.
lincolnbartlett [7/18/2006 2:47:59 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
I like it. However I can't help but feel this is a direct rip off of St. James Infirmary, that old Armstrong tune... if it is, there should be some credit to the orginal.
crackerjackson [7/18/2006 2:37:55 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
I love Cancelled. I loved "I Heart Rock". I am absolutely pumped that this song is a featured song today as well.

This is a lovely, dark little tune. Your voice is beautiful. I ususally don't like singer's with so much vibrato, but it works for you really, really well and doesn't sound forced or awkward.

The song is a simple, direct affair that works well for what it does. Short and sweet. The only criticism I would make would be to say it's a bit sparse and one-dimensional, but only a BIT. What IS there is lovely and haunting. Can't waqit to hear more, and I'm glad you posted another song :))



fingerpickerguy [7/18/2006 2:18:56 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
This is a good song and performed well. I wouldn't say that this is the type of song that i would listen to frequently or get excited about when it plays, but I certainly wouldn't turn the channel. It is cool for when I am feeling contemplative.

As for the guitar, it is what it is. It didn't stand out as either good or bad to me.
Will H. Disney [7/18/2006 1:07:16 PM EST]
Score: +0
Well, I'm glad that everyone likes this one, because I didn't find it to be *all* that remarkable. There must be something wrong with my ears or brain! I'll give it a few more listens.
Mr. Bratty [7/18/2006 12:16:52 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Great job. Just keep doing what you do. Good things will happen.
cuuntry [7/18/2006 11:21:36 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
lovely. i'm torn on the guitar -i liked the rawness but did find it distractingly loud at points, drowning out the voice, which is what i was wanting to hear. maybe it could be mic-ed softer.
Rocketeer [7/18/2006 11:02:04 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
There's a depth in this voice that goes beyond all the little girl sounding singers that frequent the singer songwriter scene. The voice sounds like it has some gospel influence, and the melody to this song sounds very Porgy and Bess-ish. You could go in a lot of different direction with the arrangement of this song... I personally think you should at the very least develop it past the demo stage and get somebody to play guitar for you. The musicianship on the guitar is a little distracting for me when all I want to do is focus on that voice.
zissou [7/18/2006 10:54:26 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
That voice...Some serious depth to this individual. Lovely and haunting (in the best of ways). The guitar sloppiness doesn't bother me. It makes me feel like I'm in the room and this is an impromtu performance for a small group, late into the night.
TheNationwide [7/18/2006 10:41:39 AM EST]
Score: +0
Oooo...an Oedipus Rex reference, nice!
Mr. Pony [7/18/2006 10:22:49 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
I agree with the stalker, the buddhist nut, and the Oedipist. Good stuff.
TheNationwide [7/18/2006 9:26:11 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
I also like the guitar as is. The sloppiness adds a charm, and without that charm I might not like this song as much. This song has a similar feel to a K.T. Tunstall song. A great, fresh sound wiht beautiful vocals and lyrics that aren't trite. I like the first line, 'Whos gonna sing you this love song, whos gonna drive you to school?" It's interesting, and changes the whole scene, as it could be a high school girl talking to her boyfriend or a mother singing to her child or one of many other scenarios. It kind of helps with the haunted feel too. There could even be a more sinister theme in this song. Maybe a mother who's sleeping with her son? Maybe that's overboard. :) I even get a hint of The Violent Femmes. If I were going to add a band to support this, I would add a standup bass and a snare drum w/ brushs, and thats it. Great Job!
Nazman06 [7/18/2006 9:23:56 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
Good stuff
aaronlife [7/18/2006 9:14:26 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
Great words, fine simple old blues/folk influenced song, GREAT voice

almost reminds me of a clean pure version of janis

hold old? maybe reincarnated...

i really like the songs, and i connect to the story's main character, whether it's true or not
Nazman06 [7/18/2006 9:05:59 AM EST]
Score: +0
I like this song..good stuff
drfringe [7/18/2006 8:43:18 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
drfringe [7/18/2006 8:43:10 AM EST]
Score: +0
clearly a good band here! not bad at all!
jvandyk [7/18/2006 8:42:14 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
Sounds like a voice from early movies.I would like to hear her sing a pop tune,bet she would really sound great.The song didn't do much for me,sounded like house of the rising sun with a slow tempo.When you create a song to match that lovely voice,WOW!
dreamsinaudio [7/18/2006 6:26:45 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
I could listen to Lindsay sing all day. This recording makes me feel like I'm sitting in the room with her being personally serenaded. There's something so honest and pure about her voice and sloppy guitar. Yeah, sure, she could fix it up and make the instrumentation better, get a backing band behind her even, and it would be great...but there is something personal and special about this version that you can't deny. (Which I'm glad you're not trying to deny, as this song got featured, yay!)

"I take back all my confessions
I swallowed each of my vows
but as far as I know
the wind is gonna blow anyhow..."

This may not be the most original or inventive song. But the human element it carries, the emotional weight and resonance of the vocals, and the fact that I feel her pain, I believe what she says, and I want to hear her say more have endeared this song to me.
GibneySays [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
beautiful. could have been a cappella.
qualcomm [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
nothing to be said here that isn't obvious. your voice is splendid. guitar needs a lot of work. you overcome it, but why should you have to?
Booed Offstage (1)
mechanical_bull [7/18/2006 11:23:41 PM EST]
Score: +0
cat power forgot to change the litter box

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