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Cantankerous 07.12.2008 02:54 AM

it took me a very, very long time to get it right, and i suspect this "great gig" business will take even longer.
i will be sure to look for that patty waters LP, by the way.

Cantankerous 07.12.2008 03:05 AM

melly:

this is mostly for you

it's just a small sample though, only about ten seconds

this could be well embarrassing but this was the part i had the least trouble with

http://www.yousendit.com/download/TT...V3JTSUR2Wmc9PQ

MellySingsDoom 07.12.2008 03:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cantankerous
melly:

this is mostly for you

it's just a small sample though, only about ten seconds

this could be well embarrassing but this was the part i had the least trouble with

http://www.yousendit.com/download/TT...V3JTSUR2Wmc9PQ


No, not embarrassing at all. A very good shot at it - well done. I hear what you mean now about hitting the high notes. Yeah, keep on practising, and you'll get there, girl. Can't wait to hear the full version when you're ready.

Cantankerous 07.12.2008 03:09 AM

i think i can't hit the high notes because i smoke too much, which is problematic (and what any scratchiness there comes from)

the lower notes i have very little difficulty with, but if i try and sing in too high a register my voice literally cuts out completely.

MellySingsDoom 07.12.2008 03:14 AM

Ooh, I dunno, Siouxsie Sioux smoked like a trooper when she was making "The Scream", and she hits some pretty good high notes on that (I'm thinking of, ironically, "Nicotine Stain"). I think with music in general, anyone worth their salt would be able to work with their "limitations" and come up with something even better. I get the idea that you're quite a taskmaster with yourself - if so, that's good, cos it means you can push yourself more and more. There's no point doing something in a half-assed way, is there?

Cantankerous 07.12.2008 03:16 AM

well, of course i'm going to keep at it because i don't like to half ass things. i'd much rather not do something than half ass it. it's "all or nothing", if you like.


even if i never do get it right, that's okay though, because i can sing every other song on the album well enough. my voice is much more suited to, say, breathe in the air.

MellySingsDoom 07.12.2008 03:24 AM

Yeah, exactly.

One thing that annoys me with some vocalists is that they're all technique but no bloody passion. Hearing someone go for it properly (like Claire Torry in "Great Gig"...) is what music is about for me (and you, of course!). Back to yerself, I was just thinking that "Great Gig" must be technically pretty damn hard to pull off - a lot of hitting different registers in quick succession - actually, come to think of it, like the vocal equivalent of John Coltrane in full melodic flow. Bloody hell, I'm even more impressed with you trying to sing "Great Gig" now, seriously.

Cantankerous 07.12.2008 03:26 AM

that's my theory. just go for it, and if it doesn't work, rip it up and start again. and you can always tell if the passion for it isn't there.

MellySingsDoom 07.12.2008 03:32 AM

You just summed up in one sentence what I've been trying to say. Checkmated again ;).

Listen, I have to go in a minute (have to do crap like housework and laundry), and also need to sort my life out to go out later on. It's been great chatting w/you, and yeah, do keep up with the practising. Have a great day in luvverleee France, take care of yerself, and say hello to yer other half ("Melly? Who the fuck calls themselves Melly?!" :D).

Cantankerous 07.12.2008 03:35 AM

haha. i'd do your laundry for you if i could, i actually enjoy it.
have a lovely day, dear!

Cantankerous 07.12.2008 04:18 AM

speaking of passion in music

on live at pompeii you can totally just see that it's there when roger screams in careful with that axe eugene
i love it when people make faces when they sing

sarramkrop 07.12.2008 08:14 AM

I'm in the precess of orginisinfga bunch of desperados. Watch this space. It could all go very wrong.

Cantankerous 07.12.2008 11:51 AM

melly! exciting news!

i did it :D

MellySingsDoom 07.12.2008 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cantankerous
melly! exciting news!

i did it :D


Nice one, Cantankers! Good stuff. Look forward to hearing you do it once you get it down fully. *claps*

MellySingsDoom 07.12.2008 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sarramkrop
I'm in the precess of orginisinfga bunch of desperados. Watch this space. It could all go very wrong.


This must be the supergroup called you-know-what, surely? If so, you up for the manager's job? I see you as a Warhol-type figure....get us all together dude, and we could be as big as, er, Terminal Cheesecake ;):D

Cantankerous 07.13.2008 02:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MellySingsDoom
Nice one, Cantankers! Good stuff. Look forward to hearing you do it once you get it down fully. *claps*

https://www.yousendit.com/download/T...Z1BveE0wTVE9PQ

not the whole thing, but longer

probably not very good but i'll continue working on it

i just listened to it again

fuck it, i don't have the right voice for it, despite actually being able to hit the notes.

well i'm embarrassed now. carry on.

MellySingsDoom 07.13.2008 03:05 AM

Currently having a bit of a problem d-loading your stuff. Will persevere and let you know as soon as I have it sorted.

MellySingsDoom 07.13.2008 03:13 AM

Sorry Cantanky - I've tried 4 times now, and I keep getting an "Internal Error" message. :(. Will keep trying, as I do want to hear how you've progressed.

Cantankerous 07.13.2008 03:14 AM

it's fine
i'll try and record a better one some other time

MellySingsDoom 07.13.2008 03:30 AM

You've inspired me to put some of my crappy efforts onto MySpace. I'll sort it out later on today, and send you a link, so you can a good laugh at my, er, talent (ahem...)


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