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Insomnia


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Estella

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Number three, and last, in my "one-take wonder/pinhole mic" series. The goal was to take a given chord progression and create 3 different song ideas, emphasis on "ideas". The goal was not to achieve finished songs, but to create three different feelings/melodies/textures under the constraint of a single chord progression.

My next goal? Take a few of my best ideas, not just from this assignment, but from all my past ideas, and complete a repertoire of my songs.

I may even overcome my laziness and plug my microphone in!
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Lyrics
You're here but not with me.
You're asleep or pretending to be.
Too tired to be my company.
I might as well be alone.
I might as well be afraid, angry, or free.

And it's OK to throw marshmallows out the window
because it's dark and nobody knows,
and whenever they land, oh,
it's soft, though.
Nobody gets hurt...

I can pretend that you're my friend.
There's no way I'd ever be bored,
not when you're around.
It may be really late at night,
but I can't think of anything I'd rather do.

I don't want to sleep.
I don't want to sleep.
I just want to stay here with you.
We can have our own little party of two.
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Hits: 3065
Comments: 47
Fans: 29
Plays: 166
Downloads: 0

Uploaded: Feb 13, 2012 - 06:46:28 AM
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2012 - 06:46:28 AM Last Played: Apr 10, 2017 - 11:58:21 PM
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davisamerica said 2016 days ago (February 13th, 2012)
lol....
i just love your "one take wonders" .... big fan I am.
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Estella said 2015 days ago (February 13th, 2012)
Hee hee.
It takes the pressure off to just do one take and not care! I'm glad you're a fan.
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Soundhound said 2015 days ago (February 13th, 2012)
I like the way...
You plug into an emotion and run with it.....
That's where good songs come from, the raw emotion side....

Nicely done.....
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Estella said 2015 days ago (February 13th, 2012)
Thanks
That's what it's all about.
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aRcTip said 2015 days ago (February 13th, 2012)
Insomnia
This sounds very promising! Nice emotion and melody, and wow: you've got a great voice.
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Estella said 2015 days ago (February 13th, 2012)
promising
I appreciate that. I'm glad you appreciate my voice.
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echoroom said 2015 days ago (February 13th, 2012)
Cool tune...
.... really dreamy! What's the tempo? And can I download this, or can you send it to me?
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Estella said 2015 days ago (February 13th, 2012)
I'll send it to you...
I'm sure I didn't keep perfect tempo - didn't use metronome, but I think it's slow, around 70 bpm, now that I check it. I'm not married to it, though. I'm open to explore where it might go.
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condensemike said 2015 days ago (February 13th, 2012)
Beautiful voice!
truly lovely. Keep with that talent you have. I cannot play guitar and sing and the same time to save my life!
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lavalamp said 2015 days ago (February 14th, 2012)
Sweetness
Always like your offerings.

LL
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Philip18 said 2014 days ago (February 14th, 2012)
Insomnia
While I appreciate your intent here, I would love to hear this recorded with a better mike. Your voice has a lovely lightness to it, without that becoming thin, and is full of emotion. Simple guitar suits the song. Good lyrics. I look forward to you achieving your next goal!
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Estella said 2014 days ago (February 14th, 2012)
Philip...
You are completely right. I think I've exhausted the fun and novelty (read: laziness) of this series and will have to plug in for the next song!
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Bob Rodgers said 2014 days ago (February 14th, 2012)
I'm
loving your acoustic one takes and this is another great number, great vocals sung with emotion, lovely melody, would love to hear more.

Bob
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Estella said 2013 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Thanks Bob
I will work on it.
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alackbass said 2014 days ago (February 14th, 2012)
Insomnia
Such a lovely song and your vocals always impress.
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Estella said 2013 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Thanks alackbass
I'm glad you liked it!
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five_extra_arms said 2013 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
It's OK to throw marshmallows out the window
What a lyric!

Great work here Estellie. I love the cadence of the third set of verses. Those super-syllabic rhythms that you pack into a single breath (kinda like Elvis Costello does) are a nice contrast to the first 2.

I'm excited to see what you turn all this into. I'm a big fan, ya know.

Bob
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Estella said 2013 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Thanks Bob
You make it sound like I know so much! I had no idea! Love Elvis Costello, but haven't listened to him in a long while. I can't wait to see what it turns into, either. I need to sit down and make one of those lists like you did, but you know, with what I want to do.
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egobandit said 2013 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
your so brave
The emotion in the way that you sing this, its fresh and off the cuff almost perfect that tone in your voice! Excellent!
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Estella said 2012 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Thanks ego
I'm glad you liked it!
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scofugate said 2013 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Really
I really love the melody and (raw approach)or (the non finished approach). This is what its about about. The concept..the idea.
Hats off to you!!
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Estella said 2012 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Thanks scofugate
I'm glad you can appreciate it for what it is.
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PeterB7858 said 2013 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Simplicity...
Really like this, Estella. I like the simplicity and your wonderful, fresh vocal approach. Very good as is, but I'm sure it would polish up well, too. Thanks, Peter.
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Estella said 2012 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Thanks Peter
Based on the response so far, I may just as well polish it up and play it somewhere soon.
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papag said 2013 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
I am up late...
and I saw you had a "new one"...it is a big step forward in my ears...something is coming through you that is fresh (as others have pointed out in different ways) and true and holds out the promise of more.

heck...why can't I download this?
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Estella said 2012 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Perfect...
I was hoping that at some point someone would hear this in the middle of the night and then the cycle would be complete, ha ha. I'm glad you enjoyed so much!
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Garni said 2012 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Insomnia
Im up late listening to this piece and I love it! Your vocals have an innocent sound to them and it suits this style of music quite well! Kudos to you in doing this in one take and with a pinhole mic! Wow!! Im impressed!

G-)
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Estella said 2012 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Yay!
For listening late at night. I hope you don't have insomnia.
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magnatone said 2012 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Insomnia
i'm such a fan of your cool voice and song style. this is absolutely terrific!
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Estella said 2012 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Thanks!
I'm glad you liked it!
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RochaMalhada said 2012 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
offset

Very nice cadence and placement of your vocals against the simple strumming and chords. Very attractive, put together this way

. - Harold
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PatriciaGirl said 2011 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
Liked it :)
You sing so sweetly, soft and gentle. Perfect for singing stories of thoughts. I like the improvisations or on the spot creations. I do them all the time. And it's true marshmallows rarely hurt when thrown at siblings like I remember growing up :P

Thanks for sharing.
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Estella said 2010 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
marshmallow fights...
cute! Thanks for the listen.
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musichead said 2010 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
IM...
Im famous for one takes,,,ha! Sounds nice! The melody works!
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Estella said 2010 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Thanks!
I appreciate what you're saying.
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Catalina22 said 2007 days ago (February 21st, 2012)
Lovely
You have a really lovely voice! Easy, ethereal, not strained at all. Very easy to listen to. It's kind of like a mellower Gwen Stefani. Much enjoyed!
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li3detect0r said 1994 days ago (March 5th, 2012)
Lovely
This is sweet, reminds me of many days lazy under the sun.
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jiguma said 1963 days ago (April 5th, 2012)
Sounds great Stella
Now that's efficient song-making :) I think this is probably a big improvement ("fi-wise") over the first post of yours in this project. Your vocal sounds really good - the opening is perfect - and I like the song a lot too.
Very good post - enjoyed.
Neil
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Estella said 1925 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
Coming from you Jiguma
it means a lot that you liked the song.
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Warren Smith said 1934 days ago (May 4th, 2012)
Expressionism
This sounds very catchy as it is. And hearing musical expressions like this is one of the great things about tuning into Macjams. The dilemma is .. since it is so sweet and attractive .. how can you develop it into something more substantial without losing its freshness?
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Estella said 1925 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
Thanks Warren
You described precisely the challenge that lies ahead: how to retain that spontaneous, genuine feeling while developing the song further.

I'm glad you stopped by.
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ste said 1839 days ago (August 7th, 2012)
really
sweet vulnerable vocals. stripped down arrangement makes you shine
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billullo said 1828 days ago (August 18th, 2012)
Love this concept.
Love this song.
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plexura said 1785 days ago (September 30th, 2012)
Great Song
Love your simple straight forward approach. Your beautiful voice fits so well in the well captured space you've put it in. Thank you.
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Marino_Experiment said 1273 days ago (February 24th, 2014)
Insomnia
Nice emotion on vocal delivery and great lyrics! Much enjoyed the listen!
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Estella said 1273 days ago (February 24th, 2014)
Thank you Marino!
I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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kayakanu said 1152 days ago (June 25th, 2014)
BOOMMM!
This is on my Ipod!! Incredibly evoking song, well done lass!

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