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This is my contest entry. Used exactly 3 loops. Everything else is added by me with my Edirol PCR-30.
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She puts you on the wrong side of a funhouse mirror
when she is near. And you are glad when she wears
glasses, because then she is not too beautiful…you can
imagine your uttered syllables make sense. She’d be
perfect if she were a little taller, but you have to admit,
you’re not looking for perfection. Yeah, she’d do,
but she always has a boyfriend. And no, not you! You want
to ask for a place in that line, but she won’t date coworkers. Ha!
and if you believed that, you’d quit your job like that,
but, sorry, you’re also too nice and such a good friend.
And what does that mean? You’d happily be more of an asshole
if you thought you could, if you thought it would do any good.
But you’re a wonderful girlfriend. And you’re such a pussy,
because you damn well know this poem isn’t about you.
It’s about me and her. And I am such an ass.
And yes, she is perfect.
But you…don’t laugh, it’s easier this way! But you
can never find the words to say. Can never pretend there’s
a possibility. Rejection is a bullet. And pain is too.
Frustration and failure and the death of the future. You
can’t deal with those odds. 5 in the chamber, even you aren’t
stupid enough to pull that trigger. But you laugh at and admire
those who do. Over and over again. A fixed game. But this
is why you never go home with her and she never goes home
alone. She’ll always have her bulletproof superhero, and you’ll
always be too afraid of mortality to take that risk. You’re not
drawing dead, you know damn well you’re not, but you
don’t have enough outs to make the smart call.
So you just listen when she tells you of dreams you could easily
fulfill. Listen when she tells you how poorly she’s treated. Listen
when she complains everyone leaves her. And you want to
say you never would. But you know you would. On this side
of tomorrow she’s perfect. But if you were ever to.... She’d bitch
about the toilet seat being up, and how you spend your money, how
you eat and drink and how often you want to fuck. Even your
goddamn bedtime. And yes, she’ll want kids, but not yet,
and your house would become our house. And isn’t that scary?
And today she’s fresh and beautiful and untouched by time.
But on the other side of that line she’ll fill your bathroom trash
with feminine hygiene products and dry her practical hose
on your shower…those sexy numbers no longer seen. At least
not by you. And no, you’re not a catch either. And what happens
when she opens her eyes and sees only a dumpy man who once
loved her?
Which side of the mirror will I be on then?
Song Stats
Hits: 4197
Comments: 19
Fans: 2
Plays: 450
Downloads: 144
Votes: 13
Uploaded: Apr 03, 2005 - 10:35:39 PM
Last Updated: Apr 03, 2005 - 09:29:17 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 02:46:49 PM
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Comments
rovert10 said 4637 days ago (April 4th, 2005)
Ain't love grand...
I've just broken up with a girlfriend so alot of this made
me laugh (possibly not what you intended but I'm in a
strange mood). Distortion hurt ears a little but Very
Fabulous.
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cjorgensen said 4637 days ago (April 4th, 2005)
Ain't love grand...
No, it's supposed to have humor. Wasn't sure which poem to do over the top
of this track. Pretty much anything had to be jacked up to not get lost. The
distortion is on purpose.

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bjorkforker said 4637 days ago (April 4th, 2005)
quite evocative
in a disturbing way. love the vocal delivery.
this is great. thanks for posting and good luck in the
contest.
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cjorgensen said 4637 days ago (April 4th, 2005)
quite evocative
Thanks.

Isn't doing too good out of the gate, and guessing Spoken Word won't go that
far, but I'm happy with it.

A lot of what I write is supposed to be dripping with irony, but I am never
sure if it comes though. Haven't got the hate mail telling me I'm an
antifeminist yet.

If I am not reading this over the top of music, it takes on a more wistful tone,
but this version sound a little too bitter. Fine by me though. Bitter is good.

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Peter Greenstone said 4637 days ago (April 4th, 2005)
I get it
The irony and poetic bitterness isn't lost on me. Pretty
intense. Pretty good stuff. I really liked the sounds in the
opening before the poem started. Really sets the scene.
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cjorgensen said 4637 days ago (April 4th, 2005)
I get it
The sounds were me opening a bottle of cheap Ravenswood wine and then
pouring the glass. Later I regretted not pouring longer. Wasn't planning on
using the sound, just was taping, liked it.

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jgurner said 4636 days ago (April 5th, 2005)
Whoa....
....I must admit, I haven't listened to any of the spoken
word/poetry postings, not because I'm not interested, I
just hadn't gotten to it yet. But, man, after listening to
this, I'm going to make it a point to start.

All I can say is, been there. The mix of emotions comes
through. Love, lust, anger, bitterness, jelousy...it all
comes through in the words and the voice. I wondered at
first how the vocal effects were going to play, but they
were perfect, as was the bacground throught. Great
words. Going to start listening to the rest of your stuff as I
get the chance.
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cjorgensen said 4635 days ago (April 6th, 2005)
Whoa....
Thanks. It means a lot to me that people are digging this one. I think the
scores it got out of the gate aren't reflective of the comments, but the score
just keeps climbing, and the comments have been positive.

Most my other spoken word stuff isn't quite like this. Give, "Making Baby,"
um, "Whacked (2004)," and "She's" a listen. If you follow the website off my
member's page you can read along, see photos, and have a grand old time!

Thanks again.

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Kevensor said 4635 days ago (April 6th, 2005)
I like the effect on your vocals.
Wow, where did you get my journal from high school?

Pretty unnerving, but honest and insightful!
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cjorgensen said 4632 days ago (April 9th, 2005)
I like the effect on your vocals.
Thanks fir liking the vocal effects. Half are, half aren't. Next poster didn't.

High school? Dude, I live this one and I'm 34.

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snowdragon said 4635 days ago (April 6th, 2005)
so close
Chris, I've listened to this quite a number of times now
and I keep coming back to the same thing. Please take
this in the spirit intended. I just don't think the distorted
vocals work. I like everything else about it, and think the
backing music is bang on. I can't help wondering what it
would sound like with Leonard Nimoy or better yet, Cedric
Smith, delivering the lines.

As a curious side note, the song that follows this on my
MP3 player right now is Surin' USA and the segue between
the two is a marvellous Tarantinoesque experience.
cheers
snow 8-5-9-7
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cjorgensen said 4635 days ago (April 6th, 2005)
so close
Heh, I am often told I am a Tarantino look-a-like, which I is usually followed
with an apology. I don't mind though.

I tried none distorted vocals and they were getting crushed by the music, so I
upped the levels, then it just didn't sound right.

I will probably come back to this one. I have several other things in the pipe,
so once the contest is over, I may come back to this one, do it up differently.

If you want the .band file to remix, just say so.

I read this one at the poetry reading last night. Got quieter and quieter as I
read. By the end I was thinking people hated it. They were more than polite
afterward, so either I made up for it with the other poems or the reaction
wasn't what I feared.

Oh, and you can say what you like about anything I post.

Thanks for the feedback.

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TobinMueller said 4632 days ago (April 9th, 2005)
Stepping out of your own armor
Very interesting. I think this is very good, however, I'd
like to express some ideas in the spirit of personal
opinion that may or may not have anything to do with
your artistic goals... I think humor would work in this,
actual non-ironic, non-biting humor, perhaps self-
deprecating and honest, a real moment where you set
aside your own armor of self-defensiveness and your
vulnerability peaks thru. You hide behind the third person
and a tightened voice; and I think coming out from behind
that curtain for a moment might be real effective. Before
the last line, when it may be too late. Just a thought. (Nice
artwork, by the way. Indicative of the sense of humor I
was looking for.)
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cjorgensen said 4632 days ago (April 9th, 2005)
Stepping out of your own armor
Well, he does confess that the poem is autobiographical, and does apologize
for falling back into third person after the confession, but I understand your
point. When I read this live, and when I wrote it, it was a lot more wistful and
a lot less angry, so what you're asking for came though a little better.

The problem is doing it to music in general and this track specifically. Hard to
not get stomped, so I beefed the vocals to the top. I like the music, but wasn't
sure of the lyric choice. I wanted to get something in though. :)

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SuPeRGirL said 4631 days ago (April 10th, 2005)
???
is this song about me! hahahaha! it kinda sounds like me!
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cjorgensen said 4630 days ago (April 11th, 2005)
???
If it was about you, I'd have mentioned the stripper pole! Heh. Ever hear XTX's
song "Supergirl?"

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said 4627 days ago (April 14th, 2005)
wish you would have popped the cork
popped the cork on the wine bottle. THis one is really
strange and it sounds like I am in the funhouse on the
wrong side of the mirror.

My only criticism is that I didn't really care for the
distortion and feedback effects that you used. I feel that
they were just a little too intense. Maybe tone them down
just a bit, or not. Either way the poetry is phenomenal,
and perhaps when I hear this one again I may just have a
different opinion about the effects that I criticized.

Thanks for sharing.
cjorgensen said 4627 days ago (April 14th, 2005)
wish you would have popped the cork
Cork pops about 30 seconds in. In fact, that signals the start of the guitar
loop.

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DeRocK said 4120 days ago (September 3rd, 2006)
feck yeah!
you feck'in said it!
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