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Baritone Cassette Tape I

By orangedrink on June 6, 2020 1:08 am

I'm very tired and exhausted and overwhelmed.  It took all my strength to not do an electronic song; my guitar has never felt heavier.  I love music and I love playing music but I have not been in the mood to do this for over a month now!  This was a baritone guitar loop jam (one of my favorite things to do) and then I put a slowed down version of my week 19 song "Something On My Mind" - I didn't intend this at first, I was just messing around with audio thinking I might sample the song, but then it ended up resembling my old 4-track cassette tapes, when I used to record over other tapes and songs would appear at incorrect speeds and places.


I want to do a show or something to raise money to support social justice causes - but I'm really not in the mood to play a show.  I'm also worried I'm going to say the wrong thing or something.  I also don't have a ton of energy to get into online fights with people who are unwilling to listen.  I'm going to be try to be gentle with myself and give myself time to do what I'm able, when I'm able.  If anyone needs someone to talk to, about anything, I'm available for private conversations.



It's pride month!  I don't feel particularly prideful, but it's important for me to continue to work on my own internalized homophobia and self-hate and recognize that I'm not alone.  Did you know that trans women of color were instrumental in the Stonewall protests in 1969?  The protests were against police brutality, imagine that.  What we know as "Pride Fest" today is a commemoration of those protests.  Thank you to people like Miss Marsha and Miss Sylvia heart


https://www.mic.com/articles/121256/mee … l-veterans


Because of people like them and countless others, I'm able to be legally married today and live with my husband in our house, where I write all my music in the basement studio.  Thanks everyone.

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June 8, 2020 3:18 am

A nice meditative loop, it grabbed me. And Wow, this tune had an awesome second half and ending!
Keep up the good work and the good fight. I hear you. It's all so overwhelming, all of it. And hard to know what to do and what to say. I went to a large protest march today. Felt really good. All of us in all our unique human-ness out there in the wind and rain. Solidarity. After going to that I felt more connected, and like being there in solidarity was one small thing. More good fights to be fought. Always. Let's do what we can. Creating art is one awesome thing to do. It's good! Speaking of good fights to be fought ... Happy pride month!

June 8, 2020 12:32 pm

That baritone has great sound. The jam builds subtly then BAM. Good stuff

June 8, 2020 1:58 pm

Slowlyyy something on my mind... smile

June 8, 2020 7:12 pm

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is keep going when you're not feeling it, but good things can result.  I like the blast that comes in around 1:50, it is kind of reminiscent of a different song popping up on a cassette you've been recording on.  Brings back good memories of my own 4-track days.  I think we all just need to fight the good fight in whatever way we're able, whether that's actively protesting, donating money to worthy causes, or just being supportive.  I absolutely have no energy to engage in on-line arguments.  That just drains me faster than anything.  There's never any rational debate to be had and there's a possibility you're just arguing with a Russian bot or something.  Or some extremely unintelligent closed-minded bigot.  Hang in there and keep doing what you do!

June 8, 2020 9:49 pm

The tone of the guitar heart

June 9, 2020 7:32 am

Glad to hear you strumming the strings again. I really really love that baritone jam style. It`s always fun messing around with the old 4-tracks, isn`t it? My ex-wife has thrown 200 of her cassettes into the garbage, but I fished them all out again. Now I have enough tapes to play with the next 50 years. Cheers.

June 9, 2020 7:40 am

Don't hate yourself, there are plenty of people out there to do that for you.

I like the first part, the second part felt a bit tacked on.

June 9, 2020 10:54 pm

I love the metaphor of the guitar being too heavy to pick up, music is definitely like that sometimes. I'm glad you did pick it up though, this is lovely heart

June 10, 2020 7:47 am

June 15, 2020 1:09 am

ahh that tone - fun flowing into the "mix tape"

June 19, 2020 6:02 pm

Love the tone of the baritone it sounds great.  I like the slowed down outro of something on my mind too cuz I enjoyed the original so much.  I def feel ya on not wanting to play/perform or do anything really productive this past month or so.  But sometimes when we force ourselves to push out a lil diddy like this we come up with hidden gems smile  (not sure if I made sense or cents, either way keep moving!!!)

June 21, 2020 1:38 am

pretty as... and really dig the other tune coming in, gives a solid sense of 2020 haha smile

June 21, 2020 1:40 am

outro reminds me of She's So Heavy how it just keeps going (in a good way) we need to collab ASAP! These current times are the perfect time to be heard (did I just write a hook?)

July 13, 2020 10:14 am

how did i miss this one...holy crap that outro++++ :-0

August 12, 2020 12:28 am

Man your guitar is solid.

August 12, 2020 12:29 am

And that end is very Oasis, which I LOVE

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