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Call Home The Day


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Ed Hannifin

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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A lullaby of sorts, for those, like me, who sometimes have trouble letting the day go...written sort of backwards, as if it's me, or someone, who has to call the day home and put it to bed...as if the day itself has to be convinced...This is a jingle-jangle electric version...due to the importing to GB, it has been hard to balance the vocals...Female vocals from my old bandmate Phyllis, and I hope they survive the transfer to mp3, 'cause they're pretty good...My first post, and I'm pretty nervous...I may post the original acoustic version later for comparison's sake...
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Lyrics
CALL HOME THE DAY

Call home the day
There's nothing left to do
Call home the day
The day is done with you
Call home the day
And give yourself to rest
Call home the day
Call home the day
Call, call home the day

Sun's behind the hill
And left this velvet blue
She's hid her weary head
So darling, how 'bout you?
She sings, call home the day
And give yourself to rest
Call home the day
Call home the day
Call, call home the day

Oh, you can call it home
And you can tuck it in
And then lie down beside
Pull the covers to your chin
You can call home the day
You can both lie down to rest
Call home the day
Call home the day
Call, call home the day
Song Stats
Hits: 5791
Comments: 91
Fans: 24
Plays: 577
Downloads: 224
Votes: 28
Uploaded: Jul 17, 2005 - 07:50:45 AM
Last Updated: Jul 16, 2005 - 09:20:07 PM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 10:17:23 AM
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Hardware:
Before there was GarageBand, there was the Boss BR-8, the first piece of equipment that made digital recording easy...The acoustic guitar, electric 12-string and vocal tracks started life on my BR-8, and got transferred to GarageBand, where they met up with bass and electric guitars...So...

Boss BR-8, including its built-in rhythm machine
Line 6 POD 2.0
Shure SM-57 mic
AKG C1000s mic
Charvette electric guitar
Danelectro electric 12-string guitar in purple mother-of-masonite finish
Alvarez Yairi acoustic guitars
Ibanez bass
Software:
GarageBand 2
Comments
ziti said 4415 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
welcome ejh
real nice tune from the new guy...love the electric
jangle...and there's no need to be nervous here- you're
with friends

nice guitar solo...fits the tune well, but it is timid in the
mx...vocals sound fat and sweet...all in all an excellent
first post....more please!

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Ed Hannifin said 4415 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
welcome ejh
Thanks, ziti! I appreciate getting some guitar player appreciation right out of the
box, and having you of all people say it's a decent guitar solo is tremendously
encouraging...

I did have trouble balancing the guitars without pushing levels into the red, and
I was struggling to keep the vocals strong enough...I'm glad you like the vocals
after all that...

Thanks again for the all the encouragement so far! I can't say how much I
appreciate it...
stevel said 4415 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Very nice indeed
Nice performance and tune! Thanks for sharing
S
Check out my latest song called Broken Toy
Ed Hannifin said 4415 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Very nice indeed
Thanks for coming by to listen, and for your supportive comment. I am
discovering with this, my first posted song, how much that means...

Ed
Ed Hannifin said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Very nice indeed
And now, returning the favor, I've checked out your site and influences..."Bob
Dylan, Leonard Cohen... Richard Thompson, The Who, Big Star, Zeppelin,
Hendrix"...it would seem we share some musical interests...

This puts your comments in another whole perspective...Thanks again...as noted
elsewhere, I'll be checking out your list of tunes...
stevel said 4411 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Very nice indeed
Yes...definitely into all those artists! In fact I think that this tune has a slightly
Richard Thompson-esque feel to it. I could imagine him singing it.
I am glad to see the BR-8 still being used by other people too. I am still fond
of mine, although I use it mainly for effects these days
Steve
Check out my latest song called Broken Toy
nyakki said 4415 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Nice Job
I really like what you have done here.

Downloaded.
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Ed Hannifin said 4415 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Nice Job
My first download! Woo hoo!

Thanks for the listening, and the support. Hope it hangs in on re-listens....

Ed
snowdragon said 4415 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
A fine tune
A little bit of nerves is generally a good thing before a
performance. Harmonies work particularly well.
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Ed Hannifin said 4415 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
A fine tune
Thanks for listening, snowdragon. I appreciate you taking the time. Glad you like
the harmonies and the tune.

Ed
Cori Ander said 4415 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Congratulations!
What a great sound you've got in that orchestra! And oh,
thats a good melody (I am writing while listening the first
time) and the chorus is good ... and a female singress ...
woo good acoustic backup sound and nice guitar solo,
you are a good singer too. Nice ending.

Listening second time ... Must admit that I am surprized in
a positive way!, maybe because you've been around so
long without having a song, that I have gotten used
("primed" or "conditioned" in psychology language?) to
regard you as a listener rather than a producer.

The tune has a very cool tempo that I like a lot. I like your
style a lot! (High rating)!


Such a great start for you at MacJams!
Congratulations!
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Cori Ander said 4415 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
and ...
... and i discover that as soon as the tune ends I want to hear it from the
beginning, so I'm sitting here listening to it again and again ... maybe have to
put it into iTunes and enable Repeat Song ...
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Ed Hannifin said 4415 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
and ...
LillNisse:

You can't imagine how much it means to me that this passes the LillNisse
Test! You and ziti have been big supporters and encouragers for me to get
out there and post a song for what seems like ages, and of course that means
that a lot of my nerves have been about what you "veterans" would think...

I am VERY pleased that you like the production, and very pleased indeed that
you are wanting to replay the song a lot. That is a huge win for me as a
songwriter. I really want to write the kind of songs that someone would sing
to a loved one, or sing around a campfire...things that stick with a person...so
that is the best thing that I could have heard, my friend...

Glad you like Phyllis' vocals. She's a wonderful singer...

Gosh, and to get called an "orchestra"...what could be better than that??...

Thanks, J.

Ed
Peter Greenstone said 4415 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Very nice
A very enjoyable listen. You have a very soothing, warm
voice and Phylis' backup harmonies are excellent. Your
voices compliment each other very nicely. Everything sounds
well balanced to me; the additions of the bass and the
electric guitar were a great choice as they really fill this
melody out.

I think it works well as a lullaby. It's soothing and
comforting.
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Ed Hannifin said 4415 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Very nice
Peter, I'm glad you listened and glad you liked the production. Since I have
always loved your vocal sound, I take your comments and thoughts about the
vocal blend seriously and I'm please you think the blend is good. Phyl and I
sang together for about a dozen years long ago...

I am also glad that you addressed the song as a song, and as a lullabye, and
glad that you think it works in that regard...

LillNisse makes note of the tempo, and this is a real slow one...I think it's
something like 55 bpm, and it's different coming up with a melody and parts
at that sort of tempo than it is when the song is a more standard 120 bpm,
which I have also done...I think the tempo helps the lullabye feel...

Thanks for listening, Peter. Much appreciated.

Ed
rmaclema said 4415 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Nice Piece
Nice piece, Ejh. Laid back and pleasant. I like the lyrics.

Not that you asked, but my other thoughts...

Production-wise, it sounds good, except for two things -
the aforementioned guitar solo ought to be louder, and
the second thing is the BR-8 and its snare. The drums in
GB sound considerably better than the BR-8 (though that
may be a stylistic decision,) and the snare feels sluggish
through the song - like it's dragging and holding the song
back at times. What this really is is the acoustic guitar
playing ever so slightly ahead of the beat at times, which
gives the illusion that the snare is "late," which is probably
isn't, unless you intentionally programmed it to be slightly
behind the beat. Either way, I'd like the hear some GB
drums in place of the BR-8, and then put the snare every
so slightly AHEAD of the beat. Then the snare and the
acoustic would be on the same page and it'll all sound
tighter. Even better would be some nice sampled real
drum loops (ie Drums On Demand.)

This is like "what comes around goes around," because a
year ago I posted a song "Can't Back Down" here on
MacJams and I was using drums from Reason, which were
dead on beat-wise, and someone had made a similar
comment to me, though they just said the drums didn't
sound right. My guitar work was ever so slightly ahead of
the beat during some spots in the song, and the Reason
drums emphasized that. And Tobin suggested a harmony
on the chorus. I went back and replaced the Reason
drums with Drums On Demand loops, and added the
harmony, and it was SO much better - night and day. The
DOD loops are accurate but they've got a human feel to
them - they're not dead center sample accurate to the
beat (thank God) and suddenly the slightly rushed guitar
sounded perfectly fine. I put that song as track 2 on my
CD. Without the changes I would not have put it on the
CD at all.

I know you didn't specifically ask for critique, but it just
reminded me so much of the issue I had with my own tune
that I thought I'd bring it up. Keep doing what you're
doing! Post more tunes. I liked this one quite a bit.


Check out my latest song called Last Kiss Goodbye
Ed Hannifin said 4415 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Nice Piece
This is very helpful, and if my own posts don't make this plain, I like the
exchange of really helpful criticism/commentary...

You are of course right, or at least right-ish, about the BR-8 snare...the BR-8
has a pretty rudimentary drum thing going on, and I would love to replace it
with something better...and I actually tried...and the truth is, I don't know
how...yet...

There IS a stylistic piece to this too, though...the original composition was
framed to be in the mode of some old, slow Neil Young a la Out On The
Weekend, or Richard Thompson a la the Fairport Convention tune Sloth...so
SOME of that drag-the-beat thing is probably intentional...whether it works
or not, that's another question...

But see, this is what makes MacJams so exciting to me, and so good-
hearted...you're offering me the benefit of what you learned from a track of
your own, and ideas about what has worked for you...I take that very
seriously, and appreciate it fully...Now you've got me thinking...How WOULD
this sound with better drum sounds and with the acoustic smack on with the
beat? I've got several alternate versions of the tune sitting in GB from the
BR-8, and I may come back and try it again with your comments in mind...

Feel free, he hinted, to email me with some more details about your
experience with Drums On Demand, and in particular with how to use them
with a pre-existing track...

Thanks, thanks, thanks.

Ed
Mystified said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Fab first post!
Welcome to MacJams!
What a great song this is--both in concept and
performance. I'm a sucker for harmonies and these are
lovely. I like those lyrics, too...(Makes me want to do
some more folk songs, myself!)
Great first post. Looking forward to hearing more.

Fav'd and D/L

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Ed Hannifin said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Fab first post!
Wow, a vocal comment from Mysti...That's pretty cool for a first post...I've got
quite a few of your things downloaded in iTunes...So I'm pleased that you like it
and decided to keep it...Thanks for listening and commenting...

Ed
FEEL said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Sweet
Sweet tune...Every thing seemed fine to me...no loss that I
can hear...good job
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Ed Hannifin said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Sweet
Glad you like it...Thanks for coming over and checking it out...AND letting me
know...

I'm doing what I suppose is a very "new guy" thing and constantly checking and
re-checking the comments...I get as far away as making a cup of tea and then
check again...I appreciate you taking the time to listen and leave a word or two...

Ed
AquilA said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Thanks...
...for getting over your nervousness and sharing this song.
This is a really good tune. Very pretty melodies and I like the
concept of the lyrics also. You've already gotten some very
detailed critiques so I'll leave it at that. I'm not so good at
that anyway. Welcome aboard, you'll obviously be an asset
to the community.
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Ed Hannifin said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Thanks...
I'm pleased you like the melody and lyrics. I tend to think that the whole
songwriting thing begins with good lyrics and melody, so that's just what I
would hope to hear...in my head, the other stuff, like sounds and arrangements
and production things are very cool, of course, but they need to be attached to
something, and that something is best when it's a decent song...Thanks for
taking the time to listen and to comment. I very much appreciate it.

Ed
Tom Atwood said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Calming, excellent
Very nice piece, Ejh. I also have the Boss BR-8 and still use
it to record vocals (because it is quiet). Love the
harmonies. Tell Phyllis. Great 1st post.

8-8-8-8

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Tom Atwood said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Calming, excellent
Very nice piece, Ejh. I also have the Boss BR-8 and still use
it to record vocals (because it is quiet). Love the
harmonies. Tell Phyllis. Great 1st post.

8-8-8-8

Check out my latest song called Vanishing Pezzicato
Ed Hannifin said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Calming, excellent
This is great to hear...I will definitely send word to Phyllis...Thank you for
listening and commenting...

Ed
Ed Hannifin said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Calming, excellent
It's great to hear from another BR-8 user, too...I think that was/is a pivotal
piece of gear...if they had ONLY made provision for outputting the eight
tracks on separate channels, I would use that thing forever...Pretty decent
sound for data compression, too...Plus it's EASY and it's FUN, which is what
makes GarageBand what it is...

I have the impression from your MacJams name that we are of an age, as they
say...and I have this old, unused communications/journalism degree...so I've
been interested in the pieces you've posted that betray that ol' JO
heritage...So I'm really happy that you stopped by for a listen...

Thanks again.

Ed
JOAN said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Beautiful!!!
Nice lush sound!!!!
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Ed Hannifin said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Beautiful!!!
Well, then. I guess I can accept 'beautiful' and 'lush'. Yeah, I can deal with that.
Work it through...Deal with my feelings...

Thanks an awful lot. I just checked out your site, and promise to go visit and
listen. Plainly I've missed a lot of great music...Be there shortly...

Ed
thetiler said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
nice
Like the texture of the guitar, the flow, the singing sounds
very nice. Like that ending.

Thanks so much for sharing !
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Ed Hannifin said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
nice
I am of course thrilled that you like it. Having thetiler like the texture of one's
guitar is what an acoustic guitarist would aim for...then if you also like the
flow and the vocals...that's icing on the cake...

A couple of folks have mentioned the ending....Now I have to go listen to my
own danged tune again...what's up with the ending?....

See, this is cool, because now I go listen to my own song again with a
different set of ears...

Thanks,

Ed
jackstone said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Beautiul song
Your arrange and melody really excellent.
What a nice song!

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Ed Hannifin said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Beautiul song
I'm glad you like it. I'll be checking out your stuff shortly. Thanks for listening
and commenting...

Ed
Z293 said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
First Post Under Your Belt
And you were nervous? No need to be nervous as I write
this you have 32 comments, 13 votes, 4 downloads and 8
fans and I don't even think this song has been up 12
hours. Great start I'd say.
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Ed Hannifin said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
First Post Under Your Belt
Oh sure, NOW it looks silly to be nervous...

I am very grateful and thrilled to have gotten such a warm and positive
response...and from musicians that I really respect and admire as well as folks
that I'm eagerly checking out now...great how that works...

I just can't stop grinning!

Thanks for coming by, listening, and commenting...

Ed
perceptualvortex said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Great sound
Your voice and guitar sound rich and crisp, very nice to listen to. Great song, and I like that sentiment... maybe if I just let the day stay out later I can have more time to finish these things up.... nice going Ejh!
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Ed Hannifin said 4414 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Great sound
I see that you get it...the search for the Infinitely Stretchable Day...

Why does the DAY want to call it a NIGHT, when I could go another hour or
two...

I'm real glad you like this...

Ed
mandolinquent said 4414 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
Wonderful.
Actually, I thought the drum was deliberately slow - but
what the hell. This sounds so Irish - especially with the
harmonies. I really like the warmth of this. I liked the
guitar solo too, but I wonder if it would be nice to fit
another instrument in there just to give a different
texture?
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Ed Hannifin said 4413 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
Wonderful.
Yes, the feel of the track was supposed to be slow...As noted above, the
sound of the drum could be better...it was supposed to be in keeping with the
vibe of a slow Neil Young or Richard Thompson sort of tune...

I used to play in my old band with a woman who, among her other talents,
played the Irish bouzouki...AND the mandolin...that was a great sound to add
to a jangly folk rock piece...I was also fortunate enough, on one day of my
life, to have John Cunningham from the Scottish group Silly Wizard play on a
couple of my songs...so I AM open to getting other sounds in there. My old
friend Dave also added some hammer dulcimer to one of my tunes once, and
there's another bright and spangly sound. I like having something bright like
that on top, and then a deep bass or drum underneath, if I can achieve that.

I'm glad you liked this and took the time to comment. Thanks.
alley-oop said 4414 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
Lovely and mesmorizing
Sweet and nice to hear this to START my day. Wouldn't it be nice to feel that feeling all day long? I will today, thanks to you. I hope to hear some more from you, ejh. What ziti said ... everything is cool here. We're a group of people from all over the world just digging your song.
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Ed Hannifin said 4413 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
Lovely and mesmorizing
Glad to help start anyone's day right. I'm glad you like the tune all around.
Thanks for coming by and listening. It really means a lot to me.
Drew Kopr said 4413 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
Great Stuff!
Man, I love the vocal tracks and harmonies. I also really like the guitar sounds. I think this is extremely well-produced. I like the feel and sound of the music--very soothing, very nice. Great work!
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Ed Hannifin said 4413 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
Great Stuff!
Drew, I'm glad you like the vocals and harmonies, and the guitar sounds. I'm
also glad the overall production and feel is something you like well enough to
have fav'd it. Since I really liked your collab. with thetiler, that has impact for
me.

You'd probably also have some thoughts about one of my big struggles on
this tune, which was, to get a halfway usable bass sound. I kept getting buzz
on my (admittedly inexpensive) bass, and ended up using the the GB "Round
Sound" bass, which was usable by virtue of having no highs at all. Then, not
being a bass player by any means, I did a track just playing the root note of
the chords, and then did a track with more melodic playing that wandered a
bit, and then more or less combined them. I think a "for real" bass player
would get the job done with a cleaner, less cluttered and wooly sound on the
bottom.

I've been tempted to save up for a Line 6 Bass POD, to see if that would
help...Or paying someone to shield or ground the bass or something...I don't
HAVE a CRT monitor on this thing anymore, so I don't know where the buzz is
coming from...

Anyway...that was a long reply to a reply...but I was thrilled that you left a
comment, as I had considered emailing you anyway to ask about bass sounds
and whatnot...We'll leave bass 'taste' and 'talent' for another day...

Thanks for listening and liking.

Ed
ledebutant said 4413 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
You've been holding out on us!
I think I know why you were nervous. You knew in your heart of hearts that this is a terrific song and if we didn't respond well, then it would mean we were all deaf in both ears and had no souls and then you wouldn't be able to hang out with us anymore.

I definitely dig the Neil Young feel in this song. The vocals perfectly suit the vibe of the music and I agree, tell Phyllis she sounds terrific on this.

So cool to get the chance to suport you, when you've been so supportive to people here. Thanks for posting and make some more, please.

D/L
Ed Hannifin said 4413 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
You've been holding out on us!
Uh. Yeah. That's right. That bit about the deafness and souls. I only hang out
with people with three working ears and souls of a certain verifiable size...So
you see, it all makes sense...

I am so glad you found your way to this. I was hoping you'd like it...I dare say
there'll be another song or two posted with a Neil Youngish vibe, although that's
not the only sound in the ol' repertoire...It DOES give one a little license in the
lead guitar and vocal department, to go with feel over technique...

Thanks for your support, ms. ledeb...
jesushairdo said 4412 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
heartwarming
this is really a sweet song youve got here. loved it.
also the quality of the sound is TOP!!
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Ed Hannifin said 4412 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
heartwarming
I'm glad you like the sound, Jesushairdo, and even gladder that you got to the
heart of the tune. Thanks.

Ed
illuminati said 4412 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
Gorgeous guitar sound
complements the fine arrangment. I love the last chord at
the end of the chorus. It's surprising and transcendent. I
like it a lot.
Ed Hannifin said 4412 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Gorgeous guitar sound
I have had a lot of encouraging feedback about the guitar sound, and this has
been one of the joys of this first post for me. I really like all kinds of "good
sounds", whether it be thick, jangly, full and multi-overdubbed, as here, or just
a really nicely mic'd up acoustic on its own, such as thetiler and Cori Ander do...

So I'm glad that you liked the way this turned out. Thank you.

Ed
TobinMueller said 4411 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Love your baritone voice
Your baritone voice is so warm. Love the way you present it,
so easy and honest, and Phyllis' backing vocals are great. My
favorite part was the instrumental break, wonderful song on
the guitar, great layers. Well balanced lyrics, rhymes, pace.
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Ed Hannifin said 4411 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Love your baritone voice
Tobin, thank you very much for your kind comments. I'm glad you like my
voice, and Phyl's. My wife and I were listening to Morning Whispers and What
Thou Lovest Well last night... The latter features some wonderful singing
itself...

I'm also pleased, and surprised, that you like the guitar break, and the
layers...you seem like a guy who can lay something complicated out in a take
or two. I was talking to ziti the other day about how much layering "helps" my
style; the unresolved note in take one ends up becoming harmony when I
manage to resolve the phrase in take two... I rather like such happy accidents,
but I'm surprised and delighted when someone who knows what they're doing
finds something to like. I don't want to be falsely modest, 'cause I like what I
did and how the guitars came out, but I tend to regard the sound as an
acquired taste...

Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. I'm really very glad you
like it.

Ed
ziti said 4411 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
well....
fifty some comments later...I'm back to congratulate you
on the reception your work has recieved! I thought it
would probably go this way for you when i listened at your
house...the fact that you are a warm, intellegent,
humorous, and talented fellow are apparent in your music.
I know you will be a vital and popular MJer for a long while
to come, and we are all better off for it!

Thanks Ed!!

ps
please paint the Charvette....and let me borrow that
syhtax thingie-do???

peace
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Ed Hannifin said 4411 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
well....
ziti, you have been my elder brother and coach in this adventure, and I'm
grateful and proud that you took me under your wing...THIS HAS BEEN
GREAT!...

Not that it's done...

PAINT THE CHARVETTE?!?

Maybe I'll post a picture and let people vote in the Forums.

Maybe not.

I might lose. I'd PROBABLY lose. I will admit that I've considered taking a belt
sander to it more than once. I MIGHT consider stripping it, if there's any not-
completely-toxic thing that could strip its way through the enamel...

syhtax thingie? what? I'd prob'ly let you borrow anything, but what are we
talking about here?

Thanks for everything, ziti.

Ed
ziti said 4411 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
well....
typo...that synthax...that thing with the fake strings....
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Ed Hannifin said 4411 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
well....
...of course...it can be fiddly, but it's fun...we'll have to find the whammy bar
thing for ya...


bronco said 4411 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Nothing to Add
It's all been said and I liked it too!
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Ed Hannifin said 4411 days ago (July 21st, 2005)
Nothing to Add
Well said. Thanks!

Ed
Cameron said 4409 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
very nice!
Your guitar playing is excellent and you got a very good
sound quality on this recording, actually. I liked the live,
reverb aspects of the sound.

The opening vocals sounded just a bit tentative, then grew
stronger as the song went on, with the addition of
harmonies. The combination of sounds and your chord
structure is pleasing to the ear.

Looking forward to hearing more!
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Ed Hannifin said 4409 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
very nice!
Cameron, I'm pleased to hear that you like it! Hegira, one of the first songs I
downloaded (the seventh, actually), remains in rotation in my iTunes Mac and
office CD's, and is still a favorite with my son. I think at this point he thinks
he owns it...

I'm pleased that you and others have appreciated the guitar sound, and the
vocal harmonies, as those are areas I tend to love and on which I focus. Glad
you like the reverbiness, which I think is just the result of a number of small
effects and direct mic tracks adding up. Add a little compression and it all
seems to come forward. And even an electric 12-string with NO reverb sorta
sounds like it has reverb anyway.

Thanks for listening. Hope you like the next one!

Ed
said 4408 days ago (July 24th, 2005)
beautiful sense of rythm
in the vocals. Wonderful harmonies.
A very enjoyable listen.
thanks for sharing
Ed Hannifin said 4407 days ago (July 24th, 2005)
beautiful sense of rythm
I'm glad you enjoyed it, especially the vocals. I thought Phyl did a lovely job.
Thanks for listening.

Ed
Macaudion said 4406 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
Excellent
Another wonderful piece. This is music at it's best...

I can completely relate to these lyrics and they help to have something in mind as a goal as I go out almost every day w/ my R.E. agent looking for my new digs to call home.

Thanks for another wonderful tune. This is really a nice production!

Very nice job Ejh. Keep em comin!

Cydniko
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Ed Hannifin said 4406 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
Excellent
Hey, I'm so glad you got to finally hear it. I've been waiting to find out what you
think!

I'm wishing you the best of luck in the real estate/relocating/find a place to park
the computer and settle in adventure....

Ed
Macaudion said 4406 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
ANOTHER FIX
Had to come back for another listen...taking this one to have as my lullabye as I'm off to bed after another day of feeling homeless.

Thanks again for posting this one.

Did I mention, that I think that you have a warm and honest voice that deilivers this tune in the type of packaging for which it was meant to be wrapped...

Cyd
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Macaudion said 4406 days ago (July 26th, 2005)
ANOTHER FIX
Had to come back for another listen...taking this one to have as my lullabye as I'm off to bed after another day of feeling homeless.

Thanks again for posting this one.

Did I mention, that I think that you have a warm and honest voice that deilivers this tune in the type of packaging for which it was meant to be wrapped...

Cyd
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Ed Hannifin said 4405 days ago (July 26th, 2005)
ANOTHER FIX
People coming back to a tune for another listen is the best!

I'm pleased you think my vocal matches the lullaby nature of the song. (That's
what you're saying, right?) I am frequently told that listening to me puts people
to sleep...-cough-....But I agree that the song is pitched so as to fall into a
soothing part of my somewhat limited range...Kinda drifts along...goes where it
goes...

Continuing to wish you the best, Cydniko!

Ed
daphna said 4404 days ago (July 27th, 2005)
very enjoyable : )
sorry it's taken me so long to post a comment, despite your
heads up Ejh! I really like this tune - it is well put together
and truly relaxing to listen to - very fitting considering the
subject matter. No need to be nervous about this first
posting!!! Can't wait to hear the next one. Cheers, D.
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Ed Hannifin said 4404 days ago (July 27th, 2005)
very enjoyable : )
I'm very glad you got to it, daphna! The next one's already up, too; hope you can
get to that one when you have a minute.

I'm pleased you liked this one.

Ed
said 4392 days ago (August 9th, 2005)
Broad and embracing
I like the song. Well built. Well played. Well sung. I'd like
to hear a little less FX on your voice.
Ed Hannifin said 4391 days ago (August 9th, 2005)
Broad and embracing
Richard, I'm glad you found things to like. I'm particularly pleased you like the
singing and the construction of the song. I continue to search for my best
recorded vocal sound, so I take everyone's comments on that score to heart and
intend to keep experimenting (how much compression, dry vs. reverb, doubled
or not, and so on) until I have a way or two that feels and sounds best to me.

I appreciate that you took the time to listen to everything I put up. That was kind
of you.

Ed
Mackie said 4389 days ago (August 12th, 2005)
Good song - nice son
hej ed den har lten r bra tyker jaghur lenge har du spelat
Gitar viken trevlig sn du har jag r cori anders sn felix. p
mac jaams heter jag mackie

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From swedish to english by daddy Cori:

Hi Ed. This song is good I think. For how long have you
played the guitar? Such a nice son you have. I am Cori Anders
son Felix. On MacJams my name is Mackie.
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Ed Hannifin said 4388 days ago (August 13th, 2005)
Good song - nice son
Mackie:

Welcome to MacJams! My son Edge (thepeep) and I are VERY excited to see
your new MacJams page, and to hear your new song on the guitar. We are
both wishing that we spoke Swedish.

I started playing guitar very late. I used to sing with a rock band when I was in
high school, but I had no musicial training, and I only played a little
harmonica and bongoes. I finally started learning guitar when I was at
college. I was nineteen. I am envious of you, who are starting at age eight! I
actually tried to start when I was nine, but I couldn't play the guitar my
parents bought me. Years later, I found that guitar, fixed it up and re-strung
it...and I STILL can't play it.

You and Edge can start younger if you like, and you will be amazing players
by the time you are nineteen!

I am pleased that you left a comment on my song. I have to warn you; I reply
to comments, and I probably write too much!

Ed
said 4386 days ago (August 14th, 2005)
LUVLY
Voice Snicklefritz!
Ed Hannifin said 4386 days ago (August 15th, 2005)
LUVLY
All these comments, and somehow NOONE picked up on the skillful use of the
Vocal Snickelfritzelizer, until you...

Goes t' show ya, don't it?

Thanks for checking it out, bizarre!

Ed
said 4385 days ago (August 15th, 2005)
BUBBLES and CANDY where are you?
I came back for another dabble into the poontang stew! This song reminds
me of childhood for some reason or maybe a rough day at the strip club!
Ya know? PICKLE SOCK WANG TANG DILLY WHOO COBBLE
HOPPER QUIBBLE CHEW!

---
YOWSA
jug88 said 4369 days ago (August 31st, 2005)
Call it Groovy!
Great lullaby tune! I can see me playing it for my little ones before they head off to sleepy land. Great vocals and I'd say your femail voice made it through mixing just fine as I think you two sound great together.

I agree...more please!
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Ed Hannifin said 4361 days ago (September 9th, 2005)
Call it Groovy!
Awesome. I'm glad you like the lullabye... I'd love this to be a song people put
kids--and themselves--to bed with... I'm also glad you like the vocals...

Thanks for listening and commenting.

Ed
selters said 4244 days ago (January 3rd, 2006)
hmmm
I never got to this before, and what a shame that is! Youve got some beautiful vocals on this one, very nice harmonies from phyllis as well. You sound so good together! And i can tell you
i also have big problems calling home the day! Very nice track to listen to right now, when im actually having trobles calling home
the day. I just gotta say that i beleive you are my favourite
macjammer, and also among my favourite artists in general!!
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Ed Hannifin said 4243 days ago (January 4th, 2006)
hmmm
selters, that is a HUGE compliment. Thank you. I hope this "lullabye for the
reluctant" helps get you to sleep, you schoolteaching responsible guy, you. I
appreciate how you've been checking out my older posts, and I appreciate it very
much. Gotta get something new up...

Ed
Joanna said 4223 days ago (January 24th, 2006)
Soothing
Lullabys are meant to soothe and this one does its job perfectly. With
sweet, restful lyrics, warm vocals and wonderful harmonies (Phyllis
does a great job), one can't help but feel tension unwinding while
listening to this song. Great job!
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jamorama said 3732 days ago (May 30th, 2007)
great tune...
...and superb lyrics. Really nice.
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saymme said 3191 days ago (November 21st, 2008)
Very good song..
awesome hearing this !(!) I'm smilin as I read the description(doin it backwards lol kinda recognize myself there) , so nice to see You here at mj EJH Your songs mean so much to me they do . Love the lyrics You caught it really great like a poem ..FUN to hear Your first posting here I dont recall I've heard it before! Thought I'd heard most/all of Your songs- this is a treat tonite ! tx Courtseys to You !! ahve a nice weekend : ) Lena
" Call Home The Day . .. : ) ( :"
composerclark said 3007 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
Who is this new guy, anyway???
I agree with Ziti — nice tune from the new guy… who's now been here for 4 years!!! I think this is a really good song, well produced (although the main vocal line has a little more reverb than I like). I have a wacky experiment to suggest to you: It would be interesting to try another version of this a perfect fourth higher (in G instead of D), and maybe just with acoustic guitar, then post it as an open collaboration and see what kind of response you get. I think piano would work very well with this. The reason I suggest singing it a bit higher is that I suspect it would bring out a more expressive quality in your voice... but, as I say this is just a wacky thought, so feel free to disregard.
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Char said 3006 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
This is
excellent. Love the vocals. Really well done song. Thanks.
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MarkHolbrook said 2991 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Hello Ed
Finally getting into your catalog! This is simply gorgeous! I like the jangle of the electrics! Nicely done!
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davisamerica said 2990 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
i don't do
critiques very well but i know what I like ... Great track !
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Bob Rodgers said 2769 days ago (January 17th, 2010)
A
lovely jangly guitar intro and a nice layering of guitars, something I love to hear.

This is a wonderful tune Ed with some great vocals, harmonies and a lovely arrangement.

Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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sschedra said 2756 days ago (January 30th, 2010)
Ed,
I never heard this before. I guess it just shows we should look at folks back catalog more often. Really nice song and the production is good too. Would never believe it was a first post except that it comes from a real music man.
Nice job,
Stephen
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composerclark said 984 days ago (December 8th, 2014)
Needs a rap break
Hey there! Just had another listen, several years later, and still enjoyed it. Background vocals are awesome. Needs a rap break, obviously, but just leave it with me, I'll take care of that. Minimal charge; friends' rates! Oh, and you should re-record this about a fourth lower, so you sound more like Leonard Cohen, a Canadian, and so obviously that would sound better. Obviously! Now, back to my marking of end-of-term fugue projects... These too are mostly missing rap breaks, and I'm starting to question my teaching skills; did I not make it clear that all compositions require rap breaks?
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Ed Hannifin said 983 days ago (December 8th, 2014)
Dang! I WANTED a rap break...
...but I talked myself out of it.

Gotta remember: first thought, best thought...

It's insightful of you to pick up on my desire to sound like Leonard Cohen. I am trying to accomplish this the natural way, through Camel straights and Gitanes. Since I don't smoke, I have to bake them into brownies. It's not as enticing as it sounds...

Failing that, I will just drink a lot of straight black coffee and eat Canadian bacon, because, Canadian, you know?

If only you had had the perspicacity, which I honestly think is a word, to see the potential in this song for some piano...

Or a harpsichord...

And perhaps a time change. Because, tempus fugue-it...

See what I did there?
RichardSchletty said 980 days ago (December 11th, 2014)
original acoustic version
Sounds great, Ed. Did you ever post your original acoustic version?
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