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The Kind of Lonely (collab w/Cori Ander)


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Ed Hannifin

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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Ed’s comments:

I am listening to the final mix as I write this, and marveling… Over headphones, as I am listening now, Curry has crafted a whole landscape of guitars for this song to live in, and I am very satisfied…

The song itself:

I think that for many of us who experience lonely moments, the first impulse is to do “something…anything” to get out of it, be it just lonely, or lonely-plus-angry, or lonely-and-sad, or some other flavor… and to think that, “something must be done!” This song came out of the first time that I saw that it might be wiser to just stop, stop running, let it all just be… One of those life lessons that I have learned and lost and re-learned through the years…

The production:

The vocals and my guitar came from old BR-8 tracks, cleaned up a little in GB and shipped off to Curry… who then added lovely guitar and shipped it back to me…who then had to admit that I couldn’t come up with a mix that I liked…back to Curry, who then did a most painstaking mix in Logic Express… you really have to see some of his screenshots with volume curves and edits to realize the work he put into this… Curry then posted FIVE versions of the mix, from which the two of us agreed on this one…

And then, of course, Curry put together the graphic…convincingly enough for my son to ask when Curry had come to visit and why had it happened when he, thepeep, was not home…

Curry is an amazing person to work with: patient, thoughtful, considerate, funny, tasteful and kind-hearted, and of course musically impeccable.

Curry, thank you with all my heart….

Currys comment:

I think this song by Ed is JUST LOVELY. Enough said about that. Now I want to give you a story from our collaboration instead. As you can understand it has been super nice to collaborate with Ed, but also sometimes little of a gentle adventure.

Early in our collaboration we discovered that I, with my probably longer Mac experience (Mac user since 1988), could help Ed by showing some of the many neat things build in to OS X and other things we needed to have working.

Then, one day, when I was working on adding lead guitar in Logic and had all the sound tracks like a puzzle over the screen, I wanted to feedback Ed of how things were proceeding so I mailed him a screendump of the Logic project. Quite soon I got a reply from Ed:

Curry,
I keep clicking on the Logic Express screen you sent, BUT IT WON'T PLAY!...
(You really did chop things up, didn't you?)

What do you reply to that? Probably he was joking and my answer should have been haha or LOL! But what if he WASN'T joking? ... that would have been quite rude an answer ... but then, what if I would give a pedagogical answer telling that it was only a picture?... that in turn would have been to underestimate his intelligence if he after all was joking ... and it would have exposed some lack of humor from my side too...

I didn't know what to do, so I replied nothing about that matter...

Later I had another mail from Ed:

I am now reading the Apple Pro Training Series book on Logic Express...
Still can't get that picture to play, though...
It's really impressive, though.... All those slices!...
Ed

I became like in a cold sweat ... What had I done? Will this poor man be spending days trying to force that terrible program so he could be able to listen to what I had done so far?... shit ... How could I be so stupid ... I should have told him directly ...

So what to do? I pondered over it for a few minutes, then - with a feeling I wanted to tell it in just small letters ... or in a very very small voice - I mailed him: you cant get the picture to play ... it is just a picture..

Next reply from Ed:

Curry:
I was joking...

Phew! So I found out that this man has a little fox behind the ear, as a swedish saying goes. Translates in my dictionary: he is a sly fox, or “wily bird”... (hope it has the same friendly nuance as in swedish use). Thanks for a great collab Ed!
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Lyrics
The Kind of Lonely
Copyright 1988 Ed Hannifin

Capo: 1st fret

[Intro]

When you have to be alone
When companions are a curse
When pity drives you wild
When comfort makes it worse

There are days in every life
When the certain isn’t sure
And there are some kinds of lonely
Only lonely cures

When you know it can’t be helped
When you know it’s yours to bear
There are friends that you could call
But you don’t want them there

You’ve got no truck with the coarse
No patience with the pure
This is the kind of lonely
Only lonely cures

Perhaps it’s in your mind
Perhaps it isn’t real
But you need time for sorting out
What you know from what you feel

[Break]


When you’re bleeding deep inside
When it’s a self-inflicted wound
When you have to help yourself
When you have to do it soon

Like a falcon angry at the sky
That will not take the lure
This is the kind of lonely
Only lonely cures


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Uploaded: Oct 03, 2005 - 08:35:30 PM
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2005 - 05:46:08 AM Last Played: Nov 18, 2017 - 10:17:16 PM
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Hardware:
Ed: Alvarez Yairi acoustic guitars, AKG C1000s mic
Curry: Furch dreadnought guitar (Milinda)
Software:
Ed: GarageBand 2
Curry: Logic Express
Comments
thetiler said 4429 days ago (October 3rd, 2005)
This is really nice
Love the stero effect and the sweetness. The singin is terrific.
Nice pickin! The flow is cool.

Very entertaining!
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Ed Hannifin said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
This is really nice
Thanks, Bill!

I'm pleased to see you appreciated the stereo mix... credit to Curry on that
score... I know I always say this, but this is a mix that's really headphone-
friendly...

I'm also glad that you liked the singing. I REMEMBER singing these tracks,
and, weirdly enough, how hard it was to sing the first line well. I'm glad that
quality you're calling sweetness came through...

As for pickin': well, I think I managed to keep my thumb more or less in time..
.EVERYTHING ELSE is Curry doing what he does with the acoustic guitar,
which is awesome...

Thanks for listening right off the bat, and commenting, too!

Ed


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said 4429 days ago (October 3rd, 2005)
Folk gods
Hey Ed,
very nice sounding and wonderful folk song.
Great guitar sound and the vocals are sweet and relaxing.
This goes right to number one in my Katchoolik Folk Charts.
Ed and Curry, this is great stuff.

Cheers
Cori Ander said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Folk gods
Thanks a lot katchoolik! Happy to read this from one of my macjams idols!
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Ed Hannifin said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Folk gods
katchoolik,

THAT means a lot to me, since I so completely enjoy your productions,
especially guitar and vocals...

Thanks for listening and commenting,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
said 4429 days ago (October 3rd, 2005)
sweet loneliness
wonderful vocals and lyrics accompanied by superb guitar playing...great collaboration and production...reminds me a bit of Johnny Cash, Neil Young, and Brian Ferry...comforting to hear these words from a professional shrink (I think?)...do you prescribe this to all of your patients? :-) but I suppose with singing and guitar picking skills like yours, you can cure any patient
Cori Ander said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
sweet loneliness
... a really good idea! Me and my guitar Milinda are volunteering to come to
Massachusets to give helping hands in this new kind of cure ...
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Ed Hannifin said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
sweet loneliness
Mikki,

'sweet loneliness' is a great phrase... I think you get the heart of the song...
I'm thrilled that you like the lyrics and the singing... getting compared to
Cash, Young and Ferry in one breath is pretty cool...

I think the curative powers reside with Curry... I get a lift when I hear his
playing, in any case... picks me right up...

I'm glad you listened to this, and liked it...

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
White Hawks said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Wooow!!! WONDERFUL!!!!
Seriously. Yes seriously. Perfect collaboration Ed and Curry! Wonderful
vocal, guitar playing and mixing!!! This song made me "wooow" and
"wooow" and "woooooooow"(and you always make me "wooow")!
terrifically wonderful. there is no hesitation for giving this song 10s.

thanks for sharing.

10s

- Hawks
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Cori Ander said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Wooow!!! WONDERFUL!!!!
Thanks a lot! Your comment found its way stright to my heart!
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Ed Hannifin said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Wooow!!! WONDERFUL!!!!
The secret is, I only post songs on MacJams so I can wake up in the morning and
get these enthusiastic comments from Hawks!....

Have I MENTIONED, Hawks, that you just completely make my day with these
comments? I b'lieve I have....

Man. Curry's right. Straight to the heart.

Thanks again, Hawks!

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
jiguma said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Great production!
Ed, when you mentioned you were working on a song with Curry, I
think I congratulated you on your taste - the proof of this pudding is
certainly in the eating! Lovely song Ed, and well sung.

Curry, your playing on this is up to your usual standard, but I am
especially impressed by the production. These are some of the
cleanest multiple guitar sounds I think I've heard on an MJ production.

Just realised the potential mixed metaphor here leading up to a curry
pudding - hmmmmmm!

Anyway, congratulations on the result - a fine piece of acoustic folk
music.
Neil
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jiguma said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Great production!
btw - I hope you can get Curry's guitar-head surgically removed OK :)
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Cori Ander said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Great production!
yes, I am realy sorry to have knocked Ed with the guitar head ... didnt know what
to do with it ... hoped noone would notice .. view like a kid, like ThePeep .. then
almost anything is possible :)
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Ed Hannifin said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Great production!
Wow...

Curry...pudding...

I'm trying to wrap my head around that one...

BUT I CAN'T 'CAUSE I HAVE THIS GUITAR'S PEGHEAD IN MY CRANIUM!

I'm getting to like it, though... it's starting to feel kind of normal...

Thanks, jiguma!

Ed




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Macaudion said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
All Tens
This is perfect in every way, Ed and Curry. Excellent, excellent job, both
of you and on all accounts...

Cydniko
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Ed Hannifin said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
All Tens
Thanks, Cyd...

I was wondering if you'd like the mix and everything...

I'm glad you think it's good. I trust your thinking and taste on these things...

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
I.G.M. said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Great production!
Very nice guitar work here. The sound is just perfect! Another example for superb performing arts.

I.G.M.
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Ed Hannifin said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Great production!
Yes, I think we can agree that Curry gets paid DOUBLE his usual rate for his
guitar work here... and a BONUS for the production work and the mix...

And then all that extra loot and praise for being such a great collaborator and all
around nice guy...

Thanks for listening, I.G.M....

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
mandolinquent said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Really good....
Wonderful singing; your voice has a lovely edge to it on this. "This is
the kind of lonely onlly lonely cures..." What a great line. This is a great
collbaboration. Congratulations.
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Ed Hannifin said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Really good....
Thanks, mando.

I'm glad you liked the voice. It's way less "produced" than I tend to do, and I
think that works for the song...

I know you're not "an easy sell", so I'm pleased that you like the song itself...

Thanks for listening, and letting us know...

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
Tadashi Togawa said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
My baby-sitter songs
Two men's songs exceeded the strait. It flew with the bird, and it reached
me.

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Ed Hannifin said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
My baby-sitter songs
Tadashi, I always enjoy and appreciate your comments...

I think at this point, THIS song has exceeded a number of straits...

I think the bird it flew with must have been Curry's "wily bird"...

Glad that it reached you, Tadashi....

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
Cori Ander said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
My baby-sitter songs
I love your comments Tadashi!
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TobinMueller said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Sharing loneliness
Great line: "There are some kinds of lonely only lonely cures." Perfect line
to build a song around. Excellent guitar work, simple yet full, always right
on, so nice. Great folk track. And there is something about sharing
loneliness in music that burrows deep and widens life, somehow. Smiling
from the deep alone knowing others know.
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Ed Hannifin said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Sharing loneliness
Tobin, I think sometimes that I short-change you in my mind, categorizing
you
as one of the guys with a lot of sophisticated technical/musical/professional
knowledge...

And all of that is true, of course...

But then you also have a capacity to feel the emotional heart of a song and
respond to that as well, which I really appreciate...

Thanks for your warm comment....

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
snowdragon said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Ah crap
Quit raisin' the bar, willya guys?

Absolutely incredible guitar work on this one. So much so that it took a
couple of listens to actually appreciate that excellent set of words.
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Cori Ander said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Ah crap
Thanks a lot Snowey! Glad you liked the guitar work, and you point out
something I've been a little worried about; that the guitar-joy of it is an inch to
much and maybe overriding vocals somewhat ... but at other times I can view it
as a play, an experiment ... In a sharp situation we would have been able to have
all tracks mixable and not only the lead guitars. The thing is; in this occation the
back-up guitars (swell made by Ed) were on the same track as the vocals so
there was no way to mix guitars down.

Yes, I like the idea of lowering the bar ... we will probably try our best to do that
the next time ;)
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Ed Hannifin said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Ah crap
Thanks, snowdragon... I think Curry had the "right worry" about the "guitar
joy" not overstepping the theme and lyrics of the song... but to my ears, that
drove his mixes, so that he ended up with a mix that has plenty of sparkle
and "guitar candy" while still being in support of the song... I continue to be
awestruck at all he did...

Hmmm. Raise the bar. Lower the bar. I think Curry's and my next
collaboration needs to be a limbo!

Let me rethink that...

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
Jim Bouchard said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
WUMB-ready
Send this right off to our favorite Boston folk radio station! ... Instant Classic! Everyone is right on the mark here, so it's hard to say anything without repeating things. This is a great collaboration and Curry did a great job adding in his part and bringing it all together. The song reminds me of the best of Boston Folk songwriting, up there with Dean Stevens or Catie Curtis, for example. Love it!
Minor quibble: it doesn't really rock, so I would classify it purely Folk.
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Cori Ander said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
WUMB-ready
Thank you Jim! I dont know about Dean Stevens or Catie Curtis, but your warm
comment reached me all the way! Thanks a lot for that!

PS What means WUMB? DS
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Cori Ander said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
WUMB-ready
see I wrote it wrong ... I mean "I dont know ANYTHING about Dean Stevens or
Catie Curtis..." That gives the intended meaning...
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Ed Hannifin said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
WUMB-ready
On the OTHER hand...

I've actually played live on WUMB... years ago...in fact, I think I did
'Marigold'...
my old boss Rick Cyge and I actually were on an old WUMB fundraising
recording
back when Tom Callahan and Stephen Bracciotti were on the air...

And I USED to know Dean Stevens... he sometimes came to the songwriting
group that my old partner Phyllis and I were members/cofounders of... I
spent
what felt like a year of my life trying to sell him a guitar before he went and
bought his Lowden... I was introduced to Catie, too, a couple of times...

And curiously, Wheatstone Bridge was on the "Best of Boston" LP from Fast
Folk Musical magazine....I think Dean was on that too, along with other
Bostonian types...

I know what you mean about the folk rock label being applied to things that
don't involve drums and bass, but I think I spent too much time around folkie
purists, too, so nowadays I tend to think of "folk" as being "traditional music
performed on traditional instruments in traditional ways". In any case, a lot of
people approach that category that way. And I dislike the "adult
contemporary" sorts of categories. I figure if early Jackson Browne and Steve
Forbert, or songs like "Mr. Tambourine Man" or "Helplessly Hoping", can be
considered to be "folk rock", then I'm not too out of place...

I tend to think of all these categories as approximations, anyway, and I guess
I just LIKE this one...

I'm glad that you enjoyed the song and the performance, Jim; your comment
got a very pleasant little nostalgia thing going for me...

Thanks,

Ed
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ziti said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
no fair
writing songs about me ed....

this is a beautiful folk song. Masterful lyrics, soung with soul.

the guitars are flawlessly played and recorded

killer job guys!!!
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Cori Ander said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
no fair
It is about me too! Maybe it is about most men...

I believe that women (at least the ones I know) usually talk MORE the more
troubled they are, while men, like me (and most of my friends), rather redraw
and talk less.
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Ed Hannifin said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
no fair
But...but....but...

I thought I wrote it about ME....

Dang.

I don't think this is actually a gender thing. I think this is a people thing. I
think getting through loneliness is pretty universal... I think Woody Guthrie
said, "The blues is just loneliness."

ziti, you know how much I love your stuff and admire your taste and skill,
so... thanks for your kind words... I'm glad you like the lyrics and singing...
AND the guitars... have to keep reminding myself that I'm in there, too, under
Curry's beautiful filigree...

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
They say that...

one becomes a psychotherapist in order to secretly work
through his own issues first and secondarily to help others
(I've a MA in Counseling). Add to that person the ability to
write and record beautiful songs. What is the result? Ejh. And Ed, your songs reflect something of the shared human
condidtion and experience. Songs that can even be
melancholy. Part of living life is laced with peronal struggle
and aloneness. Yet in this song there is hope:

Perhaps it%u2019s in your mind
Perhaps it isn%u2019t real
But you need time for sorting out
What you know from what you feel

When you%u2019re bleeding deep inside
When it%u2019s a self-inflicted wound
When you have to help yourself
When you have to do it soon

Why hope? Because everyone can relate. We are all there
at one time or another. Maybe then we are all not alone,
even when we are lonely and trying to sort it out.

I guess I am babbling on.

Ed and Curry... one of the best collaborations on macjams.
Everything, fitly joined together, works.

Jack
said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
They say that...
I copied and pasted that section of your lyrics... I have no idea why
that jibberish showed up when I posted my comments above.

Anyway...

---
Making melody with your heart...
said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
They say that...
Blame it on Windows. Those are escape codes for punctuation. We've seen
this happen before. Perhaps Simon can fix.

---
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said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
They say that...
I thought it might be the cursed PC here at work. Thanks Rich.

---
Making melody with your heart...
Ed Hannifin said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
They say that...
Jack, I always love and appreciate your comments.

An MA in Counseling Psychology is just what I have...

And you are right about therapists... I was just reflecting on that this week... I
sometimes find myself saying something in a session that is just exactly what
I
need to hear myself... Pretty often, actually...

And I do think of this as a hopeful song... It's that for me, anyway...

I'm always touched when you like one of my songs, Jack... Your 'babble'
always has great heart...

Thanks,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
mikkinylund said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Great contribution
Everything is so tight in this song, the guitar, the voice... Everything in
this reminds me of early Leonard Cohen which is not a bad thing at all,
keeping in mind you do it in a very personal way. The lyrics are also
great. Thank you.

M
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Ed Hannifin said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Great contribution
Mikkinylund, I just recently downloaded a bunch of early Leonard Cohen from
iTunes... That's a pretty heavyweight compliment...

I'm glad you like the whole song package: lyrics, guitars, voice. Thank you for
your thoughtful listen and kind words...


Ed
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Peter Greenstone said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Alone and Lonely
Excellent lyrics, Ed. Very thoughtful and poetic. I know exactly what you
mean about not fighting it, just seeing it through. Very touching. Your
voice is so full and clear; wonderful delivery.

The guitars form such a gentle, comforting bed. Played and mixed so
very well. It sounds like you were both playing in the same place rather
than remotely. Beautiful. It would be nice to maybe hear a cello filling in
the bottom, but that'd just be a bonus.

Great work, guys. Really. Ed, you write some of my favorite lyrics here.
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Ed Hannifin said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Alone and Lonely
Peter, I'm thrilled that you like my lyrics... I think you know that I think you're
among the strongest lyric writers on MacJams... or anywhere, now that I come to
write it... And since I also love your vocal style, I'm completely jazzed that you
like the vocal on this...

Seems like you also get the emotional resonance of the song.

Thanks for coming over to listen, and thanks for a great, thoughtful comment.

Ed
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said 4429 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
The cure
Like an early morning sitting on the edge of your bed -- an admixture
of lingering loneliness and fresh hope. Beautiful playing and singing. A
salve for the wounded heart. "This is the kind of lonely only lonely
cures" -- a wonderful line. I like your falcon simile.

Curry and Ed -- you have done a good thing with this song. I love your
description of the process of getting this together over a span of time
and distance.
Ed Hannifin said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
The cure
Rich, you seem to "get" the song, alright. I'm glad you like the falcon thing. So
do I...

Curry and I aren't quite Felix and Oscar, but we are pretty funny working
together... Funny, but FUN... I love working with Curry--he's got taste, and
heart, and this wise soul...and don't let him kid ya, I think there may be a fox
behind HIS ear as well...

Thanks for listening,

Ed
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Cori Ander said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
The cure
... shhh ... ok, but dont speak loud about it ...
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said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Killa E!
Great tuna as always! Voice is great! Your voice has a very intimate quality to it like a story teller with a bologna sanwich! Curry has some great sterophonic lead additons as well! It needs some PEEP harmonica though? Hahahaha! Keep the Fulk up!
Ed Hannifin said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Killa E!
You know, bizarre, I have this device that clips to my mic stand with velcro on
it...it holds my Korg tuner in place at guitar level... Know what it's called?

Tuner Helper!

I'm NOT kidding.

I love hearing that you like the vocal. The secret is adding a slice or two of
salami or pepperoni... in a pinch, Boar's Head pepper ham... Yeah, Curry's
lead work sounds awesome in headphone stereo...

And yes, there are some in this day and age who believe that ALL songs
benefit from thepeep on harmonica...

Ed
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said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
And by the way....

Ed, who's body is your head sitting on in that song art picture??

eerie....

Jack
Ed Hannifin said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
And by the way....
Um... me?...

Hey, I may have a peghead through my head, and a fox behind my ear, but my
body is my own...

No stunt doubles were used...

Ed
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said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
And by the way....
I mean... hardly my faux pas!?

Two psychiatrists get on an elevator. They go up one floor and a man gets
on. As the elevator continues upward, the man says hello to each of them.
The elevator stops and the man gets off on his floor. As the elevator doors
close, one psychiatrist (putting his hand to his chin) turns to the other and
says, "Hmmm, what do you suppose he meant by that?"

cheers...

---
Making melody with your heart...
hacked_to_pieces said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
This
song is really nice great guitar playing, this is coming from a Metal head
but I can also appreciate beauty when I see or hear it and this is a
beautiful song. Oh and the production is fantastic as well

9 9 9 10



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Ed Hannifin said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
This
hacked, I think this is our first time running across each other...

I really appreciate that you stepped out of your usual preference and gave this
song a listen, and I'm impressed that you found something to like. Glad you like
the production. I'll head on over and give a listen to your stuff as soon as I can...

Thank you for your thoughts and your enthusiastic vote!

Ed
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stevel said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Super track
Lovely track Ejh...wonderful guitar sounds. Again it kind of reminds me
of Gene Clark on his 'White Light' album (actually called Gene Clark I
think)...very very nice!
Steve
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Ed Hannifin said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Super track
Okay, steve, if I'm not mistaken this is the SECOND time you've compared me
with Gene Clark...

If you do it a third time...well...

I've been really enjoying your recent posts, steve, so I take praise from you with
delirious happiness. Credit for the guitar sounds goes to Curry, pure and simple.

Thanks for listening!

Ed
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FEEL said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
What more can be said
This is a great piece and very well executed. Had me fooled with the pic. I was beginning to think Cori was taking a tour around the US and helping us Americans out. Great job coming from two of my favorite MacJam heroes.
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Ed Hannifin said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
What more can be said
Funny about that... it really does look like Cori's in my studio/office area,
putting
a guitar into my ear...

Texas, you don't know how ready Cori is to get on that plane... maybe if each
MacJammer in the U.S. who loves his playing can set up ONE GIG... we can
bounce him, gig to gig, from Boston to San Francisco and Seattle... the long
way,
through Texas...

Thanks for taking the time to listen, and for your encouraging comment!...

Ed

Ed
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Cori Ander said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
What more can be said
I love you Ed!
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FEEL said 4428 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
What more can be said
I'm sure we all could arrange a cori tour. Let me know when you want me to
start asking around.

---
TEXASFEEL
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Cori Ander said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
What more can be said
Thank you Texas for your comment coming from one of my favorite MacJam
heroes!
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alley-oop said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Wow
Really nice guys. Great guitars, Great song, Great voice
encore encore!
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Ed Hannifin said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Wow
Thanks, alley-oop!

Glad you liked guitars, song and voice!

Y'know, now that you mention it, we ARE really nice guys!

And as for encores, I would stand ready to work with Curry again any time!

Ed
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gitjunk said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
nice, mellow tune
the two guitars fit perfect together. good job on the mix.
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Ed Hannifin said 4428 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
nice, mellow tune
Thanks, gitjunk. All praise to Curry, Master of the Mix, for the blending of the
guitars...

Glad you listened and liked it.

Ed
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bronco said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Where The Waters Run Together
The acoustic guitars sound like a bright mountain stream, sparkling in
the sunlight as they cascade down. The vocal sounds like a mighty river
that flows with power and strength which comes from observing all the
nuances of life along the length and breadth of it's journey. When they
come together it is fun and magical. Two streams from different places
that complement each other as they merge as one.

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Cori Ander said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Where The Waters Run Together
Wow Tom! This was a comment to print out and save to show grandschildren if I
ever get any! Thank you!
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Ed Hannifin said 4428 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
Where The Waters Run Together
Thanks, bronco!

Why does this remind me of that scene in "Ghostbusters"?...

"Ed, Curry, just remember... don't cross the streams..."

Curry's right, though; this is a comment for the grandchild file..."fun and
magical" is a good description of this collaboration for me...

Thank you for a wonderful comment...

Ed
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Aussie John said 4428 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Excellent
super song and wonderful playing
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Ed Hannifin said 4428 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
Excellent
Thank you, aussie john, glad you liked it...

Ed
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said 4428 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
Very nice indeed
The vocals are right inside my head as the music seems to surround
me. Great production. Kudos to both of you. And yes, this is a
'Headphones" song.
Ed Hannifin said 4428 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
Very nice indeed
Thank you, Alimar.

I really love mixes that sound good through headphones, and Curry has crafted
one here...

I'm glad you got a chance to listen and leave your thoughts...

Ed
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Ed Hannifin said 4428 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
Hey...uh oh...
...I just realized this morning that I didn't put Cori's name in the title
block...

Sorry, Curry... no slight intended... Rectifiying this oversight now...

Ed
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Cori Ander said 4427 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
Hey...uh oh...
I never noticed any block anywhere where any name was missing anyway ...
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Aaron David said 4428 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
Good Mix...
I'm fairly new to the scene of Macjams, and have scene some really good talent and some horrible attempts at "music". All power to those in the middle, learning as they go, and improving as they go... I think this piece is something for all to listen to and learn from. It is a great mix with a simple melody and words that people can relate to. I feel that is the key to making music: relating to people. Whether you do it with music, words, or a blend of both. Music that is catchy lasts as long as it takes to listen to it. Music that relates embeds itself in the soul and lasts forever.... Good on ya!!!

Aaron David...
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Cori Ander said 4427 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
Good Mix...
Thanks a lot Aaron and welcome to the site!
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Ed Hannifin said 4427 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
Good Mix...
Welcome to MacJams, Aaron David!

Thanks for the encouragement in your comment, which is much appreciated.

I will say that for me, I'm just keenly aware of how much of what I can do now
started out as "horrible attempts at music"... some of it, to be honest,
remains "horrible attempts at music"... so I'm inclined to say, "all power to
everybody and anybody who really wants to make music and gives it a good
try..."

I'm with you about making music that people relate to, but I think part of that
is also making music that's catchy, infectious, fun... I saw Richard Thompson
on his "Thousand Years of Music" tour do an amazing version of "Oops, I Did
It Again"... Sometimes it only takes a catchy melody to touch the soul... This
from someone who began his performing career doing the Herman's Hermits'
"Henry VIII"...

Glad you liked the song. Hope being a MacJammer brings you lots of
connections, inspiration, and joy...

Ed
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caroline said 4428 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
this is just beautiful.....
thank you both so much for creating something so lovely - i've nicked a copy, it's on loop now! xxx

and, on a lighter note... thank you so much for mentioning the bear - he was jumping for joy!
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Ed Hannifin said 4427 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
this is just beautiful.....
These Britishers...always going on about knicking things they can have for
free...I ask you...

caroline, I have some serious concerns about that bear's jumping all the time...
he's a bit of an easy jump, if you get my drift... and anyway, the line wouldn't
scan as, "when you know it's yours to fox"...

Glad to hear the song's getting some play....

Ed
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selters said 4427 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
Lovely guitar!!!
The guitar playing is incredible! Reminds me a bit of elliott smiths early lo-fi stuff. your voice is very pleasant to listen to! The melody of the song is very beatiful! keep it up!
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Ed Hannifin said 4427 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
Lovely guitar!!!
Thanks, selters.... As you know, the mastermind for the guitar mix is Curry...
And plainly, I have to hunt down some elliot smith, since you get compared to
him all the time...

I'm pleased you like the singing, too. Thanks for popping by...

Ed
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phyllomania said 4427 days ago (October 6th, 2005)
The Kind of Lonely
You know you're having a good day when swirls of acoustic guitar and soulful lyrics come out of your computer speakers first thing, even before the last dregs of coffee are gone. The beautiful part of this production is that you really can't tell anybody did anything except love it byte by byte until perfect. The guitars blend beautifully, and the instrumental break is like caramel sauce, which makes anything it touches, better. Too bad about the headstock on Curry's guitar, though. Nice of him to cut it off so you can see Ed's face. Nice work, guys.
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Ed Hannifin said 4426 days ago (October 6th, 2005)
The Kind of Lonely
You know you're having a good day when your former musical partner
announces that she is now set up to LISTEN on MacJams... Although, then she
compares the OTHER guitar player's work to caramel sauce... What am I? Hot
fudge?... Sheesh...

Think you're right about the byte by byte love thing, though, Phyllis... that's
about how many edits Curry was working with... If 'God is in the details', then
Curriedness is next to godliness... or something...

What? What?!? I'm sorry I can't hear you, I have a headstock in my ear...

Ed
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Kulturbeutel said 4426 days ago (October 7th, 2005)
Nice tune
A very mellow, easy listening kinda tune. Great lyrics, well played.
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Ed Hannifin said 4425 days ago (October 7th, 2005)
Nice tune
I'm glad you liked the tune and the playing, and glad, too, that you liked the
lyrics. I do try to deliver in that department...

Thank you for listening, and taking the time to leave a comment.

Ed
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rtcooper said 4425 days ago (October 7th, 2005)
That Kind of Whole
Hats off. Hands Down Fine collab. What a good idea to team this. This
works in every way; vocal, melodic, lyric, tempo and syncopation. Did I
mention the guitars?

Stunning production qualities. Inspiring throughout.

Cooper
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Ed Hannifin said 4425 days ago (October 7th, 2005)
That Kind of Whole
Thank you, Cooper....

This really did come out way better...WAAY better...than I could have ever
turned out on my own...and in addition to the results, I just like Cori, like
working with him, like his wise and witty emails...love his guitar playing...the
works...

As I've said a number of times, Curry gets the lion's share of production
credit...this track sparkles 'cause of him... On my end, I'm pleased that you
liked the melody and lyrics...

I'm very pleased you've found me/us, and took the time to listen and
comment... much appreciated....

Ed
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Cori Ander said 4424 days ago (October 9th, 2005)
That Kind of Whole
Thank you both Cooper and Ed for your warm support! This made me feel a lot
better a day like this ... (nothing very special, have been listening to the news, it
was a little too late last night, and it is raining)...
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Lattreira said 4425 days ago (October 7th, 2005)
HAHA!Your fd behind u is so happy
nice lyrics...
nice rthym
but vocal...need improve
Ed Hannifin said 4424 days ago (October 8th, 2005)
HAHA!Your fd behind u is so happy
Thanks for listening and commenting....

Ed
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TonemanSW said 4425 days ago (October 8th, 2005)
Really Nice
I dig it.
Ed Hannifin said 4424 days ago (October 8th, 2005)
Really Nice
Glad you liked it. Thanks for listening and leaving a comment.

Ed
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Virgil said 4424 days ago (October 8th, 2005)
song for reminiscing
A folksy song with a sentimental feel to it. Excellent guitar playing. A
heart-tugging song to listen to while on a bus ride to a homecoming or
holiday. The voice is great but sounds a little loud and raw. Won't hurt
to set the vocal volume a little lower and put a tiny bit of reverb to make
the vocals sound a little more polished and professional. Other than that
minor flaw, this song is a major musical creation!
Cori Ander said 4424 days ago (October 9th, 2005)
song for reminiscing
Thank you Ligriv! It excites me every time I am reminded that the work we
macjammers have done in our chambers, may right now be listened to on a bus,
in a store, or in the street anywhere in the world, in a place we cant imagine of
and that we never will see...
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Ed Hannifin said 4423 days ago (October 9th, 2005)
song for reminiscing
Well, Virgil, when I get a comment like "voice sounds a little loud and raw", I
go back and listen...and I've gotta say that this time, I just don't hear it... I
mean, my voice is my voice, for better or worse, but on everything I own that I
can play this on, it's sitting right where I want it to in the mix...and sounding
better than I often sound, to my ears...It's got compression and reverb on it,
along with some skillful Cori Ander gain riding...

I continue to agree with all folks who praise Curry's guitar playing... I
continue to be grateful that he put all the time and skill into this that he did...

And I'm grateful, too, that you found redeeming qualities beyond the vocal in
the tune... I have to admit that it's one of mine that I like... Not one that I
always listen to whilst cringing and groaning, of which there are, admittedly,
a few...

Thanks for listening and for leaving your thoughts...

Ed
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paulhenrys said 4424 days ago (October 8th, 2005)
Beautiful sound
and I love that chorus tag, "This is the kind of lonely/Only lonely cures". A nice insight, and a great germ for a song. The lyric needs some tweaks. The first 8 lines lay it all out. After that, ask yourself, line by line, "does this line says adds something to the song or merely say what I've already said?". I think you may find you need less than you have.


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Ed Hannifin said 4423 days ago (October 9th, 2005)
Beautiful sound
Paul, sir,

I appreciate your comments and the thought behind them...

It may be that the song is personal enough to me, or maybe that I've just
lived with it for seventeen years now, but I think it's pretty much done the
way it is... I've never had the feeling inwardly of it being a 'groaner', and,
honestly, it has always gotten a sympathetic, appreciative response from
listeners... And it's one of those songs where different listeners seem to have
different favorite bits, throughout the song, so I don't know if it qualifies as
redundant...I think on this one, I'll have to take your feedback forward to the
next song, and do whatever learning I do in that direction...

I do appreciate, though, that you have me your honest impression, and
something substantial and specific... That's a help...

Thanks for listening, and thanks for the comment...

Ed
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Myshkin said 4423 days ago (October 10th, 2005)
Beautiful guys
My only comment would be that it'd be nice to have some harmonies on the verses with 'only lonely cures' to make them stand out a bit more from the verses and to truly break our hearts. Otherwise - loving it. Well done.
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Ed Hannifin said 4423 days ago (October 10th, 2005)
Beautiful guys
Thanks, Myshkin.

That was a pre-comment from some of the MacJammers who heard this
before
it was posted, but I couldn't come up with something I liked...

It may be nice to re-do this or add to it sometime, down the road, with
someone
who has the harmony chops necessary for proper heartbreaking... I'd love to
try
it...

I'm glad you're loving it and I'm glad you left a comment. Thanks,

Ed
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ultravphunter said 4422 days ago (October 10th, 2005)
Wow! This is beautiful
Thank goodness for this song! Nowadays, it seems like every song about
being lonely is sung by a whiny kid, who's always like, "Oh, nobody loves
me." I really like how this is a song that reflects on loneliness, but doesn't
resort to helplessness. It says "I feel alone, and that's what I need to feel
right now." Thanks!

The guitars in this song are beautiful! Keep up the amazing work!
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Ed Hannifin said 4422 days ago (October 10th, 2005)
Wow! This is beautiful
Ultra, I really appreciate what you've written, because what you describe is
exactly the song I meant to write... it's reassuring to get feedback that it comes
through... Thank you for writing that...

I'm glad you listened and liked, and left a comment....

Ed
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Cori Ander said 4422 days ago (October 10th, 2005)
And so its week is passed
And so the week of fame for The Kind Of Lonely is passed...

I "saw" when it happened. I was listening to Katchoolics new post and it
was still on the lists. I commented his tune, refreshed the screen and it
was no more on the lists...

It has been a great week and a just great collaboration ...
Thanks a lot Ed!
I feel privileged to be your friend!

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Ed Hannifin said 4422 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
And so its week is passed
Curry, I'm right with you...

This has been a great experience for me, and though I know you have your
own projects to do, I would love to do this again... I know just the song, too...

This HAS developed into the most extraordinary transcontinental friendship,
hasn't it?

Who knew that the OTHER world's-hugest-Danny-Kirwan-fan-with-a-
musically-interested-eight-year-old lived in Sweden? And that I would FIND
him?

Pretty cool, Curry...

Ed
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AquilA said 4416 days ago (October 17th, 2005)
Impressive
First rate collaboration. Beautiful melodies and musicianship on the
guitars, excellent arrangement, smooth vocals. I think the mix is really
good and the lyrics are great. Terrific job. You guy should get together
for some more.
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Ed Hannifin said 4415 days ago (October 17th, 2005)
Impressive
Thanks, AquilA! I'm hoping that Curry and I will get to do a few more in good
time... You liked all the parts that I would have wanted you to like... and
contributions from both of us...

I'm glad you heard it and took the time to let us know what you thought of it.
Much appreciated!

Ed
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lot249 said 4414 days ago (October 18th, 2005)
Nice song
I grew up in the early 70's and this was a flashback to my childhood.
thanks for that.

very nice tune
Thew
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Ed Hannifin said 4414 days ago (October 19th, 2005)
Nice song
I'm very glad you liked it... Thanks for listening and commenting....

Ed
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selters said 4377 days ago (November 25th, 2005)
I keep coming back to this...
I felt like telling you that i keep coming back to this song.. When i am the only teacher left in my office in late afternoons, i usually listen to this song while finishing up my work for the day.. It is such a nice song. It is very soothing for a tired head at the end of a long day! Keep up the good work Ed!
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Ed Hannifin said 4376 days ago (November 26th, 2005)
I keep coming back to this...
Selters!

That's a really nice thing to let me know! Thanks.

Having worked in a school, I can really relate to that time of day after the
students leave... I can picture it... I'm glad you come back to the song...
That's really nice to hear...

Ed
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DynamiteDave said 4367 days ago (December 4th, 2005)
Home Run!
Just signed up for macjams about an hour ago and came across your
song. The lyrics really hit righ on. I don't think I've heard such a song
(Duh) in the past or anything close.

Thank you for sharing it.

Dave
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Joanna said 4319 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
So nice
Ed and Curry, this is a wonderfully bittersweet taste of life. Curry, the
guitar is spectacular, weaving a sound quilt that snuggles the ears. Ed,
as others said, the basis of the song, curing loneliness with loneliness,
is a fantastic concept. So many of the lyrics rang true!

The only suggestion I would give would be to vary the chorus a bit
from the verses. The cadence and rhythm of the lyrics, as well as the
rhyme scheme, matches in every stanza, drawing the chorus and
verses too close to each other in sound. A little variation in
performance (phrasing, volume, energy, or any other way) could
separate them just enough.

This is a very small thing, of course, and used merely to keep the
listener from being lulled. Your lyrics are so good that I'd hate to have
anything keep them from being heard.

Again, a beautiful song that you should both be very proud of.
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Nolan said 4308 days ago (February 2nd, 2006)
Three out of three ain't bad....
....for today's Ejh-a-thon. Two of my favourite MacJammers - together
at last. The guitaring is exquisite. Great lyrics as usual.
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Ed Hannifin said 4307 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
Three out of three ain't bad....
Yeah, we bad...

This was certainly one of MY 'dream collabs'. Johannes is a great guitarist, and
what's more he's just such a nice guy, great to work with...

I'm glad you've listened to a "three-fer", Nolan, and found stuff to like all
around... I'm tickled and complimented and delighted...

Ed
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btransue said 4288 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Thought it was commented out
for a moment...couldn't find the bottom of the page. Listening now, very
nice. The guitars are a perfect pairing...nicely complimenting each other. I
found myself hearing some additional harmonies as well, probably from
the naturally occurring harmonics.
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Ed Hannifin said 4265 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
Thought it was commented out
Blaine! Somehow I missed that you had commented here. Thank you for coming
over to listen, and for leaving your thoughts. I appreciate it.

Ed
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MissChaos said 4265 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
This is...
Shiveringly beautiful. I regret not finding it earlier when it was uploaded.
Those lyrics are haunting and just a tad too familiar (which is why I'm so
drawn to it). The performance is flawless. This is a masterpiece.
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Ed Hannifin said 4265 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
This is...
Miss Chaos, I am honored that you came exploring and found this. I was just
revisiting it myself last night. Curry did some wonderful playing and mixing on
this. I'm also happy that you could relate to the lyric.

Thank you for your kind comment, and for taking the time to listen. I appreciate
it very much.

Ed
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ktb said 4258 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
heartfelt
Ed, this sounds great! poilished and very full. you guys sound like
you've been playing together for years. many kudo's on the mix. the
clarity is exceptional. you've got a fine voice and probably just as
important your lyrics are heartfelt.
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Ed Hannifin said 4220 days ago (April 30th, 2006)
heartfelt
karma, thanks for listening and commenting. Cori did an amazing job of
matching his playing to the feel of the tune, both musically and tonally, and he
gets credit for the clear mix as well. I'm glad you got the feeling in the lyrics and
I'm also pretty pleased that you like my voice...always an area of insecurity...

Ed
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Scott Carmichael said 4223 days ago (April 28th, 2006)
lyrics nailed
actually the whole peice is dead on... the vocal, guitar acomp,
simplicity of production... but the lyrics really cut through for me...
I'll tell my friends I wrote it... kidding
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Ed Hannifin said 4220 days ago (April 30th, 2006)
lyrics nailed
Greater praise than this no one could ask for, Scott...

Hope you'll find the time to check out one or two others...

Ed
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said 4218 days ago (May 2nd, 2006)
Beautifully Written
The mix, of course, was perfect! I certainly could relate to the lyrics-
been there before kinda thing. Both you and Cori did an awesome job
with this one!
Ed Hannifin said 4143 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
Beautifully Written
Thanks, mikey! I'm glad you liked the mix and the lyrics.. Glad it all worked for
you...

This was definitely a rewarding collaboration for me.

Ed
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composerclark said 4147 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
beautiful
Beautiful guitar playing, guitar sound, and lyrics. Just beautiful.
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Ed Hannifin said 4143 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
beautiful
clark, I'm glad you found it beautiful... and really glad that you took the time to
listen to it, and leave a comment... I do appreciate it...

Ed
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said 3892 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
....
BEAUTIFUL . . . . .



Ed Hannifin said 3892 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Thank you, ZOI,
...and thanks for continuing to check out my songs. Much appreciated.

Ed
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said 3728 days ago (September 4th, 2007)
GREAT !
This is cool, the guitar work is master, the vocal is amazing, perfect collab in master piece
GREAT JOB sir

Take Care
==============
Yeman Auf Al-Rawi
Ed Hannifin said 3726 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
Hi, Yeman...
I'm glad you found your way to this one. It is one of my own favorites among things I've posted... I still love Johannes' guitar work and mixing work on this...

Thank you for listening, and for leaving a comment. Much appreciated...

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3647 days ago (November 24th, 2007)
Ed
I've listened to this many times-I figured since it has only 130 comments I should leave another.Also you can use your new color alert system.You really have an incredible knack for writing lyrics.I usually don't pay that much attention to lyrics but your songs always pull me in.(I hear huge amounts of dreadful lyrics from songs brought in by my students-listen to the current hit "Hey There Delilah")
Of course the guitar playing sounds great.That guy Cori is pretty good.I always thought you were a natural on guitar-you have great rhythm and lots of feel.Who cares if you don,t know how to play a G#m7b5(11) chord?
Anyway great song,I hope your color system works!
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Ed Hannifin said 3581 days ago (January 29th, 2008)
Hey Mark...
I missed this comment somehow... Glad I caught it now...

I really value your musical taste and opinion, and it means something to me that you can tolerate my lyrics... That really is part of what I'm proud of in what I do...

Note for next time you come over: My son LOVES 'Hey There Delilah'...

I'm tickled that you think I'm a natural as a guitar player. I do think that I keep time pretty well... But I also remember all those times marveling at you and Rick and Tracy and Peter and feeling definitely outclassed...

And if I have to learn a G#m7b5(11) chord, believe me, I know where to turn...

Thanks for the comment... Sorry to take so long to reply...

Ed
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Ed Hannifin said 3581 days ago (January 29th, 2008)
Oh yeah, and...
...I agree with you... Cori/Johannes is amazing, just amazing... fun to work with, too...



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saymme said 3297 days ago (November 8th, 2008)
Grand collab ... !
Am I Happy to hear this again & even better seeing You look Happy on the photo ! : ) ( : Very strong song a definate fav of mine...Beautiful heartful playing & elegant delivery of it all- unbelievable thinking Your not in the same place at the same time doing this !! What a great wish to see&hear internet collaborators Live ...! Dreaming ! : ) only heard topnotch songs tonite... tx both !!

saymme said 3297 days ago (November 8th, 2008)
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come to think of what I thought before(but didn't write) about loneliness "The Kind Of Lonely" its an interesting topic !! I have a big need for 'the lonely' its just as important as anything else(!) like I believe You are saying here : )
before I decided to become a Christian I often felt LONELY very lonely, it's a kind of a 'disease' I think in the modern world ! Since 2 years now (as Christian believer) I never feel that kind of 'lonely' I felt earlier in my life ! just wanted to share my thoughts with You, songs have a way of freeing thoughts , dreams , feelings in a wonderful way i cannot find anywhere else ! Different for diff ppl yes it is..
TX again for Your wonderful Music !! : ) ( :
Helena

MarkHolbrook said 3084 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Wow...
This needs nothing but when I started to comment and saw Bill was first even though this was years ago I could only imagine the three of you plucking together... man...

The guitars are gorgeous! The song is clean and crisp and really seems to hit home! Interesting lyrics for sure! Totally great tune Ed.
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Pete_NB said 2419 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Gentle Beauty
I love how well the gentleness of those rolling guitars supports this beautiful melody. Compelling lyrics as well, delivered in a style that really suits your voice.

Everything is some balanced and complementary in this one!
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