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Each And Every Single Time


Ed Hannifin

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Almost to the end of my contributions to the Simply Fine recording...

I will eventually be taking some of the Simply Fine tracks back off of MacJams, so again, if you like it, this is the opportunity...

This one can be fairly represented as folk-rock, because it has drums and it has electric guitar....

The recording involved a solid but frustrating learning opportunity for me. Peter Janson, now doing business as MacJammer GuitarJanson, came in to do the elecric guitar playing. Peter is a super-professional, and he walked in with the then-new Zoom 9002 processor/amp emulator, and he had not only gotten the lines he would be playing just right, he had THE SOUND. Plugged directly into the board, and it was PERFECT. Our engineer, Tom, however, was of the school that wants all effects added in the mix. He asked Peter to turn off the effect blend, promising to get it back later when we mixed. It was my call, and I went with Tom. And, as good as Peter's playing was, we never got back the terrific sound he walked in with.

Even so, I still love the song, and Peter's playing. Phyllis more or less arranged the back and forth of the vocals and the gradual build of the instruments, and got to play some piano.


Ed Hannifin: lead and harmony vocals, acoustic guitar
Phyllis Capanna: lead and harmony vocals, piano
Peter Janson: electric lead and rhythm guitars
Tom Daley: bass
Carolyn Castellano: drums
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Each And Every Single Time

Copyright 1986 Ed Hannifin

There was a stolen time, there was a pure time
There was uncertain time, and there was sure time
We’d all forgotten what a lure time
To empty hearts and hands can be

There were times of waiting for the sunrise
Times we waited for the moon
There were times when I couldn’t sleep nights
Time’s I might’ve slept too soon

Each and every single time
Each and every single time
Each and every single time
Is with me now, is with me now

Times of pushing, times of waiting
Making games out of anticipating
Games of building up and fading
Away, as slowly as can be

Each and every single time
Each and every single time
Each and every single time
Is with me now, is with me now


There was a time when two women loved me
There was a time when two women kissed me
Now that they’ve had time to change their minds
Will there be time for either one to miss me?

Each and every single time
Every virtue, every crime,
Every action, every line
Is with me now, with me now

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Another recorded at The Daley Planet on 16-track two-inch tape...

Tom's great collection of mics
Simply Fine was mastered really soft...
I used GarageBand to boost the level

jiguma said 3814 days ago (November 12th, 2006)
Love this one Ed!!
Very pro sound Ed - can't really go wrong with Phyllis and Peter of course! Man you sound so YOUNG! Nice production, great playing - singing, songwriting and playing all first class. I suspect this is my favourite of yours so far. A definite CSNY feel to it.
Check out my latest song called When Ya Gonna?
Ed Hannifin said 3814 days ago (November 12th, 2006)
Oh man, did YOU say the right thing....
Getting compared to CSNY will always get me grinning....

You were pretty quick, too... It's only been up a minute or three... I'm glad that you like the production, and who can argue with Phyllis and Peter? As noted, I did have to boost the levels, and if I bring this out as a CD in coming months, I know I have to get someone who knows what they're doing to remaster it...

Almost to the end of the archival stuff, Neil.... One left that I know about... although I still have some old songs that I'm recording afresh... Then it'll be newer stuff...

You know, I WAS young twenty years ago... Funny about that....

Thanks as always,

jiguma said 3814 days ago (November 12th, 2006)
20 years ago
We ALL were Ed : )

This Thing (Will Only Get Better) - colab with SIL-VER and Jan Porter - http://www.macjams.com/song/26036

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said 3814 days ago (November 12th, 2006)
Thanks for posting from your archive
Following the lyrics, I would venture to say that they have more resonance now than they did 20 years ago.
Very professional sounding, very well done, Ed.
Ed Hannifin said 3814 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
Ah, the wise Mr. Mungo....
Yep, we got resonance to shake a stick at....

Thank you for listening, as always...

Vic Holman said 3814 days ago (November 12th, 2006)
they keep getting better and better
this and the last are my personal favorites from your series. i think when you get around to doing some new tunes you are going to have your work cut out for topping some of these.
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Ed Hannifin said 3814 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
On the one hand, Vic,
...I'm glad you've enjoyed these tracks so much.

And on the other, you're right of course... A lot of work went into these tracks, in a very nice studio designed for acoustic and acoustic-electric music, with friends at the board... Very relaxed, no computer fan noise, no distractions except for the llamas next door... And plenty of other ears to say when a track is in tune and in time and a keeper or not...

And the stuff I'm working on now is coming out of my little studio/office space... It IS what I've always wanted, in terms of unlimited time, when I can get it, and all sorts of sounds and editing capabilities and whatnot, but working alone is a different animal... We'll see how it all comes out...

Thank you once again for listening and commenting....

Cori Ander said 3814 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
You've saved the best wine till now
You've saved the best wine till now Ed.
A very pleasant and interesting compostion.
A bit more "country-rocky" arrangement (Peter knows what he's doing - some places are just gorgeous. And I also like the dums a lot).

You were young yes, but already a man who seems to have had deep thoughts and perspecives of life. Very intersting lyrics.

(And the story of the "destroyed" guitar sound upsets me. Partly because of own on-stage experiences of engineers whom with the help of ten minutes ignorance destroys what has taken years to rehearse. But that is maybe another story..)
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Cori Ander said 3814 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
and the photo
.. and oh yes, the photo ... looks great! Would have been very interesting to be able to see it large..

Johannes "Curry" Cori Ander
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Ed Hannifin said 3814 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
Oh heck,
THAT can be done....

Ed Hannifin said 3814 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
What's cool for me...
In rediscovering this pack of photographs, is remembering things... such as, although it's hard to get the perspective on this somewhat dark photo, we are playing inside the fireplace, which is a huge and old one... Which is a good thing, as Nantucket in the fall gets pretty chilly...

Ed Hannifin said 3814 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
I am trying to avoid a bad pun here....
I'm glad you like the song, Curry... I really like drums, for one thing, although they are a lot of work to record.... And I do still think the lyrics hold up..

I want to make clear that this was a learning experience for me. There are lots of engineers who would prefer to record things as dry as possible, for the greatest flexibility later... I learned that, for me, I would prefer to capture the sound in the moment... It's not like Tom was 'bad' or anything... I loved working with Tom and Meg... Anyway, now I know.... And next time I'll make a different mistake...

I always appreciate hearing your thoughts. You always bring good heart to the listening....


Feter said 3814 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
1986 ??!!
I just cant believe it ...such pure wooden folkie
sound came from that year ..but well true folkies
what elese ..sucha wonderfull song for sure as
all the otehr songs you posted before .great lyircs
ye this guitar lead line is killin very cool ..
just so nice and genuine ...thank you for sharing it
here ..!!
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Ed Hannifin said 3814 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
Thanks, Feter...
I'm pleased you like the 'folkie' sound... And the lyrics...You're right about the lead lines, which are great.... I think it was actually about 1989 that we finished this up.... Glad to know that you listened and liked it...


stevel said 3814 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
Nice one Ed
This is a very nice track..good band sound, I would like to have heard the backing vox a bit louder at points but that is just a minor thing. Nice guitar playing..don't know what the 'original sound' was like but this sounds very nice and understated.
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Ed Hannifin said 3813 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
I'm pleased you gave a listen, Steve...
I could see a few more db in the backing vocals.... Peter's touch comes through on this recording very well... he's just a great guitarist... It's just that there was something special in the sound he originally put together that we lesser mortals weren't able to recreate....

Thanks for commenting....

perceptualvortex said 3813 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
Very nice
There's a lot to like about this. I could really relate to some of the lyrics. The production sounds really good... too bad about the lost guitar sound though! The vocals are really good, and especially some of the lead vocals by Phyllis. There's a cool rolling feel to the song, and extra rich rhythm guitar sound.
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Ed Hannifin said 3813 days ago (November 14th, 2006)
Thank you, David...
I am of course pleased that you found a lot to like.... I still like the lyrics, twenty some odd years on down the line... There are production bits I wish were better, but that's experience for ya... Phyllis is a vocalist's vocalist... I think we did get a cool rhythm guitar blend going here, even without a computer and an infinite number of tracks...

Thanks for the good listen and the astute comments... Always appreciated....

Tadashi Togawa said 3813 days ago (November 14th, 2006)
Beautiful electric guitar.
Drying electric sound.
I like sound of this electric guitar.
Moreover, it composes wonderful as usual.
The song is gentle.

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Ed Hannifin said 3813 days ago (November 14th, 2006)
Well, that settles it, then...
Since I trust your ear for electric guitar sound... I'm pleased that you like it, Tadashi....

I'm also glad that you like the composition, and find it gentle...

Thank you for listening and commenting... I am always glad when you do...

said 3813 days ago (November 14th, 2006)
The vocals..
...are great. Audible at all points, good balance. The mix with the guitar rhythm and piano background is produced well. Very nice and well thought out song. Good job.
Ed Hannifin said 3812 days ago (November 14th, 2006)
Thank you, Jonathan, once again....
...for your thoughts on the vocal balance and the general quality of track and song...

I'm glad you took the time to give a listen...

Joanna said 3812 days ago (November 14th, 2006)
This is a wonderful, smooth sounding folk ballad that is so well put together. Great vocals, wonderful guitars -- just a really good production. Bravo!
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Ed Hannifin said 3812 days ago (November 14th, 2006)
Thank you for dropping by for a listen, Joanna..
I'm glad you found something to like in all this folkrockiness... I'm pleased you're praising the vocals along with the guitars...

I still seem to have monsters on my mind, though....

said 3812 days ago (November 14th, 2006)
This captures it...
our time. A time that is now gone some 35 years? What does this song capture... that feeling!? What feeling? Maybe just a something nostalgic. But more than that. With the instrumentation you got here (OK...electric guitar and drums... bass) added to the great acoustic guitar the music takes your lyrics and soars. A Summer of love moment through the "looking back" that the you and Phyllis do as you sing. An idealistic time and yet similtaneously a time of already having regrets. We somehow knew the idealism was being undercut by the reality around us.

Times of pushing, times of waiting
Making games out of anticipating
Games of building up and fading
Away, as slowly as can be

Each and every single time
Every virtue, every crime,
Every action, every line
Is with me now, with me now

This reminded me of Richie Haven's "Follow." The mood, the acoustic strumming, the affect of the song. Always good to relate a good song to another!

Just a few rambling thoughts by one who still thinks about those many times back in what was "our time." But like Richie Havens says, "don't mind me, I ain't nothing but a dream."
Ed Hannifin said 3811 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
Jack! You're another Richie Havens fan!....
I'm a great fan of Richie's rhythm guitar playing and singing... I just recently downloaded one of my old favorites, which is his version of "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"...

It's nice hearing someone else's meditation on the tune, and how it strikes you... I LIKE your rambling thoughts, now and always... I'm always hoping that you'll like what I post...

Thanks for the listen....

Pete_NB said 3812 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
Folk-Rock Solid
What a great tune Ed. A collection of quality musicians harnessed by an engineer who sounds like he knew what he was doing.

Peter's guitar work is stellar as usual and the tone is good. I'm curious as to what that lost sound would have been like.

The lyrics are a pleasure to ponder. Simple ideas simply expressed in a unique way.

Thanks for posting and adding to my download collection!
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Ed Hannifin said 3811 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
I was kind of hoping...
...that this would firm up my credentials as a folk-rocker...

Having done an awful lot of folk-rocking in my day...

Tom was a good engineer, and he had real good ears for getting a good sound in a good space. Peter is the archetypal all-pro-with-heart... You're right that the tone is just fine... It's just that I heard, all those years ago, the sound he walked in with, and I think he had really done his homework and had something special there... I actually ended up saving up for a Zoom 9002 for myself afterwards, 'cause I was so impressed...

Glad you like the lyrics, too, of course... And of course thrilled that you downloaded it. Cool.

I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to my stuff, Pete...


ziti said 3811 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
boy has your voice matured wonderfully, ed...funny what life adds to a musicians repetoire.

Nice song nice recording....enjoyed this a bunch!

deep bow

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Ed Hannifin said 3811 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
Hmm. Something about me...
...has matured.... It was bound to happen...

Life has definitely had a crack at my repertoire, you're right about that...

It's good to hear that you like it, Fran... Thanks for listening....

Macaudion said 3811 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
Hello, Ed
I like your singing in this - of all of the singing that I've heard from you, I think that this peice reflecs a warmer feel from you. Now, that says alot, given that there's already a very high degree of warmth that's present in your voice. I gather that you know how to care. (You'll know why it doesn't seem that I've shown up to share this w/ you) And, regardless of what you label as it's genre, I'm really enjoying the drums on this. I know that sounds silly, w/o reference... - But I do enjoy listening to percussive instruments, and it really does add a nice dimention to your work. Also, the electric guitar in this really spices up the Wheatstone Brides sound - It adds kind of a sense of 'raw living' to your sound - Makes it more universal to my senses - Nice playing. The lyrics are as thoughtful, as usual. You're a good writer, and it's hard to imagine why you're not making music for dollas.

Thank you for sharing these 'Simply fine' pieces. D
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Ed Hannifin said 3810 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
Thank you, Macaudion....
It's very good to hear from you...

It's interesting to hear you say that my singing in this has a warmer feel... I think Fran is saying I'm warmer these days, with my more 'mature' voice... I think I pitched this a little higher than I usually might, compared to something like 'The Kind of Lonely'... Still, you might not just be talking pitch and timbre, either...

I wish I had more stuff with drums. Drums, especially in the pre-GB days, were always a hard thing... I remember saving up years ago for a drum machine, just wanting to have something to keep time and fill out that percussive void... And drums can take a lot of time in the studio.... The thing is, I love drums, and drumming, and percussion... I'm hoping that collabs to come give me a chance to try my stuff in a richer bed of bass and percussion than I've been able to do in the past...

I like the acoustic-electric blend here... As noted up above, Peter did a terrific job... And I hope to get to play more electric stuff myself in times to come...

Glad you like the lyrics.... I think I may be pulling the 'Simply Fine' things off after a bit... I have one more of mine to post before that happens... Then we go to newer stuff...

Thanks for such a detailed and thoughtful comment. I was missing your input...

Z293 said 3811 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
I Only Wish
I had recordings this good from my past. The only problem is I never did anything worth saving until I found MacJams, so these recordings should be something to treasure.
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Ed Hannifin said 3810 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
Upon reflection....
...it IS kind of nice to have this sense of "a life in tape"... At least a certain number of snapshots of my life got captured in a taped moment, in a lyric or song or something...

I'm hoping the process accellerates as I get more time with GB and the Mac...

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

phyllomania said 3810 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
Who's the chick?
Hey Ed, Thanks for sharing this from the archives. I've enjoyed everybody's incisive comments and appreciations, too. I'd forgotten all about this arrangement, and those LYRICS! Jeez. In case I haven't said it this decade, you're a good songwriter, Ed. It's easy to take these things for granted. Looking forward to the yet-to-be stuff.
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Ed Hannifin said 3810 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
Hello there, Phyllis....
Look! A picture from Nantucket and we BOTH have short hair!....

Thank you for the kind words on the writing. I really think we did a good job on this...

I actually took the day off today and I've been working on newer things all day long.... I did MANY tracks with 12-string, and my fingers are beyond sore! I really want to get some newer things posted as soon as I can...

Continued congrats on the great debut with 'Singer's Prayer'....

selters said 3810 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
Nice electric!
I love the Electric guitar on this, and the acoustic has a sound I wish i could be able to achieve! the chorus actually reminds me a lot of Thoddis "At christmas time" and that has to be a coincidence! Your voices all sound lovely on this one! It was very nice to hear Phyllis singin Lead alone, she has a great voice. I have downloaded all the tunes you you have posted, and think I am going to listen to them all this weekend. Your songs has such a soothing effect on me!

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Ed Hannifin said 3810 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
Hi again, Magnus...
I hope that you have checked out Phyllis' MacJams debut, then, if you like her solo voice:


I'm flattered to think that you'd download everything I've got up. That's pretty incredible. I hope that it ends up being a decent listen...

I'm pleased that you like the guitar sounds here, too. I think that came out well, and I'm kind of proud of the arrangement and recording....

Thank you once again for giving me the benefit of a thoughtful listen and comment...

said 3810 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
loved it
i really enjoyed this song.
Ed Hannifin said 3810 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
Thank you...
...for stopping over to listen, Dave.... I appreciate it....

blaky smith said 3810 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
Great !
Such a beautiful song...
Very very good voices, guitar playing and production. Pro sound...
This is a soothing piece to listen to. Bravo, thanks to share.

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Ed Hannifin said 3810 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
I'm glad you enjoyed this, Marc...
I'm pleased that you are liking the sound we got on this... There's that 'soothing' word again... Gotta be all that time doing stress reduction work.... I'm very pleased that you gave a listen and left a comment....

thoddi said 3810 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
Sounds just so sweet. You are a talented songwriter Ed. Hope to here some new stuff from you. Although I've enjoyed your recordings from the past very much:)

That electric guitar is sweet, and that girl playing drums did a good job too.
The composition, performance on the acoustic side and vox is brilliant. Goes without saying, really:)
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Ed Hannifin said 3809 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
Another thoddi comment!
Twice in one day... awesome...

I'm glad you're enjoying my songwriting, thoddi. I think that's my strength in all this. I know I've got limitations as a vocalist and guitarist, but I do try to write a good lyric and a good melody.

Yeah, Peter's electric playing is really good. He's introducing himself to MacJams as an acoustic player, which is what he does now, but he's terrific with an electric guitar. And Carolyn was fun to work with...

Thanks again for your attentive listening and nice comments.

Mcboy said 3810 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
beautiful vocals all around......that electric sounds so soulful.......great song!
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Ed Hannifin said 3809 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
I'm trying to think if I've ever had a comment from you... I'm thrilled and happy that you like this song... I hope you have had a chance to check out Peter's music under GuitarJanson, and Phyllis' MacJams debut under phyllomania... they being responsible for the electric guitar and much of the vocals that you're liking...

Thank you for listening and letting me know what you thought...

said 3809 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
wait a minute
thats alot of woman
Ed Hannifin said 3809 days ago (November 18th, 2006)
Are you referring, in awe, to Phyllis' singing ability?

Or did you mean 'women', and you're referring to the two women noted in the song?....



Glad that you seem to have liked it, though...
said 3809 days ago (November 18th, 2006)
I really love this
Solid production and performance.
Very nice...very nice, indeed.
Thanks for sharing
Take care

My last

Ed Hannifin said 3809 days ago (November 18th, 2006)
Thank you, Kenta....
Glad you liked the production and performance. I appreciate that you took the time to listen and leave a supportive comment...

FEEL said 3809 days ago (November 18th, 2006)
How the Engineer makes a difference
Ed, What a nice mix. Every thing is so clean... the guitar leads when they come in aren't over bearing and are leveled out with the rest of the mix. Every thing is there... in the mix, you can hear it all, no one is walking over another. Then there is this beautiful song to star in it. The vocals are right on with the rest of the performance... what a nice library you have to share.

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Ed Hannifin said 3809 days ago (November 18th, 2006)
You're right, Texas...
Tom and Meg were a great team to work with... very calm and attentive and hospitable, while also being very funny... VERY funny... Tom was a great one for choosing the right mic, and taking the time to do it, and trying to get the sound in the room and on tape rather than using a lot of EQ or effects...

I'm glad that you like the mix, I'm glad that it comes through clearly...

Thanks for the kind words about the song, too. And of course, thank you for listening and commenting...

ktb said 3776 days ago (December 21st, 2006)
There's beauty in the fragile strength of the vocals. Both of your voices blend perfectly. This track seems to cross boundaries and genres with ease and fluidity. Definitely a song that gains more with each listen.
The recording itself is top shelf, very pro sounding. Makes me think of Buckingham/Nicks solo stuff. Keep diggin the archives Ed!
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Ed Hannifin said 3775 days ago (December 21st, 2006)
I'm a great fan of Lindsey Buckingham...
...and still have a rough copy of Buckingham Nicks in iTunes... Wish THAT would reappear in a digital form...

So even getting mentioned in the same comment with those guys puts you on my 'good list'...

I'm glad you like the genre-crossing qualities, and the vocals, and I'm glad to think that it might grow on you with repeated listenings... that would be something I try for, so may it be so...

Thanks for listening and commenting, John. I do appreciate it.

said 3748 days ago (January 17th, 2007)
schaWEET! nice pairing, ppl. yes, phyllomania IS great, ed - pure, unaffected, simple and authentic. you and she blend nicely. great harmonies at the hooky chorus - not too much, not too little - juuuuuust right. the piano is gorgeous - guitar solo sounds fine against it. i like your poetry here, ed. the repeat pattern of Time, etc., reads good and sounds that way too. your gentle smooth vocal is right for folk rock. thanks for the song, you 2! anne
Ed Hannifin said 3682 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Thanks, anne...
I somehow missed this comment when you posted it... I seem to have been doing that lately...

Singing with Phyllis has been one of the joys of my life. She has great taste and a a lovely sense of how to make ME sound better... She also did a nice job here with the piano, as did Peter Janson with the electric solo...

I'm glad you like the way the lyrics are constructed. I'm a big one for repeating patterns... And I will gladly take any praise of any vocal I do from SISTERS... and use it in my resume...

Thanks for listening and commenting. SOrry it took so long for me to reply.

said 3683 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Beautiful is a standardword of mine for Your songs...this has it all.. great with the two of You singing...wow : ) Thankyou !
Ed Hannifin said 3682 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Hello yet again, ZOI...
I'm pleased to hear that you're finding beauty in these songs. Thank you for listening to so many, and in such a short period of time... AND leaving comments...

thetiler said 3628 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
Nice one ED
Love the story behind the song.
Cool singing in all counts.
Like the lead as well.
Like when the lead introduces the singing in places or other instrumention. Piano really fits in.
The whole is a pro sounding one.

Way to go.
Thanks for sharing another Gem. Missed some of these beauties cause I was in the process of moving.

Glad I listened!
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Ed Hannifin said 3622 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
Okay, Bill,
...first of all, in future you really need to work your moving activities around my song-posting schedule...

It's not like I post a lot of 'em...unlike SOME people I know, he hinted broadly...

Still, I'm glad that when you finally arrived you found stuff to like. I'm happy that you liked the story, which is a somewhat long one, and alternates from the verse to the refrain... I wasn't sure when I wrote it if that would work, but it seems to have come across just fine...

I'm of course also happy that you liked the singing. I'm particularly fond of Phyllis' work on this--not only working out her own leads on the chorus but also the harmonies, and coaching me through all of mine.

I still remember doing the lead guitar on this and 'Simply Fine' in one short session while Phyllis and Meg went out to lunch. I used Meg's guitar, and Tom just ran me through them really quickly. I came back a week later and dropped in two or three little phrases so I could stop groaning. Phyllis was always the one urging me to relate lead guitar playing to the vocal, always keeping the song itself and the vocal primary.

I just found some old photos of us working in this studio that I ought to scan, upload and post somewhere. One of the things that was particularly cool was finally being able to have Phyllis use a decent piano. Through most of our recording career she was relegated to rhythm guitar, but she is a fine piano player and she got a chance to show that on some of these tracks. I hope at some point she'll post some of her songs from these sessions, where the piano is even more prominent.

Anyway, I know you've got good ears, especially for guitar and especially for clean recordings, so I'm glad you think this ended up sounding 'pro'. I wish the Daley Planet was still out there..

Thanks for listening and commenting.

Always good to hear from you..

sloparts said 3530 days ago (August 24th, 2007)
Simply Fine, Ed
I wish I half the talent you and yours possess. This is awesome work lyrically, melodically, and instrumentally. And the mix ain't half bad either. Actually the mix is dead on right.

Congrats on a fine piece of work

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Ed Hannifin said 3325 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
Thanks, Ed...
Sorry to take so long to respond. I'm glad you like the general songcraft, and the mix... I really enjoyed working on these recordings, and working with Phyllis, and Peter, and Meg and Tom...

Thanks for listening...

stacey said 3333 days ago (March 8th, 2008)
very cool
although the repeat of the word "time," can get repetitious, this song works for me. I really like it! thanks for sharing!

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Ed Hannifin said 3325 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
Thanks for listening, Stacey...
...I do tend to use a lot of repetition, that's true. Glad it worked for you anyway....

stacey said 3306 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
I gotta say, I am so in love with the sound of a guitar and vocals, without much distraction, and this song has that. I really love it. Y'all can SING! I'm putting it on my ipod right now!

Thanks again,
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DBrown said 3047 days ago (December 19th, 2008)
You know...
This is still one of my all time favorites of yours.
I love the tone and the lyrics.
Keep it up.

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Char said 2940 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
a wonderfully produced song. Thank you to you and your friends.
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Ed Hannifin said 2940 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Thanks, Char...
Glad you enjoyed it....

kassia said 2940 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
what a great song! i really love the vocals - all of them. great harmonies and the back-and-forth really works well. everything about this is just tight and clean. love the folk rock feel. this is wonderful - what a great song for a beautiful spring sunday morning.
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Ed Hannifin said 2940 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Thank you very much, kassia....
We did put a bit of thought into the vocals on this one, with Phyllis expending rather more brain cells in that department than I... I love the folk rock realm, and much of what I do falls into that category, or pretty near... Trying for something, back then, rather like if The Mamas and the Papas had a little more edge in the backing band... I'm pleased that it contributed to a good Sunday morning for you...

MarkHolbrook said 2874 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
This has
a great full sound to it. One thing about much folk music is it is mostly guitar, a mandolin but when the sound fills out it is really wonderful!

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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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