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Eviction (MJRF)


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Joanna

 Genre: Acoustic

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Description
Within a day or two of discovering Garageband in July of 2004, my landlord tried to evict me. While I fumed over the inequity of it, I started writing songs on "that new program I just found". Clicking on that little guitar was a darn good decision.

Fast forward to today and guess what? My landlord is once again threatening eviction. She's been doing it every few months since that very first time in 2004. My apartment is rent-controlled and I pay significantly less than anyone else in this building and in this neighborhood. So she makes up reasons to evict me in an attempt to make my life miserable enough that I'll want to leave.

Although I'm working on something else for the reunion, I decided to capture that first eviction moment in a quick little ditty using my ukulele. Hope you have fun listening!
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Lyrics
La la la…

I was angry with my landlord
Her voice was full of threats
"You will be evicted!"
That's as nasty as it gets.

When she left I fumed some
Smoke coming from my ears
Then I called my best friend
And I broke down in tears

La la la…

She said, "This is making you sick
You must find a way to vent
Looked on my Mac
And was taken aback
To find a way to make some music
And to keep me paying rent
I found Garageband
And I never looked back since

La la la…

I found the loops and keyboard
I found some jazzy bass
I found a way to record
Music coming from my face.

I'm singing in the nighttime
And I'm singing in the day
Nothing makes me angry
When I can sing the pain away

La la la…

Song Stats
Hits: 4427
Comments: 53
Fans: 20
Plays: 110
Downloads: 125
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Feb 02, 2009 - 03:55:42 PM
Last Updated: Feb 03, 2009 - 02:14:03 AM Last Played: Apr 07, 2017 - 01:41:40 PM
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Hardware:
Ukulele, AKG microphone
Software:
GB
Comments
Rebsie said 3183 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
Welcome back!
Your background as a voice artist continues to be a great asset to you Joanna. And I can hear the joy in your voice as you sing. And you know how to spell 'ukulele' ... wow, you should be a writer.

Excellent lyrics and uke action. Great to see you around here again ... don't be a stranger. :)
Check out my latest song called Amongst The Colours (w/ Luna Trick)
Joanna said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
Rebsie
Thank you, Rebsie! I can't be any stranger than I am and this song proves it! Bwa ha ha ha la la la!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
caroline said 3183 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
crazy lady!!!
i love you - this reminds me of how it used to be - it obviously does the same to you too!! thank you joanna - i am beaming all over my face xoxoxo til the next time - love from me and the bear
Check out my latest song called i'm a reunion maid MJRF 2010
Joanna said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
Caroline
This reunion fest is so much fun -- lots of "like it used to be" in these glory days. Thank you, Caroline!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Dadai.2 said 3183 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
La, la, la, la, la, la!
I la-la-love this. Sweet, funny, and so musically brilliant in its simplicity. Long live the ukulele and your versatile voice!

Jack
Joanna said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
Dadai.2
Aw, thank you, Jack! Something about that ukulele just makes me want to sing. Best twenty bucks I ever spent.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
awigze said 3183 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
nice tribute
to Garage Band. Love the creativity
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Joanna said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
awigze
Thank you, awigze! Garageband opened up brand new worlds to me back in '04. It remains one of my favorite programs ever.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Moviz said 3183 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
Nothing better
than a good old rant Joanne and you did it with style and that distinctive warm voice; much enjoyed, cheers M
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Joanna said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
Moviz
Thank you, Moviz! I decided that instead of getting angry about it, I try to make light of it and by golly, it worked. Now when I start to stress over it, I listen to this and the tension dissipates.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Feter said 3183 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
Eviction
WOW ..what a cool way to let some words out of the chest ...wonderful
singing really ...hmm the Uke reminds me of my mando ..very catchy tune
really ...awesome ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Joanna said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
Feter
Thank you, Feter! You're such a supportive guy. Thank you for being such a big part of Macjams.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Skean said 3183 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
Awesome
Lalala....Love is in the air...lalala I love my MAC... Cheers
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Joanna said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
Skean
Tack, Skean! I appreciate the listen and the comment!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
SlimGirlFat said 3183 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
I
LOVE this!
Joanna said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
Slimmie
Aw, thanks, Slimmie. It was great seeing you again in chat.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Mcboy said 3183 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
tiny tim
could not beat this track.......kinda like billie holiday....ukelele is happy....!
Check out my latest song called Bluesphemy (MJRF 2010)
Joanna said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
Mcboy
Thank you, Mcboy! That means a lot coming from you.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
thetiler said 3183 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
your truly one of my favorite
on MJ. Love the directness and Beatles feel to this ! I was hearing a ragtime Beatles feelinging the music. Joanna you really have the gift to make people want to hear your story what ever it is. I think it is because many people know here that you are a pro writer and love to her your wonderful stories!
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Joanna said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
Tiler
Thank you, Tiler! I'm always humbled that a man of your talent likes my music. You know, I hadn't thought about the Beatles when I did it, but now that you mention it, there probably was an echo from them. I love the Beatles.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Slylox said 3183 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
Nice
This is a funny song. Nice to hear some ukulele
Joanna said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
Slylox
Thank you, Slylox! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
psexnyc said 3183 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
Interesting!!!
Being threatened with Eviction, you can pick up a Ukulele. I probably would pick up my cell phone and compose some words for my attorney. Great Post!!
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Joanna said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
psexnyc
Thank you, psexnyc! Truth is, she threatens eviction all the time. And even though she's serious every time, I'm a bit numb to it all. That's why I chose an upbeat, silly song -- it takes the sting out of the threats.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
TobinMueller said 3182 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
Singing the pain
A delight. I smiled the whole way thru.
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Joanna said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
Tobin
Aw, thanks, Tobin! It's always wonderful to see your name on one of my songs.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
magnatone said 3182 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
Eviction
WELCOME BACK JOANNA!!!
Check out my latest song called Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) and Variations
Joanna said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
magnatone
Thank you, Karen!!!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Doadars Uncle said 3182 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
Hey Joanna
Too cute! I got evicted once. I was glad!

I love this song! Great seeing you again!
Check out my latest song called Don't Leave (remix)
Joanna said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
Doadar
Thank you, Doadar! And lol on your being glad. There's always more than one way to see things, isn't there?
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
bronco said 3182 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
Exuberant and Deeeelightful
Full of life and full of Joanne! Excellent song with very clever heart felt lyrics. Don't worry about your landlady. I am sending the Louisiana Mafia to take care of her.
Check out my latest song called Gone Without A Trace
Joanna said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
bronco
Thank you, bronco! The Louisiana Mafia? Ooh, that's gonna hurt! Bwa ha ha ha! Most appreciated, my friend!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
abfkingsport said 3182 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
ABFkingsport
I love this. You have a great voice. Lyrics very funny.
Anthony
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Joanna said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
abfkingsport
Thank you, Anthony! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
SmokeyVW said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
LOL a LOL a LOL
though i guess getting evicted isn't so good, but this puts it into perspective wonderfully!

LOL

thanks
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Joanna said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
SmokeyVW
Thank you, Smokey! You got it -- eviction stinks so let's all have a laugh at its expense!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
dajama said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
Love it
What else can you do but laugh? This is a brilliant reaction to a stressful situation. Nice words, very concisely and wittily expressing the story. Keep singing the pain away! Nicely done. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
Joanna said 3181 days ago (February 4th, 2009)
dajama
Thank you, dajama! That means a lot to me. And to prove that good vibes can sometimes get things done, the threat of eviction has once again turned out to be nothing. All's well today in Joannaland!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
edpdx said 3179 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Laughing
at your problems is a great way to overcome things and doing it in style is even better.

Very original and unique.

edpdx
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Joanna said 3179 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
edpdx
Thank you, edpdx! I'm so happy you dropped by. Most appreciated!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Mystified said 3178 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
this is delightful!
You have such a wonderful 'storytelling' flair to your songs--you really should find a way to make some $$ from it all!
I attended a storytelling festival last fall where two of the presenters used music/instruments to engage the listeners. You do this every bit as well!
I thoroughly enjoyed this--thanks for taking part in the MJ reunion! :)
Check out my latest song called Child of Yesterday
Joanna said 3176 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Mystie
Thank you so much, Mystie! Like you, I tend to approach songwriting from a writing frame of mind. As a storyteller, that's comfortable for me. I appreciate the idea and the kind words!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
bug67 said 3172 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
Well now,
You just do NOT hear nearly enough ukelele these day! Wonderful! Love the little "POP" noise you make. :)
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Joanna said 3168 days ago (February 17th, 2009)
bug67
Thank you, bug! The 'pop' noises are made using my tongue and upper lip. Something my dad and I could do. Never met anyone else who could do it. It's a handy little sound effect that takes no effort and leaves my hands free to strum that uke!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
kassia said 3169 days ago (February 16th, 2009)
well
while i'm sad for the you in this story, i am smiling at the sweetness of the uke and your very expressive performance. a wonderful story-telling. always something new coming in to smile at. thank you for this treat. what a great song!
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Joanna said 3168 days ago (February 17th, 2009)
kassia
Thank you, kassia! The outcome is that I was not evicted then and the latest threat has also faded (as did the other dozen in the past few years). That's why the music was so happy. You appreciate what you have more after it's threatened.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
drakonis said 3166 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
UkeBlues
Never sounded so good... leave it to Joanna to combine feisty landlords, hand-to-mouth-pops, ukelele, singing, and GB, and melt the clouds away! Excellent, as always!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Joanna said 1518 days ago (August 25th, 2013)
drakonis
Much appreciated, my friend. Now I'm in a phase where I have no landlord fears, so the song can just be happy without the possible omen.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
davisamerica said 3165 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
lol
what a giggle !! very nice smile of a tune even with the story line :-]
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Joanna said 1518 days ago (August 25th, 2013)
davisamericaq
Thank you! Although I miss being able to play the uke, at least I have reminders like this.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
davidsmith99 said 1518 days ago (August 25th, 2013)
This is fun, and...
I really love the chorus! Way to go Joanna
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Joanna said 1518 days ago (August 25th, 2013)
davidsmith95
Thank you, David! Sometimes a la la chorus is more expressive than words. There's a cheerfulness about them I like.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Joanna said 659 days ago (January 1st, 2016)
Eviction
I have spent the last few years in no danger of eviction. I'm now spoiled. Being threatened with eviction every time I spoke with my landlord was no fun at all. However, if that ever happens to you, I recommend you sing the pain away.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
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Hi, I'm Joanna (not Jo, that's someone else). Garageband has allowed me to indulge my love for singing beyond concerts in the shower. My favorite part of songwriting is writing the lyrics. This makes sense, of course, because writing is what I d... [see more]

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