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This is me at an open mic at Humbletime, a local radio/internet broadcast. You can hear my voice shake. I'm nervous as hell. This taping was my "first date" with my would-be husband. They aired this on show #183. Mo Humble is having trouble securing dough for this season, I sure hope money starts growing on trees for these guys.
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Never was much trouble
never wanted any
never set my sights on you
now I can't sleep for thinkin'
and my heart from sinkin'
with one look from you.

It was true love
first sight
star-crossed lovers
fireworks at night
butterflies when we
kiss each other
and I just might
love you all my life.

Always was a skeptic
played-out hopeless romantic
I'd given up on giving in
But what I saw in your eyes
a gift and a surprise
there's no mistaking where I've been.


And as the years keep passing
and our love lasting
I look back to the day
and that one glance
was all you had to say.

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ledebutant said 4874 days ago (May 12th, 2006)
Whole Package
I wanted to join in the crowd applause at the end of the song. Your
voice, shake and all, sounds terrific here, Kelli. It's a lovely, sweet song
and what a nice story that this is the song you sang on your first date
with your husband.

I never mind when people say that I remind them of someone else and I
hope that you don't, but you remind me tremendously of Danielle
Howle on this song. She's one of my all-time favorite singers, so I do
mean it as an absolute compliment. Why she isn't currently ruling over
The World of Acoustic Rock(tm) I'll never know. The more I hear from
you, the more I wonder the same thing.
macgalver said 4873 days ago (May 12th, 2006)
thank you
School me, sista! i will definitely check out Danielle Howle! What a terrific
last name, huh? Howle! Thanks so much for the tip. And thanks even more
for the kind words. I really respect what you're doing musically. And the
support is greatly appreciated. I just love the freedom garageband gives us.
It could make me cry if I think about it too much. Everyone is making such
beautiful and interesting music, bending genres and widening musical
spectrums all by themselves. I just love it. Anyhoo, thanks for commenting,
Ledeb. My best to you. -kelli

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said 4874 days ago (May 12th, 2006)
Really like it
Great vocals. I didn't really hear anything that stood out as a problem!
What a good song, and great story that accompanies. You did a very
good job here. Better than most acoustic songs here. Thanks for the
song. It is very well performed.
Jim Bouchard said 4874 days ago (May 12th, 2006)
Oh great...
...now The Fritters secret is out! The talent part is all Kelli! Actually, I
am really glad you posted this, since it's just about perfect just as it is.
You sent me this a long time ago and I am not sure if you wanted us to
do a version of it, but from the introduction to the final applause, I
couldn't think of anything to improve it. Oh, sure, the sound of the
guitar (sounds like a piezo pickup) is not my favorite, and there's a
little tenativeness to the fingering of the guitar chords which goes
along with the nervousness of a live broadcast performance...but then I
didn't know it was also a first date! Well, this just proves what a talent
you are, Kelli! And that I am blessed to be able to collaborate with

And ledeb is spot-on about the Danielle Howle comparison. I hadn't
thought of that one, which is odd, since I really like Danielle Howle too,
But she's not exactly a household name. Ah, the vagaries of the
Business of Music!
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ledebutant said 4874 days ago (May 12th, 2006)
Jim, you are the only person I have met who has heard of Danielle Howle. It
makes me happy that other people are listening to her.
Mcboy said 4874 days ago (May 12th, 2006)
i almost heard steve nicks"leather and lace" in the verse chord
changes.....nice performance kelli....bravo....
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macgalver said 4873 days ago (May 13th, 2006)
Wow, you're right. Totally. Ever so slight. But, yeah. Definitely there. Good
ear. But then, you are The McBoy- thanks for listening. xxoo, kelli ; )

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said 4874 days ago (May 12th, 2006)
So this is how you sound when you're "nervous"? Amazing! What a
beautiful voice you have.

Be well!
J.A.Stewart said 4874 days ago (May 12th, 2006)
Clean and Honest
Ah, this takes me back to the day...

I did a couple of live radio shows many years ago and remember the
nervousness that accompanied those performances.

But you did very well, Kelli... and delivered a clean and honest
performance and had you not mentioned it, I would have mistaken your
*shaky* voice as natural vibrato. Nicely done. ;-)
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snowdragon said 4873 days ago (May 13th, 2006)
Proof positive
a little nerves before going on is a good thing :)

loved it mac.

Just a thought on JB's comments on the guitar, sounded like a piezo to
me too but if you let us know what your live setup is, I'm sure we can
make a few suggestions for you to try. Hell, I think I've tried damn near
every setup known to man and Marshall on stage :) If it's an under-
bridge gizmo, it may be as simple as moving your strumming position
further forward towards the neck or adding a belt-clip pre-amp to cut
down the bottom end.

Nothing needs to be done to that incredible voice tho :)
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snowdragon said 4873 days ago (May 13th, 2006)
Proof positive
oh, and if you do decide to do a collab of this with JB, I do a little country
pickin' & harmonizin' too (hint, hint)

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jiguma said 4872 days ago (May 14th, 2006)
Proof positive
..... and I play a bit of bass!

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jiguma said 4872 days ago (May 14th, 2006)
Very nicely done Kelli
Don't know about Danielle Howle, to me this sounded more like Liz
Phair. Kelli, you have a great voice, and I am impressed that you can
do this live. The guitar sound is less than flattering, but you manage
to pull the song off regardless. Great song, performed with soul.
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ktb said 4872 days ago (May 14th, 2006)
already there
just finished leaving a comment on a fritters track, so how appropriate
i should click through to hear this. kelli you sound better than fine. you
really nailed this performance. nervous? never heard it...sounds rock
solid to me. you certainly can write a tune. i've always envied that
ability to pen a poignant and interesting song. you do it well. i
commented on the collab with Jim, and i'd say the same here. you are
writing at a level that i could easily hear on a bunch of cross over radio
stations. you're probably already there :-), and I need to school myself
on your bio!
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Godchaser said 4870 days ago (May 16th, 2006)
First Sight
Wish I was there to see it all go down.Great song all around and oh,
what a lucky man!
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Mystified said 4869 days ago (May 17th, 2006)
So great...
I can't hear the shaking in your voice, though I know how that feels from
This is a lovely, sweet, honest song. Perfect!
Your singing is perfect for it, too.

Thank you for sharing this here :)
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composerclark said 4865 days ago (May 21st, 2006)
I heard this when you posted it and liked it immediately. Your voice is
pretty much perfect, as far as I can tell. Very natural, warm, and
expressive. I actually thought I had left a comment, but didn't, possibly
because one or more of my kids decided to mug me or somthing. All you
this song needs is you and the guitar, but I think it'd be cool to try a
"studio" version of this, where the guitar picking is planned out, the guitar
sound is a bit warmer, and maybe even some other instruments added as
the song goes on. I think this has "hit" written all over it.
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Tadashi Togawa said 4838 days ago (June 17th, 2006)
Fresh sensibility.
Beautiful singing voice.

Stage with all your might.

The pulse is transmitted.
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said 4835 days ago (June 20th, 2006)
Your voice is heavenly.
You just left me a comment so of course I came over to hear you... and I
am so happy I did!

You're remarkable, so many chills. Its a great song and your talent shows

I am humbled that you liked my song enough to say what you did because
coming from you...well... its just dman nice to get a comment from
someone like you.

Thank you for sharing here!
VicDiesel said 4834 days ago (June 21st, 2006)
Sweet song
the sweeter for the story behind it.

You have a good voice. Thanks for sharing.
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craft said 4831 days ago (June 24th, 2006)
I love the lyrics and your voice!
This song is sweet.. very sweet. Great vocals.
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Komrade K said 4825 days ago (June 30th, 2006)
Your voice makes me weak at the knees!
Lovely song and tune as well - not sure how prophetic the words are but
that's a great 'back' story!

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borisluxx said 4824 days ago (July 1st, 2006)
You're awesome!
Kelli, you are a true artist and an asset to this site and anyone who hears
you perform! You are awesome! Keep up the great work. I really enjoyed
this track. For being nervous as hell, you performed beautifully. Thanks
for being a part of MacJams! Peace!

-Boris Luxx
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Pete_NB said 4702 days ago (October 31st, 2006)
Love your style. Tender and melodic, and a GREAT voice. I caught your comment on one of my tunes and came over to check out your stuff, and boy am I glad I did!

And I agree with you, MJ is the bomb!

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thoddi said 4695 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
I was sure I had commented on this one a long time ago... I remember listening to it, and it is really cool when that guy introduces you:)
Good song, and you did a great job doing this live. It must have been very exciting doing this live on radio.
We should get back to business with making a new song together... I enjoyed it very much on blue all over.
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apb said 4667 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
Gad ..
.. wait.. that should be G, A, D. (I had to strum
along see ;o). Fabulous voice, great song, well sung. Simple is best. Impressive. I haven't heard any of these people your being compared too- but you have a better name for one ;o). Kudos.

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said 4666 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Everything everyone said...
and... what a sweet song sung with a sweet sounding voice. I really enjoyed this. Really did...
craft said 4600 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
love this song's feeling...
What a great live performance!!! Love the lyrics... the voice... the melody... I just want to be amoung the crowd to applause with full strength!!!
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