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Mnemonic [reprise]



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remix and re-recording of the song "Mnemonic" by my ex-band The Duchess Of Lightning: http://www.myspace.com/theduchessoflightning
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Little star of inebriation,
you're going away on a real vacation
before we turn off all the lights
I wanna see your face and your fishnet tights
please let down your dirty hair
never know what I'm gonna find in there
let's go to the diner and get grilled cheese,
no need for a booth, we can sit on our knees

we can sit on our knees

You're the only sphinx I've ever met firsthand
you spin the riddles of our candyland
and you walk around just like a stealthy kitty
never knew I'd think a girl could be so pretty
I wanna come with you, but you don't think so
you've gotta love everyone, how far you'll go!
I'm sure one day, you'll be a big star
for doing nothing, that's how pretty you are

that's how pretty you are.

lyrics © Gabby Smith 2006
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Uploaded: Jan 30, 2008 - 02:02:22 AM
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2008 - 11:34:33 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2019 - 08:27:14 AM
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Gretsch Electromatic Bass, MacBook, tambourine
musical typing hahaha
bud said 4129 days ago (January 30th, 2008)
Your voice is great on this song
I really like the intimacy and phrasing. Also - the minimal arrangement is nice. Good bass as rhythm/lead. Welcome to MJ.
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Feter said 4129 days ago (January 30th, 2008)
very thoughtful song ..your singin realy fit this one
welldone !
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drakonis said 4128 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Welcome to Macjams! This is a simple song, but as such, it really draws you in... the strings are really lush and the tabourine gives a sort of audio vision of superficial beauty, mirroring the lyrics. I would have probably lowered the volume on the strings a bit, because the best part of the song is your singing voice, which was a little soft in the mix. You sung with a sad resignation, which was really captivating... very nice.
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Jim Bouchard said 4128 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
stealthy kitty
That's a great line!
Altogether great.
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thetiler said 4128 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Welcome to Macjams
Like how you weave your words, has a nice rhythm it and the singing pleasant to listen to.

Thanks for sharing!
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guitapick said 4128 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
...and totally unassuming. Very cool...inside the music and comfortable there. Own style....


Bob down the street...
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said 4128 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Great Debut
This was magical in a shadowy, gritty urban way that's magnified by the softness and phrasing of your voice. But that softness carries an edge that whispers of something wistful and knowing. Your minimal touches of colour and texture sketch a landscape that the listener fills with their own feelings. Very involving.

An incredible debut, Stella! At least you didn't debut singing about Chocolate Rabbits... (ahem)...!

Welcome aboard - we're all the richer for your being here.
said 4125 days ago (February 3rd, 2008)
Brain Fade...
...I was at a hotel in Jersey, unable to log in, and noticed I hadn't 'faved' this. Ooops, my oversight. I'll amend that right now. Sorry!
echoroom said 4128 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Little star!
You surely are! Great lyrics (killer first line - always important), and a feel kinda like Belly. Could do with your vox being louder, but other than that, I really love this... you have a great voice.

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davisamerica said 4128 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
right then
chocolate rabbits ???? anyroad... i love the edginess of your vox and lyrics... very nice opener!! has someone bought you a decent mic yet....ahem.....
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apb said 4128 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Enjoyed this alot ..

.. great feeling in the vocal delivery, lyrics are excellent. Bring the tambourine down a fraction .. and the vocals up a smidge... ending a little abrupt..I could easily have listened to a 3rd verse after perhaps a little instrumental break. Welcome to MJs.
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michael2 said 4128 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
great song
love the bass and strings and especially the vocals. sounds like you, but for some reason it reminds me of Hanna Hukkelberg or Coco Rosie. Might be the unusual instrumentation and the timbre of your voice. great job.
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Vic Holman said 4127 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
i like. like the others said on minimal changes. nice tune.
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rsorensen said 4125 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
this is very cool. your vocals sound very honest and i like your delivery a lot. are those keys you're shaking? great first post. more please!
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Heightened said 4107 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
A brilliant first song!
I can see some great stuff is going to come out of your collection!
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gregd said 4098 days ago (March 1st, 2008)
The vox!
the delivery on the vocals is so disinterested in a perfect way. The bass and string-synth fit together to make an awesome bed for the talking/singing. I really like the mix and arrangement on this one.
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VicDiesel said 4034 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Great vocals
You've got a good voice for this sort of music. Don't be afraid to turn it up a little.

The arrangement could use a bit more variation. The strings and tambourine are pretty much relentless, and that changes the character of the song. If you added some minimal drums you could for instance start with drum and bass and add the strings on the second verse. Also, throw some reverb on that tambourine. Oh, what's the little sucking sound at the end? Make sure to cut off microphones when there is no more signal.

Looking forward to the re-re-mix :-)

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ageofthedeathtree said 3954 days ago (July 23rd, 2008)
great tune and an amazing voice! i love your lyrics as well, very impressive tune. i'd love to hear more from you!

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