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I Won't Be The Myth That Stiffens Your Unwilling Joints


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I'm playing in BEBEBE tuning with a capo on the 4th fret. I've been trying to dream up new melodies, and found myself oddly constrained by standard tuning. I had fun with this one and I hope you enjoy it. Critiques are welcomed!
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They say you emerged from the cold fur of dawn,
Cloaked heavy in autumns now wilted and gone, and
The leaves clawed your tendons and called you away,
Though your cheekbones grew petals and begged you to stay –

‘And lest,’ she said, ‘the heaving in your blood be overcome,
‘I’ll move the air through your lungs, tug the words from your tongue.’
‘And lest,’ she said, ‘the crescent of your brows be laid to rest,
‘I’ll cast your bones to be blessed, wind them tight ‘round your chest…’

You’ll be born in the musk of chill rain,
You won’t pause where the bones of spring are lain,
And you will wrap the morning in a pale dress,
You won’t mine no mythology of loneliness.

You said, ‘these bursts of color rattle me,
Yeah, I won’t be the worn skin that you found,
And these winds won’t fail to scatter me
Into the rheumy pools and crannies of the ground.’

They say you emerged from the sweat of their lawns,
At the reins of horizons you sculpted from bronze.
The damp drew your steps to the crawl of the sea,
Your gossamer throat was laid bare by the breeze.

‘And lest,’ she said, ‘the coins still in your eyes be cashed and paid,
‘I’ll will your sinews to braid, and your body won’t fade.’
‘And lest,’ she said, ‘the chambers of your throat be ringed in rust,
‘I’ll free your insides from crust, turn your heart into dust…’
(turn your heart into dust)
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alackbass said 2746 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
I Won't Be The Myth That Stiffens Your Unwilling Joints
Just reading your poetry is a joy. The tuning you're using does produce an interesting and pleasing sound. I really like the main guitar theme you've written.
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tf10music said 2746 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
As I sit
at the airport waiting for my delayed flight, your comment's general positivity has managed to momentarily jolt me out of my stupor. Thanks!
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dimm witness said 2746 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
a natural minstel ;-)
you have more talent in your little finger than I will ever know... nice work dude. hope your flight arrives soon! this is awesome.
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PeterB7858 said 2746 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
Authentic
Hi tf. Nice to hear an alternate tuning and you have developed an acoustic backing that has an authentic folk/bluegrass feel. Your lyrics paint vivid pictures and your vocal treatment suits the style. Well done. Regards, Peter.
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Demeter7 said 2745 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
Wow!
Impressive performance. I'm thinking of Arlo Guthrie. Thanks.
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Gaylen75 said 2745 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
If...
I dont completely understand how you get this incredible recording of a perfectly tuned and played guitar complete with melodic idea and then a vocal like this. I may be off here but it seems that they are disjointed. Maybe it is that the "lyrics" are clearly poetry and not intended for this piece. Might also be just the difference in the recording. I like the poem and I also like the guitar. I wonder if they are to dissimular?
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Gaylen75 said 2745 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
also
this reminds me a lot of Nick Drake and that cant be a bad thing.
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jiguma said 2745 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
Ben
This reminds me a little of Andy Irvine (ex Planxty), who plays intricate lines on a bouzouki while singing counter melodies. I've seen him live in a tiny hall, and am a big fan.
At first I thought that a tuning based on B and E might be a bit dull, but you make it work really nicely against the unusual melody. I like unusual/unexpected melodies. As usual, your lyrics are a total pleasure to listen to - you get such rich expressive phrases and ideas happening.
Great post!
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VicDiesel said 2745 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
tunings
When I played guitar I used to experiment with other tunings, and I found that they very strongly suggest one key, and would resists being used in others. Maybe the illogicality of the standard tuning is also the key to its versatility.

But this sounds good. Very nice guitar work. Even if this may be the only tune you'll get out of this tuning then it will have been worth it.
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story_lori said 2744 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Hi
First of all I have to say I absolutely love the title! Nice song, cool sound you have going :-)
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papag said 2741 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Myths?
The tuning works nicely with your picking. I think your lyrics are like a painting. Nice vocals and mix... made me feel real folky :)

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richard13 said 2741 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
At the very least
this is an interesting listen. It certainly challenges the notion of folk music. The playing sounds well done but somewhat at odds with the depressing imagery, to my old ears. You sure can stuff a lot of words into your mouth at one time. Well done.
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I haven't been playing music for too long. I've dabbled with the guitar for years, but it was only late in 2009 when I started writing my own stuff, and I've loved it ever since. I had always been inventing riffs or short melodies on the guitar, but ... [see more]

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