The Long Fall

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I’m a passable guitar player and about the same with piano. I can sit down with either one and play songs until the cows come home. Overlaying them into the same song? That’s a different kettle of cows altogether. Anyway, this was my first real experiment recording the two together to create the foundation of the song. Vocals aside, everything else is fairly cosmetic. The result is rather imprecise, but it works in its imprecision. Please listen with headphones. If your computer speakers are anything like the ones in my Mac, they’ll jettison the bass and squeeze the rest into tinny tinniness.

By the way, the first person who posts on here and can tell me the names of the three people the song is about gets a twenty dollar gift card for Amazon. No relatives allowed.

11 thoughts on “The Long Fall

  1. Love it – a big fan of your music Christopher. Your combined cows sounds great, love the overlaying of vocals too. I have no idea who the song is about – not being in your inner circle of friends, however when you sing, “dont look back”- think of Lot and his wife!

    • Thanks, Kerri-Anne. Actually, the song isn’t about friends. Two historical figures and a character from one of my books. Lot’s wife is correct for one of them. Good catch!

  2. Jute, Ronan and Severan? In which case, this song comes right before the “Scarpe” song.
    Or maybe it’s about Huey, Dewey and Louie, and has nothing whatever to do with any of your other creative work.

    You’re absolutely right about the headphones, they make a big difference. I remember you noodling around on the piano, way back when, and thoroughly enjoying it. But I don’t remember any cows.

    • Yeah, the problem is that I record on equipment that allows for a pretty wide range of frequencies. Which means, correspondingly, that the listener needs to have similar capabilities. I’m not much of a mixer, so I’ve yet to figure out how to compensate.

  3. Aaaahk! (kicks heels in frustration) This is just a subtle, devious plot to make me re-read your books. No, forget it, it’s an outright, open, completely un-subtle plot to do that, *and* to make me listen to the song over and over to figure it out. And now the song is stuck in my brain, permanently. [Stop the evil chuckle already]

    Okay, I got it. Name and all. NOKHORON. “Shadow”, chapter 42.

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