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(@contagiousjerm)
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Ok, so I didn't do a very good job of using allusion on this one... I started to, but this is where it led me. Sad, since it was my idea :roll: . Anyway, it isn't about a person so much as an event. Couldn't think of what to write for a second verse, but probably should. Maybe tell the stories of the dead?

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9642255

Broken glass
Holes to drain the blood in the walls
All the officers
Pickin' up their shells
Yeah hiding all the evidence
Before they even call an ambulance

Could anything have made you wait?
Would you have shown restraint?
If they'd looked a bit more like your sons or your daughters?

Yeah, last week's news still hasn't passed
Young sings with Crosby, Stills, and Nash
Won't break into the national headlines
If you got the wrong color of skin
What happens in Mississippi,
Nobody gives a damn

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(@contagiousjerm)
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ha, I guess there is an automatic edit on here, I didn't write it as "darn"

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Hi

First the recording wasn't that bad. The worst thing was it cut off just as
I was getting into it. I'm not much of a tech head so I'm not sure why you
can only record a minute at a time. I and many others around here us
Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

It's free and I've recorded pieces over 6 minutes with it.

Anyways I like the song and assume the subject is the
Civil Rights Movement.The Neil Young reference throws
me a little because the song is called Mississippi and
the Neil reference bring to mind Ohio or Alabama.

Of course I could be missing the point and you may
be painting a much broader picture.

:note1: :note1: :note1:

John

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Collaborations

" It's easier than waiting around to die" Townes Van Zandt


   
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(@contagiousjerm)
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The Neil Young reference throws
me a little because the song is called Mississippi and
the Neil reference bring to mind Ohio or Alabama.

Actually you're quite close with Ohio - there was a similar incident 10 days after May 4 (I only knew this because I went to Kent State and a friend wrote an article about this), which happened the same day that Ohio was recorded. But it received very little attention because this time, the students were black. CSN and Young recorded Ohio later the same day it happened, so they may not have even known about it yet.

Thanks for the Audacity suggestion. I'll give it a try.

Jeremy

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(@jamestoffee)
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Hey Jeremy,

Sounding good....powerful words.....I really like that gtr lick 8)
Couldn't think of what to write for a second verse, but probably should. Maybe tell the stories of the dead?
One piece of advice I read about that was to make your first verse your second verse and then make your first verse about how you got to that point/situation in the second verse.

Thanks for sharing and for the song assignment :D

James

BTW if you are using the Windows Sound Recorder, once it stops at 60 seconds, hit record again and it doubles the time....so you could keep doubling it out for a "song length" then save the file as your template and just use that each time you record a song and use "save as" to save the new song......also, in the properties, you can set the quality of the recording to "CD quality" to cut down the background noise a bit.


   
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(@contagiousjerm)
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BTW if you are using the Windows Sound Recorder, once it stops at 60 seconds, hit record again and it doubles the time....so you could keep doubling it out for a "song length" then save the file as your template and just use that each time you record a song and use "save as" to save the new song......also, in the properties, you can set the quality of the recording to "CD quality" to cut down the background noise a bit.

ํำํYeah, that's what I usually do, but it just wouldn't work (maybe a virus or something) . I didn't know about the CD quality option though. I'll try that.

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