Influences: Suzanne Vega, Kate bush, Annie Lennox, Shawn Colvin, innocence mission, traditional folk, musical theater, choral,
I am an actress and singer-songwriter living in Taos New Mexico.
|#9||The Red Cloak||
|#12||A Bare Season||
|#13||Hearts Beat @ustaknow||
|#14||Black + White (Cookies)||
|#17||A Castle Song-Collaboration @abudabard12514||
|#18||Homage to Leonard Cohen||
|#20||The Best thing about it||
thanks for all your comments, glad to hear you enjoyed my album concept and songs! : )
Thanks for listening and commenting!
Thanks so much for the kind comments, Tenney! Getting a McCartney and Joel comparison in the same sentence is pretty much dreamland for me 😀
Thank you so much for stopping by my skirmish song "Sweet and Sour". It was fun to write and step out of my comfort zone, which we all have to do now and then. I truly appreciate your comments and will be taking them into consideration when I revisit the song in the coming weeks. Your time and support is very much appreciated. I have to say, it was a bit of a garden of delights! 😀
Thank you SO much for your great comments on "If I Could Live at the Zoo". I plan on having some fun with this song and will be taking all comments to heart as I go back and work on it. Your time and support are truly appreciated!
I love the Bronx Zoo, though I haven't been in a number of years. It's a little over an hour from where I am. It's much MUCH bigger than my zoo.
Thank you for your thoughtful comments on "Come Play With Me". It wasn't an easy song to write and not easy for a lot of people to comment on, so your thoughts mean a lot to me. I will be reviewing them all as I revisit the song and develop it further. I truly appreciate your time and support, Tenney.
Thanks for the comments!
"The Ancient Mariner" by Coleridge has this chap at a wedding who waylays a wedding guest to tell him a story and the guest just cannot tear himself away from the guy's story. It was that feel about your narrator that I meant, rather than the story in the poem itself. Though it is a brilliant story.
Thanks for the comment! Yea all the four tracks are me 😁 Had to pitch correct slightly tho. But it's better for it.
Idaho is nice. I lived in Santa Fe and use to play at the hotel in taos. Worked in Tesuque.
I do Leonard Cohen's "That Dont Make it Junk" bluegrass stlye.
Thanks for listening to the marimba sing. I am in a marimba band, Coeurimba, here in Coeur d'Alene like the Sante Fe group. So much fun
Hi. It was the "They talked of Trees not Jesus" line that led to my interpretation. I am all for people finding their own spiritual paths, while they don't force anyone else to follow them.
Thank you! The lyrics to m7 Cohen tribute came out of a sudden. A feeling. I honestly did not think about them!
So glad you liked my Cohenesque "The Parting"
Yes and such a fully-lived life. I've read a couple of his books, another compilation of interviews, and like how Youtube keeps serving up these videos I have never seen before.
Thank you for your thoughtful and engaging comment on my Castle Song! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! To answer your questions:
I'll have to do some research on Breughale then, as I'm unfamiliar.
I wrote and played in the dark because I was experimenting with how being able to see affected my improvising, and just to see how it felt to play in the dark. It was really interesting! I highly recommend giving it a try.
Please feel welcome to write and sing some lyrics if you like, the track should be downloadable for you to play with, and if not please let me know and I can just send it to you, no horse whispering necessary!
Thank you for complimenting my playing, I'm not classically trained, I went to music school for jazz guitar, and mostly I just enjoy playing everything on a classical guitar. I'm looking forward to hearing your creations!
Thanks for commenting on Driftwood. There will be music coming, two different collaborations.
Yes! I've loved participating in challenges this year. Thanks for listening and the lovely response!
Mind of its own or not it's really very lovely most especially for a skirmish tune!
Thank you for your kind words on "It May All Be Okay"(Now called The Affair). Yes, I am playing a tenor ukulele and a shaker. "Daisy Kenyon was a good movie, it didn't feel like one of Joan's best until it really got going but there are amazing social issues brought up for such an old movie.
Thanks for your thoughts and kind words on my Sparrow song. I've spent a lot of time with Stephen Schwartz as a performer, so now that you mention it, that makes a lot of sense and I'm glad it reminds you of those shows. Cheers!
Hi thanks so much for your enthusiasm for my Saturday morning jam with myself!! I'm overjoyed to be receiving such positive feedback. Thank you again!!
ha- we were next door neighbors!
small world, I'm on west end ave now (and have lived here for a long time) ... and i was at hungarian pastry shop a few days ago!
I can just imagine Cookie Monster playing Cookie Clicker and saying "nom nom nom" every time he clicks.
It'd be the toughest way to build a "Triptych", but hahhh, yes at some point our vocals can be together, "call", "response", - finale 😀 hahhh - together.
I guessed at your chords, Piano Keys with two hands is not "friendly" to guitars sometimes 😀 hahhh. Lots of inverted double back flips for the Neck 😀
- So hung on mostly C, F, a little G and Am, even considered Em at one point, but went right to G on me/end. G F C G, then chucked in Am and Em last two 😀 hahhh. I love music! So, I guess using the harmonic but figured use G as the One 😀
-- If that makes any sense. If just jamming on the F-chord, F A C. Well as you may pick up, I don't play with folks who care what key it's in, - it just doesn't matter if want to keep up.
My leadsheet notes are hysterical 😀
Okay, notta problem
I stripped the audio from the video. I noodled around with it and it's still short, but is at 2:15 min.
Anyway, fyi - over dubbing is a fancy word for, as I do, - played someones bandcamp/soundcloud file into my headphones, while I then just sang into a recorder. That's it.
- What's helpful if done that way is to make a note of the time, beat, word, etc. you started singing or playing an additional instrument. In that way, it's easier to "align" that "dub" to the track you just listened to, played to. Sometimes it's obvious, sometimes not, esp w/piano and lots of pedal and L/R hand playing 😀 hahhh - no clear "beat".
Anyway, - opens a whole other world of collaboration.
Last year, Tim Fatchen here, did a piano only track, jamming to himself. Well, it was an interesting mode, so, when I played it I had my guitar in my hand and just hit record 😀 hahhh, that's the two tracks on my bandcamp site, - his piano, and me playing just as I said above.
The Mixing part, anyone can do, - it's just a simple "compile" that squirts it out as one blended track. Some make to much of it, - nothing more than that.
Okay, well, back to work and snow shoveling for me... so, maybe later today or tomorrow morning.
- Your other file, well, load it somewhere I can download it, here?, Bandcamp, Soundcloud. Some use drop box and post a link here or I think Google pages? some name, - does that to, - just remember to allow ACCESS to it 😀 hahhh. Then, delete it down the road.
Thank you for the listen and kind comments regarding Gently Down Again. They are truly appreciated.
Okay, - I actually love the sound track on the video... if I can strip the audio from it I'll try that first and give it a go. If the sound in my head does not match "reality" 😀 well, that'll be that. If what I do sounds marginally okay, possibly then you can "sing to it" again, and dub another vocal, (cold be interesting) - vocal only dry track and then I'll mix that in as well.
- If you have a wav file you are happy with, or a guitar, vocal - both separate waves best, or one with both 😀 well, that would be great too 😀 - send it.
I work with even phone recordings... one with Anazea here (her ID from Nepal), was one 😀 hahhh.
Not to get long, but, the "feel" is from you there, so for me to "lead" a track and then have you back it, - eh may not be the same. May not be bad, 😀 hahhh, but different.
I'll look into it today and get back. (fyi - I do work, but am able to engage this in off moments, - I work fast, or in the moment, - all my tracks 😀 hahhh, so, we'll see.)
Thank you. I borrowed/stole the ascending uke part from a friend on Youtube named Bret Hesla, who had done a similar chromatic "walk up" on a song recently, but that's how it goes I guess. 😀
Yeah, Tenney is several hours from Minneapolis. We picked that town as the band name because it has a story-- The town was shrinking-- in population. It had 8 people, then fewer, then none, and dissolved. The band played for several years, but has also dissolved due to covid times and life moving on.
Thanks for the comment - danngg... Suzanne Vega, Kate Bush, Innocence Mission; some of my all-time fav's right there! 😀
Thanks so much for your nice words and for the Mary Chapin Carpenter recommendation. I love her and haven't seen her recent stuff. Good call!
And thanks for the kind comments!!
Thanks for the comment on my song 😀
Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment and support. Much appreciated!!! Dan
Yes, I have those same memories! Thank you! I really appreciate your support. Sincerely, Dan
Thanks for listening to my 10x10 and Captain Tom song! So the surprise section of the 10x10 was notification sounds recorded with mic from my phone! And yes, all my voice in the Captain Tom song. ☺️
Float up like in a magic eight ball - now that's a lyric. Thanks for the comment and of course listening.
I guess that means I really need to start watching some Lars Von Trier films 😁 Thank you again for your lovely comment!
See You In The Shadows…
Ha, I read the lyrics to my wife when I wrote it and her response was pretty much "most of those words don't mean anything".
The original spoken word piece had the a line like "I'm not a scientist, and he used a lot of words I didn't know", I took that as a license to go full-techno-babble.
Hey, thanks for dropping by! I like the thought of potentially being avante garde! If you did want to check out a track, I’d recommend the 10x10 as probably the most interesting one I’ve done 🙂 the rest may disappoint (from an “is she avant garde” point of view I mean!)
Thank you so much for the comment & listen on Evol. I'm not familiar with "Breaking The Waves" but I'll have to look it up.
See You In The Shadows…
hey songs are in the ear of the beholder, what i think and what you meant maybe be miles apart but if i'm listening and thinking you've won!
Thank you for your listen on “Prayer to Karma” I appreciated your comment.
Thanks for the listen and comment on Xanthippe! Glad it gave you a laugh 😀
Thanks for stopping by my Rabbit song!
Appreciate the listen and kind words . Thankyou
Hi Tenney, great to see you here again!
Cheers for your nice comment on "Hong Kong Pfui".
Thanks for your kind words! It’s funny you say urban, I’m a small town fella! But I spent a lot of time in NYC when I was younger (my dad was from out east)
And the thumb just gives sweet note resonance! Wes Montgomery thought me a lot about playing with the thumb. If ur into jazz and not familiar with him, check out a video he’s a thumb god!
Taos sounds like a cool place to check out. Yes, I homeschooled my daughters for the 6 years we lived in The Bronx so we had an annual membership every year to the zoo!! 😀 Woodlawn Cemetery next door is pretty cool, too. There are a lot of famous people buried there, including Irving Berlin and Duke Ellington (right next to each other!), amazing mausoleums , great place for walking, Christmas tree lighting, etc.
Sure! Ha, what is Taos like? What part of NYC were you wanting to go to? I lived in The Bronx for six years.
Haha oops sorry! I wrote it in lack of sleep last nite lol its meant to say great 😁 hehe
I appreciate you kind words on my tune! Thank you 😁
Greetings from Albuquerque!
Thanks very much for your lovely comment on “Without You”!