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Stella Too


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michael2

 Genre: Acoustic

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I've really been getting into playing acoustic since the MJ coffee shop challenge; so here is another indie-folk-pop tune. I'm thinking Big Star meets Loggins and Messina (a very guilty pleasure). There are absolutely no production values to this, and it's fine with me.It's about a girl I know who is a really young single mom, awkwardly trying to figure out her next move. I think she'll be fine in the long run.

I had added drums, bass and piano to this but decided i preferred it stripped down. hope you like.
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Lyrics
you won't say where you've been
but everybody knows
you've been out with him

there's a little girl at home
but you dropped out of school
so you could work at night

Chorus:
you're life isn't going
how you thought it would
i hope that
you don't make the same mistakes i did
it's time to figure out
exactly what to do with you
and Stella too

your boy is finally home
a mustache on his face
so you kicked him to the curb

you got lots of bills to pay
childcare ain't cheap
what you gonna do?

Chorus:
you're life isn't going
how you thought it would
i hope that
you don't make the same mistakes i did
it's time to figure out
exactly what to do with you
and Stella too

what's your angle?
are you looking for attention?
you're not stupid
but i'm beginning to wonder
it's time to figure
out exactly what to do about
Stella too


Song Stats
Hits: 4301
Comments: 53
Fans: 41
Plays: 235
Downloads: 149
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Jul 04, 2008 - 11:24:17 PM
Last Updated: Jul 04, 2008 - 11:31:19 PM Last Played: Apr 23, 2016 - 11:49:37 AM
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Hardware:
mac mini, MXL USB mic, Kay acoustic, throat and fingers
Software:
GB4
Comments
Feter said 3222 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Stella Too
You were rigth for not adding anything but harmony ..
definetly a very honest decent song my freind ..we
need alot of this relaxing thoughtful songs my freind
sure your vocal just awesome ..loved the lyrics and
the story with in ..not in my best shape at all ..so
it works fine here ..thank you for sharin !!!!
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michael2 said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
feter
thanks so much.
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gail60 said 3222 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
......very nice
Loved this one Michael. Great singing and guitar. Simple yet beautiful. Very enjoyable. Thanks for sharing it.
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michael2 said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
thanks gail60
so glad that you liked this one.
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said 3222 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
one of your best michael
puts me in mind of chris stamey/the dbs
michael2 said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
thanks Bryn
i love how you are the king of progressive electronic sounds, and yet you have such a wide array of musical history residing within you. thanks for listening.
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said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
Thanks Michael
I don't think I am the king of anything actually but you are right about my diverse tastes, and this song of yours is up there with some of the best stuff I have ever liked
12parsecs said 3222 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
beautiful
dood! you don't need fancy production on this one. the music speaks for itself! i love this bone dry, all acoustic approach. great writing, well played. and wicked harmonies. really enjoyed this.
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12parsecs said 3222 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
oh yeah
i forgot to mention the only blemish i noticed. near the end there's some sort of edit or glitchy sound. (almost like the sound of phantom power being shut off to a mic.)
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michael2 said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
12parsecs
thanks man. glad you liked. when i listen on headphones, the mix sounds so different than without (like the harmony sounds too loud). i think the glitch is me getting a fingernail caught on the strings or something; that chord change at the end just came to me at the moment and i botched it, but decided it was fine. thanks so much for listening.
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Vic Holman said 3222 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
Okay
I immediatley hear the Loggins and Messina influence.

very nice pickin sir.

It's kinda saddening when you come across a sad soul who is confused and lost to the world. Worse yet when you see them go deeper into the hole that hurts them the most.
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michael2 said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
thanks Vic
glad you liked. i actually don't know many L&M songs, but there are a few that get stuck in my head (even though we ain't got money...). thanks for listening.
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jiguma said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
Lovely song Paul ....
.... I mean Michael ;) You simply write one excellent song after another. This is another which has a very Beatly sound, although I can hear L & M in the downward run on the guitar. I am/was a huge L&M fan.

Really good post.
Neil
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michael2 said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
you are
too kind. it's pretty amazing how much your influences can thoroughly infest your soul huh? thanks a bunch.
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said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
StellaToo
Brilliant !!
Sounds really good. Love it. Singing Amazing Good lyrics too

Peace Dee.
michael2 said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
thanks Dee
so happy that you liked this one I wasn't sure about it at first.
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ktb said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
luv it
I listened without reading the description, and now going upon reading it, I say, absolutely, you nailed it without the accompaniment. I'm sure that would would have been cool as well, but what you've done here, is beautiful and intimate. Well done, more please
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michael2 said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
here is
the funny part: after recording the other parts that you can't here in this mix, i was thinking that I am terrible at ragtime-y piano and that I was going to ask you to play the part if I ended up going in that direction. i'm so happy thta you like the song.
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tokai said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
Beautiful
song, soothing guitar work and very well performed. Sweet vocal harmonies with excellent lyrics. Classic tune.
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michael2 said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
thanks Tokai
glad you like.
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dolby said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
Mmmm....
....I dream of chord progressions like this - and the ability to play finger pickin style. A sweet tune and love the double tracked vocals. Simple and understated and very good. As always:-))

Phil
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michael2 said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
thanks Phil
don't know when I picked up the finger picking, but it's actually really simple; when i hear others do it right i get green with envy. my version is super simplified (kind of fake actually). those type of chord progressions are the result of listening to american bands that want to be english bands trying to be american bands. or something like that. thanks again, really nice of you.
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Ed Hannifin said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
I hear it all...
...Chris Bell and Alex Chilton in the vocal blend, and Jim Messina in the guitar pattern, and that could be Chilton and Bell, too...

This is a really moving song, Michael. The lyrics are great. You've done a great job of delivering it sweetly, simply and directly...

Ed
michael2 said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
thanks Ed
hard to escape the grasp of your influences sometimes. hadn't listened to it in awhile, but after your comment on my other acoustic number, i pulled ouyt Chris Bells record: heavenly. thanks for the reminder, and for listening and the kind words too.
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Mystified said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
What a delightful song....
So gentle and kind in the way you sing the words.
A really nice song.... so very nicely done.

'great production values' aren't needed here--the sincerity rises above all that.

Thanks for sharing this here :)
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said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
YAY!
More Coffee House tuneage!

Lovely as is Michael. Sometimes stripped down is best.

Guitar playing is very nice, but I REALLY liked your vocal work in this friend!

Another worthy offering...

Be well!
Doadars Uncle said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
This is a real sweet song
I have a niece who fell into this same situation. Touching song. I hope things work out, too...

Doug
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Jim Bouchard said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
One of the real ones
That is, as in, the Real MacJams' Geniuses. Or is that genii? This is a no brainer download. Keep it up, Mikey! I like this style from you, you of the many styles...
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lavalamp said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
You know
I can't think of anything witty to say at the moment either. But, this is a really excellent song. Just great.

I would actually like to hear the full version, too. If you're ever having a slow day, please post it.

Dave

BTW, I commented earlier, but it didn't register.

Great song, my friend.
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Alannah said 3221 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
I came ....
... I listened ... I enjoyed !!!!
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davisamerica2 said 3221 days ago (July 6th, 2008)
Very nice piece here
Stella was my grandmother. Who is your Stella? If I never know, it's still a great song. Thanks for this. Terry
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yrp said 3220 days ago (July 6th, 2008)
hey!
*Bows*
Michael, this is very good!
While others are stuck on sludgy, slimy things you keep on producing with ease and great great quality.
We are lucky to have someone like you!

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rsorensen said 3220 days ago (July 6th, 2008)
dude
what an intimate song. i like it stripped down like this. don't touch it. great progression and stellar vocals. one of your best, michael.
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SJB said 3219 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
Great
A very sensitive song. The nice subtle guitar picking and simple production suit it perfectly. Great job!
Thanks
Steve
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davisamerica said 3219 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
right then
michael2 "unplugged" .. love this brother :- ]
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guygrooves said 3219 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
beautiful....
simply beautiful ..... nothing more to say.... Great song.
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SmokeyVW said 3219 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
this must be
this could be a lost track from the White Album
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kassia said 3219 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
Stella Too
Beautiful. what a gorgeous thought behind the lyrics. A beautiful song, your voice and guitar were perfect. I really am a sucker for the "unplugged" versions of songs and this is wonderful. very nice little harmonies in there. thank you for sharing this.
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said 3218 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
Stella Too
dunno how I missed commenting on this. But I did.
Anyhow my thoughts Your voice just sends shivers down my spine on this one phew! Seriousely. Secondly the Guitar is pretty cool.
The Lyrics are brillant. You sang this sooo good.
Well done. You Rock! My most Fav upto date.
Thanks for the download.

Peace Dee
said 3218 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
Oops forgot.
I did comment on inspecting further,
But I would have fav it and cound not see myself so thought I had not commented either, anyhow I have now. Must have been an oversight.

bud said 3218 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
I'm at a loss here Michael
the insight and compassion in your lyrics and vocals make this a really powerful song. She's lucky you're around. Very nice guitar playing as well - reminded me of McCartney in a way. Excellent song.
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Ibstrat said 3218 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
This
definitely falls under the "great" category.Totally no-frills honest singing and playing.Can't get any better.
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Relic67 said 3218 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
wow!
what an amazingly great song.


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caroline said 3217 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
just delicious....
real music the way it should be played and sung - thank you xoxo
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buckhorn said 3217 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
One Your Best
The song is great, and so is the sound.
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guitapick said 3217 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
Man...
...this is really fine work...good choice on just the guitar (just my opinion)...says it all.

Reminds me a bit of early Crosby Stills and Nash...

I have a good friend who I'd like to play this to...your lyrics are superb...
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timothy devine said 3217 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
Hi Mike
this is wonderful
I like the simplicity
when you have such talent as u do
simple stuff can be the best
although all u'r stuff is awesome
i really like this
peace out
tim

nice vocals
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dajama said 3216 days ago (July 10th, 2008)
Very nice
Can't imagine this any other way than stripped down like this, which maybe means this is how it's supposed to be! Lovely lyrics, and really elegantly and honestly expressed sentiment. Nice guitar sound and playing, and your vocal on this is great - the harmony is spot on. very cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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gregd said 3215 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
Great feel
Michael, your recent acoustic tunes are just soulful gems. You shine through on these songs---nothing to obscure the music.

I get a positive Elliot Smith vibe from this tune. Really like it.
-g
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mowguy3 said 3191 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Love the
Guitar. Great harmony just a free flowing tune. Well done with some great writing as well.
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Heightened said 3049 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Stripped down is
good
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hackneybloke said 2690 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
stella too
great song. do you know john whitehead on here...check him out...you might like...similar to this. really nice easy way you have vocally. downloaded. thanks.
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five_extra_arms said 1401 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
In The Long Run
I listened to the Ramones for most of the week. I've been a fan forever, but I guess I just realized how Joey wrote many songs about people like your friend, who are inspiring as they seem to be desperately fighting against the odds. Totally noteworthy subjects that might be overlooked otherwise. 53rd and 3rd - "....You're the one they never pick..." That lyric struck a nerve this week. This song appeals to me in the same way. Songs about people that don't have songs written about them.

Thanks Michael. Love this one.

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