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No Life - Just the To-Do List


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Estella

 Genre: Acoustic

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Just taking a break from tackling that to-do list...
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No Life - Just the To-Do List

1. write thank-you cards
2. get references

Watch the news;
cry the appropriate amount [2x]

No life - just the to-do list [4x]

3. fill out the forms
4. find a job
5. pay off your student loans

Watch the news;
cry the appropriate amount [2x]

No life - just the to-do list [4x]

6. buy Christmas gifts
7. reply to e-mails
8. recycle
9. save for the future

Watch the news;
cry the appropriate amount [2x]

No life - just the to-do list [4x]
Song Stats
Hits: 3619
Comments: 38
Fans: 19
Plays: 208
Downloads: 0
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Dec 11, 2008 - 07:15:01 PM
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2008 - 08:24:04 PM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 05:24:09 PM
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iBook G4
M-Audio FireWire 410
MXL V63M Condenser Mic
Takamine G Series Acoustic Guitar
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Comments
said 3237 days ago (December 11th, 2008)
Hilarious!
This song leaves me speechless! In a good way! But, what is the appropriate amount?

//Andy
said 3237 days ago (December 11th, 2008)
P.S.
Love the photo....is that in the car off to run errands?
Estella said 3237 days ago (December 11th, 2008)
Thanks Andy...
The apartment I'm staying in has cable (which I would never have chosen to have), so I watch a lot of news...I'm emotional, so I cry (of joy on election day, of sadness all other days), but have to get right back to lesson planning, or job searching, or scooping litter or whatever...like I can only be me (musical, creative, curious) for a little while before I have to get back to the other crap that's not me...

Anyway, yup, that's me on the way to DOING stuff...
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Feter said 3237 days ago (December 11th, 2008)
No Life - Just the To-Do List
this is so lovely ...you vocal so emotional my friend
the sphere you made with the guitar strummin fair enough to
set the stage , very nice thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Estella said 3236 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
Thanks Feter
I'm glad you enjoyed it.

It's a simple song with a lot of emotion.
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saymme said 3236 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
tx : )
Very nice singing & playing Your vox is a defiante fav here too of mine : )!
...yes...Great Lyrics !! Life is about Happiness thats to me a western world illussion - Pppl think they become Happy with materalistic things..veryvery sad indeed . Ofcourse its great to beable to do things You want.. ! TX so much a pleasure hearing this !! Happy Weekend & Lucia !
lena
Estella said 3236 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
Doing what we want...
Yes, I wish I could make a living as a singer, not fame or fortune, just a living, but I have to pay my bills in the mean time...

Thanks for your down-to-earth post.
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ted23 said 3236 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
Very nice
Hi,
Great subject to write a song about! I think everybody will relate to this.
The feeling and sound you captured with this recording was very real. Sounded like you could have been in the same room.
Nice tone and playing
Estella said 3236 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
Ted...
Nice to meet you here. I'm happy you thought the recording had an intimate sound. I'm still learning how to produce my own songs...
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five_extra_arms said 3236 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
Don't Forget...
...to add "sing" to your list - maybe if you add "sing and ..." before each to-do, it might be more bearable? I feel your pain because you are so right. Add a few kids into the formula and the list gets really long.

I always enjoy hearing your chord progressions and the way your voice works with it. You are so talented.

Bob
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Estella said 3236 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
Now there's an idea...
adding singing to work makes it bearable, yes.

And what a nice compliment you give me.
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lank81 said 3236 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
Always something
To Do. Life can be so bombarding at times and i really think these lyrics capture the everyday work/struggles/happenings. Great Progression, Great Lyrics. Kudos.
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Estella said 3236 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
Yes...
It's good to remind myself that I'm not alone.

We're all trying to balance work and the life that we fit in between...or hopefully, vice/versa.
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michael2 said 3236 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
estellie
this is a great song. i love the concept and the melodies, vocals and guitar parts are great. this is perfect with this sparse arrangement, but i can also picture it with a full set up. can totally relate to the lyrics, seems like my whole life is a to-do list at times, and the news for me is either hilarious or just pushes me over the edge. lately i have been thinking about going back to get my graduate work done, and the thought of that, having another kid, moving somewhere more amenable to raising kids, etc... has put me in a very fragile anxiety prone state. this sums up much of it. great track.
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Estella said 3236 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
Enjoy the time you have NOW...
I just got my master's in poetry...getting your degree will be a wonderful time in your life, if you're doing what you're passionate about. and if you make room for love and life (yourself, your number one lady, and your little ones).

take frequent breaks and ease off on the anxiety. It doesn't get you anywhere (I KNOW). live in the moment you have, no use killing yourself over tomorrow.

this is stuff we all know intellectually, but it's good to be reminded, yes?
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Estella said 3236 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
P.S. Don't laugh...
Thanks for saying it could also have the full set up. I know it sounds kind of folksy, but in my head I can hear it sounding like a b-side to Radiohead's The Bends, where it starts out kind of cool but jaded, climaxes near the end with drums and electric guitars going crazy and then comes back down...
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michael2 said 3236 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
whoa
that's exactly the direction i heard. let me know if you want to try and get it that way.
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craft said 3236 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
TDL
This is funny.. Nice vocals and good guitar playing... well done
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Estella said 3236 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
thanks craft!
i appreciate the compliments.

thought your collab with apb was lush and gorgeous, what a voice you have!


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kayakanu said 3236 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
Solid
Great harmonies!!
I enjoyed more when i put it through the stereo speakers!!

Good job, keep it up!!

Felix
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Estella said 3236 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
Is it Andy or Felix?
I appreciate the careful listen...I mixed using headphones, so I like that kind of feedback about the sound...
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Outtaorbit said 3236 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
this
rocks... what can i say...great
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Outtaorbit said 3236 days ago (December 12th, 2008)
headphones
hardly, used but this seems to work
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Estella said 3233 days ago (December 15th, 2008)
Thank you
for your kind visit. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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blaky smith said 3232 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Christmas gifts...
I love this song Estella and as every time, I am under the charm of your nice singing with here a great guitar playing. Thanks...
Marc
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Estella said 3232 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Thanks Marc
I'm happy that you like it!

Can't wait to hear a new one from you!
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PrototypeEightyOne said 3232 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
YO
the intro sounded something reminicent of old radiohead, nice chords i was diggin the melody.. you have a gorgeous voice, very soft and full of emotion.. very nice tune..
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Estella said 3232 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Thanks!
You know I heard that too, the first time I played back the recording to myself I realized it sounded like something off The Bends.

I'm glad you liked it. I liked your new one!
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rsorensen said 3232 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
really like this
especially those chords and how they resolve. awesome vocals. you sound really relaxed here. great song!
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Ibstrat said 3232 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Wow
This is really good.Very creative lyrics, you have an amazing voice.
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Estella said 3230 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
Thanks!
Thanks for the compliments.

I enjoyed "Back Porch Cat".
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dolby said 3230 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
Good song
As others have said this is a very interesting chord progression. fine vocal and also a very interesting, creative lyrical idea. The real strength is your vocal which is as melodic, and floaty as always but also a little husky - which I love.

I would love someone to get a hold of this song and do the full production job on it - it deserves it.
ATB Phil
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Estella said 3230 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
So would I!
My pet project is to make a demo album, but do it right...I'm glad you enjoyed.

Thanks for the careful listen to the vocals, lyrics, and progression.
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Remark80 said 3228 days ago (December 20th, 2008)
Very original
I like your voice. I am a sucker for harmonies. Nice chord progressions between verse and chorus. I am glad I stopped by.
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Rayelise said 3226 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
wow
your voice in this is amazing. I love the emotion. Even though it is a simple song, it hits quite deep.
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Dj French Toast said 3172 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Cool song
First a crit I had a little trouble understanding your lyrics maybe a little on the low end and it kind of muffled the words alittle . Guitar sounds great nice recording . I really like your voice ..Im extremely partial to female vocalists ......I love Joanna Newsome and Bijork that kinda voice with soul and I feel your in that category ...you sing with a passion that really shines through even if you were singing nonsense talking in tounges I could still understand what you were saying . Beautiful song and cool concept as well :)

Toasty
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maxruehl said 2899 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
:)
You have a very sweet voice. There's a little girl quality to it here that's quite charming. I enjoyed it very much.:)
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chinaman2 said 2662 days ago (July 9th, 2010)
:)
the list looks familiar. (awfully familiar :) ) great job on this one.
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