Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Jolene! Deconstructed! Unplugged! And with a bonus cat!

Readers. A terrifying new development.

I thought you might like to hear what I sound like (I mean, why did I think that? I think because some of you are not from England and my accent might have the charm of novelty. Also because it would be like chatting), so, I have been looking into podcasting, and then I got distracted and I recorded a song. And because I have no shame I've made you a video and you can hear my deconstructed version of Jolene with my alternative lyrics, which I forget and get wrong in the second verse even though I wrote them and have got them printed out on a piece of A4 in front of me.



The only way I could get this to upload to Blogger was by making the mp3 into a video, so I had to google and fiddle about and engage with something called iMovie and honestly that's me done for one evening. Also, because I had to make a video, I had to put a picture on it, so I put this cat. I'd like you, while you're listening, to pretend this cat is called Jolene, because that would be appropriate, and will also distract you from my terrible guitar playing (it's meant to be minimalist! It's intentional. Honestly).

Look out for the bit where I really egregiously miss an H off a word. I don't know. You can take the woman out of Chesterfield...

(I know this is terrible, ok? It's just for fun! I'm sharing my new creative experiments! I shan't be backing pictures of Cambridge Cats with terrible guitar music as a career! Although, if any concept ought to go viral...)

6 comments:

Stitched Together said...

I really enjoyed it. Your voice is lovely and I am impressed that you not only managed to sing in tune but strum actual chords at the same time. I'd never be able to do that.

Magpie Mimi said...

You have a really sweet voice! Thanks for letting us all hear it. Quite tempted to give it a go myself now! Think I'd sing Mood Indigo by Nina Simone though as think I'm pretty confident of the words...famous last words they may be

Vivianne said...

There is no end to your talents :)

Josie said...

I think it's fabulous, Susie! (and I personally feel 'Cambridge Cats' should be the name of a band)

The Gingerbread Lady said...

You have a lovely voice! And you sing in tune - which is, of course, a bonus (I have occasionally a nice voice and frequently hit the correct notes. Sadly, I also slip into Tuneless quite a bit. It's a bit like a musical lottery with me.) Well done! I've always liked this song and your version is really very good :-)

Susie said...

Well thank you everyone! I am having a busy and challenging week and this cheered me up ;-)

Vivianne, I did think you were going to say there was no beginning to my talents, you missed a trick there ;-)