Must I wait all my life, or The Misery Song



It was the first and the last rehearsal session at the summer cabin in Ylämaa, South Carelia in July 2007, to test my new equipment (UA-25 soundcard etc). In an hour and a half I recorded vocals for Leonard Cohen's "Famous Blue Raincoat", "Love Calls You By Your Name", and a flamenco blues composed by Sampsa Heikkilä, after Eli Siegel's poem "Must I Wait All My Life (or, The Misery Song)". I used only solar energy, while recording the song(s). I was actually quite pleased with the result - after all, it was just rehearsal & testing. The sound of music is noisy and very much in old timer style rust-and-scratch. Not meant to be "public" or to be published in any sense of the word. It was, to repeat, REHEARSAL NOISE at the summer cabin.

I soon realized that I may not be recording music at all, or even using electricity while performing. And that is how things have been since 2007, more or less. I have been playing and singing (in various places & with all kinds of people), on my old and broken-hearted flagship, Landola Maestro from 1988.
-Antti Filppu

"Baby, I wanna walk in the woods (with a six-string on my back)!"
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released July 30, 2007

Imagine how good it may have sounded. Or not!



The Nameless Thin Young Men / Omnium Gatherum Finland

Handmade records (The Nameless Thin Young Men) and rehearsal demos (Omnium Gatherum) of two bands that made a "stylistical breakthrough" in the beginning of this millennium. Free to listen, and free to download. Take them to your library and tell others, also. ... more

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