Must I wait all my life, or The Misery Song

by NA / THIRST

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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)!"
For the Great Never Heard Of Tour by THIRST, see:
www.musicforbirdsandrabbits.blogspot.com

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released July 30, 2007

Imagine how good it may have sounded. Or not!

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