Hope My Man Will Change

This may well be the most embarrassing entry I’ve ever made. I hope you’re quick, because I might take it back. You see, it’s like this:

Jane is starting a new project, and is asking people to dig out their old yearbooks. I gleefully complied (look for my entries later), and in the process of searching for those dusty tomes I found…tapes. Many I can’t play because they were created on a four-track mini studio. Most of them contain the most awful songs imaginable. Yes, my songs. There’s a reason I quit music, and it’s a damned good one: I can’t write. Oh, my hooks are fine and my melodies catchy, but eek, what ghastly lyrics. Well, enough ado.

Here’s a 2.2Mb mp3 for your listening displeasure. Remember it was taken from a decades-old tape, so the quality is nasty. Sorry, tapes suck. Not that it matters. I admit I like the background vocals (I was so enamoured of singing harmony with myself!), the drum programming, and the baseline. There are good bits, but they’re immediately followed by a brisk chaser of mediocre. Ah well.

Let the mocking begin.

15 Responses to Hope My Man Will Change

  1. Cat says:

    When I click on my clip link, it does some freaky Quicktime thing that makes it unlistenable. If this happens to you, I recommend downloading the thing and listening to it on a player.

    Weird.

  2. Jigzaw says:

    WOW! This the best layout I’ve ver seen! No kidding!

    You rock baby! 🙂

  3. andrew says:

    Great Buddha! What happened your design?!?!

  4. andrew says:

    Great Buddha! What happened to your design?!?!

  5. Brigitte says:

    *clapping in applause* You know what – my toes even started tapping…! Pleasant voice and good sense of pitch! Makes me want to see your stage act – dry-ice mist and fancy lightshow ;)!? (Don’t delete this entry – might want to have another listen later!)

  6. Heike says:

    COOL! I’m amazed!
    NB: And it’s a little sad – just perfect! 🙂

  7. jr says:

    Kid, you just need a band! Imagine, if you will, Fry in a smokey bar with some real players – piano, stand up bass, drums, maybe a coronet – now that would be some cool shit.

    Don’t blame yourself for the drum machine. It can happen to anyone.

  8. Cat says:

    Don’t encourage me. 😉

  9. Tracy says:

    WOW! I knew you had many hidden talents, but that was awesome. Scott and DaleAnn that it was great. You rock.

  10. Jerwin says:

    This is fabulous, Fry! I love the drums! I love the vocals! The drama, oh, the drama!

    I’d love to remake it! 🙂

  11. Cat says:

    Jerwin honey, if you remade this song, it would give my whole life meaning. Okay, maybe just part of my life. But a good part.

  12. Jim says:

    Silly Cat, men will never change.

    You shouldn’t be ashamed of anything. Most people will never do anythign that creative in their life. I recorded some music too but I never had the guts to do vocals.

  13. jane says:

    Dude, you have a great voice!!

  14. Sen says:

    *applauds wildly*

    Hot damn Kitty, why aren’t you out there torching? I hear worse songs* on the radio every day, and that’s one sexy voice you got there. You don’t have to do everything yourself, you know. You could put a band together, or join one looking for a vocalist; that way you get to sing, and you can collaborate on stuff like lyrics.

    (*^Except for the drum machine; that has to go.^)

  15. Cat says:

    Sen my sweet, you almost sound serious. I will therefore give you a serious answer:

    1. The biz sucks, especially for women.
    2. The road *really* sucks. Hard.