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A Note to Self to Suffer
A Fluff Piece for the holiday
Happy Fourth Faux Friends,
I’m not going to take up a ton of your time here today, what with it being a holiday.
But I hope you will give this song two minutes and seventeen seconds of your time to see what it’s all about.
My daughter just listened to it and said it is weird and not really her style.
So it’s got that going for it. ;)
I created this on January 21, 2008 using Garageband.1
The working title for this one has been “Fluff Piece (Unfinshed)” for a long time, but I chose to call it “A Note to Self to Suffer” today, because that lyric is central to the vibe.
My daughter also declared that she did not like the new title.
Decent amount of pushback going on here at home and it’s not even noon.2
I recorded a version of this song in a fancy studio with just vocals and acoustic guitar later in 2008, which I wrote about here. (One can also listen to it there.)
Totally different vibe. Totally.
This one is silly and fun, despite the lyrical content.
Here are the lyrics:
A Note to self-destruct
What sells itself?
I don't know, you talkin' 'bout the good stuff?
You talkin' 'bout L-O-V-E?
That's not really my scene man
I'm not really into funk
I'm more of a folk singer
My genre, it's more like folk singing,
it's like talking more...
Life is free but the rules are kind of funny
(sometimes there are harmonies)
Don't have to work but you’ve got to have money
(sometimes my voice sounds kind of weird and I do this like, um...)
Some say we came from apes, others say we’re made from clay
(kinda like robot voice thing?)
mudslinging monkeys hating to the grave
(have I? no...)
History has a taint
a note to self to suffer
Fiction has love to sell,
to sell itself
Science has her fiction
which has fate
which sells itself
So what's not to love?
I still hope to create a proper version of this song someday.
Until that time, the two versions I’ve shared here today will have to suffice.
I made a video using last week’s song as a teaser to promote the rollout of Volume 5 of “From the Mixed Up Files of Mr. Matthew T. Schindler.”
I considered using AI to make the video with the prompt: Take a few images and a song and make it seem like the video was made on an old iMac with 8GB of ram that can barely support the opening let alone closing of Adobe products, but then I was like, aw heck, I can just do this myself. Here it is:
I remain your humble servant,
I created this on my wife’s macbook which she has since donated to Goodwill; so if you bought a macbook at a Goodwill in Madison, Wisconsin in 2020, there is a chance you will find this song on it.
She has also absconded with two of my phone chargers so she can talk to her friends while playing roblox on two separate devices.