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27 February 2006 @ 09:59 pm
My tribute to Rufus Wainwright and the end of self-consciousness  
So after discovering my undying love for Rufus Wainwright (and not just his supreme sexiness, but also his beautiful music), I created a little something in tribute. And after writing a tl;dr post about how Harry Potter has helped me throw off my yoke of self-consciousness when it comes to music and just being myself, I have decided to share what I created.

Here it is: Hallelujah. (If it asks you for a password, just press Escape twice. It should then let you through. I don't know why it's doing that.)

I actually think it doesn't really suck at all (although there are definitely a few roughs spots; if I had my druthers, I would have taken it down about half a step, or maybe even a step), which is fairly surprising considering that I recorded it using Microsoft Word Notebook's lecture-note-recording mechanism, which is fairly shoddy. Basically, I played the accompaniment on iTunes and then just sang along with it while Word recorded it. I wish I could say I was playing the accompaniment, too, but I don't have a piano here. It's just something I bought (by accident, actually) off iTunes.

It felt so good to do this--and not just the uploaded recording, but all the practice ones I did. (My neighbors probably hate me now!) As it was in the past, I totally lost track of time and just found my bliss.

PS Be nice! I'm really going out on a limb here!
 
 
Current Mood: artisticartistic
Current Music: "Hallelujah," Rufus Wainwright
 
 
 
The Cee Monstersagacious_c on February 28th, 2006 07:47 am (UTC)
You have such a pretty voice! Very melodic! And I love that song. Some of the phrases are just so... perfect. (As in, highly descriptive, unlike for example, me at the moment.) "And all I ever learned from love / was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you....

I can see why you'd want to internalize this song and express yourself through it.
Miss Sophia: Sirius Love Puffsmiss_sophia on February 28th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you. :) My voice doesn't work for many of the types of music I enjoy, so it was nice to come across something that wasn't half-bad.

Besides being sung by the extraordinary Rufus Wainwright (actually, his is a cover of Jeff Buckley's version, I believe), the song does have very lovely lyrics. And it added a really poignant moment to all the silliness that was Shrek.