Hilary Manning-Lundy left us yesterday, and as family and friends come to terms with the loss in their own ways, I’ve been listening to her lovely voice. I had the great pleasure of working with Hilary and her husband, Earl Lundy, on a collection of songs Earl recorded for the Changelings project. Earl has given me permission to share one of those songs here. Hilary’s singing on “I Fell” is ethereal, clear and unaffected, and it evokes for me vivid recollections of the person she was.
would the planets fall in line?
would i find a place of bliss?
Download “I Fell” (8 MB MP3) (try right-click “save as” if left-click doesn’t work for you)
Written and recorded by Earl Lundy and © 1990 Earl Lundy. Singing by Earl and Hilary. Earl played everything but bass (Jeff Bridges) and guitar (me).
Chainsaw Sally sends a guy to the Afterlife® and guess what? He finds it preferable to the during-life. I don’t know anything about horror movies but former Next Window drummer JimmyO does: he makes them. Chainsaw Sally is a character created by April Monique Burril and JimmyO. Shattered and Blue is a song by The Misbelieves.
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Recorded on Music Street and © 2009 Music Street Music
Former Bicycle Thief and current Misbelieves collaborator, David Keith, has written and recorded a new song. It’s brilliant — I can’t get it out of my head, and I suggest you get it in your head too. Listen to “Mr. Universe Has Got the Blues” at The Fever of Phineas.
I love covers! The way a pop song can be bent to create something new that changes the way you hear the original. So it’s very satisfying to hear covers of my songs. Here are a few recent covers of some very old songs:
Dino Guy recorded three songs from the Next Window era including No More Than The Rain and The Right Thing To Say. It’s especially cool to hear these two because they never got a proper demo treatment, and were only played live a handful of times.
Big thanks to the responsible parties for sharing these recordings; it means a lot to me. I encourage anyone with the inclination to create covers, mashups, or parodies of anything on this site, and will happily post them here.