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A veeeery, super, embarrassingly raw draft of this idea I had for a song RE: Your Mom.


Isn't it a cliche that sailors have these "mom" tattoos? Like, strong, smelly, manly, macho sailors get tattoos to remind them of their moms? I think that could be a pretty cool, fun way to sort of demonstrate the unique love kids might carry for their mothers, no matter where they go or what they might do. Also could be a fun way to explore the angle of flying out of the nest and leaving the comfort of your home, your mom, and how sometimes the longing and homesickness might get the best of us, even when we think we're already all grown up and over that stuff.


Aaanyway, I wrote this silly sailor song from the point of view of a sailor who misses his mom, and just wanted to throw it out here, just in case some lovely male sailor somewhere might want to lend his voice and sing this tune. Please don't mind my horrible vocals here, I'm a bit sick and had to do it with just one take, so yeah it's just for reference. As is the harmonica, that should be played again, too! I'll upload the only-ukulele version asap in any case! :)


Enjoy anyway <3


 


I’ve got a tattoo on my arm


It’s a heart and a ”mom”


You might think it’s for fun


’cause, a man made of steal,


How could he ever feel


A longing for anyone?


 


Yes I’m a sailor indeed


I was born for the seas


I was born to be free


If you mess with this mate


You’ll be used as a bait


There’s no doubt just take one look at me   


 


Yes, I lost an eye


And two fingers from one hand


and no one saw me cry


Yes I’m though, I’m the bravest


I have fights before breakfast


But that is not all that I am


 


See sometimes nights get cold


And stars shine so far


And I think about home,


And oh how I miss my mommy


I know it might seem funny


But just think about what moms are


 


They’re like cookies


In the oven


Like blueberry pie on my cheek


Oh I do weep


For my mommy


My mommy mommy mommyy


 


 


I’ve got a tattoo on my arm


A heart for my mumm


You might think it’s for fun


But alone, in the sea


A boy suddenly sees


What it means to miss your mom

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NAME: Peppina


LOCATION: Helsinki, Finland


ONE LINE BIO: an 18 years old (not-a-high-school-student-anymore-cause-i-just-graduated!!!) musician


http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1083929


 


One of the best and most intriguing things about hitRECord is that every time you even log in to the site, not to mention upload anything there, you can never be sure what might follow. I never planned to find sojushots' amazing illustration (with it's charming French title) or end up being inspired enough to create anything, but somehow, about 30 minutes after finding it, I had a song. And when I decided to upload the piece to the site, I most definitely wasn't expecting anything special to happen, and yet somehow, a bit more than a year later, I found myself staring at my computer screen, with my mouth open, in awe of what this wonderful community had turned my silly story into: a gorgeous, delicate, beautiful animation accompanied with an amazing orchestration. These unbelievable things that happen when you give people a chance to create together, a chance to REmix... It's truly magic.

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Blahh I had problems with my computer and couldn't upload these yesterday... anyway, here you'll find the live footage of me performing my accordion and ukulele additions (just to mention, I don't really know how to play accordion, hahaha!). I'll try my best to find a moment to make a rough edit of these! You'll find the raw audio records (that I recorded afterwards because of the wind) from here: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1620241 :)

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Blahh I had problems with my computer and couldn't upload these yesterday... anyway, here you'll find my accordion and ukulele tracks, plus a reference mix of all the audio additions. I'll try my best to find a moment to make a rough edit of the video additions as well, but you'll find the raw clips from here: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1620250 :)

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ahhh I FINALLY received my Sony HDR-MV1 from the customs, such a happy happy day!!! Thank you hitRECord, sony, everyone! I had to celebrate by recording something right away, so here's some silly little beatboxing, hopefully might be useful in some way? Will upload the audio record asap :)


<3

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//EDIT: I thought this could fit the theme RE: Future as well! :)


I'll be honest, I'm not very good at using social media (I don't have instagram or tumblr, rarely go to facebook, never got the hang of twitter and haven't got a clue what reddit is), but I'm very fascinated by this world and the affect it has on people. It for sure brings people closer to each other by giving the possibility to share your life with people from near and far in a second. No matter what the distance, all your friends can be a part of your life and you can be a part of theirs. But if someone shares his food, face, body, feelings, thoughts, dreams, fears, everything with these 500-1000 facebook friends, I can't help but ask, is anything private anymore? Where does the line go between too much and just enough? What is the affect of having practically no privacy? I'm also fascinated by the fact that strangely while bringing people closer to each other than ever before, social media might also pull some people away from each other. Instead of a phone call or an invite for a dinner, one might just settle for commenting on a picture or liking a status. It's super interesting and (to me at least) in some ways a bit scary too, like how far are we willing to go with this?


So because music is how I function, I wrote this silly song about the subject. And now I just found a theme suggestion RE: Privacy, so why not upload it here! To be honest I just realized I haven't uploaded anything here in three months (been super busy studying, aaand going to graduate this spring!!!), so it's about time to get back on RECording, I'm super happy to share this one with you guys!! Feel free to REmix, play along, sing along, and of course,


Enjoy <3


 


Some might call it a cage


But I call them blind who just can’t see


That here the world is my stage


I am the king, everyone likes and follows me


 


Yeah haters, you can wipe away the frown


I only log in to this world because I care


So lights off, curtains down


Can’t you see I’m trying to interact and share?


 


No you don’t need to call


Just check my status and you know how do I do


No I don’t need a hug,


Just like my profile pic and I will like you


 


What is privacy?


What do you mean?


Of course everybody needs to know


All about my weirdest sex dreams


 


I must share my lasagna


On twitter tumblr instagram & facebook


#whenIknowmyfoodisonyaface


Ittastesbetterthanitnormallywould


 


Yes sir, they all truly give a shit


About my mood, location, and outfit of the day


I mean how could we live without it?


It adds so much meaning in many ways!


 


What is privacy?


What do you mean


I shouldn’t share a picture of


My grandpa’s corps and me?


 


My existance


Would not be complete without the screen


But I don’t know the true distance


That’s in between of everyone and me


 


That shit about ”personal space”


Is old fashioned these days, my silly dear


So come up to my face


Come so close that you can see the pixels clear


 


What is privacy what do you mean


There should be secrets we can keep


I do not know what all this means


Just let me communicate in peace,


It’s the only way I know,


Oh please…

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A long time ago, in a story so old
There was a beauty and and a beast, or so I’ve been told 
They were these two strangers, two lonely souls 
But it’s not what you think, no, here’s how it goes:



Lets start with the Beast, he was ugly and scary 
Pathetic and poor, and horribly hairy 
The outside was rough, but once he smiled 
You could see that he had a heart of gold inside



The Beast loved a Beauty, this pretty little thing 
She was the fairest of them all, and she could dance and sing 
But unlike the beast whose love shined the best 
She loved herself, never cared for the rest



La Belle et la bête (the beauty and the beast) 
Quelle tragédie (what a tragedy) 
Elle est comme le jour (she is like the day) 
Il est comme la nuit (he is like the night) 
Il est amoureux (he is in love) 
Elle ne se soucie pas (she doesn't care) 
Vont-ils mourir tout seule? (Will they die alone?) 
On verra (We'll see)



One day the beast found the Beauty ”Perfection” 
Sitting by the lake (making love to her reflection) 
The Beast then decided that it was the time 
To tell the pretty Beauty of his feelings inside



He stepped out from the shades with a flower in hand 
Said bravely: ”My lady, the fairest in this land, 
I might not be a prince, but my heart beats for you!” 
Oh the Beauty just laughed, so cold, so cruel



”You smelly old fat hairy pig”, she said 
”You thought I could love you? I’d rather be dead!” 
Still laughing she turned and danced to her home 
Leaving the Beast, heart-broken, alone



La Belle et la Bête…



While the Beauty lives all by herself still today 
The Beast learned his lesson and changed his ways 
He found that true beauty cannot be seen 
And that things are most likely not what they seem

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It took me a whole day to finally face the fact that there really is no language I know that would make it possible for me to describe the gratitude I feel for the community of hitRECord, so I decided I’ll just give you guys some facts, about me and the site, because facts are easy and safe, and helpful in avoiding emotional blabbering (which can be also beautiful, but I just really suck at it). Sorry about the length though, I guess there’s just no brief way for saying this…


Facts (1)
Two years ago I was 16 years old. I had always loved music more than anything and had already spent 10 years of my life studying it, but I was afraid to show it, afraid of rejection and being judged, afraid of dreaming big ‘cause I was sure I’d never be really good enough. I had written some songs (all in Finnish ofc, as if anyone outside my family & friends would ever hear them), but it felt wrong to share them, the whole idea of telling people that my music is worth their time and energy, that they should look here, listen to me, me, me, it made me feel uncomfortable. To be honest, I was slowly running out of reasons to try becoming a musician.


Facts (2)
Two years ago yesterday, I found this site. And you all know how it goes. Finding a place where it’s not about creating something ready, finished or perfect, not about awkwardly shouting: “look at me, me, me!”, but where it’s all about collaborating, connecting and sharing things with people by creating, continuing, listening and remixing stories in differend shapes by adding beginnings, endings, colours, tastes, feelings, dreams, memories, love, bits, pieces, this that and whatnot… I know you know what I’m talking about, finding a place like this is magical.


Facts (3)
The picture above and the tattoo in the hand were both taken yesterday, and the hand in the picture belongs to me. The chord that’s written there is C/F which has been one of my favorites for years, but even more importantly, it’s the chord that starts the song I wrote, “Crashing” which started a lot of things for me. I had been planning to take this tattoo for over a year and a half, and finally yesterday on my 2nd hitRECord anniversary, I dared to go for it. To me it symbolises not only my insane, blind, burning love for music, but also my gratitude and love for this community that has given me so much…


There are no words. Thank you for these two. Here’s to many more to come.


<3

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Meerrryy Christmas Christina!!! So sorry I had to leave the uploading to the last day...


I really enjoyed going through your records, you're such a beautiful, brave woman with so much to say and offer! I hope you'll like this little song I wrote for you, it's not much but it's alll for you! ;)


Happy holidays my dear <3


Peppina


 


Hello there, Christina,
How do you do?
I hope you don't mind,
I wrote this song for you


I am your not-so-very-secret-anymore-Santa
I'll try my best not to leave you bored


I know I'm just a stranger,
I know we've never met
But there's one thing you need to know
and never forget


You've inspired a lot of people
By opening your heart
By sharing your thoughts and tales
Your memories, your art


So now before I
Run out of these rhymes
There's one last thing, my friend,
I gotta say before the end


Merry Christmas, Christina,
And a Happy New Year!
I wish the best for you
My dear!!

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Quite a while ago when joerud uploaded the amazing "Adieu!", I was so inspired by it that I wanted to try writing something in French, too. Later on I came up with this little tune, and Joe was kind enough to borrow his golden voice and sing it with me as a duet! :)


Enjoy <3


 


Lyrics:


Il était une fois, il était une fois


J’entendais la melodie d’un pianiste


Et me souvenais l’époque où les histoires d’amour


n’étaient pas toujours aussi triste


 


Il était une fois il n'y a pas longtemps


Je connaissais un monde assez agréable


Les toutes petites choses étaient importantes


Et la vie était assez formidable


 


Mais le temps passe vite…


 


Il était une fois il y avait un jeu


Auquel on a joué encore et encore


Est-ce que tu t’en souviens, même un peu?


Comme on a tous les deux gagné, on était super fort!


 


Il était une fois, je te connaissais


Et presque pensais que je t’aimais


Il était une fois j’étais un con


Mais à défaut de ne rien avoir, j’ai au moins cette chanson

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So I had some fun with an empty wine bottle for the "Still Here" score... don't know if it's too late to contibute or not, but the stems can be found from the resources in any case! :)


Enjoy <3

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