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    Trish Monaco.
    singer. songwriter.
    dog walker.
    human. living.
    loving. laughing.
    in Los Angeles

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Monaco Music - I Still Care

Wanna hear what a song sounds like before all the mixing? Here's a 60-second sample.

Now, wanna hear what can be done with free recording/mixing software?

I STILL CARE - full song, ready for download.

Q. Hey Trish, what is that sound?
A. I call it the harmonaco.

Lyrics. In case you wanna, you know, sing along.


I STILL CARE (trish monaco)

who's gonna love me when I'm down
who's gonna hold me when you're not around
who's gonna show me how to paint the town
who always told me I could talk about it

and though
it's not fair
you should know
I'm there
and I still care

who's gonna notice when I'm crying
who's gonna catch me when I'm lying
who will accept all my insecurities
who's gonna fill my curiosities

and though
it's not fair
you should know
I'm there
and I still care
I care

let's not forget the words we've spoken
when one door shuts another opens
but it just takes time

who's gonna shine me with the truth
who's gonna save me from my tainted youth
who will remind me of the butterflies
who will be honest and without disguise

and though
it's not fair
you should know
I'm there
and I still care
I care

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Monday, September 12, 2005

Monaco Music - The Matter

Hey, lookie here. I set a goal and followed through. How 'bout that!

As you know, I was pet sitting at Cheryl's all week. I spent that time researching and preparing. How? I found a simple drum machine simulator online. Well, simple to most musician-folk. Not-so-simple for this musician-folk. What took a week to compile, should've taken less than an hour. No worries. Just learning.

I found out I need to update some sound card thingy because when I record over tracks and play them back, they are off sync. I have to manually line them up with the other tracks. So, that took more time than necessary.

I'm also beginning to understand the need for a vocal compressor. In time.

But hey, this is kinda fun.

You'll see I've added information for donations on my sidebar. One reader and music supporter made the suggestion. Since I'm offering up demos of my music for free download, he thought there should be an option to make a donation. That way, those who want to donate something, can. Brilliant. Makes sense to me. But don't feel obligated. You are welcome to download my music for free. Just remember to play it loud, and tell everyone where you got it. ;)

Okay, on with it...

This week's installment of Monaco Music Mondays comes to us circa 1998. A song of angst and a cycle of unrequited lust. Timing may be off, but do the feelings really go away?

THE MATTER [click to listen]

There once was a time I could rely on me
Without you living inside all my secret fantasies
I wonder what happened to harmless fornication
I'm not alone, am I alone in this situation

What do you suggest I do in this thunder and lightening storm
Is it my fault timing's off and now I'm ready to perform
You're the one who put the bug in my ear to begin with
You're too busy now, and there's no one left to sin with

Don't tell me
I don't wanna hear it
Save it
For when we get
Down to the heart of The Matter
Nothing you can hide
Down at the heart of The Matter
So what's The Matter

What gives you the right to dominate my nights
Standing naked at my doorstep as we passionately fight
I wake up drowning in a pool of my own sweat
With a pillow in my arms but I refuse to give up yet

Don't tell me
I don't wanna hear it
Save it
For when we get
Down to the heart of The Matter
Nothing you can hide
Down at the heart of The Matter
So what's The Matter

Don't tell me you can't feel it
You can't deny it anymore
I see it in your eyes, I saw it in your eyes
When you came crashing through my door, my door

Nothing you can hide
Down at the heart of The Matter
So what's The Matter
What's The Matter
Oh, what does it Matter

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Monday, September 05, 2005

Monaco Music - I'm With You

Holding myself accountable.

I bought a 20-dollar microphone at Best Buy and spent the entire day playing with recording software. [free downloads]

I'm hoping to record a new song every week and post it in here -- but given how my schedule (and lack of discipline) has been lately, I'll be lucky to get one done every month.

I figure, if I post it, I'm responsible for following through.

It should load automatically when you open my journal. Depending on the speed of your connection, it could load anytime between now and never. If you want to move the process along, try this: click here to listen to I'm With You.

If you're avoiding my journal because of the auto-playing music, just click esc on your keyboard and silence you shall hear.

Otherwise, feel free to sing along.

I'm With You - lyrics and music by Trish Monaco (2004)

there comes a time when I get tired
nothing in this world seems to ease my troubled mind
crawling walking running so far
I can't see the past behind me
turn around in one split moment
I believe

oooh
I'm with you
oooh
I'm with you

I look around and I think
oh my god, don't you know, don't you know, can't you see
nothing more you need to be
nothing less to set you free
beauty's in the deep
(one) step closer turn around
you're right in front of me

oooh
I'm with you
oooh
I'm with you

now and then I wish my tears away
holding back the pain of yesterday
I remember

oooh
I'm with you
oooh
I'm with you


© 2005 Trish Monaco

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