Sunday, May 24, 2009

sneak preview of world's saddest song

I'm almost finished work on two, yes Muselings, TWO new cds one of which I'll release this summer, the other at the end of the year. Here's a teaser - it's a song I wrote to address the need for an ALS song that was neither uplifting nor encouraging. Someone had to do it. I think Edith took the photo.

video

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG, Carla, that has to be one of the most beautiful and saddest songs I've ever heard. Thank you so much. I can't wait to hear the rest of it. with love Sasha

Anonymous said...

Thank you Carla. So beautiful, soulful and honest. Straight to the heart as always. Love you, Stephanie

Anonymous said...

You are the epitome of what life is. It is all about feeling and expressing that feeling. It is about storytelling. If is about appreciating what we have, the gift of sharing. Finally life is love and we love you as well as our other anonys!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful as ever Carla. Makes me want to hold you and protect you, as a child.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Carla - that really WAS beautiful.
Susan P

Anonymous said...

Carla,

For 7 minutes & 34 seconds I felt your presence all around me. Thank you. Now I'll go dry my eyes before I listen to it again.
Love you,
Beverly

Anonymous said...

as someone else wrote
OMG, Carla
and i repeat
OMG, Carla

Anonymous said...

Your blog is a constant outpouring of artistry, of honest, direct and intimate art, such as this song. I hope this does not offend,knowing how you feel about religion and that sort of thing, but may God's peace be with you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Sadness filled my belly, in a beautiful, bittersweet, painful way. I love you. Allison

maggie said...

sigh, simply beautiful.


peace,
maggie

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and heartbreaking. Love, E

The Funeral Lady said...

Thank you for sharing this song, Carla. I will share the link to it with my readers. You have an amazing talent and ability to capture your feelings, creating powerful art. All my best, Pam

Jeannine said...

Hi Carla -- I played your song for my mother last night and we shared a big cry. You performed it when you were in LA a few months ago and it has haunted me ever since. It is so elegant -- exquisitely honest, beautiful, sad -- it's everything and it says so much about you -- your dignity, your courage and your fear, your love of life, of Mac, and appreciation for art, beauty, and discovery. You teach and point the way with everything you do -- from your wicked ALS Barbie to this heart-wrenchingly beautiful song. You continue to create wonderful art and share it with so many.

I wrote about you in my newsletter which went out a few hours ago to my patrons -- many of your fans -- and included the link to your recent posting. I'm so blessed to have you in my life. Sending love and good thoughts your way, Jeannine

Megan Lynch said...

I haven't commented in a while because I don't know what to say that isn't trite. But you move me as you move many others. You're a remarkable woman.

Corey Fischer said...

Utterly beautiful. Or unutterably so. What can I say? You are out there far ahead, sending back dispatches from the edge. Not all that far, as each day I'm that much closer to catching up. You make the way so much more bearable, bearing so much, baring so much. I recently wrote, about a survivor of the Jewish Resistance in Budapest: I think we all are given a spark of courage. Some, though, are able to let the winds of experience fan it into a blazing, towering flame, a pillar of fire, a beacon. That's you, Carla. If I kept writing forever I could not find the words to properly thank you for what you are giving us.
Yes.

Anonymous said...

Amazing. Just like you.....

Charles Cowling said...

Carla, I have quoted you on my blog in the UK and I earnestly hope I have not taken liberties in doing so. You are extra-extraordinarily brave and brilliant. In truth, I'm with Megan in this matter of finding words.

paulina said...

thank you for being alive, thank you for amazing me every day of your life, thank you for letting me sleep on your sofa at school when i was a tired, single back to school mom thank you for your inspiration and your voice and your talent and your spirit and your energy and i am so grateful you have mac and every other human being who is so blessed to know you and be with you. damn it, carla, you are one amazing woman.

Anonymous said...

My heart is broken. :(
I hate to even hear the word "goodbye"! :(
BUT (didn't you just know there was going to be a big butt?)
I was also filled up with you, like I was with you.

Kim Porter

Anonymous said...

I was lucky enough to hear you sing this at Anna's Jazz Island a while back. Your music is a gift, but your heart is an even bigger one. :) Karen Larson (friend to some of those amazing Albany moms)