Song Story

There are a ton of songs that bring back memories but one of my favorites is “When You’re Smiling and Astride Me” by Father John Misty. Daniel and I met online and enjoyed talking to each other so much we decided to meet. On the day we met, he gave me a tour of downtown Fredericksburg since I was new to the area and just got to know each other better. Although both of us were still nervous, we didn’t want to say goodbye to each other. Instead of going back to my dorm room, I walked to the parking deck with him. Instead of him driving away when we reached his car, he told me to get in. He started his car and played that song. It was in that moment I realized he was something special. Everything between us clicked and I knew without a doubt I wanted to be with him. From this clip in particular, the last line, “I can hardly believe I’ve found you and I’m terrified by that” highlighted how I felt because I had very strong feelings for him instantly and it was scary…but also amazing at the same time. In addition, it isn’t a song typical 19-year-old guys would listen to and that stood out to me. I listened to that song on repeat for the rest of the night after we eventually parted ways. Over a year and a half later, we still listen to that song because it’s special to both of us.

This assignment wasn’t hard since I already had this song downloaded on my laptop. I just imported into audacity. The song is pretty long so I just included my favorite part in the clip. I used the fade in and fade out effects since I cut some of the beginning and ending out. I thought it’d flow a little better like that. I chose to speak at the beginning just to label the assignment so I’d remember what it’s for.

One Reply to “Song Story”

  1. I’ve never heard of this song before, but it’s really wonderful! I thought that the clip of you speaking in the beginning was great too and added an even more personal touch to the assignment. It’s amazing how certain songs can just transport us right back into a moment from the past.

    Something things I would’ve liked to see though are what your process was for editing the clip using Audacity, and also why that part of the song is your favorite.

    Great job!

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