Birthday Cheer live with the Summer Music Friends

from Birthday Cheer (Versions) UK, Germany 2013 by Diana Rosalind

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

     

about

This version was created at the SommerMusikFest 2013 with musician friends some of whom had played together before, but never all in one group. I really like the contrast between a the feel of this live performance and the original demo with synth only.

Where you hear the audience laughing in the instrumental bit, I was doing a bit of theatre where I tried to light a bunch of dud sparklers. I didn't know for sure they were all duds and was originally hoping that one would eventually light, but actually it just got funnier with each failed attempt.

Another funny thing happened when the band quieted down to a !whisper a few measures before I was expecting it. This turned out to work really well too!

lyrics

Be of good birthday cheer
For another year
And you're still here
That's something worth a celebration

Another circuit around the sun
Another circle now begun
Another challenge
Another triumph

A few more tears
Maybe a little fun
Fun Fun Fun Fun

Have fun in the Shadow
Eat cake and drink champagne
Raise a toast
to the Shadow
For you're still here
Another year
Be of good birthday cheer
My dear

Be of good birthday cheer
For you're still here
Another year has gone
And so have many gone on

Our friends have departed...
And new lives have started

Another circuit around the sun
Another circle now begun
It's a celebration!

So...


Have fun in the Shadow
Eat cake and drink champagne
Raise a toast
to the Shadow
For you're still here
Another year
Be of good birthday cheer

credits

from Birthday Cheer (Versions) UK, Germany 2013, released November 5, 2013
Diana Trimble Voice, lyrics, effect
Johanna Stein Cello
Thomas Poser Guitar and Effects
Ben Trawinski Double bass

license

tags

about

Diana Rosalind New Orleans, Louisiana

After being discovered by Bobby McFerrin as a young vocal improviser in San Francisco, I spent some years writing and performing with ensembles that remain important in the history of Bay Area arts, then did time tangling with the music biz in LA & NYC, followed by a decade in Europe, recording all the while, before coming "home" to NOLA. This is a partial musical record of that journey. ... more

contact / help

Contact Diana Rosalind

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this track or account