red alert – stand by

Oh Marcus dear, see here! see here! Some music I have posted.

And for anyone else who is interested… (RSS feeds don’t let you know when I add something to my music page.) Please don’t play this at work. I hate the thought of my voice being broadcast to strangers. It’s weird enough to imagine how many people may potentially listen to it of their own choosing. The thought of how many rooms this sound will enter is kind of embarrassing to me. But I’m not a performer. I probably won’t play this for you live. And where’s the good in writing a piece of music, no matter how amateur it is, if it isn’t shared with anyone?


About ruthie.voth

Wife of one, mother of four, friend of many. Lover of details, color, good conversations, finding balance, and being honest. Passionate lover of a well-crafted sentence - even more so if it's witty. Weird blend of cynical optimist. I'm the worst kind of woman. I'm high maintenance, but I think I'm low maintenance. Somehow, people still love me. Must be grace.
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5 Responses to red alert – stand by

  1. Marcus says:

    Thank you, sis, for posting this… I’m grateful for the effort.

    It’s good to be able to hear the song without any distractions… I like it. And I wish I could play piano like you. 🙂


  2. Marcus says:

    (ok, so I listened again, and decided that maybe I could come close to playing piano like that… but my statement still stands. ‘Cause you’ve got skills, sistah!)


  3. Ryan says:

    You sure you don’t want me to play it at work? I work at a radio statiion in springfield. (Imagine Ryan with an evil laugh)


  4. jonathan says:

    Here’s a little story that might make you feel better about your song. Way back when… i used to go to an open-mic night and sing my songs. Somebody asked if i wanted to do a show of my own and i said sure. It was a little coffee shop, some of my friends came, some people were there who came to see the girl who sang before me. I messed up on a few songs, forgot some lyrics here and there, etc. I taped the show, but was so embarrassed i couldn’t even bear to listen to the tape. A month or so ago, i decided to digitize some of my old tapes and i got around to that one. I sort of cringed, but turned it on anyway, and … all i could think as i listened to it was “man, i used to be a good singer!” and “listen to me play that guitar!”. The same screw-ups were there, but they held no power over me any more and i was able to see the music for what it was. Maybe not perfect pop songs that the world wants to hear, but a message from my younger soul that the older me was interested in hearing.
    Which is sort of the way i hear your music. A different kind of glimpse into what you’re thinking and how your mind works. And though you probably don’t have enough distance from it yet to know this, it ain’t half bad either! 🙂


  5. christina says:

    keep it up, at this rate you’ll have enough for a cd before long! and seriously, they can do a LOT in the studio… most singers aren’t as good as they sound on CD 🙂 but there is actually something kind of cool about the raw artistry you have, anyway. And are you set on the name of that first song? I can’t decide which I like better. Your stuff reminds me a bit of some of Ben Folds’ stuff… one of David & my songs is “The Luckiest”.


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