Sylvia Said

“Sylvia Said” was first released in 1974 as the B-side of the 45 rpm single release of John Cale’s “The Man Who Couldn’t Afford to Orgy.” I discovered the song on the collection entitled John Cale: The Island Years. 

Full disclosure: I never listened closely to the phenomenon called Velvet Underground. I listened to this collection intently. If it’s a choice I have to make – Stones or Beatles? Giants or A’s? Lou Reed or John Cale? - I choose John Cale.

Above is a YouTube audio of a first mix (circa 1974). Here’s our cover version of his song.

Here I Am

We’ve been getting more and more hits for Here I Am on Soundcloud, and I want to thank all of you for giving this homepage song a listen.
I’d like to give a special thanks to Dave Lebolt for his exquisite contributions to the recording. Mark’s arpeggiated acoustic guitar and eBow stylings were sweetened even more with Dave’s touch. Dave enlisted the contribution of New Yorker Mike Visceglia to play the bass on the recording with subtlety in just the right places.
And for me, Dave’s Steinway grand piano is so sweet to hear, always.
I thought I’d end this blog post with the lyrics from Here I Am, for your pleasure:
Here I amAlone with youWith youWith you
To say we areMeant to beIn words so sweet
We stand before two doorsI choose one doorAdoring you
You might let me downOh that’s not what you’ll doAnd I could break your heartBut I could never hurt you
In twoThere’s loveThe lover and the lovedWho loves the other too
Hold you like a wishAnd linger with you
You might let me downBut that’s not what you’ll doAnd I might break your heartBut I would never hurt you
True lovers at the startAs wise as they are newEmotion lost then found with youWith you
Silence is our poemWe’ll marry in a kissAnd in our hearts go home
And here I amAlone with youWith you
Words and music by Mary Kelley © 2014 Methylethylketone Music

Here I Am

We’ve been getting more and more hits for Here I Am on Soundcloud, and I want to thank all of you for giving this homepage song a listen.

I’d like to give a special thanks to Dave Lebolt for his exquisite contributions to the recording. Mark’s arpeggiated acoustic guitar and eBow stylings were sweetened even more with Dave’s touch. Dave enlisted the contribution of New Yorker Mike Visceglia to play the bass on the recording with subtlety in just the right places.

And for me, Dave’s Steinway grand piano is so sweet to hear, always.

I thought I’d end this blog post with the lyrics from Here I Am, for your pleasure:

Here I am
Alone with you
With you
With you

To say we are
Meant to be
In words so sweet

We stand before two doors
I choose one door
Adoring you

You might let me down
Oh that’s not what you’ll do
And I could break your heart
But I could never hurt you

In two
There’s love
The lover and the loved
Who loves the other too

Hold you like a wish
And linger with you

You might let me down
But that’s not what you’ll do
And I might break your heart
But I would never hurt you

True lovers at the start
As wise as they are new
Emotion lost then found with you
With you

Silence is our poem
We’ll marry in a kiss
And in our hearts go home

And here I am
Alone with you
With you

Words and music by Mary Kelley © 2014 Methylethylketone Music

Web Site Bio Done
Finished writing and editing my bio today. I hope it’s a little interesting reading, somewhere between Dear Abby and War and Peace. Stay with me, as I blog whenever there’s something to talk about. There’s a lot more to come, Not biographical, I promise you.
P.S. I wagered Mark five thousand dollars that our first gig was in Edinburgh not Harrogate. Mark has not responded yet.

Web Site Bio Done

Finished writing and editing my bio today. I hope it’s a little interesting reading, somewhere between Dear Abby and War and Peace. Stay with me, as I blog whenever there’s something to talk about. There’s a lot more to come, Not biographical, I promise you.

P.S. I wagered Mark five thousand dollars that our first gig was in Edinburgh not Harrogate. Mark has not responded yet.

The Beginning…very soon
This Mary Kelley music site will be the official website for all of Mary Kelley: new works, today’s Mary Kelley news, recordings, made and making, and my creative history. Memories and lost treasures are included, too. Between myself and Mark Abramson, my musical partner, we are collecting as much content as we can, to present to you on this website.
There are plenty of ways to contact us with your comments or questions. (I insisted that we include as many social media options as possible, for which I take full responsibility.) If you see something inaccurate or something wrongly attributed, I’ll fix what I can. If you have any additional related content, just let me know and I’ll try to add it. 

 
Photo of the Horsehead Nebula from Creative Commons, attribution: ESA/Hubble.

The Beginning…very soon

This Mary Kelley music site will be the official website for all of Mary Kelley: new works, today’s Mary Kelley news, recordings, made and making, and my creative history. Memories and lost treasures are included, too. Between myself and Mark Abramson, my musical partner, we are collecting as much content as we can, to present to you on this website.

There are plenty of ways to contact us with your comments or questions. (I insisted that we include as many social media options as possible, for which I take full responsibility.) If you see something inaccurate or something wrongly attributed, I’ll fix what I can. If you have any additional related content, just let me know and I’ll try to add it. 

 

Photo of the Horsehead Nebula from Creative Commons, attribution: ESA/Hubble.

"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from."
- T.S. Eliot from the poem “Little Gidding”
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