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KT Tunstall — Miniature Disasters
Album: Eye to the Telescope
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Released: 2004
Length: 3:26
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I don't want to be second best
Don't want to stand in line
Don't want to fall behind
Don't want to get caught out
Don't want to do without
And the lesson I must learn
Is that I've got to wait my turn

Looks like I got to be hot and cold
I got to be taught and told
Got to be good as gold
But perfectly honestly, oh
I think it would be good for me
Coz it's a hindrance to my health
That I'm a stranger to myself

Miniature disasters and minor catastrophoes
Bring me to my knees
Well I must be my own master
Or a miniature disaster will be
It will be the death of me

I don't have to raise my voice
Don't have to be underhand
Just got to understand
That it's gonna be up and down
It's gonna be lost and found
And I can't take to the sky
Before I like it on the ground

And I need to be patient
And I need to be brave
Need to discover
How I need to behave
And I'll find out the answers
When I know what to ask
But I speak a different language
And everybody's talking too fast

Miniature disasters and minor catastrophoes
Bring me to my knees

Well I must be my own master
Or a minature disaster will be, will be , oh
I've got to run a little faster
Or a minature disaster will be, will be , oh
I need to know I'll last if a little
Or a minature disaster will be, will be , oh
Miniature disaster hits me
It could be the death of me
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That's what my ex calls me; "Miniature Disaster".
 jlegelis wrote:
The guitar riff always reminds me of Brubeck's 'Take Five'.. Would love to hear from you jazz types if the changes are similar?
 
  I'm not at all a "jazz type", but I'll try to answer your question:  Most of the verses in this song are essentially a "i- v - VII" progression in a minor key (A minor); "Take Five" is largely a  "i - v" progression in a minor key (Eb minor) in the verses.  Also, this song is in 4/4 time, not 5/4 time  They do sound somewhat similar, which may also be because she's strumming in a syncopated, "jazzy" type of rhythm.
 jlegelis wrote:
The guitar riff always reminds me of Brubeck's 'Take Five'.. Would love to hear from you jazz types if the changes are similar?

 
You are so right! 
 xenarocks wrote:
Doesn't she play most of the instruments for the songs she writes and sings?  There's a possibility she's the one on the cymbals/drums for this recording.

 
She's a one woman's band, you just have to see her in her last IECM gig, Absolutely stunningly amazing!
The guitar riff always reminds me of Brubeck's 'Take Five'.. Would love to hear from you jazz types if the changes are similar?
Doesn't she play most of the instruments for the songs she writes and sings?  There's a possibility she's the one on the cymbals/drums for this recording.
 Jelani wrote:
I like this. I really like that nutty cymbal that comes in. Sounds a little raw and garage-y.
 I don't think I've heard anything from her yet that I don't like. 
 
Couldn't have said it better.  I like her rocking ways.{#Bananajam}
Vocals are similar to what Norah Jones sounds like on her new album.  I do like KT, though she has better in the play list.
Yup, that cymbal is distracting.  Willing to give a couple of listens tho'.
I like this. I really like that nutty cymbal that comes in. Sounds a little raw and garage-y.
 I don't think I've heard anything from her yet that I don't like. 
yeah, very interesting interview of KT, and thanks alot Mari for your good contribution too.

 
Mari wrote:
KT Tunstall on going green

Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall has become one of a growing number of performers who are making their concerts greener.
klik the link above to watch a recent interview on Scottish Television about this ever pertinent issue.

Good on ya KT!
 


{#Heartkiss}
Happy Campers!

 The_Enemy wrote:

Seconded.

Bought it a few months ago and still enjoying the heck out of it.

 

same here.

 bluematrix wrote:
the whole disc is really solid all the way thru...definitely worth a listen.
 
Seconded.

Bought it a few months ago and still enjoying the heck out of it.

the whole disc is really solid all the way thru...definitely worth a listen.
dionysius wrote:
Truth in advertising.
:cool:
KT Tunstall on going green Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall has become one of a growing number of performers who are making their concerts greener. klik the link above to watch a recent interview on Scottish Television about this ever pertinent issue. Good on ya KT! :clap:
Truth in advertising.
...much nicer album cover here...
themotion wrote:
I'm gonna give some credit to the percussionist on this one. Very creative.
yes. Very cool
I'm gonna give some credit to the percussionist on this one. Very creative.
She has so many amazing tracks on that album, waiting to hear something else than that cherry tree song...like "Under the weather" for example.
great lyrics
Doesn't work for my current mood. Just thought everyone would like to know that incredibly useful piece of information.
Nice.
spinster wrote:
Cool - groovy :music:
ditto
Cool - groovy :music:
pretty good stuff. wouldn't mind hearing more from her.
:P
Me like. \:D/
Clap Clap - I could also listen to it in Mono without a difference.
Hmmm...this is kinda cool, actually. Makes me think Joan Osborne, but not as -- what's the word i'm looking for -- presumptuous, maybe?
I like the claps :)