Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tonight I Covered "Julia"

Today was a beautiful, crisp, windy day. When I looked outside there was a big morning moon hanging so delicately in the sky. It made me think of my favorite Beatles' song, "Julia". I realized I didn't have the song in my computer though, and crazy enough, The White Album isn't available to purchase on itunes! (There's something I sort of like about that though)

So I decided to cover it. It only took me 30 minutes, and it was simply to satisfy the "fix" I needed to hear, sing, and play this song. You can hear a lot of lip smacking, and a lot of unfinished 'ideas' of harmonies....

I've put the song to a bunch of tour videos* I've been collecting over the past 3 years. I didn't try to synch anything up. These are just randomly chosen clips** that I really like. (sigh...) I've come to terms with the fact that I am just not a perfectionist, and I never will be. So take it as you will. I hope you enjoy it.

love,
p. ahn
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*some of these clips were taken by my friend Wendy Wang.

** can you guess where some of them are from in the world?

41 comments:

  1. Beautiful song :) If you're not a perfectionist one i don't know what it is haha

    cheers,
    Antonio Mello

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  2. Hey it's my fav too, but if you need the mp3, you might want to check it out here: http://uploading.com/files/get/FKHDW3FR/

    The Beatles - Julia.

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  3. It is just beautiful! you are seriously talented!

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  4. I only recognize the Jersey shore, crossing the Bay Bridge to San Fran, Stonehenge, autumn in Korea, and maybe Seattle?

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  5. I love it. It's an amazing song and it's absolutely wonderful to hear you sing it. And I like the fact that it isn't 'perfect-perfect'. At least you give a soul to the music. That's why I usually love live-performances better than recordings on cd. Never lose that soul ;-)

    I hope to see/hear you again some day.

    With love from Belgium <3

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  6. Sigh...simply sigh :)

    You're just scratching the surface love.

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  7. Wow, love the cover of the song. Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. Brighton, Stonehenge, London Tube, UK in general?? :))

    Beautiful song. Love your version.

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  9. was this a GarageBand creation? The video is a nice companion. It makes me happy that some songs can't be click/dragged into my possession, and I must search for them...

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  10. Wouw AMAZING cover of a beautifull song, you made it even more beautifull!!

    x

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  11. How do you do that with your voice? Make it preternaturally chilling. You're amazing :D

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  12. this made me tear up! SO beautiful, thank you...

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  13. Wow! My parents actually named me after this Beatles song so I grew up listening to it on birthdays etc., but I prefer your version! It's breathtakingly beautiful and a breath of fresh air. Kudos! The video is absolutely lovely, too.

    PS I'm not sure if it's still the case, but for a long time there were no Beatles songs at all on the iTunes Store because of some legal upset revolving around their old record label Apple Records, and Apple Computer's recent foray into music.

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  14. wow that was so beautiful. thanks for posting this!

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  15. that was an absolutely beautiful cover of "Julia"! you're voice is so soothing. i love the Beatles too :) the video was cool too. i noticed the stonehenge but all the other places, i'm not sure about. maybe Korea since you were there recently. ?? hhaha

    have a good week! <3

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  16. i'd say...brighton Uk, Stonehenge Uk and Yeouido Korea. Nice cover btw

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  17. Beautiful! I got goosebumps listening to this... Thanks for sharing Priscilla!

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  18. gorgeous cover - very ethereal. thank you for sharing & keep doing your thang!

    xo,
    a fan.

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  19. This is so lovely! And I only recognize the Stonehenge. :P

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  20. I just recently discovered you and your amazing voice. I have your album "A Good Day" and I fell in love with it. I just have a few questions.

    1. Do you have any plans on releasing a second album?
    2. Do you know when you would be touring in New Jersey?

    a new fan,

    Frank.

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  21. Amazing! Enjoyed listening. :)

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  22. Beautiful Julia
    Beautiful Priscilla!

    come visit Japan again, soon...

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  23. how ever lovely! if only i could do the same when i find i'm missing a track.

    more, please.


    x,
    v

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  24. Thank you. You ended my day just pleasantly.

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  25. Thank you ever so much!! The cover of that song was enlightening!!

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  26. AMAZING !!! it's so beautiful and the videoclip is just WOW.
    I wanna tell you that your voice is amazing, when I'm sad I listen one of your song and it makes me happy so thanks and, like we say in french "merci beaucoup!!!"

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  27. very rough in a smooth kind of way.
    appreciate the session

    all the best-

    unlikely listener #1

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  28. Hi, I like how you sang that song. I am a fan so I can't wait till your next album comes out and hopefully I will see you =) Take cares

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  29. when i was listening to this and watching the video, some of the clips really seemed to fit.. and perhaps unintentionally made it seem like you were the "julia" the song was about since sometimes the camera was focused on you when you were singing that part of the song. hehe, i dunno!

    - sara

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  30. Wow, great cover. Your voice continues to amaze me :o)

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  31. lovely!

    i've been a fan of yours for a while, but just discovered your blog! i'm actually an artist/filmmaker and have been thinking about how i'd love to collaborate with you someday.. this is sort of a strange place to propose something like that, but not sure how else to contact you personally! i just think our work might work well together.. if you'd like please take a look at my site and let me know what you think! regardless, thank you and i love your music :)

    xo,
    dan-ah

    www.dkim-art.com
    www.dkim-art.com/hellostranger

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  32. Juuulia Juulia <3 I haven't been online for a while so it was nice to catch up on all your adventures and this was the topping on the cake! ta-ha! =) I know what you mean about the "fix" and yours sounded awesome!

    You will always inspire me!

    xo

    Simpie

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  33. That's a lovely version of a lovely song.

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  34. Wow love this cover Priscilla. Been a fan of yours for a while now and you never cease to amaze me with your work :)

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  35. I fell in love listening to this...

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  36. I study in Brighton and take pictures in that spot regularly, to know you saw the beauty there too just feels so great

    i love your work!
    Thank you :D

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  37. Hello, this is magical. I saw you at a music festival in Austin around August of 2008 I think. It was very very hot outside but I remember you boob song and I bought your cd later after we heard lullaby. I've never seen your blog before but it's funny that I landed on this post at random because my name is Julia and I love that song by the Beatles. I walked down the isle to your Dream song. Your music is beautiful. Thank you!

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