Music Monday: You Oughta’ Tune – Yer Makin’ Me Cry

Sometimes a song will just grab you for several different reasons. Lyrics hit close to home, a melody moves you, or the rhythm makes you want to dance. I listen to a wide variety of music, as I wrote about in a previous Music Monday: Music Monday: So Many Genres.

Here are a couple of recent favorites that may or may not make your list:

Did auto-tune ruin music? Some say that it did. It may be overused by some artists, but there is something about it in this song that makes it effective. If I’m driving when it comes on, I do turn it up.

I was going to use the video, but it was very blinky and strobey, so I didn’t want to inflict that on anyone with sensitivities.

This next song made me cry the first time I heard it. The second time too. Maybe the third. Perhaps the fourth. I can’t listen to it without tearing up.

I can’t follow up a song like that, so I’ll call it a day.


Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

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I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

4 thoughts on “Music Monday: You Oughta’ Tune – Yer Makin’ Me Cry

    1. I appreciate the comment. I saw an interesting documentary on it. Originally it was a computer program to fix the minor errors on vocal track without the need to re-record, so when used as intended, you wouldn’t notice it. yes, that does encroach on masking natural talent, but no one is perfect. But someone discovered by setting the sensitivity very low, the program would wildly correct pitches, which gives that warble effect.
      You could also say that guitar effect pedals like distortion and wah-wah are not genuine either.


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