Feelin' Moody: Monday Mail
What is Monday Mail?
I know, I know. MIA again. What can I say? WHIRLWIND!
Last week, I went upstate to the town where we're getting married to do some wedding stuff. Over the weekend, E. and I drove out to Pennsylvania to visit some dear friends. I've been working a lot, taking care of move logistics (at a two-steps-forward-one-step-back pace), gearing up for a big/awesome/involved cross-country art project, working on getting the last Palmyra EP together, doing my best to hang out with EVERYONE and starting to brace for the holidays. AHHHHH!
But lest you think all I do is bitch, I want to say that life is pretty rad, even if it's moving a little too fast and I'm feeling a little...well...moody about it. I wanted to choose a song that kind of embodies that feeling for today.
You probably know that I generally shy away from covers here, unless it's something really special and unique. Well, this is a great candidate. Of course, the original (by ESG) is phenomenal, but this is also pretty awesome. Andy at Optimo Music says:
Ever wanted to hear a bunch of kids tearing into the Stooges “I Wanna be
your Dog” and the sublime garage classic “Louie Louie”? Ever wondered what
it would sound like if you let an assortment of talented young musicians
from some of Glasgow finest new bands let loose in a studio to record
whatever they liked? And how about two 10 year old twins from Possil (via
Ghana) covering the infectious minimal dance grooves of New York's finest,
Hells bells… your wait is over!
The Green Door Studio opened its (confusingly black) doors to Glasgow's
vibrant music community at the end of 2007. Set up by three Glasgow-based
musicians Emily MacLaren (Michael Dracula/The Lady Vanishes), Sam Smith
(Mother & The Addicts) and Jamie Greer (Park Attack), who, sick of using
other people’s clinical digital studios and being told by engineers “You
can't do that..”, decided to create a musician-friendly space where
“Actually you can...”.
Having filled the studio with the creakiest and crankiest analogue gear,
the studio splits its time between recording commercial clients...and free music production workshops and recording opportunities for young people and unsigned musicians sponsored by The
Scottish Arts Council.
The recordings on this album are the results of these workshops and are
split between the Green Door Kids (aged 10-16) involved in the Youth Music
Summer School and their slightly more grown up counterparts (aged 18-25)
enrolled on the Song-Crafters Production Course. The young musicians
involved helped to engineer their own sessions and were all involved in
the mixing and production - the results are staggering.
Optimo Music will be releasing a vinyl of these recordings - 'Muzikal
Yooth' on the 23rd November.
This song is upbeat, a little out of control...also, well, moody. Feeling moody, yeah yeah. Very moody, yeah yeah. Trust me. This is worth it. More info here.
Can make you feel high, feel low
Feeling, feel like, like this...