Its been that long since I last updated (excluding yesterday’s epically long post) that I forgot to post a blog about the art work and music I did for the musicians collective.
I’ll talk about the song “Sparrows Will Sing To Your Beautiful Heart” first. This has to be the most rushed Teepee song I’ve submitted so far. With moving city and starting a new job it was hard to find an appropriate time to not piss off my new neighbours when writing this song. The ending came quicker than the preceding part. I must have gone through four different versions of the first section before having my hand forced with the current incarnation. Yes that’s right I’m making excuses. Isobel was in top form but I think Charlie and I were struggling a little in that first part. Evidence of previous versions is evident in Margo’s piano appearance of something like three notes before the final sing along. We have since recorded an alternative which I’ll post up on here for everyone to hear… soon. ;)
The song was inspired by this event:
I’ve written the song from the point of view of the man who managed to catch this beautiful jilted bride by her dress. Although true to my style, in my version she falls to her death in a happy ending.
There’s not much to really report on the artwork other than there are some Sparrows in it and its called Sparrows. I guess it encapsulates my recent style with the weathered paper texture and film grain image approach. I decided to scan in an old Vinyl sleeve that I thought was perfect for a compilation album. My girlfriend, Rae attended a party where they made things out of old vinyl and she made an ornament from one piece and kept the sleeve. The red from the record’s label had seeped into the paper after some water damage. And me being the sucker for old things, especially things that are damaged I instantly wanted to use it. Of course Rae was a little pissed off I beat her to it as she wanted to use it in an illustration. You snooze you loose, honey! Mwahahaha
This has to be my favourite Teepee yet. Mark McCabe kicks it off with the beautifully sung Fall From The Sky followed by my favourite tune of the album from John Hekert with the wonderful Sparrows (for Mike). Lucky Mike. The quality doesn’t stop there with great tunes till the end from Fiona Keenan, Seas Starry, Les Pelicans, Its a New Day and Kitchen Cynics before I let the team down with my effort.
You can download this compilation for FREE from here.
Thanks for listening.