February 28, 2011

A meeting, a book and a song...

Sometimes you meet the most interesting people. And no, not at those stiff networking cocktail hours. Those are horrible. You meet them at the café, that's where all the real exciting stuff happens. A couple of weeks ago we performed at De Unie. Afterwards we met a couple of very interesting folks. I'd like to tell you about one of them...

Meet... Raoul de Jong! He's a young writer, actor and dancer. He's had four books published and the night we met him he was telling us all about...






The Book...
he is currently working on. I can't really reveal the format but let's just say it also includes music and dancing. Look at him go!
So anyway, just by chance he was looking for performers to do some of the songs for the book and asked us if we were interested. We met up the following week and got on together like a wild fire. I like him lots! So we decided to work with him on some of the music for this book.


The first song he had for us was a french song by Francois Hardy called 'Tous les Garcon et les Filles'. Here is the original...

Nice song, right!? I thought that we could definitely do something special with it. My idea was to add a guitar to it with lots of tremelo and make it kind of 'David Lynch-y' or like the sound that 'Crimson and Clover' has. Dreamy.

So, after spending many days of trying to learn the french lyrics we went upstairs to my cozy apartment, pulled out every musical instrument that we own to try to get the sound we were looking for and put a demo together. We ended up using several guitar parts, a snare drum and a toy accoordeon all played by Marko while i played the washtub bass and sang the vocals. My french still sucks but i really like how the song turned out. Here's our demo version of
The Song, 'Tous les Garcons et les Filles'

2 comments:

woodcutter said...

That sounds really good!

Stella said...

I love it!