Sometimes it's just too hot to do anything - you know the heat I'm talking about - the humidity is high and energy's in short supply - it's as if a dentist on quaaludes is physically extracting motivation from your body.
Yet - we still gotta write - right?
It's at times like this I look to the classics - to the tracks I don't need to think about. I want something familiar - something that my overheated cerebrum can wearily acknowledge and then turn its limited resource to lifting my fingers.
But I also want a groove - I want to receive some kind of energetic input but I don't want too much - it's a fine balancing act.
A Gershwin remix with a chilled beat you say?
Evocations of the South and Tennessee Williams?
Blending modernity with one of the most recognizable melodies from the American songbook?
Oh yes please - that would be perfect.
Check it out - it is...
This track also appears on the Music to Blow Smoke Rings Across The Floor playlist.
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About the Curator: Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the dark forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top. They would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
Although I've always played, I haven't always been a musician. Most of my twenties were spent working with people, buying and selling and learning how the world works. It was in my thirties that I came to America and focused on music and began to develop music2work2.