Words and Music by Keram Malicki-Sanchez (ASCAP/SOCAN)
Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Keram Malicki-Sanchez and Joshua Miles Joudrie at Chemical Light Factory Studios in Hollywood, California - November 2015.
Additional performers include:
Marc Thomas - electric guitars
Angie Brown - vocals
Jessica Marshall-Gardiner - vocals
Mastered by Andy Vandette, New York, NY
After the release of my album Come to Life, I decided to take a sabbatical from music. But the call became strong once more and I decided to try something really different.
I wrote a late night Facebook post positing that if it got 100 likes, I would write, record, produce, mix and release a new song in 7 days.
Within five hours, the post had 170 likes and many encouraging comments, So the challenge was accepted.
I decided that this time, I would do something never before attempted - that is - to write every note, every lyric, play every part, share every thought of the songs creation live to Periscope. No filters, no editing, no holds barred.
As soon as I had begun, I realized what a vulnerable and transparent process this was, but more importantly, how happy I was to do it. The interaction with an audience was incredible and - like quantum physics (as Unadari Phillips pointed out) the mere act of observing the creation of the song, was changing and affecting it.
The final result was so awesome that I decided to spend an extra three days mixing it properly. (We took another 3 weeks).
It was all documented on Periscope and that will be available soon in digest form on YouTube due to a successful ensuing IndieGogo crowdfunding campaign.
Last night I received the final masters from Mr. Andy VanDette who again, went above and beyond to get it just right.
We got Mr. (Alex) Lifeson's notes and blessing. And I am deep into production on the music video.
One of my faves I have ever made for a song I have released.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the making of this song, including my IndieGogo backers/support network:
(alphabetically, by first name):
Elvira Sanchez de Malicki
Jennifer M Zabawa
Susan P Walsh
"(Don't Get Caught) By The Dazzling Charades"
(words and music by Keram (ASCAP/SOCAN)
A star will die
And yet I feel I just started
And I must reconcile
The storm in all I wanted
Oh no, please
I can't, I can't
My heart, my heart
And other superstitions be
Is that the way we're gonna deal
With the way it's gonna feel
All your animal loneliness
The turbulent stuff of your life
All the heft of my body and mind
Archetype you're looking for's not
Hers to hold
David Gornall asked me for a positive lyric now
Instead of you
You hapless foul
I'll take the hit
In spite of you
I know we'll win
The end is new
I need you to know
That I hold the glow
Of our yearning hearts
Above all the cards
That's a one one one one bean
People think that's kinda neat
It's kinda what worried me
But I'm not the kind to wait and see