Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy valentines day



The Beat Of My Heart By Young Governor feat. SIMONE from TROPICS by youngguv

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Wad up, lovers. This holiday is super whack, but here's a song that was recorded 2 years ago (at least!) with my friend Simone who plays drum in one of the other best bands in the world (I play in like 3 of them), Tropics. Who I will be posting about more and more in the months to come because I am recording a 12" for them, and producing it and releasing it and its gonna be bonkers music that probably no one will really understand until 5 years after when Max is a movie star and Simone physically transforms into an actual snare drum (a really nice, and friendly one though). Anyways - This song I originally wrote for Marvelous Darlings but no one seemed really psyched on it (theres a recording of it somewhere) so it got shelved. I always thought it was a catchy song. I hate garage rock, but after seeing a certain garage dude perform I thought I could do a song like that (but better), so it happened. Simone played double drum tracks on this, and theres even some bongo's in there. I asked her because I thought the song had an Elvis vibe (she's obsessed), or whoever that boyish blonde rockabilly dude is that she says I remind her of. She is also one of Toronto's best drummers. She is also one of the nicest and greatest people you will ever meet.

The B side is a ballad, and should have been recorded with an orchestra (one day!) except I don't know how to play it because its in a tuning I made up, that I forget (that goes for The Bitters "Hav A Nap Hotel" record too..). Speaking of the Bitters we will be playing a really random show soon at Mercury Espresso Bar in the East End (as a duo). Because it's 2 blocks from my house. Also Aerin works there and makes espresso with lamb fat and mashed potatoes and calls them "Sunday Roast". Good name, eh? They are celebrating 5 years of existence, being snobby, and pretending Coffee is really really important... wait, maybe it is?. (jk, they always hook me up, they are awesome)

I wrote this song in my mums basement, and I haven't lived there for YEARS.. So, i guess this song is more like 4 years old. Still rippin'.

Happy day, lovers and here's my No Guv No Luv advice..
Keep it mellow.. Don't be too sensitive.. Don't be a nag... Don't be a wanker.. And get mashed together on the reg.. its a beautiful thing. Oh, and keep laughin'. XO
oooh.. also dinner dates are the best, and pretty much have to happen ALL THE TIME.
Don't be CHEAP.
THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT, IF IT TAKES MORE WORK THAN THAT AND YOU CANT FOLLOW THOSE SIMPLE GUIDELINES, YOU BEST BOUNCE.



13 comments:

msc said...

thats a good one,rockabilly lover?

The Boner said...

Love is gay

The Vagina said...

.. Well, i happen to love it.

Anonymous said...

Since it's Valenitine's day, can I just say that I'm head over heels in love with Simone TB and I hope I meet her one day and we'll be bffs foreva. xoxo

Anonymous said...

That's a great tune, you should get her to play drums on all your records.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to send all the Huckleberry Friends a valentines day card, but forgot

GUV said...

who mailed me an anonymous "secret admirer" v day card to my apartment and sprayed it with perfume and put a cat on the front?????????

Anonymous said...

i would have...if i didn't know you already had a girlfriend on every continent. ;)

Anonymous said...

"Mexican Summer can eat a bowl of dicks". Great writing! ( I kind of agree, though!)

Anonymous said...

new version of BOMH smokes darlings version. nice one.
-cpt d

Anonymous said...

ps
good drummer

The Boner said...

i just gotta bone...

GUV said...

can you tell me who my girlfriends are in the following places: africa, south america, europe, china ?

I wouldn't wanna miss an anniversary or bday.