Me & My Song SE1 EP4 ~ “Shame on You Man”
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Heartfelt, yet humorous, Jessica openly discusses the inspiration behind the writing of this song, “Shame on You Man”. Before an intense performance of the song, itself, Jessica speaks on its inception. Touching on the subject of how she is a seeker, she reveals that the piece came to be during the uncovering of some very painful truths about the church in which she was raised. Discussing the sanctioned rape and murder of women throughout the ages by “The Church,” Jessica references her own negative experiences with men and makes a genuine plea to the masculine men and women of the world to not channel the “monster”, but rather to embrace their masculinity and to use the love and the strength of that masculinity to love and to embrace the feminine.
Jessica and her faithful sidekick / bass guitar player and music arranger, Rob McCloskey take the stage again - this time to perform “Shame on You Man” LIVE, at the Chopping Block. Yes – things will get chopped. You will also get a chance to enjoy Rob and Jessica discussing what it means to have an accent in music and how a simple change in emphasis, in any given song, can change the entire mood. Enjoy this week’s episode of “Me and My Song” as all “basses” are covered! I mean, what better thing to do on a Sunday afternoon than to sing LIVE, have discussions on cool music tricks, and chop up wilted chard that was dying in Jessica’s fridge?
Although surrounded by men and recording a song that quite clearly scolds them, Jessica is not intimidated, but rather, simply happy that a studio full of men smells so good. She and some bandmates are heading on over to Expression College this week to record some basic instrumental tracks for this month’s song “Shame on You Man”. After eventually making sure that they are all playing the SAME song, the record button gets hit and the fun begins! The gang is recording with analogue tape this time, so how many takes can be taken is limited! After a couple takes land in the trash, a quick rehearsal ensues in studio, wherein Jessica reminds us that rehearsal during recording time is usually not the best way to go. But the session ultimately ends with a round of applause for everyone as the musical groundwork for “Shame on You Man” is set and ready for Jessica to add her vocals to next week in Part 4…
Jessica is off and running to record the final vocals for the PART 4 conclusion of this month’s song “Shame on You Man”! Jessica is reminded not to be a loud mouth when she sings her vocals, and is assured by her producer and engineer that if loud mouthing should happen, her vocals will promptly be hit with a hammer… whatever that means. Ultimately, all parties remain calm during this recording session and nobody ends up hitting anything. But throughout the process, there does end up being some serious discussion about whether or not this song should, in fact, contain a mother [email protected]#*er.
Copyright 2018 © Jessica Leia Written, directed, edited and produced by Jessica Leia
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THE SONG “Shame on You Man”
A pop rock song that could seem like an angry one if it weren’t so touching; “Shame on You Man” reflects upon the atrocities committed against women throughout history. The poetry of the lyrics, met with the ferocity of the keys, makes for a Tori Amos meets Ani DiFranco, meets Billy Joel kind of feel. A call for the masculine people of the world to embrace the feminine, for the beautiful and powerful force that she is. In this studio recording of the song, Jessica Leia sings with guts and jams it out on piano while her band rocks it out with a cool walkin’ bass and grungy electric guitar behind her!
You can DOWNLOAD all 3 versions of "Shame on You Man" here:
Shame on You Man - SOLO
UPC BarCode: 194171004896
Shame on You Man - LIVE
Shame on You Man – FINAL
* Jessica Leia on Vocals and Piano
* Rich DiBenedetto on Drums
* John Rogstad on Bass Guitar
* Dean Kattari on Lead Guitar
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