ANGELS & VAMPIRES - Volume I / Chapter 5: THUNDERCHICKEN

I once saw a thunderchicken.
"No, you didn't once see me"
Of course I did, I remember it vividly!
"No you don't, you don't remember anything"
It was yellow and red and had a lightning mark on its breast
and was over 6 feet tall at least!
"THERE ARE NO THUNDERCHICKENS,
therefore you did not see a thunderchicken, 
I should know because
I'm a thunderchicken and I don't exist."

ANGIE

A song for the ages written by great blues masters THE ROLLING STONES.
Long a song in my live and unplugged repertoire, it was during the promotion of 'WildCard the Jokers' Edition', that a Radio Dj suggested that I record it for a future project. I hope that I have caused no offence to its authors Sir Mick and Lord Keith. 'Angie' (short for Angela) fit well into the whole Angels & Vampires concept.
Remember: people living in glass houses shouldn't throw Stones Cds around!


BOOLAY BOOLAY

I wanted to make certain that the humour of the project and its author left an imprint on the record, as humour is the saving grace of our humanity. I don't like being filtered, I am an unfiltered smoke and the joy that I feel, when I feel it, I wish to transfer as directly from my heart to yours as possible. A great deal of my youth was spent growing up in Florida (Daytona Beach and DeLand to be exact) where all great American music such as Gospel, Country, Cajun, Blues, Rhythm and Blues and hell raising Swamp Rock had strong roots and constituencies. This is one of the primary reasons that I hear as broadly as I do, due to the fertile musical climate in that strange and mystical state. I had fun recording this song. I hope you have fun listening and dancing to it.


MORE THAN YOU DO

Sometimes our growth can appear as a threat to others who've already fitted you according to their idea and expectations. Sometimes our growth is even a threat to our own sense of who we are or thought ourselves to be. Since life is a continued stretching to contain more light, an unfolding of height and dimensions, resisting growth and progress can feel like boxing with God itself. Go with the flow of your growth and when it feels too painful, just let go and remember that all pain is the birth of new growth, new awareness and heightened sensitivity to the presence of the love already in your life within you. 
Never waste your love on those threatened by it, they'll only kill it in the process.


The Songs

ANGIE [2:09"] 
Words and music: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

BOOLAY BOOLAY [2:35"]
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya

MORE THAN YOU DO [2:19"]
Words and music: Sananda Maitreya

All songs written*, arranged, produced and performed by SANANDA MAITREYA
Engineered by Emiliano (Emo) Alborghetti
Assisted by Matteo Cantaluppi
Mixed by Emo and Sananda
Recorded at Jungle Sound Station in Milano - ITALY
(* except Angie by Jagger-Richards)

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY AND FOR SANANDA MAITREYA
ALL SONGS COPYRIGHT CONTROL 


INSTRUMENT REPORT:

ANGIE
Drums were by 'Drumsound' 
Bass epiphone viola through an Ampeg preamp
Organ Roland VK8
Guitars were Gibson super Jumbo acoustic and Gibson SG Standard
going through a Fender Pro Junior Amp


BOOLAY BOOLAY
Drums were by 'Drumsound' 
Bass epiphone viola through an Ampeg preamp
Guitars were Gibson super Jumbo acoustic and Gibson SG Standard
going through a Matchless Amp


MORE THAN YOU DO
Drums were by 'Drumsound' 
Bass epiphone viola through an Ampeg preamp
Guitars were Gibson SG Standard
going through a Matchless Amp
Organ Roland VK8
 

For more information go to Emo at www.junglesound.com 
as my memory tends to fade as one session ends and another begins…

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WHAT TO DO IF ABDUCTED BY ALIEN BEINGS: 
(FROM THE BOOLAY BOOLAY FILES)

1. Don't resist the beam! It's really strong and if you break it, the aliens get really pissed!
2. Be calm and go with the flow… and try not to blurt out "hi, my name is Bob and I'm a used car dealer from Omaha". They tend to already know these things.
3. Don't ask to look at any of their cool stuff, it gets in the way of the procedure.
4. No matter how tempting, try to resist poking them in the middle of their really big foreheads or you get zapped with the 'mind-buzzer', which cramps your frontal lobes just like brain freeze.
5. If during the examination you are being handled in or around the genital area, call a quick time out and ask for 'Brenda'.
6. If while in the craft a strange and intense buzzing sound should emanate, don't be alarmed: it's simply how the Aliens release farts…which they have evolved as a species to do in unison, collectively.
7. They don't play Spielberg films aboard the craft, so don't ask.
8. Their pharmaceuticals are much too strong for off board consumption, so refrain from asking to take some samples with you or you'll get mind buzzed again!
9. After the examination, you may ask to be guided to the merchandise area where you may purchase a replica of their heads. Apparently, this is how they make most of their money to underwrite their expeditions.
10. Forget completely that you saw Jacques Chirac aboard the craft, because you didn't and it's as simple as that!
11. Boolay Boolay (I'm told by our good friends in the CIA) means in Zeta Reticulan (the language of the aliens) "MY GOD, WOULD YOU LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT…"
May 1, 2005