I’ve always been a lone wolf, a loose cannon, a candle in the wind. It’s just the way it seems to me I live my life. However, sometimes I get the urge to team up with someone and work on something together. Luckily, the lady friend I’m currently seeing is as good a partner as any.
Sheila showers four times a day to “wash away the sins”. HAHA. She was in there one night while I was cooking her a late night snack of broth on toast (she’s Scottish, loves it) and I heard the most beautiful raspy voice coming from the bathroom. On closer inspection I found it to be Sheila, singing in a manner that brought both Bonnie Tyler and a young Joe Cocker to mind. Not a bad mix, I thought, I wonder if I could write for her.
After she’d dried off and had her post-shower nap I approached her with some of my lyrics, namely Love on an Aeroplane and Hard Pill to Swallow. Both classic Barker tracks, and I was curious to see if we could add a bit of post-Kim-Cairnes rasp to them. My Frankenstein’s monster going to consist of Heart crossed and Bette Davis’ Eyes, basically. Maybe we could add some Wings and some Open ARMS by Journey???
Now I’ve read various online casino guides so I know a gamble when I see one, but working with Sheila is not one of them. She drinks a lot, she smokes, she’s self-destructive, and often disappears for days on end – perfect for the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle I’d like to lead!
So this week we’ll be laying down some tracks in my studio and seeing what happens. I have a very good feeling about this and think we could be the next Kurt Cobain and Yoko Ono!