Grendel – A Kompoz collaboration – JennyK Original

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Grendel – A Kompoz collaboration – (JennyK original)

Art/prog- rock

About this song:


I read books. Lots of books.
I escape, sure I do. It’s my safe place.
And Recently I started listening to a podcast featureing fairytales the way they were written, not as they got cleaned up and polished by Disney. And those are disturbing, interesting, fascinating, and like a kick in the ass for creativity.
However, information overload is a thing, even if it’s self-imposed entertainment.
I’m not sure what that dark and absurd stuff does to the mind in the long run. Or if it’s even worth the bother considering.
As far as the name is concerned, I did read Beowulf recently – or an abridged podcast version. and I can’t help sympathize with Grendel. All he wanted was peace and quiet.

Thank you:

WillaWay: drums, lead guitar
Pete Midipunk: Encouragement, comical release. 😀
Bill Babcock: Guitars
Clif Warren: Bass.
Creator:
JennyK -Songwriting, lyrics, vocals, various keys and pads, mixing, mastering

Lyrics

Grendel
Lyrics by Jenny K. Brennan

Once upon a time there was a poet. He wrote a story where they all died. And someones mother was insane in the swamp and they came to get her.
And once upon a time there was a princess in a tower and she got knocked up and died when she tried to escape. Got strangled on her hair.
And once upon a time there was a happily ever after.
Can you tie up this story line?
Can you soothe my Grendel?
Oh, I’ve been losing all my heroes cause I’ve been killing them all.
I don’t know what I’m on.
It’s gotta be something strong.
I’m a poet after all.
Oh, I’ve been losing my direction and maybe I’ve gone too far.
It’s all the stories I read.
It’s all the stories I read.
It’s all the stories I read.
I want to believe in fairytales.
Do you believe in happily ever after.
Do you believe love’s like a fairytale.
I wanna believe in happily ever after.
But I do believe that love is a fairytale.
Once upon a time.
Oh, I’ve been losing my perception.
Cause I’ve been turning it down.
I don’t know what I’ve done.
It’s gotta be something dumb.
I’m a poet after all.
Oh, I’ve been burning your instructions and maybe I’ve gone too far.
It’s all the stories I read.
I want to believe the fairytale.
[Solo] Do you believe in happily ever after.
Do you believe love’s like a fairytale.
I wanna believe in happily ever after.
But I do believe that love is a fairytale.
I am nothing if not a believer.
In fairy’s play, the hero’s quest, the maiden’s everlasting innocence.
I am nothing if not a believer.
Once upon a time there was a dragon. He hoarded all the people and all the cats. He traded on the market for something interesting to read.
Once upon a time there was a king who tried to marry his daughter. Because he couldn’t find anyone as perfect as her mother who died.
Once upon a time I believed in love.
Once upon a time.
Do you believe in happily ever after.
Do you believe love’s like a fairytale.
I wanna believe in happily ever after.
But I do believe that love is a fairytale.
Once upon a time.

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HOI – Music we love Ep 3 – Spydah with “Ghost in my head”

Spydah - Roger Barlow's cool spider avatar.
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Music we love – Featuring “Ghost in my head”

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Ghost in my head

Collaborators:

Edson Silva

liljoe6string

Louis Marchena

Roger Barlow

Lyrics

Ghost in my head
Lyrics by Louis Marchena

I feel … like a child trapped in an endless maze
I dream … of a time when I can end my thoughts of you
I’ll fall … into a void without your love’s embrace
I’ll be … lost & alone, cause I’ve nothing to offer you
I once found the one … To share in my dreams, but my demons I could not shed
Now my life’s undone … Though you’re still here … like a Ghost In My Head
I’ve tried to erase … All those thoughts of you, but my heart’s been misled
I can never replace … The smiles you’ve left … you’re like a Ghost In My Head

You’ve gone … & left an emptiness no other heart could ever fill
It’s been so long … since I last felt the warmth of my arms around you
My screams … are lost to the wind & my mind is restless still
I’ve stayed strong … for the sake of our family but I’m tired without you

Now I found the one … To share in my dreams, but my demons I cannot shed
Now my life’s undone … Though you’re still here … like a Ghost In My Head
I’ve tried to erase … All those thoughts of you, but my heart’s been misled
I can never replace … The smiles you’ve left … you’re like a Ghost In My Head

I once found the one … To share in my dreams , but my demons I could not shed
Now my life’s undone … Though you’re still here … like a Ghost In My Head
I’ve tried to erase … All those thoughts of you, but my heart’s been misled
I can never replace … The smiles you’ve left …
you’re like a Ghost In My Head
Like a Ghost In My Head

Enjoy!

Jenny and Bill

House of Imp – Music we love
is produced by Bill Babcock and Jenny K Brennan – 2018
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HOI – Music we love Ep 1 – Kompoz Showcase #1 (Crossover episode HOI 35)

House of Imp - 35 - Collaboration Artworks
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Kompoz – Favorite collaborations – #1

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For December 2017, we picked a couple of great tracks produced by artists from kompoz.com.
This is the first of many more episodes featuring some of our favorite creations. There will be more independant music but also books and movies we simply can’t not talk about. This Kompoz showcase features two collaborations:

“Never Enough”

Written by
BillOnGuitar a.k.a Bill Barrett
with lyrics and vocals by
Wire-and-Wood a.k.a Mike Patterson.
Musicians:
Cory Frey,
Grumpy Grump,
SirWillyDS12 a.k.a Bill Smith.

Lyrics: Never Enough

“Relapse”

Written by
Rx.
Lyrics and vocals by
Fresh727 a.k.a Mika Greiner.


Lyrics: Relapse

Enjoy!
Bill and Jen – Treating Imps right since…. Err.

House of Imp Episode 35 was:

Produced by Jenny K Brennan a.k.a JennyK. and Bill Babcock a.k.a sriracha.

House of Imp music by
Icarus machine – 2017.
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Studio Chaotic and Sundered Records – 2017

House of Imp 35 – Featuring music we love – Kompoz Showcase #1

House of Imp - 35 - Collaboration Artworks
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Kompoz – Favorite collaborations – #1

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For December 2017, we picked a couple of great tracks produced by artists from kompoz.com.
This is the first of many more episodes featuring some of our favorite creations. There will be more independant music but also books and movies we simply can’t not talk about. This Kompoz showcase features two collaborations:

“Never Enough”

Written by
BillOnGuitar a.k.a Bill Barrett
with lyrics and vocals by
Wire-and-Wood a.k.a Mike Patterson.
Musicians:
Cory Frey,
Grumpy Grump,
SirWillyDS12 a.k.a Bill Smith.

Lyrics: Never Enough

“Relapse”

Written by
Rx.
Lyrics and vocals by
Fresh727 a.k.a Mika Greiner.


Lyrics: Relapse

Enjoy!
Bill and Jen – Treating Imps right since…. Err.

House of Imp Episode 35 was:

Produced by Jenny K Brennan a.k.a JennyK. and Bill Babcock a.k.a sriracha.

House of Imp music by
Icarus machine – 2017.
Become a patron of House of Imp and Icarus Machine.
Listen to Icarus machine on Spottify.

Media hosted by Blubrry Media hosting.

Studio Chaotic and Sundered Records – 2017

House of Imp 33 Perfectionism, publishing regret, and feedback diplomacy. A chat with guest Bill Babcock. Imp gets some great feedback.

I can't keep calm, I'm a perfectionist!
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Perfectionism, publishing regret, feedback diplomacy.

Everything has to be perfect. Right?

Introducing Bill, who seem to have all his ducks in a row. Is that so?

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In this episode

Imp is asking for feedback. That could have been a wise move, but it all depends on who you ask. 😀

For the first and and certainly not the last time, Bill joins me with his thoughts about the perfectionism that he is quite comfortable with and I handle with much more anxiety. We learn a bit about Bill and what he does other than playing guitar, producing and everything else except play bass and sing, in Icarus Machine. This prog-metal band was formed in 2015, consists of JennyK, Jordi Rebas, and Bill. The rest is, at least in our minds, history.

A learning experience

For me personally, this episode is teaching me things I really could have lived without worrying about. I’ve learned that I suck and can’t keep a sentence going without drifting off into non-thought. The interview part in this episode was a mental struggle and that is despite knowing Bill. My brain freezes and my thoughts scramble. We discarded our first recording. The second one was much better, shorter and slightly more “to the point”. But still, two perfectionists working together will always find something wrong and plenty of excuses for a retake.
So, a light shift in plan, and the third take…. Well. it gave me, if possible, even more anxiety than the first. We decided to use parts of the third to integrate in the second because there were some good moments captured there. However, that’s not quite what happened in the final editing.
What you are hearing is the result of lots of anxiety, even more editing, and a very patient and generous good friend, helping me while aggravating me when saying “You know what you’re doing.”
Arghhhh.

so enjoy my venture into stuff that scares me, and Bill’s first peek into the confusing world that is podcasting. …. 😀

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