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This is the first single from our forthcoming album (out in 2021) "The Song is the Thing",

Daydrinkin' was officially released September 23, 2020 - the Autumn Equinox, when the drinking hours are equally divided between day and night!


We're aiming to add a properly recorded, mixed, and mastered single here, releasing a song each month until the album is complete, thought demos can still be heard at the Spike and Dianimal Soundcloud page. People who pay for downloads of singles along the way will be eligible for goodies and prizes as we near completion, such as vinyl pressings, and free downloads of the album. Please subscribe on here and at our YouTube Channel, Spotify - Spundcloud and wherever else. We'll never bombard you, just bring you fresh new content on an easy schedule. Your subscriptions help us earn attention from content providers who could potentially add us to curated playlists. Thank you!!

While I'm in no way advocating chronic alcohol abuse as a workable solution to dealing with the aftermath of a break-up, or any other significant loss, I am in awe of the long history of torch songs about sorrowful drinkin' and happy to add to it with this lament inspired by NOLA's 24-hour culture (pre-COVID that is). Some drink to remember....some to forget....here we do both....

lyrics

Daydrinkin'

I've been told it's wise to wait til dusk
To put a cold cocktail to one's lip
Yeah I been sold a lotta lies my love
Been given many a poison cup to sip

Now I feel old - it's like you wore me out!
I once was bold - you tore my soul with doubt

So now I know it's better not to wait
It's good to get a start on feelin' great
Before it gets too late

So I"m
Daydrinkin'
And thinkin' about you
Daydrinkin'
A glass in my hand
I start with white wine in the morning
By noon I'm takin' shots with the band

When I switch to hard liquor
I like that Juniper Gin
By night time I've nearly forgotten
The thrill of the smell of your voice
And the sound of your....skin

So I knock myself out another evening
Oblivion's better than pain
But when the sun hits my eyes
It's the darkest surprise
To find you runnin' 'round my mind again

So I start
Daydrinkin'
Some rum in my coffee
Daydrinkin'
Sippin' beer from the can
I take a cab down to Decatur
Where the bartenders all understand
about dat

Daydrinkin'
I give out my number
Daydrunk
To any ole man
Night time I get a strange message
From some guy who says he wants one final goodbye
Before he boards his flight......
to Japan

So I knock myself out another evening
Oblivion's better than pain
But when the sun hits my eyes
It's the darkest surprise
To find you runnin' 'round my mind again

So I knock myself out another evening
Oblivion's better than pain
But when the sun hits my eyes
It's the darkest surprise
To find you runnin' 'round my mind again

So I start daydrinkin'
to stop thinkin' about you
Daydrinkin' 'til I run out of ice
Knock on the door of a neighbour
To see if he's got "Something Cool"
Maybe lend me some sugar
Or maybe some spice

Daydrinkin'
To stop think about you
Daydrinkin'
'Til I'm daydrunk enough to run you
'Til I'm daydrunk enough to spin you
'Til I'm daydrunk enough to run you
Right out of my brain

credits

from The Song is The Thing (work in progress) New Orleans, 2020, track released September 23, 2020
Live, multi-track outdoor recording of amplified quintet:

Diana Rosalind; melody, vocals, lyrics, arrangement
Stephen Perkins; upright bass, arrangement
Josh Ratner : trombone improvisation
Olivya Lee: jazz guitar
Rose Cangelosi: snare and brushes

Audio Recording and Mixing by ABL Media, New Orleans
Mastered by Mike Harvey, New Orleans
Copyleft 2020 New Orleans

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Diana Rosalind New Orleans, Louisiana

After being discovered by Bobby McFerrin as a young vocal improviser in San Francisco, I spent some years writing and performing with ensembles that remain important in the history of Bay Area arts, then did time tangling with the music biz in LA & NYC, followed by a decade in Europe, recording all the while, before coming "home" to NOLA. This is a partial musical record of that journey. ... more

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