The Project - To get artists I love to record a cover of my song "Washington Parks" all for raising money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis (the disease) and the MS Society (the charity).. any song you find featured on this page (links are all down the right hand side) is on sale for charity. All versions are a 100% cover of my song from the artist with no involvement by me.. please buy and support. so far including Ed Harcourt, Emmy the great & Tim Wheeler. find out more below.
Finally the song has made it to most, if not all digital sellers, some links are below, if I havent linked, just search in your normal ways from all listed below.. Thank you all if you have already purchased and supported the project through my bandcamp.
Back in February 2011 I was stuck in traffic listening to my original version of "Washington Parks" when the idea of this project hit me.. I have for a long time wanted to raise money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that I have struggled with for 7 years now, but wanted to do something away from the normal and I really wanted to somehow involve music. After all music has been one the most important factors along with my family that has helped me through the really dark and tough times..
I never thought I would still be blogging in August having raised over £10,000, let alone releasing an Ash & We Are Scientists collaboration as the third major song for my project. The first being Ed Harcourt, the second Emmy the Great.. well here it is. A STEREO collaboration between Ash (left channel) and We Are Scientists (right channel) of "Washington Parks" available now to raise money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis... The song is featured just below, along with a video to the song done by one of my bestest friends Adam Rogers... A MASSIVE thank you to everyone involved who has given their time and help make this happen, most noticably the two awesome bands Tim, Mark, Rick, Keith, Chris & Andy
If you can afford, please help by buying the songs available. All money goes to the MS Society to help fund their vital work in beating MS......
Amazon mp3, Itunes, and all other digital links will appear hopefully this week.
**News articles, blogs etc**
Link to NME.com article HERE
Link to article on Official Ash siteHERE
Link to article on Official MS Society site HERE
Link to Blog by Ash Gardner who recorded the AWESOME drums HERE
Link to MS Society Facebook article HERE Featured in today's (12/08/2011) Guardian newspaper
If, however you do not fancy a song, but would like to help the cause and support my project, you can donate directly to my MS Society fundraising page, right HERE
Picture of Rick and Andy recording the drums for Washington Parks.. Double Drumming!!! Photo from HERE
Interview with Chris Cain (We Are Scientists) taken from examiner.com, interview by Ken Grand-Pierre Full interview HERE
Examiner: A couple months ago I got to interview Tim Wheeler of Ash (Read here: http://randomville.com/wordpress/?p=10311) and I asked him about the possibilities of Ash and We Are Scientists (AKA WASH) to record or tour a track. He said it’s very likely the next thing Ash will release is a WASH track so any word on that?
Chris: We actually recorded a single which is going to come out soon. It won’t be too long until it’s out and it’s for a charity in England called the Multiple Sclerosis Society. It’s a cover of a song called “Washington Parks” by Happy Monster (Robert Manning) but its pretty sweet. The concept of the song is that if you listen to it on headphones or stereo the musicians of Ash are on the left channel and all the We Are Scientists guys are playing it in the right channel. We’re playing the same song essentially but in different ways. I’m not playing the same bass line as Mark and Rick isn’t playing the same drum pattern as Andy. I think Keith and Tim sing the same thing but in a different sort of harmony. What’s interesting especially is that not only do we have a unison feel going on but you can also take off one headphone and hear one band and vice versa.