Chik'n & Waffles - Penny Grune-Fae
First full length album by Penny Grune-Fae
Seven songs, ranging from 7 min 12 seconds to 16 seconds long.
1. Haunted City
2. 2 Grunches
3. Le Feu Follet (winter)
4. Rougaroux of East Slattery
5. What We Buried On St. Ann Street
6. The Ghosts of the Delta Queens
7. 30.9843° N, 91.9623° W
Chik'n and Waffles was recorded over the last six months onto my Sony ICD-PX470 Stereo Digital Voice Recorder, then mastered at Barnes and Noble's Cafe in St. Petersburg, Florida. DJ Hollow Life was human duct tape, assisting me get it all nice and neat for y'all's souls.
Some of the Toys and Instruments used on this album: Electric Guitar, Personal Portable Fans, Absinthe Spoons, Various Chopsticks, Cymbal Mallets, Dictaphone, 808 Bluetooth Speaker, Fidget Spinners, Bullet Vibrators, and a Slinky .. there is probably more..lol
It was Summer time, on East Slattery Street, Shreveport.. I was born a Louisianian... Monsters are real. Some run wild in the woods, some live under your bed, some are forced to suffer in closets, and some,,, Escape!!!
I believe in ghosts. I do think there are some cities that are haunted. Every time I visit a city, I try to let myself go and feel who the city is.. I go on a walk-about, taking in the energy of the space and hearing what the spirits could be saying to me. Each city has a Spirit all its own. The city of New Orleans has a major Ghost Airport. So many Spirits travel there for pleasure and some are trapped because of the unjust acts of mankind. The City of New Orleans is also filled with wonder, magick, and story upon stories are told for those who would like to hear them.. If you ever make it there, please spend some time listening to the old ones of the city. Also..when you visit, go treat yourself to a cup of Coffee with Chicory and some fresh beignets at Café Du Monde.
Winter on the mighty Mississippi. Up and down the shores of this wonderful woman, you can sometime see the ancestor fires burning. Winter winds roaring through the ancient places, feels like a bit o' wonder for me. Yes it is bitterly cold, yes the wind can smack you right in the face..lol.. but.. it is so worth it. I feel alive.. The French Quarter is not as busy the weeks around the Holidays, so that is definitely a great time to go enjoy her.
When I visit this wonderful Crescent City I usually stay at Place d’ Armes. What an enchanting place. They say it is haunted.. Legend says it is the most haunted place in New Orleans.. If you throw a rock in any direction in Louisiana there is Ghost Story and they are all true.
One early morning I was up reading and I heard the clop-clops of a horse-drawn carriage going down the street. That was odd. It is 3 AM and the horses should be sleeping and off for the night. The sound of clop, clop, clop, clop kept getting louder... so I got up and went the window where I heard the sounds of the horse and carriage. I then opened my window in my room and looked out... No horse and carriage anywhere.. I could still hear the horse's walking sounds and the wheels of the carriage.. I leaned out the window more, to see the street. The street was empty.
The next day when I arose I walked over to the Square and asked a carriage driver if there was an event last night on St. Ann Street? He said with an odd look on his face "The Carriage does not run that late at night". We looked at each other and both smiled.
Chik'n and Waffles for me is a self portrait. I claim to be a Southern Gal with a city girl's heart. I was born in LA; the stories of wonder are apart of my DNA. Each song on this album is about that.. I really do believe in the reality of the Paranormal. Life is too wonderful for there not to be.
The title came from enjoying a plate of Chik'n and Waffles with a good friend, and yes, like a good Southern Miss I was enjoying a glass of Sweet Tea with 'em. I said time to do a full album. This album popped out. I could give y'all every story from behind each track, but what would be the fun in that. Instead come sit with me, I will pour a glass of Tea, chat a bit and I will tell you some real Ghost Stories..
So glad to see the first full length Pennt album is a reality! Awesome work, Miss Grune-Fae!
thanks d.. i am glad u enjoyed it!! thank u for pitching it to your friends over seas, i really appreciate it.
Penny, what a beautifully mesmerizing and haunting collection! Your Chik'n and Waffles is delicious!
thank u for the kind comments. also thank u for purchasing it.
Penny, What a sonic delight of sound. I love it! The prepared guitar reminds me of Sue Ann Harkey. Sweet Tea oh hell yeah! Wonderful decriptions of the pieces.
Hi Chris, i am glad u enjoyed it. today at work. after reading your comment, i took some time and listened to Sue Ann Harkey as u suggested. i can see what u mean. i have never heard of her. thank u for the suggestion.
Penny, I listened to Chik'n Waffles today and really enjoyed it! Very well done!
thank you hal, for taking some time to comment and also some time to give a listen. i worked really hard on it. that means a lot to me.
I am so happy that you shared your album with us. I really enjoyed reading your interesting stories. It added so much to the listening experience.
Penny, listening to Chik’n Waffles late last night when it was super quiet outside in NYC was a celestial experience. The way you layer your guitar and mix and move the sounds from ear to ear is so heavenly! And I want to do a shout out to you and DJ Hollow Life (Joe Billingsley) for your just recently released split album, live long, The Split. Now that is what I call music!
Thanks u Leslie..
Great album! Enjoying both the textural and rhythmic aspects of the tracks. The Ghosts of the Delta Queens is my favorite.
Adam J Naworal
Amazing tunes here, Penny! So glad the album is now a reality!
Weebly wasn't working this morning (sometimes it doesn't load for me and that's probably why I don't comment as much as I would like to)
Hi Aimee! This is news to me about Weebly not opening for you. How long has this been going on? What web browser are you using? Would you like me to file a Help Desk request with the Weebly Support Team? I would be happy to do so if you think it might help.
I think it was just internet connectivity on my end I rthink it's ok I'll let you know if it happens even while connected to wifi or anything :)
Thanks, keep me informed.
I think Derek Bailey and Fred Frith would have loved this! An incredible sonic landscape created with such minimal means. Come to think of it, Keith Rowe would definitely embrace this too. I am glad you found the community you needed to get your work out there for us to hear and enjoy.
Thank u Tom. I am glad u enjoyed it. What a humbling compliment. I look at them as masters of this style of instrument manipulation.. I always hope to create authentic art that has the potential to touch the listener.
A sweet sonic delight!! Nice job Penny on your first full-length release!! Keep up the good work and always remember to hit that record button!!
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