The Song To Play When You're Having A Bad Day
I was gifted this song by the Divine Creator during a yin yoga class in North Bondi, Sydney, Australia at 6:37pm on 17th February 2017; while in Frog pose for seven agonising minutes.
At the time, I had been suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for nine years and after five months pushing myself through three excruciating yoga sessions a week, wasn't getting the results that I had hoped for. I had totally failed to pick-up at a yoga studio full of gorgeous young women, I was rapidly going broke because my Life Coaching business had failed to take off (who wants a sick Life Coach?!?), both my elderly parents had been diagnosed with cancer, a sweet hot girl I met online and completely fell for had started going out with a musician who lived 12,000 km closer to her than me; and I was still chronically ill. When the dishwasher in my apartment appeared to have stopped working properly, that was the last straw for me.
I went home, voice-recorded the lyrics and melody I'd heard in my head at yoga, found the chords on my guitar, cancelled my yoga studio membership, and enrolled in a full-time music course to learn how to play and record it. I have not been back to yoga since.
The song was a turning point for me because it allowed me to get the repressed rage out of my system. Now I'm sharing it with you so that you can get the repressed rage out of your system too.
It's a song about anger really: an emotion we're often not taught how to deal with well. Be angry by all means, get it out of your system and let it go; but just don't hurt anybody in the process, OK?
16th August 2017
releases September 12, 2017
Songwriter: Graham Stoney
Lead Vocals: Graham Stoney
Rhythm Guitar: Pedro Gonzalez
Bass: Jonathan Joukhadar
Lead Guitar: Paul Ahsan
Drums & Percussion: Cy Donkin
Backing Vocals: Jeffrey Liu, Cy Donkin
Recording Engineering: Ayesha Cochrane, Jeffrey Liu, Cy Donkin
Mixing & Mastering: Oleksii Alekseichuk
Producer: Graham Stoney
Thanks For Your Support:
Eddy The Drummer
The students of Sydney TAFE Music
Thanks For Your Encouragement:
Thanks For The Inspiration:
Flight of the Conchords
Dharma Shala yoga studio