10.7.15

Why I'm nicknamed Mystic Maggie

As posted on my facebook page earlier this week... 
WHAT A DAY! Just back from a full days work at the recording studio. Managed to get 1 song and 1 Instrumental recorded for THE ALBUM, and 1 song and instrumental to go elsewhere.
However had a really SUPERNATURAL experience while there, and on the way home ....

I had felt a presence around the studio most of the day. Which has never happened to me their before. Whist recording an instrument to be added to 1 of the instrumentals, I sensed a Mans presence hanging around the doorway. He was a tall, dark haired man, who sensed the producers attempts to get the chorus just right - who like me, wants to give of his best. I had no idea who he was? - but I felt he was so proud of the producer at his work, at his musicianship and his studio. I couldn't say anything to the producer at the time, in case I put him off - but knew he was there to encourage him- and not to give up. Could sense he had a great admiration of him.
Personally I thought it may have been a father, or late male relative of his. 
Then I decided after he had finished to talk the bull by the horns - so to speak- and asked him had he'd lost a male family relative, or a friend recently??? I was worried in case he thought I was a Nut Job! lol, but was very surprised at his reply.
Since I don't keep up with the latest gossip I hadn't heard that CLIFF LEDGER (From the North Ireland- but recently living in Spain) a C/W singer and guitarist had passed away Friday 3rd July - 3 days ago. Though elderly, was dark haired in his prime. Was described as a Tall Man, who had heard about the producer for quite some time and very much wanted to meet him- managed to meet last year in Spain. Their one and only encounter :-(  Was very impressed by the produce's skills and told him so.
So the funeral would have been today in Spain. I guess he wanted to get a message to the producer (since I was in the studio with him today - he used me to pass it on ) and the only thing I knew about this man was had heard his name mentioned a few years back.
So guess that freaked me. 
And the other thing that startled me was when on the way home listening to One of the CDs in particular, the CD faded out strangely, thought I would have to contact the studio so played it again several more times - but levels were fine- guess someone want to get my attention. Wondering who???
This happened during and just after the recording of my country  & western version of my song "You Feed My Adrenalin Rush", this version entitled "Rushing Around"  Enjoy...

25.6.15

Dust In The Wind

The song called ''DUST IN THE WIND'' is very Special to me!
After the passing of my late brother Robert, so suddenly and suspiciously; the loss was so devastating that It left me totally distraught. The feelings of loss, I bottled up, but I dealt with ALONE!
However Robert's passing, whilst so Young and so Musically Talented, left such a huge vacuum in my life. It changed my Direction ! Turning my grief and loss, into A More Constructive - Not Destructive Direction. It made me want to write the songs- that should have been written with him. 


I wrote a number of songs before writing this one. I can recall the producer's reaction when this song was completed. He kept asking me ''DID I REALLY WRITE THIS SONG MYSELF?''- 3 TIMES HE ASKED! And YES, I DID! Though was probably influenced by my late brother's musical genius!

I gave the song the nick name ''The Onion Song''; as an onion can be cut and be peeled back revealing many layers- like the full version of this song! ''DUST IN THE WIND'' It can be taken to mean different things, to different people.

Listen to clips from the song, by clicking PLAY on the widget  below...
 

18.6.15

"Runs With The Wolves"

I had started to write a song, after having exactly the same dream 3 nights in a row - a first for me!  It was then confirmed several days later  a story about racism in the USA, when the subject matter came up in a movie. I had very little knowledge about American history at that time; but knew I had to complete this song! Of course I had to have a twist added to the song to make it my own creation.  I made it into a story, into a fictional ballad!

Since I love Wolves- I now had the perfect opportunity to include a bit more creativity to my idea. The mix  shared here, contains clips of a vocal version,clips from an instrumental version and an unplugged instrumental clip too. All vocals by myself, and a Native American flute added so much more to the song.
Runs With The Wolves - Maggie Young

Shortly after the songs completion, an F.B friend – out of the blue asked if I could write him a song for his birthday. This was something I've never done before and don't normally do; but since I had written a suitable song that could be adapted, I made it into 2 slightly different versions. So because of several strange dreams, a T.V movie and my very vivid imagination ''Runs With The Wolves" was born.

This is a very different song written by a gal from the North of Ireland and has been the most difficult song to write and record to date. So hopefully you'll like it and listen to the story within. I'm hoping that a film maker/music supervisor might get to listen to this and it would add to "the feel" of a supernatural type movie/TV series about wolves , Native Americans and/or the paranormal.


15.6.15

Sinful Streak

Sinful Streak - Maggie Young
FAO Music Supervisors

I have several songs, one in particular would suit a horror movie/TV series. Have listened to other horror music in several music libraries, which appear to be just instrumentals and/or effects.

This song is different, it is a song I wrote lyrics and music for ; recorded and sang. It would suit movie/tv series with a storyline that can be linked with werewolves, shape-shifters,vampires, zombies or flesh eating creatures.

This song was written within 20 minutes. (melody and lyrics). The fastest song to date I've written. The producer loved it - claims its one of his favorite songs of mine; however I never confessed to him it was created after I had downed a few glasses of wine. LOL '' Shoosh! That's our little secret!'' lol

Take a listen to clips of the song; one with lyrics ( myself on vocals) and also an instrumental with my haunting vocal effects included.

2.6.15

He's A Heartbreaker

This is my latest song. Its a bit different as I've clips of 3 versions of the same song uploaded online.
The first clip of the main song– (containing vocals), the second is a instrumental version and the third a dance version; which was my fault, as I suggested using a KORG in the arrangement – which my late brother Robert also played BRILLIANTLY!- I contributed a musical keyboard sound to it; that Robert, my late brother, would have played; as it was his style. By contributing a keyboard sound and including a short''musical run'' – the idea for a ''Dance version'' was conceived; its a memory of him which I will always have of his style.

''HE'S A HEART BREAKER'' Is based on TRUE EVENTS WITHIN MY FAMILY OF ORIGIN..It was kept as a DARK SECRET for a long time. - BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE SECRETS! AS THEY HAVE A HABIT OF COMING OUT. I don't want to mention any names as it concerns a love one I was very close to. But the strangest thing about my song is that it could be about anyone! ''HE'S A HEARTBREAKER'' has also been written as an interesting story.

I've also written a version for a Male singer to sing. Which I'm really pleased about, as this is the first time I've wrote a version for a Male Singer. Most of my songs are usually written for a female vocalist or both sexes to
sing.



7.3.15

Letting it rip...

Over on facebook   I've been letting it rip (as they say here in Northern Ireland)

WHAT A BLOOMIN CHEEK! A singer contacted me and asked if I would send a song over that they may consider singing it. I'M NOW MAKING IT ABUNDANTLY CLEAR, I'M A SINGER, PERFORMER, DO MY OWN BACKING VOCALS MYSELF IN THE STUDIO AND WRITE MY OWN MUSIC ; AND PLAN TO SING & RELEASE MY OWN SONGS FIRST- - UNLESS A BIG NAMED ARTIST WANTS TO LEASE THEM.
NOW FEeeeel much better getting that off my chest .
SOME PEOPLE- HAVE A NERVE! Don't worry I can bide my time lol

...they limit us as JUST SONGWRITER when in fact we CAN SING AND PERFORM AS WELL. THAT MAKES US MORE THAN JUST A SINGER. Show Respect where respects due - thats my motto. Since I'm only writing 4 years, but have been professionally singing for a number of years prior to that and singing publicly since I was 4 years old. even for free what a fool! xxx

 I'll tell you something, if this recession,or double dip depression continues, and people don't buy new music I know it will KILL THE MUSIC INDUSTRY COMPLETLY; AS THERE WILL BE FEW NEW SONGS MADE AND ALL YOU'LL BE LEFT WITH IS THE SAME OLD, SAME OLD SUNG OUT SONGS; AS FEW PEOPLE CAN AFFORD TO MAKE HIGH QUALITY RECORDINGS - SUPPOSE ITS TRUE PEOPLE WOULD RATHER GO OUT FOR A COFFEE THAN BUY A DOWNLOAD SINGLE OR ALBUM. SO ITS ALL IN YOUR HANDS THE SURVIVAL OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY! The ones who'll lose out the most will be the young, new, up coming talent, but no matter what happens I AIN'T QUITTING, CAUSE THIS IS MY CALLING!

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Maggie xxx <3

13.2.15

Treasure In My Heart

Here's a clip of a song I wrote. A love story that hopefully will endure longer than Valentines Day. This is only a snip of my latest song, but like many of my others it has a story to tell. This is a love story with an unexpected ending - all will be revealed when it's released on my Album.