Darren Watson | New Single 'Marion' Music Video

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Darren Watson | New Single 'Marion' Music Video

Project 2021-12-30 12:00:10 +1300

Hi everyone. I hope your 2021 went well, all things considered.

It’s been a really quiet one for me on the performance front but I’ve been writing like mad and I have a lot of good songs ready to go. So, what’s this here all about then? Well, I’ve written a really cool song and recorded it at Lamington Studios with a few friends. I’d really like to release it with a great video ‘cause it’s an interesting story and worthy groove.

Clive Copeman, the mega-talented director behind the Ernie Abbott video has come to me with a great idea for a short film to accompany the song. But it’s not going to be free to produce and frankly after a couple of years of not much gigging I don’t have a cent to my name other than what I’m scraping by paying the rent with. I am so proud of this one, folks and I think you’re going to love it.

So . . . how would you like to help us make a video for my new, cool single ‘Marion’? We’ll really need about $3,300 to do it right. But we are seeking $1,800 as a target here. Some folks will be working gratis – so if we go over this total rest assured all the money (minus this sites fees) will be paying for someone’s hard mahi. As video budgets go, by the way, this is pretty tiny. But I know Clive is going to deliver something great just like he did with Ernie Abbott. Yep, all the money raised will pay for actors, props, wardrobe, makeup, travel, accommodation, equipment, filming and editing.

We are aiming to have the single and video released by mid or late March, 2022. Obviously I’m not asking you to do this for nothing. I expect a lot of you already have all my albums in various forms so what I can offer, along with a free digital download of the new single, is a massive shout-out, and personal thanks on the video credits, there’s even ‘executive producer’ credits available. And please let me know if there’s anything I can offer as a reward that I haven’t thought of yet.

Thanks for reading and while I’d really appreciate your support I know that some cannot manage a contribution right now. If you’d please consider sharing this page with your mates via social media to help us get there it’d be massively appreciated!

Production credits:
Written, arranged, recorded and mixed by Darren Watson at Lamington Recording, Pōneke, Aotearoa

Musicians:
Darren Watson: Vocals, Fender Stratocaster, Hammond organ, drums & programming, agogo bells, can shaker, tambourine, handclaps, glockenspiel
Steve Moodie: Höfner 500/1 bass guitar
Matthew Hay: Harmonica
David Bremner: Tuba, Trombone

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Updates 2

Well awright! Thanks heaps!

15/01/2022 at 7:57 AM

Thanks everyone! We've hit our minimum target and so, thanks to you we'll definitely be making this film.

If you could still manage a few more social media shares getting the word around that would be awesome. The campaign runs until the end of the month and every extra dollar will go to paying the people who were previously doing the hard yards for love. I would really like to be able to pay them a nice koha for all their efforts. There'll be two days location shooting, and days of editing to get it right. Hours and hours of work. 

Anyway, thanks heaps for getting us to the minimum target. It's SO appreciated. 

DW

Marion | Lyrics

05/01/2022 at 10:57 AM

Now Marion got to the heavenly gates
and walked on in like he owned the whole place
but Saint Peter said no, bro, you don’t get to go
‘til I get a good look at your face
Says here your name is Jacobs and I understand
you were just thirty seven years old
so tell me your story and please keep it brief
and I’ll let you in out of the cold
Yeah, my name is Jacobs but my friends call me Walter
and I struggled with some shit my whole life
never did find a soul that could settle me down
let alone what you might call a wife
I hit the road, and the streets you might say
as a child of twelve in the South
and I travelled around and worked on my sound
as I tried to get by with my mouth
I went up to Chicago and I played with some cats
but you prob’ly ain’t heard of ‘em, man
suffice it say they all did it my way
and we toured and I carried the can
But my sound was a thing that some people can’t sing
like those crooners out selling their shit
and before I knew what, I was losing the plot
and went crazy just chasing a hit
So here I am in this light – I got beat in fight
one of many that I can’t recall
Bro, please let me in ‘cause I’m suddenly cold
and my head hurts from taking that fall
Hey Walter! Here’s your harp and welcome on in
Peter grins as he hands him that thing
What the fuck is this shit? Here, I brought my own
and Walter leans down and plugs in . . .

    Pledgers 24

    Anonymous pledger
    2022-01-15 20:47:51 +1300
    Ross Palmer
    2022-01-14 14:29:03 +1300

    "Can’t wait to see/hear the finished product!"

    Rob Oborn
    2022-01-14 11:39:54 +1300
    Pete Bennett
    2022-01-13 18:15:45 +1300

    "Onya Darren.... all the best "

    Matt Hay
    2022-01-13 11:29:45 +1300
    phil
    2022-01-12 15:46:44 +1300
    Alison J. Ogier
    2022-01-10 17:20:06 +1300

    "Such a privilege :-)"

    Steve Krenek
    2022-01-10 16:14:10 +1300
    Nigel Spiers
    2022-01-10 15:47:34 +1300
    John Page
    2022-01-10 13:22:26 +1300
    Clint Tierney
    2022-01-10 12:23:39 +1300
    Dominic Kebbell
    2022-01-10 08:48:09 +1300
    Charlotte Kerrigan
    2022-01-10 07:37:04 +1300
    Matthew Marshall
    2022-01-08 04:09:47 +1300
    Vito Lo Iacono
    2022-01-07 16:41:54 +1300
    Karen Ovens
    2022-01-06 23:39:21 +1300
    Malcolm Macaskill
    2022-01-06 19:12:05 +1300
    Michael Hollywood
    2022-01-06 08:59:50 +1300
    Eric Medcalf
    2022-01-05 18:38:12 +1300
    Debi Verkerk
    2022-01-05 13:37:02 +1300
    Tina Collison
    2022-01-05 13:02:13 +1300

    "Kia kaha!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2022-01-05 11:52:31 +1300
    Tom
    2022-01-05 11:28:32 +1300
    Michael Ross
    2022-01-05 10:40:28 +1300

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    Darren Watson | New Single 'Marion' Music Video

    Project 2021-12-30 12:00:10 +1300

    Hi everyone. I hope your 2021 went well, all things considered.

    It’s been a really quiet one for me on the performance front but I’ve been writing like mad and I have a lot of good songs ready to go. So, what’s this here all about then? Well, I’ve written a really cool song and recorded it at Lamington Studios with a few friends. I’d really like to release it with a great video ‘cause it’s an interesting story and worthy groove.

    Clive Copeman, the mega-talented director behind the Ernie Abbott video has come to me with a great idea for a short film to accompany the song. But it’s not going to be free to produce and frankly after a couple of years of not much gigging I don’t have a cent to my name other than what I’m scraping by paying the rent with. I am so proud of this one, folks and I think you’re going to love it.

    So . . . how would you like to help us make a video for my new, cool single ‘Marion’? We’ll really need about $3,300 to do it right. But we are seeking $1,800 as a target here. Some folks will be working gratis – so if we go over this total rest assured all the money (minus this sites fees) will be paying for someone’s hard mahi. As video budgets go, by the way, this is pretty tiny. But I know Clive is going to deliver something great just like he did with Ernie Abbott. Yep, all the money raised will pay for actors, props, wardrobe, makeup, travel, accommodation, equipment, filming and editing.

    We are aiming to have the single and video released by mid or late March, 2022. Obviously I’m not asking you to do this for nothing. I expect a lot of you already have all my albums in various forms so what I can offer, along with a free digital download of the new single, is a massive shout-out, and personal thanks on the video credits, there’s even ‘executive producer’ credits available. And please let me know if there’s anything I can offer as a reward that I haven’t thought of yet.

    Thanks for reading and while I’d really appreciate your support I know that some cannot manage a contribution right now. If you’d please consider sharing this page with your mates via social media to help us get there it’d be massively appreciated!

    Production credits:
    Written, arranged, recorded and mixed by Darren Watson at Lamington Recording, Pōneke, Aotearoa

    Musicians:
    Darren Watson: Vocals, Fender Stratocaster, Hammond organ, drums & programming, agogo bells, can shaker, tambourine, handclaps, glockenspiel
    Steve Moodie: Höfner 500/1 bass guitar
    Matthew Hay: Harmonica
    David Bremner: Tuba, Trombone

    Comments

    Well awright! Thanks heaps!

    15/01/2022 at 7:57 AM

    Thanks everyone! We've hit our minimum target and so, thanks to you we'll definitely be making this film.

    If you could still manage a few more social media shares getting the word around that would be awesome. The campaign runs until the end of the month and every extra dollar will go to paying the people who were previously doing the hard yards for love. I would really like to be able to pay them a nice koha for all their efforts. There'll be two days location shooting, and days of editing to get it right. Hours and hours of work. 

    Anyway, thanks heaps for getting us to the minimum target. It's SO appreciated. 

    DW

    Marion | Lyrics

    05/01/2022 at 10:57 AM

    Now Marion got to the heavenly gates
    and walked on in like he owned the whole place
    but Saint Peter said no, bro, you don’t get to go
    ‘til I get a good look at your face
    Says here your name is Jacobs and I understand
    you were just thirty seven years old
    so tell me your story and please keep it brief
    and I’ll let you in out of the cold
    Yeah, my name is Jacobs but my friends call me Walter
    and I struggled with some shit my whole life
    never did find a soul that could settle me down
    let alone what you might call a wife
    I hit the road, and the streets you might say
    as a child of twelve in the South
    and I travelled around and worked on my sound
    as I tried to get by with my mouth
    I went up to Chicago and I played with some cats
    but you prob’ly ain’t heard of ‘em, man
    suffice it say they all did it my way
    and we toured and I carried the can
    But my sound was a thing that some people can’t sing
    like those crooners out selling their shit
    and before I knew what, I was losing the plot
    and went crazy just chasing a hit
    So here I am in this light – I got beat in fight
    one of many that I can’t recall
    Bro, please let me in ‘cause I’m suddenly cold
    and my head hurts from taking that fall
    Hey Walter! Here’s your harp and welcome on in
    Peter grins as he hands him that thing
    What the fuck is this shit? Here, I brought my own
    and Walter leans down and plugs in . . .
      Anonymous pledger
      2022-01-15 20:47:51 +1300
      Ross Palmer
      2022-01-14 14:29:03 +1300

      "Can’t wait to see/hear the finished product!"

      Rob Oborn
      2022-01-14 11:39:54 +1300
      Pete Bennett
      2022-01-13 18:15:45 +1300

      "Onya Darren.... all the best "

      Matt Hay
      2022-01-13 11:29:45 +1300
      phil
      2022-01-12 15:46:44 +1300
      Alison J. Ogier
      2022-01-10 17:20:06 +1300

      "Such a privilege :-)"

      Steve Krenek
      2022-01-10 16:14:10 +1300
      Nigel Spiers
      2022-01-10 15:47:34 +1300
      John Page
      2022-01-10 13:22:26 +1300
      Clint Tierney
      2022-01-10 12:23:39 +1300
      Dominic Kebbell
      2022-01-10 08:48:09 +1300
      Charlotte Kerrigan
      2022-01-10 07:37:04 +1300
      Matthew Marshall
      2022-01-08 04:09:47 +1300
      Vito Lo Iacono
      2022-01-07 16:41:54 +1300
      Karen Ovens
      2022-01-06 23:39:21 +1300
      Malcolm Macaskill
      2022-01-06 19:12:05 +1300
      Michael Hollywood
      2022-01-06 08:59:50 +1300
      Eric Medcalf
      2022-01-05 18:38:12 +1300
      Debi Verkerk
      2022-01-05 13:37:02 +1300
      Tina Collison
      2022-01-05 13:02:13 +1300

      "Kia kaha!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2022-01-05 11:52:31 +1300
      Tom
      2022-01-05 11:28:32 +1300
      Michael Ross
      2022-01-05 10:40:28 +1300

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