Meanwhile​.​.​.

by Maddie Jay & The pH Collective

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saxdexordon I play your sounds since a few weeks on youtube and i said to myself, Dude ...

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Thanks a lot I hope to see you in Rennes, France one day. Bye keep the groove and there's some Big Daddy's Boobs sound: soundcloud.com/bigdaddysboobs
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Nareese Every track is superb. If you like harmonically rich female vocals over smart, deep jazz/funk, this is the album for you. Favorite track: Throw Away Your Hate.
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released August 21, 2016

Producer, Bass, Vocals, Music - Maddie Jay
Vocals - Madeleine Rosenthal
Vocals - Miette Hope Goldman
Keyboard, MicroKorg - Danae Greenfield
Guitar - Brian Stanish
Drums - Jonah Summerfield

Trumpet - Noah Conrad
Tenor Saxophone - Craig Hill
Additional Synthesizers/Sound Design - Fern Souza (1,3), Felix Nicholson (3,4,8) and Maddie Jay (3,6,8)

Co-Producer, Engineer - Dhruv Agarwala
Co-Engineer (4) - Fern Souza
Additional Engineering (1-3,5-8) - Colin Lester Flemming
Assistant Engineer - Zach Cox

Mixed By Dhruv Agarwala (1-5, 8) and Fern Souza (6,7)
Mastered by Joby Baker in Victoria, BC, Canada

Recorded February 2016 at Herd Studios in Roxbury, MA

Album Art by Vince Rodriguez and Maddie Jay

All music and lyrics written by Maddie Jay except 6, by the Spice Girls

© 2016 Maddie Jay Music SOCAN


A special thanks to our independent fan label:

GREGOR BEHRENS, TOBIAS DORSCH, THOMAS MORROW, DAVID BENSON, PAULA BIGWOOD, MICHAEL MARTIN,TOM & SUE HANEY, LEE LOUIE, CRAIG STEWART, DONNA STANISH, BRANDON UNPINGCO

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Moondog EP - May 2017

Maddie Jay refuses to recognize the boundaries of genre. Along with the pH Collective, she measures the acidity of jazz, disco and funk, exploring harmonies deeper than space itself, all while holding down the low end with her school-bus yellow 5 string bass and her Moog synthesizers. ... more

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Track Name: Let's Talk (Trade in Your Vice)
They say “show a little this and you’ll get a little that,”
My friends won’t stop complaining that they think they’re getting fat
But I’m not society, I want variety,
What you see is what you get
In it’s entirety.

Just don’t say that I’m not fun
Cause I’ve got a special way of getting things done
What you hear is what you know
sometimes you’ve
gotta let the little things go.

We feel like we’re old and we’re
acting like we’re done,
These kids on their phones make me feel pretty young
I can’t keep up with this
constant validation, the fabrication
It’s just the way that-

They say that I’m not fun
I’ve got a special way of getting things done
What you hear is what you know
sometimes you’ve
gotta let the little things go.

Hang up your hang ups and
trade in your vice,
Say what you mean and
do what you like

It’s a nice night to talk about our fears
Is the price right, cause you’re makin it pretty clear
That you won’t stop talkin bout this reckless behavior
But you should know, that’s not quite my flavour

What’s a little fun if you’re cooked on the next day,
I’ll meet you halfway at home
Put those social gears in reverse,
Make up some brownies and talk about the universe

Hang up your hang ups and
trade in your vice,
Say what you mean and
do what you like
Track Name: Throw Away Your Hate
Why do people always seem so angry,
But nothing really happens, so I’m stuck here staring blankly
you see? 20/20 and I still don’t seem to get it,
I can bring you down to calm
but I can’t help you with your fetish,

I know, I grew up doing favours,
my favourite kind of ones were the ones with bad behaviour,
my saviour never came, so I traded him for humour,
maybe I’m naïve but you’re the one that’s spreading rumours.


Go throw away, throw away your hate for good


I won’t play, I don’t really know what I can’t say,
never really knew how to stay out of trouble,
I’ll have a double-double but WAIT ,
this isn’t Timmie’s any more,
I’ve got a couple people waiting for me,
don’t know exactly what they’re sayin’ bout me, but hey,
at least I’m breathing, I’m here and I’m aware,
nobody really knows what’s goin’ on out there

Go throw away, throw away your hate for good x2

Say that you want it, tell me that you love it X8

So in the end, my never getting mad,
seemed to keep the friends that I never really had
Its not offensive, I’m only apprehensive cause I know I’m
moving forward and I’ve got another lesson.

Say that you want it, tell me that you
love it

Go throw away your, throw away your hate for good
Track Name: This City
I try to imagine what my life would be like, if the birdie over there gave me wings to take flight with, I might miss the way the ground held me down pulling roots from my feet, while the earths spinning round
I’m out bicyclin’, it works like Vicodin, I’ve haven’t felt this good since I quit takin’ vitamins, the fresh air is a release to my pores, I’ve spent too much of my year behind these safe locked doors

I’m starting to realize
This city is bringing me down
I swear I will lose my mind
If I don’t get out of town

I’m starting to wonder if I’m
Gonna leave the city for a
Long long time
I might need some help
It’s a pity that I’m stuck
Inside this closed trap mind

I must admit it, that I’m feeling pretty small town, like I could fall down
any minute and just quit it, this city is my limit, i haven’t found a way to feel right, even on those nights where your over, and your tellin’ me “maddie you are bigger than a pretty big thing, moving mountains with your words because you never learned to sing,” I’m no all-star, never really thought that I would go far

passive, aggressive, a couple cheap thrills and then that’s it,
it’s Sunday morning and we’re back, we’ve all got a friend who is there to give us flack, one day you’ll be mourning for the nights that you forgot, they’ll tell you: drink it down or be disheveled by your thoughts, how many glasses will it take until it’s all clear it’s the fear of missing out that brings us all here

I’m starting to realize
This city is bringing me down
I swear I will lose my mind
If I don’t get out of town

I’m starting to wonder if I’m
Gonna leave the city for a
Long long time
I might need some help
It’s a pity that I’m stuck
Inside this closed trap mind

It’s a far cry from the best, at least it’s not suburban but it’s still not the west. It’s got some good things going, and the going is good, I guess I could get used to a new neighbourhood. Take a walk to the river, with the sun in your eyes, and then whats coming next is not coming as surprise. I’ll take my wings and get out of here not stayin' all my life but the next couple years are looking pretty darn alright.

I’m starting to realize
This mindset is bringing me down
I’m starting to use my eyes
I guess could come back around
Track Name: For The Night
First in line, knowin’ that I’m gonna run out of time
always get the call when it’s midnight, left asking myself why

Call it what you want, I’m falling through my thoughts
It’s not what I show him, but I’m just not over it

We stopped caring in ’99, Now we’re stressed out working the 9 to 5
Feeling right is only for the night, For the night, for the night


Long night, stumbling around for the flashlight,
Turned on your side by the white wine, left asking myself why

It’s useless, holding this fear, The truth is, I’m outta here
It’s not what I show him, but I’m just not over it

We stopped caring in ’99, When the world only happened inside our minds
Feeling right is only for the night, For the night, for the night
Track Name: Say You'll Be There
I'm, giving you everything
All that joy can bring, this I swear

oooo, I'll give you everything x2

Last time, that we had this conversation
I decided we should be friends,
But now, we're going 'round in circles
Tell me will this deja vu never end,
Now you tell me that you've fallen in love
Well I never thought that would be, oh
This time, you gotta take it easy
Throwing far too much emotions at me

But any fool can see they're falling
I gotta make you understand


oooo, I'll give you everything x2

If you, put two and two together
You will see what our friendship is for,
If you, can't work this equation
Then I guess I'll have to show you the door

There is no need to say you love me
It would be better left unsaid

oooo, I'll give you everything x2


I'm, giving you everything
All that joy can bring
This I swear
And, all that I want from you
Is a promise you
Will be there x2

Is a promise you
Will be there x2
Track Name: Steppenwolf
Quietly there, no one to write to, gathering dust, waiting for answers

Somebody call my family, somebody call my friends, I'm leaving to wander night time, I'd stay but I can't pretend

Left on the shelf, stuck there forever, so obsolete, lonely in silence

Somebody call my family, somebody call my friends, I'm leaving to wander night time, I'd stay but I can't pretend

dark room, curtains always closed, the sunlight never shines on him. He writes, and he writes, all he does is write


Somebody call me, somebody call me
Track Name: I'm Tired (Of You)
so here is a list of things that make me tired:
Dim wits, country licks, party tricks and liars.
It's people that complain that they’re busy all the time
and classes that judge your worth by your ability to rhyme.
Guys and gals that talk a lot and never listen
It’s essay forms and thunderstorms and math with long division
It’s people who get mad when I haven’t seen star wars and
People that leave the lights on and forget to lock my car doors
It’s people who think that art is theirs to steal
It’s people who think racism and sexism aren’t real
But Mostly the thing that starts me drifting off to sleep
Is the way you make me feel when you start to talk to me

I’m strung out, tongue tied
Feeling like I’m barely alive
Can’t seem to get up off of the floor

It’s a quick look from a slow mind
Heavy eyes that can’t seem to find
A way to stay awake anymore

I’ve got nothing for you
we’ve got nothing to lose
I’m tired
Of you

You’re strong willed, closed mind
Never want to see compromise
I think we’ve had this conversation before

It’s two in the morning and
I’m so done with this fight
Just Say something new so I can get on with my life

I’ve got nothing for you
we’ve got nothing to lose
I’m tired
Of you


Wake up, and wait a minute now
I just, I have it figured out
Know that when you start to think about it you will
realize that I have never meant you wrong
why do you always blame it on me
it’s true you dropped your shame right on me
we’re through cause now you kinda bore me,
say it to my face I don’t appreciate the allegory


We’ve got nothing for you
But we’ve got nothing to lose