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5/25/2009

Happy Rhodes - FYI, all 11 of Happy's albums are now on YouTube.
http://www.youtube.com/user/happyrhodesalbums#grid/user/95237FC5497C5450

Plus, all of Happy's albums can be heard free via streaming audio at:
http://rhodesongs.com/music

Full-length concerts can be seen on her MySpace page (click View My...Videos under her picture):
http://www.myspace.com/happyrhodes

This is all written by a fan (Vickie). I have blanket permission to place Happy's music anywhere I want. She hates self-promotion and just wants her music to be heard. She's not trying to "make it" or whatever such ambitions are expected of a female singer-songwriter-musician who makes music because it's what she loves to do.

She lives on a farm in upstate New York and finally released her 11th album, and her first since 1998's Many Worlds Are Born Tonight, called Find Me (now on CD Baby and iTunes). 

Happy Rhodes started making music when she was 11, when her mother gave her a guitar to play with. She started writing music soon after, and had become an accomplished songwriter by the time she was 14.

At 17 she began working as an apprentice engineer at a recording studio. The studio's owner heard her voice and songs and gave her free time to record everything she'd written up to that point. He introduced her to Kevin Bartlett, who owned Aural Gratification, a small, cassette-only label to release his own albums. He persuaded her to gather up all the individual songs and release them on his label. They found that she had enough for 3 albums (which became Rhodes I, Rhodes II, and Rearmament) and soon after came a 4th, Ecto. The "1st4" were released on hand-dubbed cassettes for several years before they were re-released on CD in 1992.

In 1991 Happy released Warpaint, her first album conceived and recorded as an album, and the first to be released on CD. Warpaint was followed by Equipoise, RhodeSongs (a compilation of earlier songs, plus some rarities and a cover of Bowie's "Ashes To Ashes"), Building The Colossus and The Keep, a beautiful compilation of acoustic versions and more rarities).

In 1997 Happy recorded the lush and science-fiction tinged Many Worlds Are Born Tonight. It was recorded mostly at home with the vocals recorded in her bathroom. She and Aural Gratificaton parted ways and Happy signed with a new label called Samson Music. They provided the artwork, a wide release, a small amount of promotion and a few live showcases for Many Worlds, then dropped her because they didn't know how to market her music and realized that she didn't fit in with their vision of the label's future.

On her own now, Happy released her 11th album, Find Me, funded by day jobs and self-released. She and her husband, musician Bob Muller, are building a home studio so that Happy will have an easier time of making music in the future. 

Some musicians might be connected to Happy and not even know it. Her "day job" is hand-assembling high-end equipment for Dangerous Music.

It's my desire to share her music with as many people and in as many ways as possible. Thank you for listening.

- Vickie

Song samples site: http://wretchawry.com/happy/samples 
The Flight
Genre: Goth
Weighted Rating: [2 Votes, 4.25 Stars]
Views: 1,030
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Liner Notes
Nomad [6/5/2009 12:56:14 AM EST]
Score: +0
i feel no need to comment on songs submitted by a fan of the artist. whats the point?
Richie Isaacs [5/27/2009 4:32:47 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Much better than that crud about sparkley vampires loitering around at twilight...
Another classy offering, cheers Vickie!
chickadee [5/26/2009 7:04:34 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
I'm apache's grandma and I do love it. Rock on sista!
Babar Klunj [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Love the string section
apache [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
um.... my grandma would love it
Richie Isaacs [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Always love hearing these, will have enuff for a whole album soon (much appreciated :)
Nitwit [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
nothing like mocha baby, but i am enjoying it... thanks
singmetofire [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
...
This is on the 1993 album Equipoise.

The is the 2nd song of a 2-part vampire story. The first part is called "He Will Come" and if people want to hear it right away, it is available for free download at http://wretchawry.com/happy/samples (scroll down to Equipoise) or can be heard free via streaming audio at http://rhodesongs.com/music (click on Equipoise). They really should be heard together, but together they were too big.

I just posted "He Will Come" so when it shows up it'll come before this song when people are looking at the list of songs in the future. Posting them out of order back-assward is weird for the short term but good for the long term.

The Flight

He sees her face and is compelled to take this flight
He knows her soul embodies this, his final plight
His heart beats requiem, pounding the rhythm of intent
The night speaks fare thee well, the thrashing sea
Speaks portent

(In her, he sees his fate.....)
(In her, he sees his fate.....)

His chest is bared and ready for her hand
His chest is bared and ready for her stake

Burning, longing, nothing could keep him from her now
He flies by the whispering guidance of the clouds
This lonely eternity will end this eve within the
Arms of Gabrielle
And the creatures of the night release him to become
The dove again

(Destiny awaits.....)
(Destiny awaits.....)

His chest is bared and ready for her hand
His chest is bared and ready for her stake
His chest is bared and ready for her hand
His chest is bared and ready for her stake

This curse, this need to feed throughout the centuries
Has grown tiring, so she becomes his history
The fog breaks and she is there wandering on
The jagged cliffs
The fortress comes in view as he descends to meet her kiss

(He is released)
(He is released)

His chest is bared and ready for her hand
His chest is bared and ready for her stake
His chest is bared and ready for her hand
His chest is bared and ready for her stake
His chest is bared and ready for her hand
His chest is bared and ready for her stake
His chest is bared and ready for her hand
His chest is bared and ready for her stake

Song (c) 1993 - Happy Rhodes
Music, lyrics, voices, instruments and arrangements - Happy Rhodes (except as noted in credits)


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