Music For Girls

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about

ESSAY: MUSIC FOR GIRLS, FICTION BECOMES FOOTNOTE
by Jason Paul

The idea for Music For Girls was hatched sometime in 2002 by Wendy Chin. The band was never intended to actually exist, rather it would be fictional but with all the literature and biography of a real band. Art projects for Music For Girls were undertaken, some with various collaborators. Perhaps sometime at the end of 2003 the Legs McNeil book "Please Kill Me" was found in a trash heap and quickly consumed by Wendy and then myself. We came to the realization that Music For Girls could be a real band, with real songs despite neither of us having any band performance experience. In 2004 we got to work writing as many songs as we could with collaborator Melissa Hsiung. Our first "hit" was a very catchy punk ditty called "Take You" originally done in an electro-punk style, about getting in fights on the NYC subway. With the core band line-up of Wendy on vocals, myself on guitar, Melissa doing a magical bass/keyboard combo and Cecilia Song on drums we began practicing regularly to make ourselves sound like a legitimate band. With our new punk heroes The Ramones, Johnny Thunders and Blondie we knew we didn't need to be too perfect as long as we had good songs and a whole lot of heart.

In the summer of 2004 Music for Girls played it's first show at a roof-top art party in Bushwick Brooklyn. Actually, we played our set of five songs twice as we waited for people to show up. Art parties would prove to be our best shows. We went on to play nearly 30 shows over the next two years as we attempted to organize ourselves to record an album. The multi-talented Melissa was unable to continue with the group so Thor Jensen took over bass and Evelyn Lee assumed the synthesizer. Finally in early 2006 we recorded a collection of ten songs nearly live and in just a few takes. By June an "album" was finished, packaged and ready to be released. After two-plus years of playing the same songs around NYC Wendy and I felt that the band had accomplished it's mission, which was simply to exist. We quietly put Music For Girls on permanent hiatus.

For me, Music For Girls was everything at the time. It was discovery and adventure. It was an escape from the crushing rat-race. It was the absolute best times living side-by-side with the absolute worst. It was the beginning and the end. It was lectures, statements, observations and confessions. It was the mind of a girl. It was so much fun and sometimes it wasn't fun at all. Music For Girls was Punk. I miss this band, but I realize now that the fiction went farther than it needed to.

At a time when Franz Ferdinand was new, I actually dreamed we could be part of that world. Now I know that it's not necessary. If you are actually reading this, then it's mission accomplished. Music For Girls did exist once. Thank you.

credits

released June 1, 2006

Wendy Chin - vocals
Jason Paul - guitar
Cecilia Song - drums
Evelyn Lee - synth
K. Thor Jensen - bass

Written by Wendy Chin and Jason Paul
"Honey" written by Wendy Chin, Jason Paul and Melissa Hsiung

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Wealth and Taste represents all the music connected with songwriter, producer, musician and artist Jason Paul. Jason's music interests span a variety of styles and aesthetics. Wealth and Taste also will release music by past and present collaborators of Jason Paul. Projects slated for release are Japan Soul, A Newmanov Transmission, sRe, Jason Paul, Music For Girls and Wonder For All. ... more

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Track Name: She’s Gone
you say your going crazy
she's never coming back
you never should have left her
cause now you are so sad

when she came into the city she was innocent
now she won't dare tell you who she's met

thought you were the world to her
now she's gone
thought you were a better men
but you're not

daddy's little girl has left you lonely
maybe a telephone call will make you happy
what's the matter what's the matter what's the matter
you're not talkin
cause it's too late
and she's never coming back

you see her at a party
you try to look away
you hope she doesn't notice
you're going insane

you always thought that she was just a little girl
you never even thought that she was capable

thought you were the world to her
now she's gone
thought you were a better men
but you're not

daddy's little girl has left you lonely
maybe a telephone call will make you happy
what's the matter what's the matter what's the matter
you're not talkin
cause it's too late
and she's never coming back

thought you were the world to her
thought that she would follow you
thought you were a better man
oh no!