Trying to reconcile personas

It’s not easy to keep multiple identities going, but with each passing day, I feel my regular Melwell persona merging with the one that makes electronic music, Sister Midnight.

It’s hard to come up with supporting materials for each persona and since it’s all music, I am looking for a way to merge them.

So far, I’m trending away from the smooth contours of the electronic genre. It’s jazz. It’s not. It’s chill. It’s hot. I’m not sure. But I love it all.

Yesterday I went out in the park and shot some video. I was alone so I didn’t get a whole lot to work with. It was hard to tell how things are framed because the monitors are so hard to see, even on a cloudy day.

I did manage to get a couple of images to work with. I love how blow-out contrast takes off the years.

CSM covers Tom Waits’ “Way Down in the Hole”

down-in-the-hole-graphicCalling Sister Midnight covers the gospel tune “Way Down in the Hole,” which was featured on the popular television show “The Wire.”

From Wikipedia:

The Wire is an American crime drama television series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, the series was broadcast by the cable network HBO in the United States. The Wire premiered on June 2, 2002, and ended on March 9, 2008, comprising 60 episodes over five seasons.

The opening theme is “Way Down in the Hole,” a gospel-and-blues-inspired song, written by Tom Waits for his 1987 album Franks Wild Years. Each season uses a different recording and a different opening sequence, with the theme being performed by The Blind Boys of Alabama, Waits, The Neville Brothers, DoMaJe and Steve Earle.

CSM thought it was time to add the song, not only to her live performances but also as an electronic and minimal cover found here: