MixMasterMandy

MixMasterMandy

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A Female Beck in style and humor. Strong Vocals and Queen-esque harmonies. Story telling lyrics similar to Ben Folds. "The Understudy" has a Weezer vibe about it. Very unique female artist in both personality and musical style and genre.

Biography

Straight from the colon of country music's capital city comes indie-rocker MixMasterMandy. Unlike the unpleasant process of reverse peristalsis, Mix's music goes down easy…and you won't find any corn in it.

Mix refers to her style as Pop, Rock, and Hippity-Hop. Imagine if you will: Queen, Ben Folds, Bill Clinton's saxophone genius, Beck, Patty Griffin, and when Jesse and the Rippers sang at DJ's prom- thrown together in a vita-mix blender and set to frappe for 30 seconds. Pour this into a Care Bears:The Movie commemorative cup, stick in a flexi straw, and enjoy a tasty treat.

On her new album, Secular Selections, there is a culmination of her prior musical pursuits, a reflection of all that is Mandy. After producing several demos, this is Mandy's first full-fledged album with no apologies. This short album features what Mandy calls "folk hop", a fusion of organic sounds like acoustic guitars with an 808 behind it. The cd features songs from her teenage years some of which she wasn't planning on using for her album. But producer Roger Alan Nichols insisted and with some added texture and instrumentation, the songs remained. For each song on her album, Mandy is the only vocalist and plays all acoustic and electric guitars.

The point, if there is one, is this: Mandy is different. Right away, it is noticeable that her vocals are unique. She has incredible vocal span and control, and Mandy likes to use all of it. That doesn't always fit with what other people have going on. Mandy has the writing to back it up. Her lyrics tend to play with a lot of off-beat ideas , and are not packaged for commercial use, or for the commercial market. She has a song on her album about a clown and a nun getting together. Enough said. To top it all off, the musicality of her songs play with genres, but does not settle. Just listen to the Theremin solo on Warm. It's like you're in outer space, but not.

So, while Mandy might remind you of something you've heard, it's probably not that close when you think about it. Not that it's bad to be familiar, but Mandy has some unique flavor. ..31 flavors and then some.

For more on MixMasterMandy go to:
www.mixmastermandy.com
www.myspace.com/mixmastermandy

Lyrics

Mama's, Papa's, and Phone Booths

Written By: Mandy McCauley

I like rock music
I dig the Mamas and Papas
I want you for my very own

I think you're handsome
I think you're very good looking
And I want you for my very own

Me and you and you and me
Think of the possibilities
Then you'd have me for your very own

You're so amazing
You're Walter Middy rolled into one
I want you for my very own

Me and you and you and me
Think of the possibilities
Then you'd have me for your very own

I used a phone booth
To change from quiet to super deep
And I want you for my very own

Alice doesn't live here
Neither does Peggy Sue
She got married, what about me and you

The Understudy

Written By: Mandy McCauley/Paul Hood

aiting for my chance to take her place
She doesn't like you like that anyway
She doesn't know the things that I do
She can't give what I can get you
It makes me sick just watching you from here

And I'm drowning in a
Dream of useless
Panoramic scenes of what could be
Look behind you baby can't you see
The one you should be falling for is me
I'm not the most aggressive kind
But I will have you
You will be mine

I thought about the way you move yourself
I thought about the way you say your lines
Always wrapped up in the drama
The leading lady hangin' on ya
I'm praying for the day she'll break her leg

And I'm drowning in a
Dream of useless
Panoramic scenes of what could be
Look behind you baby can't you see
The one you should be falling for is me
I'm not the most aggressive kind
But I will have you
You will be mine

And by the way,
I watch you in the wings
And when the show is over I stay late
Going over every line
Waiting for my chance to shine
Hoping someday you will find
That I am not your Understudy

He left his scarf, It's cold out there tonight
And suddenly he enters from stage right
With the spotlight shining on me
On the set of West Side Story
I begin my faint soliloquy

Warm

Written By: Mandy McCauley/Alicia Jones Warwick

Cold Chillin' at home with my favorite tendoroni
I never feel this when I'm hangin' with my homies
I haven't fallen once, but I wouldn't put it by me
Beside me
You feel so warm

You kissed me once and it was nice
Like a hypnotist you've got me hypnotized
Boy you're like Dracula, it's love at first bite
Tonight
You feel so warm

I'm not trying to bait you
I can just relate to you
And all I know
Is how it flows
And how I feel in your arms
So Warm

Mr. T

Written By: Mandy McCauley

Whatever happened to the man who's gone?
He may be far away but his legend lives on
Whatever happened to the man that we call Mr. T?

I used to watch his show every Tuesday night
He made a movie or two
They weren't great, but they were alright
I miss his Mohawk and his goatee
Where are you Mr. T?

Mr. T I've been thinking about you
Miss the jewelry you wear all around you
And when you're dead and gone
The memories live on
Of a man who will always be
Mr. T

They don't sell his cereal at the store
They don't show his cartoon on TV anymore
They say he's a has-been but not to me
Make a comeback Mr. T

Mr. T I've been thinking about you
Miss the jewelry you where all around you
And when you're dead and gone
The memories live on
Of a man who will always be
Mr. T

Mr. T I've been going in dazes
About your ultimate cool catch phrases
And when you're dead and gone
The memories live on
Of a man who will always be
Mr. T

The Secret Life of Willard Scott

Written By: Mandy McCauley/Alicia Jones Warwick

She was dancin'
In this club when
This dude walks in the room
He was handsome
She was drawn to
The smell of his perfume

He said, “I'm a Libra, You're a Pisces,
I see me, Marvin Gaye, and You”
But who'd of thought a month in to it
He was a clown
She never knew it
This was not good news
It didn't work out

So she called her
Local convent
She said “Let me splain to you
I will give all my possessions
To take residence with you
Sanctuary, Someone save me,
Willard's got me all confused”
But who'd of thought a month in to it
She changed her mind she couldn't do it
She missed his big red shoes
It didn't work out

Time goes by and years turn into days
Years go by and seasons tend to change

She was standing
In the corner when
This dude walks in the room
He was handsome
She was sorry
And he said he was too
She said, “Now, how's the weather?
I have seen you on the local morning news?”
“Yeah, but who'd of thought when I was a clown
You gave me the dump, you turned me down,
The foot is in the other shoe”
It didn't work out

The Saddest Thing

Written By: Mandy McCauley/Alicia Jones Warwick

Your memory
It haunts me
I love you
And I'm not sorry
I know that
The Saddest thing to me
Is the Saddest thing to me

My heaven
My baby
My treasures
My earthly things
The Saddest thing to me
Is the Saddest thing to me

Our peace is
In touching
Why should this mean so much to me
The Saddest thing to me
Is the Saddest thing to me

Discography

EP- Secular Selections

Set List

1. Rocktober
2. Mama's, Papa's, Phone Booths
3. Warm
4. Not All I Have
5. The Secret Life of Willard Scott
6. The Saddest Thing
7. The Understudy
8. Mr. T
9. Hurt So Bad (Cover)

Typical 45min Set