St Mary's Garden
So, it’s happening on Saturday. For the really reals, just in case you were wondering how real it is. It’s real. We shall be live tracking this bloody record with our very own blood, sweat and beers. Moreover, there are images provided here for your visual sustenance.
While the studio has no name as of yet, we would like to proffer, ‘The Hollow Beneath St Mary’ as an option. It’s basically an abandoned crypt and possibly our natural environment. The tools have been tended to, the iron is hot and my body is…ready? It’s always a bit weird going into these things. An exciting kind of weird but weird none the less. I’ll keep you posted from the depths.
You can’t expect something - or anything - to be all things to all people, everywhere all the time. I realise that sounds obvious in the most obvious of ways and yet, it’s an idea that I’m only just now coming round to at...we could say 25 years old...but could you say that in a way that anyone would really find interesting? Maybe. You have to commit at a certain point. That’s the point. I mean, you can always change your mind later; but commit. For now. That’s what divorce and save scrubbing might be for and those two things are completely different things neither of which I do.
‘Over The Garden Wall’ pledges to be your timeless, scary childhood friend a long, long year ago. And Wirt should know: He’s been to Mordor and back. I love it so much and seeing as how Narthficks have now inherited it from Cartoon Network, I look forward to terrifying & delighting others in due course.
The writing is a sweet shop shelf of wonderment (try saying that chop-chop with a mouth full o’ strawberry bon bons), fully aware of its fruitfully allayed genre tropes and dark as the darkest Grimm’s brothers’ tale. A lone lamp flickers far in the wooded distance unseen. Consider yourself forewarned, the hand drawn animation is incredibly charming and their Grisaille backdrops belie a baffling degree of care and skill. You will not be disappointed. Fans of all things that go bump in the night, apply within.
Finally, The Man Known As Grohl made this. It's a pretty incredible exploration of the joy and value of play in music. I think it's far too easy to get so bogged down in the technical side of things with music, particularly if that's been a major factor in your life for gods know how long, that you lose sight of why anyone would ever pick up their weapon of choice in the first place. This is Dave at home, in the studio, doing all of the things the way you know he does and it's one of the most inspiring videos I've seen this year, full stop.
Sometimes, you just gotta play.
JD - TACOCAT
[Props to IMDB for all images from Over The Garden Wall.]