In the last year it’s been head down and walking in circles mostly, watching the seasons change. In that time I have written and recorded a song every week. I have collaborated and co-written songs with 6 artists from the US, Canada, UK and Australia and reimagined 8 old songs into new cover versions – have runny weekly virtual choir for 9 months . We are mastering the 5th ‘3 Bucket Jones’ album – have almost finished an album with the marvellous Kirsty McGee – a project called ‘All the Bees’. I have eaten my body weight in dark chocolate and with the help of the most wondrous singers and film makers made 9 ( yes 9 ) virtual choir videos – have supported Andy through a heart attack from a clot 20 hours after his first jab, I continue to wail and weep about losing my mum, my choirs, my freedom to get on trains, my sanity, my friends but the birds keep singing and the rivers keep rolling. Please don’t ask me when we are going to sing again in person. I don’t know. I hope you are doing as well as is humanly possible and finding joy. Drop me a line sometime.

Page_1I have been a bit quiet on the blog front over the last 6 months, as a lot has being going on.

Fantastic  choirs and singing workshops, book editing for Oxford University Press and….P1120691P1100491 a new and wonderful band has been formed of three members. We have written and recorded an album of beautiful self-penned songs – we have just finished mixing. The band is called 3 Bucket Jones. Soon it will be out and available, just going to master it. It has been an amazing time and I am really really proud of the finished piece……so as they say…….watch this space.

Well not all of us…as a non-drinker, I look on with a mixture of  potential wonder and  boredom  as a party dissolves into a state of alcohol madness.  My song-writing task for the London Song Company this month was to write a Christmas song from someone else’s perspective…so here it is! You need to get your ‘four on the floor’ feet on and get into retro disco land……next year the video!

https://soundcloud.com/gitika-partington/were-drunk

Fancy Singing Along?

We’re Drunk
 
Movin up getting on down x2
 
We own the dance floor
Love the christmas tree
All the drinks are free
We’re dressed to sparkle
See the christmas lights
We’re gonna party here all night
Love the christmas song
We own the club y’all
Love the christmas song, come lets sing along
We’re in the spotlight
Come on take my hand
Lets dance until the band
 
PRECHORUS
 
We’re drunk
The dance floor it is spinning
We’re drunk we don’t know who were kissing
We’re drunk lets have some more champagne
And dance around the christmas party let the fun begin
 We own the dance floor
Love the christmas tree
All the drinks are free
We’re dressed to sparkle
See the christmas lights
We’re gonna party here all night
 
We’re drunk
The dance floor it is spinning
We’re drunk we don’t know who were kissing
We’re drunk lets have some more champagne
And dance around the christmas party let the fun begin
 
 La la la la la la la. la la la x4
 
Pre chorus ( robot)
We’re drunk
The dance floor it is spinning
We’re drunk ( we don’t know who were kissing)  x4 
 
we’re drunk we’re drunk we’re drunk
 
Chorus
 
La la la la x3.  Lalala x 2
 Deck the halls with bows of holly fa la la la la la la la la la 
Til the season to be jolly fa la la la la la la lalalala

you stopped the rain jpegI am quite excited about this – the final of the five songs I have completed this month, as part of the songwriting course with the London Song Company. It is completely acapella…even did an impersonation of a bass drum, snare and  high hat…the beat box workshop I went on last year with Jason Singh finally paid off!

Now a few of my friends have had problems playing the songs on sound cloud -it should be as straightforward as clicking the big orange  arrow/play button above….any problems let me know.

I have now got the songwriting bug again. If only there were more hours in the day!

Would love you to have a listen. More sunny days please. x