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Madam Misfit, Electroswing Steampunk Performer, Music of WWII

January 27, 2021 Madam Misfit
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Madam Misfit, Electroswing Steampunk Performer, Music of WWII
Jan 27, 2021
Madam Misfit

In this episode, Anne Marie chats with UK electro swing performer Madam Misfit. Her musical style combines elements of electro swing (also known as vintage remix), and chap hop. The inspiration behind her music comes from childhood influences of television and too much panda pop, with lyrics tumbling out of her imagination onto paper entertaining audiences with her delightful and witty humour.

Madam Misfit shares her love of WWII music history, a history which hails back to her almost two decades career as a musician in the Royal Air Force.

Madam Misfit
Website: https://www.madammisfit.co.uk
Social Media:
www.youtube.com/MadamMisfit
www.madammisfit.co.uk
www.facebook.com/madammisfit
www.instagram.com/madammisfit

Swing Sisters Album, Kickstart: https://bit.ly/3oplohh

Spoken Word, [VLOG] COVID Rantings: https://youtu.be/0Op761rIH4M

Professor Elemental: https://www.professorelemental.com

Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq.: https://tombwild.com

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Not Again! Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/not-again/id1532609164

Show Notes Transcript

In this episode, Anne Marie chats with UK electro swing performer Madam Misfit. Her musical style combines elements of electro swing (also known as vintage remix), and chap hop. The inspiration behind her music comes from childhood influences of television and too much panda pop, with lyrics tumbling out of her imagination onto paper entertaining audiences with her delightful and witty humour.

Madam Misfit shares her love of WWII music history, a history which hails back to her almost two decades career as a musician in the Royal Air Force.

Madam Misfit
Website: https://www.madammisfit.co.uk
Social Media:
www.youtube.com/MadamMisfit
www.madammisfit.co.uk
www.facebook.com/madammisfit
www.instagram.com/madammisfit

Swing Sisters Album, Kickstart: https://bit.ly/3oplohh

Spoken Word, [VLOG] COVID Rantings: https://youtu.be/0Op761rIH4M

Professor Elemental: https://www.professorelemental.com

Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq.: https://tombwild.com

To Support Armchair Historians:
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/armchairhistorians
Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/belgiumrabbitproductions


Image by Sophie Lavender Photography & Design: https://www.facebook.com/sophielavenderphotos/
https://www.instagram.com/sophielavenderphotos/

Potato Lady Podcast Reviews: https://www.potatoladypodcastreviews.com
Not Again! Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/not-again/id1532609164

Anne Marie Cannon:

Hello, my name is Anne Marie Cannon and I'm the host of armchair historians. What's your favorite history? Each episode begins with this one question. Our guests come from all walks of life, YouTube celebrities, comedians, historians, even neighbors from the small mountain community that I live in. There are people who love history and get really excited about a particular time, place, or person from our distance or not so distant past. The jumping off point is the place where they became curious that entered the rabbit hole into discovery. Fueled by an unrelenting need to know more, we look at history through the filter of other people's eyes. armchair historians is a Belgian rabbit production. Stay up to date with us through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Wherever you listen to your podcast, that is where you'll find us. I'm chair historians as an independent, commercial free podcast. If you'd like to support the show and keep it ad free, you can buy us a cup of coffee through cofee or you can become a patron through Patreon links to both in the Episode Notes. Okay, so last week, I started a new segment in which I offer you my listeners podcast recommendations. This week. I'm already veering off course, but just a little bit. So I'm going to recommend that you check out the potato lady podcast reviews which technically exponentially increases the potential podcast recommendations you'll get out of this one segment. The potato lady also hosts the NAT again podcast, which brings college level analysis to preschool level content. hosts Alan and Rebecca overanalyze kids entertainment in order to maintain their sanity, links to both provided in the Episode Notes. And now here's the potato lady to tell us more.

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Anne Marie Cannon:

My guest today is a breath of fresh air, a self proclaimed black sheep. She cannot and will not be put into a box guided by early swing and jazz influences. hailing back to her almost two decades career as a musician in the Royal Air Force mad a misfit dove into the sea of electro swing, big fish armed with her clarinet verb and a crafty sense of humor. eroding the would be solidified boundaries of musical genres. The inspiration behind her music comes from childhood influences of television, and too much panda pop. Her style has been described as the extraordinary the peculiar, the misunderstood and can't quite put your finger on it. Add a beat and a sprinkle of Monty Python, and this is what you get. I talked to Matt a misfit about her favorite history, the music that came out of World War Two, often referred to as the Golden Age. But first, let's finish listening to the intro music playing in the background. Everyone wants to be a cat performed by the one and only madam misfit.

Madam Misfit:

Everybody wants to be one. Music back to the game. Everybody wants to be you always have a welcome everybody.

Anne Marie Cannon:

Madam misfet, welcome and thank you so much for being here today. Thank you for having me. So we just really get right off into the conversation and you're going to tell me what's your favorite history that we're going to be talking about today?

Madam Misfit:

My favorite history has to be the war era, unfortunately, 1939 to 1945. And in particular, the music from that period. What is it about that period that resonates with you on that particular subject? Well, starting back, it kind of draws down on who I am today. But that is all based on the music, the morale, the passion, and the drive that came from that era, obviously, terrible, terrible times that echo with nowadays as well, the music of those golden years as they get referred to by us as a healer, they've often referred to as documentaries and writings that music is like a victim in em. It's a medication that can't be prescribed. And that's exactly what people such as Dean Berlin did. That was their job was to raise the morale and the spirits of those troops and those families back home. And that's why the music is just so passionate, and so lifting and joyous, that well, it echoes through to today as well, the music and that vibe indefinitely, and it certainly has an effect on what I do now as an artist as well. And what is it that you do now? So I am a I'm a comedic vocalist, but I work in particular with a very new genre of music, which is called electro swing, but you might know of it more as a vintage remix. So, okay. Yeah, it is a very small, passionate genre. And for me, it's got that that vibe that pizzazz, it's got the the 1930s 40s sound, but it's it's revamped. I mean, the most widely known band that kind of brought the genre into, into most most houses is a band called postmodern jukebox. You might have heard of, they do. Well, they do covers a lot of covers, but a lot of them are based on a Gatsby Charleston, kind of sound. And we all know The Great Gatsby Gatsby, because that's what I'm thinking. Yeah, exactly that that is where I first heard electri swing, there's a couple of tracks in there that got my ear tuned in as well. And it's not vintage sound, but with modern electronic equipment synthesizers in that. So it's taking those songs of the 30s and 40s period, and that kind of passion from within them, and just bringing them in line with modern music and the amazing work that today's producers can do and they can sample the voices of Louis Armstrong while being able to revamp it and rework it and it's absolute it's amazing and to do the dances as well when I perform out as well I take to Charleston which which is for the steampunk community, which is the majority of my following the lover lover dance, so I do enjoy to teach to Charleston indeed. Yeah, I was watching you know, I usually do a deep dive 24

Anne Marie Cannon:

Before I interview somebody if they're they have a platform online and I was watching you and you know, really compelling, I just, you're so entertaining. And I recommend anybody who's listening to that. Go over and check Madam Misfits YouTube page. See what she has out there? Because it's, it's nice. It's new. So, yeah, I really enjoy what you do.

Madam Misfit:

Thank you. I think I've done amazingly well before where I started just over a year ago, writing I've always sold my actual background was as a vintage songstress, I still perform a lot of vintage music, particularly through the last year, I've serenaded a lot of care homes and whatnot out in the streets. So my vintage music, vintage ties are still very, very strong. But that gives me a really good insight into making things with a more modern twist as well. So during 2020, I was able to release an album, amazingly, my own album, which I was so excited about, to have been only writing music for a year, and it to have been picked up by label as well was absolutely amazing. What's in your album is called elixir of swing. So for the steam punks, it's kind of the elixir The idea is that all of the tracks together make up a concoction a big potion, and it's got all this kind of swing vibe to it as well. So there's a lovely tracks on there, including a lovely Charleston as well. I'm kind of an an outsider in this genre of electro swing as an outsider, I'm a different and hence my name Madame misfit, I don't like to go along with the same old you know, I like to kind of change things up sort of things around. So, as well as singing, I also do a style of rap. You know, I was gonna ask you because I was listening to a couple years science and I thought, that sounds an awful lot, like, grab the way that you do that. Let's say yes. So and it feels it still feels really weird for me to refer to myself as a rap artist. I prefer the term poetry with a beat, I think it's a bit easier or spoken word. But over here, a term was coined by a couple of gentlemen called chap hop, which essentially hip hop music but in a chat style manner. Like you've already spoken with Tom Carradine, we'd class him and England is a chap, you know, and eloquently dressed, gentlemen. So it's, it's kind of a rap form, based with the Queen's very, very best English. And that's, I'm the first woman to achieve that in this very small genre. And with you know, trying to break boundaries at the moment, yeah, being a female in a powerful position is Do me really well to stand aside and do that. And yeah, it's a great, it's a great feeling. And I find it really empowering, to write rap to write spoken words, whether it be of the moment or about something very comical, which I got a lot of comical music out there. So yeah, for me, it's, it's fun, a lot of fun. Love it. So let's look back around to the music during the war era. Okay, so one of the things that also coins me back to that era is my past my career is I been in the military, the British military. So I'm in the Royal Air Force. I've been in 15 years now, but more importantly, as a musician. So as a military musician, were brought up playing these old powerful pieces. I spend most of my time out doing marching drill displays. So my my history of music comes from that exact period know the Royal Air Force, its roots 100 years old. So that's where my roots came from. I play the clarinet as a living and obviously our key swing band clarinetist clarinetists you know, we got Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, absolutely heroes of that era. And I'm able to use those sounds and even sample my clarinet skills on my tracks today. So that's how the two you beautifully marry up the music back then. But what was more exciting for me without highlighting too much whatever kind of year we've all been through was when I don't know whether you saw over the pond about Majesty Queen she mentioned in one of his speeches that we will all meet again, which is one of Denver's most iconic tracks. So that really hit home a lot of people here. were so proud to hear that song and it was lovely obviously with the passing of Dane variously gear as well, that that piece was highlighted as kind of the song of the year as well for us back here in England. There are some parallels isn't there with this pandemic and the war time massively, massively. There's a huge I mean, the vintage culture has been going on quite a long time. You know, in about 10 years, I've been performing the sound To the 14th. And but the festivals I know you guys over there, you have vintage festivals. And I know a few of my friends in America in the states do. Yeah, we have. There's one that happens here in Colorado. It's in Boulder. I don't know that it's a festival. It's a 1940s Gala. And Tom Carradice was actually supposed to come this year. And unfortunately, that didn't happen. And we're hoping that things are cleared out by but yeah, so there there are some and I'm just really starting to get into it actually was Tom who started me thinking on the vintage thing. And so now I'm starting to kind of get into it and want to be a part of that. So yeah, we do we do have that. And I know you guys have like twin wood. Oh yeah, that's why I started that's how my say when twin word was the airfield where the very late Glenn Miller took his last flight before obviously, he never never came back. Though. Mila been a huge dance band leader. And at RF twin woods, as it was now holds a huge Music Festival. I've seen bands such as the max Rob orchestra perform, they're a huge German 1930s deco orchestra performed there, there's dances, it's absolutely spectacular. And they did an open mic night in the tin hat club. And I went along and to some a few of the wonderful day various tracks and got the Berg and I'd had my hair done by the salons and my lips. Yeah, and that was about 10 years ago that I first went and that's where I started. But that's just one of them. Many,

Unknown:

many, I

Madam Misfit:

mean, over here, make the amends become like a regular saying Keep calm and carry on. And I was thinking the other night preparing for this, why people get so hooked on that, that period, and I think is just going back to a simpler time. Obviously, there was such sadness going on. But so much focus was put on the positives, which I think we could all do with a little bit now and then, you know, just being grateful.

Anne Marie Cannon:

You know, when you You nailed that in your spoken word that I'll definitely link out to in our episode note for this, it you know, it forces in this what I've been thinking it forces us to be present in a way that we're not when things are just status quo. It forces us to to be in the moment that could also be said for you know, the war when when you're in that kind of heightened, you know, kind of situation, it forces you to be in your living your skin. Yeah,

Madam Misfit:

I think it's time to simpler in a way then we didn't have technology. We just had each other. And I think those sorts of festivals, make people realize that it's about just going out and sometimes it's called promenading, a prominent hearing, you might have heard that term. It's been a lot of people just they just get dressed up and they just want to walk about and show off what they're wearing. What's so wrong about doing that. I think it's amazing. My husband is a reenactor. So he's got all the proper labor, the proper gear, and he he portrays World War Two reenactor

Anne Marie Cannon:

Yeah, and

Madam Misfit:

World War Two and Interwar as well. He's got some 1930s cambered here, we've got quite small museum in the house when it comes to Royal Air Force.

Anne Marie Cannon:

Yeah, cool. He's

Madam Misfit:

excited. And then I sing at the shows and he'll be there in his kit with his weapons and doing little talks to everyone that comes by so it's my little subtle sit in the pram, my daughter and yeah, it's kind of a cute little family, family affair and it is exactly that the phones, everything is pesticide, obviously I go out with my tech for singing and I do a lot of singing of those songs and that's the electrodes will get stripped out you know, when I do that kind of stuff. It's really really strict but, but it's beautiful. And that's why it marries up so beautifully with my actors magic misfit as well. It's that a little bit of both, you know, taking cherry cream taking the cream off the top and making it work with my my music that is now so

Anne Marie Cannon:

who do we see what performers what lyricists What? You know from that time period? Do you credit with this type of entertainment and music? I think of Benny Goodman

Madam Misfit:

Yeah, right massively his music. Fred Astaire gets used a lot Sing, sing Sing Benny Goodman in the mood. It was actually Glenn Miller's in the mood that first brought me to finding electric swing I was to do a performance with a fellow friend in chat, Professor elemental if you're a fan of the genre that we're diving down now, you might have heard of him. And he said, Hey, you you sing? And I was like,

Unknown:

Yes. He

Madam Misfit:

said you couldn't join me on stage. I was like, okay, knowing I only sing these true original covers. So I quickly googled 1940s remix and in the mood Glenn Miller came up with a wonderful backing beats as well and that was how I see Started I literally jumped on the stage and sang the Andrews Sisters version on my own and yeah and that that was the buzz in the vibe for me but but ya know Benny Goodman get sampled loads. Yeah Louie Armstrong, Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers their music them dancing oh my gosh, I wish I could dance like that gets gets used so much on electro swing videos. It's just beautiful. Yeah, they're the kind of big, big icons. Schumpeter's. Harry James. Yeah, Louie.

Anne Marie Cannon:

I love what you said about, you know, because you don't think of world war two or wars as a happy time. And yet, something really beautiful did come out of that. And it was the music and it was the experience of sharing the music. I wonder I just was thinking, I wonder what, like Benny Goodman or who out you know, these performers who were around them, how they would think about what is happening now and how that genre is bringing back their music in such a different and exciting way.

Madam Misfit:

Well, I know that Glenn Miller was quite an iconic composer at the time, he was the first one to introduce the clarinets into his lineup as a into a jazz swing band and his track moonlight serenade was one of the ones that first broke the sound, the mold, a lot of big bands, jazz bands could compromise of a big heavy sack section. But then he introduced the clarinet. So he was always up for change. He was kind of the leader of that sound. So I would like to think with his St. Louis Blues as well, which is a beautiful piece, which does get sampled a lot, that he would be quite keen on doing something a little bit different, I think and jazz, improv jazz, you know, it's all about that kind of change up. So who knows. I was going to make a note, when harking back to some of the big names back then that we use to help build the morale it was it was mainly a lot of females, a lot of females, you know, the Andrews Sisters very late and Peggy Lee, and I was kind of wondering why, but I think it was that Hark to our soldiers of their mothers, I think it was that that draw this beautiful woman, you know, singing them home. And I'm actually I'm involved in a project, this is sort of a sidestep now trying to influence the power of women in music. Within the genre I work in, in a lot of electro, you know, DJs have quite heavily dominated by by men. And I'm currently working in a project called swing sisters. And we're trying to bring women involved in this electronic production of music, and forward. And we're trying to launch an album this year, which we're very, very excited about.

Anne Marie Cannon:

And there's also a Kickstarter, I noticed that I was just looking at that. So why don't you tell us about that? Yeah. So

Madam Misfit:

Kickstarter, I'm glad you've know the phrase and the product is basically, you as fans and followers and avid supporters help us launch this product, which will be not only an album collaborating with all these huge names in music, they're being myself, Metallica, Penny, Penny sisters, the lady called Maria lovoo, as well from a huge band over here called document sharing. And many there's about 10 of us and growing. So it'll be an album, they'll also be events put on we will go out as the swing sisters come to events and put on events as well, live shows. And if you head to Kickstarter, and just type in swing sisters will come up. And our pledge is for 3800 British pounds. And we're almost I think, let's be a quarter of the way there now. And that money is used for the production, the mastering physical albums, there's a big list, but because you're helping to set us up, you actually in turn for how much you pledge, get goodies, Max, you're the first ones to get the disc first ones to get it signed, you know, you'd like the first direct access and you'd be contributing towards hopefully a huge step for women in music. Well, we

Anne Marie Cannon:

will definitely link out to that now put that out on social media, and just the whole theme of women. And this is where, you know, I'm trying to have joy in my life in the United States. We have our first female that is going to be in the White House and it's a woman of color no last. So, you know, I'm getting chills listening to you talk about this, because it's reminding me of, you know, for all the backward motion. There's been we're moving forward. And this sounds like a really worthwhile project. I'm really excited about it and good luck with that. Thank

Madam Misfit:

you. Yeah, no, I'm excited to not only being a very, very small fish in a very large sea within the music industry, but the girls I'm working with, you know, they've got so much so much vision and so much scope. My track is submitted. It's And if you become a Kickstarter supporter, you'll actually get to hear a little snippet of it as well. So I'm very, very excited to be part of the project and, and the women and yeah, be great to help anyone and everyone on board, we'll take your I was gonna ask, I was gonna mention that the intro track that I'm hoping to use with yourselves, I thought I'd start you off slowly and gently. And I thought I'd actually send you a remix of the wonderful Disney everybody wants to be a cat from the aristocats. Everybody loves a little bit of Disney. I visited California some years ago and went to Disneyland Disney World. And I aristocats was one of my favorite Disney tracks, obviously, Disney being a fourth 1940s period as well. So amazing film. So everybody wants to be a cat. It's a straight up remix, but it is in electro swing stars. I wanted to start everyone on the baby steps with everybody wants to be a cat. And I didn't want to dive straight into some of my harder hitting music, which if you've explored my YouTube channels, or Facebook and Instagram, and I'm quite comedic, and some of the tracks you might not matter, no, it depends how Free your mind goes. But there is one track in particular, which is on my album called True you and we were talking earlier about changing the ways diversity women empower the true you is a track that has done really well over here, because of the meaning behind it. And it's about just that Excel being true to yourself that track talks about diversity, when you're your religion, your color, your creed, your hair, your sexuality, and it was made and launched during lockdown here in the UK. And the video, which is on YouTube actually involves everyone at home, doing these outfit changes. So they're suddenly in there kind of normal, mundane, socially acceptable clothing, and then they change it up. And I've got some amazing burlesque dancers in there. I've got some drag queens and kings. And it's it's amazing, the the audience, the attraction that we had with that piece, just just basically by shouting out just being true to yourself. I've had a lot of people.

Anne Marie Cannon:

I love that because that's the other thing that I'm trying to do. One of my more recent interviews is I interviewed married couple, Hugh nini, and Neil Treadwell years ago, they started collecting photographs of men in love. You know, this is a very important history, that it's a history that has been hidden and erased, and they like to go to flea markets and stuff. And they found this, this box of pictures, and there was a picture of two men that they perceived as having the look because that that's the criteria for every picture that they collected. And so over the years, they've collected 1000s of pictures. And the criteria is they have to believe like, I don't remember they have a percentage that, you know, because you can't really know, although a couple of them, they have had a verification that they were actually couples. So I want to bring out, I want to bring these histories out into the light. And so I love that that is the song that you're choosing for the outro. And that is the kind of tone I want to set in my podcast, I want us to start looking at history in a different way to

Madam Misfit:

definitely, definitely tell the change in my vision behind the track true you it was written before the pandemic, and the chorus is just a load of data, you know, sing along really easy, but the idea wasn't about the words, it was about the coming together of people, no matter what, you know, when someone on stage says, you know, the words sing along and you just get a crowd of mutes and a few. But I didn't want that to be the issue I wanted everyone just come make noise arms around each other. And that that was the vision behind writing this song. So and I will at some point get to perform it in exactly those circumstances.

Anne Marie Cannon:

We will we will be together again.

Madam Misfit:

This pandemic has brought a lot of people's particularly of a certain age range more involved with technology, it's kind of forced them you know, whether it be online shopping, or having to do a new passport and that online, you know, the keys at the post offices are as far as you know, vastly reduced because of needing and not going outside so and it may be it's a good thing maybe it's a good thing that people have been held back and and now grasping it not through once but through the having to but certainly that's what I'd say strange about this. Everybody is going through it. It's not you know as me as an artist, it's not me being frustrated that I didn't get that gig or look at They're doing really well. None of us are getting any gigs. We're all on the same platform. You know, it's

Anne Marie Cannon:

it really that's a really good point. That is a really good point. We are all going through this together. And that's another thing about the war. You know, when we're talking about the, the war, it's, that was a communal experience, and everybody was struggling with the same thing. And that's another parallel to what's going on. No, that's a really good point.

Madam Misfit:

Exactly. You know, there were no hierarchy, you know, there was no, no chosen people down, you know, where things should drop and who should live and who should die was kind of everyone was pulled right down, just like with COVID. At the moment, it's got new selections. It doesn't you know, it's got no choice. So, yeah, just over to the music. Just stay inside, put the music on.

Anne Marie Cannon:

Carry on,

Madam Misfit:

so on. I meant to ask you of my tracks. Have you listened to any of you've got a favorite?

Anne Marie Cannon:

Have you? I have listened to them? to them. But it's so different. The music is like, I I need to go back and listen. I think I listened to the one that you're talking about. ending with I did listen to that. And I, it was one Listen, so I didn't really get into the nitty gritty of the word. It's kind of like poetry, you have to read at least three times to really understand it. And I read about it, and I knew that it was more of a darker you can add a darker edge to it. I think Yeah,

Madam Misfit:

that's it. I do a track called stepaside boys. And I mentioned earlier about the genre chat pop.

Anne Marie Cannon:

I love that name. Wait, stop. Let's stop there. I love Oh,

Unknown:

Steph. Besides, yeah.

Madam Misfit:

I mentioned earlier in the interview about the the sub genre chat hop. And you've already mentioned about interviewing Thomas Benjamin Wilder Squire, he is part of this subculture, very elegant chap plays the ukulele very well, very well spoken. Whereas a lot of tweed and that genre, as I mentioned, only exists of men. And so me being the first female I wanted to make a piece that really punched them in the face. So yeah, I kind of decided I was going to write the step aside, boys. And I basically you might have heard, we mentioned me as a rap artist, and as a rapper, you, you tend to you diss other rappers, that's what you do put them down. So this whole piece is a putting those gentlemen down for their quirks. So again, so I go through all three of them. However, the very eloquent British way as I did email them, or first ask if I could do this.

Anne Marie Cannon:

How long have you very British?

Unknown:

Very British.

Madam Misfit:

So of course they all Yeah, absolutely. Yeah. said please do this. And yeah, no, it's really nice. It's really fun. I kind of work with Tom. Tom first. And then I move on to a gentleman Professor elemental who is I work with him a lot. We do it together on a couple of tracks. He's a very eccentric chap, where the pith helmets and does a lot of rap. And I recently went on he holiday down to Brighton, and he taught me how to rap and freestyle. And then ends with a chap called Mr. B, the gentlemen Roma, and he is the the brains behind the idea of chat hop. He was the founder. That's the word I was after, he was the founder of the genre. And so it ends with him and he's got a huge following. So me dissing him, a lot of people took it with a pinch of salt. They knew it was just a bit of a comic comic movie, so yeah, but but it certainly was hoping to make me stand out against the big boys. Yeah. Yeah, I mean, I the guys did say like, 98% of the interest will be purely comical value, but you might get a 2% people, you know, being will calm down their genome. Yeah, you know, but I was ready for that. I was fine. You know, I

Anne Marie Cannon:

was ready for that. So it's all of your music like this synthesis of swaying and rap and electric elements. How would you

Madam Misfit:

describe it? It's kind of a mash up. As I said, I don't fit into one straight genre. It is all electronically produced with our use of music producers, myself as a person. I'm a performer and artist and a lyricist. So I'm not a producer, but I haven't got the abilities to physically make the music here. And I write a lot actually, I had a call last night was working with a producer last night. Someone in Russia, which is amazing. And yeah, so I help a lot. A lot of people send me the tracks without the songs and I'll kind of send the lyrics back and forth. I'm the kind of black sheep do you have that saying over there?

Anne Marie Cannon:

Oh yeah,

Madam Misfit:

I don't like being put in a book pigeonholed, you know, being predictable. That's, that's not me. I've started working a lot on close harmony trios, which echoes from the Undo, undo sisters. So a lot of my courses now will be based on three, three voices Oh, me, but I really like that sounds. And again, that kind of echoes back to our 40s period. But then that sound works so nice to contrast to my rap style as well. It's kind of like I am collaborating with another artist, whether it be you know, inside my hair, Dutch, but it makes that sweet and soft, or that kind of the yin

Unknown:

and the yang.

Madam Misfit:

I like that I quite like that music. So we're

Anne Marie Cannon:

cool. I like that too. I feel like a whole new world, you're opening up a whole new world to me. So and that's what I like about doing this because I choose people who, you know, I reach out to people who are doing something that I think is interesting. And then I get an opportunity to like really dive deep into what they're doing. And you know, learn new things. Tom Carradine. I am like a big fan. I do his sing along every week. If I can, It's one o'clock in the afternoon here. I've missed it a couple times. But you know, it's, you know, it's that old time music that like my parents played, but now it's like, it's so meaningful to me. So it gives me an opportunity to really experience you. And now that we've talked, I'm going to go back based on our conversation and yeah, you know, more. So. Yeah, I just I love it. I love what you're doing. I love that. I found you. Pretty much the way that it went was Tom Carradine. And then he was on Thomas Benjamin wild esquires show. And then I was in his world, and then I saw your interview. And then it was like, wow, I like this. And so who knows who's gonna be next in that vein,

Madam Misfit:

let's face within my music where my music is going in the future, where I mentioned the swinging sisters project but I'm also at start of a a crossroads where a lot of my early music was on the comedic value. My my first introduction to this world was via a very comedic artists Professor elemental, so I wrote in that style, that hilarious style. However, now that I'm working a lot more with producers and labels, I'm starting to move away from that still have it in mind and still write for my original audiences. But I'm starting to write quite serious stuff as well. Like you heard my freestyle spoken word, which was the very chalk and cheese so I'm at that that crossing road now where I'm trying to please all but keep myself happy as well. So who knows where I will go. I know that my track that will be released with the swinging sisters project is a serious powerful track. It's called don't girl, so you can get the idea of what kind of thing that's going to be there. It's so powerful pro woman track. And yeah, so I'm excited, excited for making more new music basically. So

Anne Marie Cannon:

well, I'm looking forward to seeing how, you know the only constant has changed and I think we are gonna have to keep changing and you starting to place and then you start moving and I you know, I sense that in you that there's a movement and forward and you know, like your music synthesizing things into it. So it's excited good stuff very much. And also, I noticed so you are you're not on Patreon but you are in cofee. You can tip madam misfit, you can buy a cup of coffee or a cup of tea. And through cofee and I'll put that link out there as well. And, you know, indie artists, we're all trying to figure it out without inundating people with commercials and that type of thing. I I've really tried to stay away from doing commercials. So yeah, we just want to get we want to get our art and our work out to you the best way we can and make it accessible. And also if you are moved to do so, then you can throw us all the tip. Sounds great to me. Thanks. Thank you so much for being here today. I really enjoyed talking to you. And I look forward to watching your career progress. It's a very exciting trajectory, I think.

Unknown:

Keep checking in.

Anne Marie Cannon:

Okay, well, it was great meeting you. Have a great day. Bye bye. There you have it, man, a misfit and the music of World War Two. To find out more about Madame misfit and The topics discussed today. Be sure to check out our episode notes. I'd also like to take a moment to give a big shout out to armchair historians patriots patron, john swan. Thanks for your ongoing support. Thanks for joining us. Have a great week. This

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is a song I've written for you. Reach you will lick your face from this planet or outer space my friendship extends across the galaxy everyone's you buddy come party with me there's a son in the room in his individuality tonight but on your glad rags no bullies are trying to follow me. Brian kuliah diversity it's really okay your skin your hair. You're just a big baby to yourself. It's a splendid need to not want to be the golden creature because that's vanilla just boring. Ready to go. If you're ever feeling low, just have a little thing. deployments are weird and just being in sync with yourself. Don't make proper friends not the fakes the bullies with the latest trends. So haters last what's the big idea? Making this miserable living in fear? Trying to fit in the click would actually make it just a matter of time everybody. You know what to do. Let's build. There we go. Again, just use both together. Let's do it again.