Psychic City (Voodoo City)

by James Whetzel



This is a cover, a tune originally by Rich Jensen and then adapted by the group Yacht. My own adaptation is built from tabla, dhol and darbouka beats. I play all the instruments including the accordion, mandolin and sitar. I mixed and produced this as well. Mastered by Emch at Subatomic Sound.


शहर में
كان عندي احلام
des beaux rêves
en la ciudad

I used to live in a psychic city
I never knew what would happen in a day
I might be looking out the window
And a friend might say:
Come on over
Come on over
We'll be having a party for you

I used to live in a voodoo city
Where every little thing had it's own secret life
I might be washing up the dishes
And the kitchen might say
Hang around baby
Hang around baby
We'll be baking a cake for you

I used to live in a heartbeat city
I'd fall in love every minute on the street
I might be walking 'round the corner
And our eyes might meet
Where you been darlin'?
Where you been darlin'?
We've been holding this moment for you

I told you your dreams would come true
I told you your dreams would come true


released June 22, 2012
Written by Rich Jensen & Jona Bechtolt. Published by Domino Publishing & Rich Jensen.
Art by Hothead.



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James Whetzel Seattle, Washington

Innovative sarod player, palm wine guitarist, beat maker, percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, part-time throat singer, composer, producer, recording engineer, teacher.

DJ for the International Fountain at Seattle Center. Part of Mean Deep with Deepayan Acharjya AKA Shree Dee. Part of Das Dhoom with Shree Dee & Sebastian Lange. Guitarist for palm wine group Who Is John Smith with Yaw Amponsah
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