We know how it ends (Let’s make a film of our lives)
Dogman explains how the happiest song from his new album turned into a fun studio session
“Camera’s rolling - come on friends
Lights - action - we know how it ends!”
So starts this popular Dogman song, appropriately, the last main track on the Dogman album ‘The Cat that solved The String Theory’ has attracted many ‘happy track’ comments on Soundcloud. The banjo introduction was first brought into the arrangement in a Dogman-Mikans (The Crossbreed) demo when Mikans suggested a Sufjan Stevens feel to the song.
The song is again about Dogman’s love affair with his wife, “ You be Bergman I’ll be Tarantino,” and playfully singing, “Who plays me - who plays you and who rescues who?”
Martyn (studio producer) kept a small camera rolling throughout the various booth recordings and for the group-singing for the chorus, “Let’s make a film of - our lives - we can dream it in colour - or dream it in black and white. Let’s make a film - of our lives. First love, Happy - Tears - it’s our lives!” The cast are listed in the video [http://youtu.be/jvZvX1vawuY].
It is Matt Pawson, ace guitarist in the Dogman, who shouts ‘It’s a wrap!’ at the end of recording.