Bright Eye Day

by Chris Bottomley & Brainfudge

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Longtime Brainfudge members Chris Bottomley, Great Bob Scott, Donné Roberts, Richard Underhill, Perry White, Bryden Baird, Jono Grant and the late James Gray come together to create this latest soulful offering.

Bottomley down the bass thick and heavy on this 14 song disc, with the funk of “My Head is Spinning”, the rocking “Rattle My Cage”, the sweet reggae vibes of “Where is the Love” and the soulful blues of “A Better Day Will Come”.

*Available also through mail order - just add a couple bucks for shipping folks - and send requests/address to crispy@chrisbottomley.com. Be glad to oblige!*

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released September 23, 2013

LIST OF CREDITS

Produced by Chris Bottomley & Jono Grant
Engineered by Jono Grant, Brian Hewson, Bryden Baird & Crispy B
Mixed by Jono Grant & Crispy B at Victory Drive Music
Mastered by Jono Grant.

Recorded at Victory Drive Music, Escarpment Sound, Bryden’s Audio Massage Theatre & Psychotropic Sound
May to Dec 2012, January to July 2013

Words & Music by Chris Bottomley
© Chris Bottomley 2013 (SOCAN)

CD Design & Layout by Kristen Wagner
Front Cover Photo by Crispy B
Inside sleeve photos by Fee Gunn
Made in Canada.

CONTACT

CB Music
PO Box 65017
RPO Chester
Toronto, ON
M4K 3Z2
Web: www.chrisbottomley.com
E-Mail: Crispy@ChrisBottomley.com


This recording was made possible with the financial assistance of the Toronto Arts Council & Ontario Arts Council. The Ontario Arts Council is an Agency of the Government of Ontario.

In Memorandum to Brainfudge Member James Gray 1960 – 2013 who passed on during the making of this record. A wizard on the keys, he will be missed.

A very special thanks to the following people who got it all started with Encouragement & Donations:

Wendy Coles, Tammy Hall, Susan Romsky, Lucya Almeida, Arlene Bishop, Elmira Nezirevic, Dev Khalsa & Eilleen Eng, Miguel Cadiz, Terry & Denise Bottomley, Fred Spek, Kim Logan, Jennifer Rock, Paul Fegan, Laura Rutherford, Sue Doiron, Mark Nesbitt, Tree Coma, Rob Bujold, Kirsty Coles, Joanne Wiseman, Pat Clemence, Bob Salter, Erich Boehm, Mathew Maclean, Rob Sandberg, Joanne Kearney, George Kerr, Brenda McMorrow, Rod Gvozdic, Wendy Graham, Wayne Cohen, Michael Coffey, Robert Finley, Julie Christian, Bob Salter, Michael Goldman, Jayson Sissons

Love and gratitude to:

Jono Grant, Bryden Baird, Ian Menzies, PS Kensington, Shamez, CIUT, CBC Radio, Jay Cleary, Sebastian Cook, Kristen Wagner, Larry Steele (for loaning me his guitar to write with) Sam & Nikki at The Painted Lady, George Guerra (for technical support) Gary Topp, Kurt Swinghammer, Sev Micron @ Muzicare Productions, Derek Christie, Elmira Nezirevic, Don @Escarpment Sound, Jazz-FM, Dubmatix, Andrew MacPherson, Johnny Trelawny, Greg @The Supermarket, The Lula Lounge, Cory Siddall, Wu’s Tai Chi Chu’an Academy, The Tuesday Night Hootenanny Club, Steve York, Ruth Kavanagh, Paul Bottomley, Kevin Bottomley, Veronique Morency, Kristen Wagner, Jean Manson, Fee Gunn, Yorkshire Family & Friends, The Black Forest in Lahr, Germany, Lakes, Rivers & Forests, the Sky & Universe, kaleidoscopes everywhere, fractal imagery, the microscopic world, nebulas, and last, but not least, the fine people of Toronto, Canada

TRACK LISTING

RATTLE MY CAGE (C. Bottomley)
CB – Fuzz Bass, Guitar, Lead & Backing Vocals
Great Bob Scott – Drums
Jono Grant - Guitars

LOST IN A FUNK (C. Bottomley)
Chris Bottomley – Bass, Lead & Backing Vocals
Great Bob Scott – Drums
Donne´ Roberts – Guitar
Jono Grant – Hammond Organ
Richard Underhill – Alto Sax

WHERE IS THE LOVE (C. Bottomley)
CB – Bass & Vocals
Donne Roberts – Guitars
GBS - Drums & Effects
James Gray – Hammond Organ, Clavinet
Jono Grant – Fender Rhodes

GOLDEN DAZE (C. Bottomley, J. Grant)
CB – Lead & Backing Vocals, Atmospherics, Bass
Great Bob Scott – Drums
Bryden Baird – Flugelhorn
Jono Grant – Ambient Sounds, Piano

DELIRIOUS (C. Bottomley)
Chris Bottomley – Bass, Lead & Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitars
Jono Grant – Synth, Backing Vocals
Davide Direnzo – Drums
Perry White - Flute

SOME PEOPLE SAY (C. Bottomley)
CB – Lead & Backing Vocals, Djembe, Whistles, Bass
Great Bob Scott – Drums
Richard Underhill – Saxophones
Bryden Baird - Trumpet
Donne´ Roberts – Guitar

BOOTY CALL PROTOCOL (C. Bottomley)
CB – Bass, Lead & Backing Vocals
Donne Roberts – Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar
Great Bob Scott – Drums
Jono Grant – Clavinet
Perry White – Baritone Sax

CRISPY DUB (C. Bottomley, R. Underhill)
CB – Bass, Loop, Guitar
Rich Underhill – Saxophonics
Jono Grant - Atmospherics

BRIGHT EYE DAY (C. Bottomley)
Chris Bottomley – Bass, Lead & Backing Vocals, Guitar
Great Bob Scott – Drums
Donne´ Roberts – Guitar
James Gray – Hammond Organ
Richard Underhill – Alto Sax, Baritone Sax
Bryden Baird – Soprano Trumpet, Coronet, Flugelhorn

MY HEAD IS SPINNING (C. Bottomley)
CB – Bass, Lead Vocals
GBS – Drums
Donne Roberts – Guitar, backing vocals
James Gray – Hammond Organ

BRAZILIA (C. Bottomley)
CB – Bass, Vocals, 12 string acoustic, electric guitar
Perry White – Flute
Jono Grant – Synthesizer, Hammond organ
Great Bob Scott – Drums

ALL IN THE HEART (C. Bottomley)
CB – Lead Vocal, Bass, Guitar
Jono Grant – Drum Loop
Perry White – Tenor Sax, Flute
Bryden Baird - Trumpet
Donne Roberts - Guitar

SAD TO SEE (C. Bottomley)
CB – Lead Vocal, Bass, Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Great Bob Scott – Drums
Jono Grant – Fender Rhodes, Lead Guitar

A BETTER DAY WILL COME (C. Bottomley)
CB – Lead & Backing Vocals, Bass
GBS – Drums
Donne Roberts – Guitars
James Gray – Hammond Organ

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Chris Bottomley Toronto, Ontario

Versatile bassist, songwriter Chris Bottomley started his recording and performance
antics in 1982 in post punk Toronto, performing with the rock cirkus Tulpa. He started
his funk/rock/jazz collective Brainfudge in 1991.

"True to his reputation as one of the Big Smoke's best bass thumpers" - NOW Magazine
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Track Name: "Rattle My Cage"
“Rattle My Cage” (C. Bottomley)

You rattle my cage
You fill me with rage
I forgot how to let go of all those feelings
That keep me from you
ahhh that keep me from you

Friends say just pay her no mind
Others say, she's done doing time
I forgot how to love her
Of all the feelings, I miss it the most
ahhh I miss it the most

You’re gonna ahhh rattle my cage
You’re gonna ahhh rattle my cage

I'm not falling on my face
If she's not coming back to stay
Its time for renewal
Let's hear it for change

I wanna get busy having fun with everybody
You just gotta know it
So smile, it’s for the first time
It’s for the first time
Da da da da da da

I'm not falling on my face
If she's not coming, back to stay
Its time for renewal
Let's hear it for change

You’re gonna ahhh rattle my cage
You’re gonna ahhh rattle my cage

You’re gonna ahhh rattle my cage
You’re gonna ahhh rattle my cage
Track Name: "Lost in a Funk"
LOST IN A FUNK (C. Bottomley)

You’ve been hiding in a shell all your life
Keeping to your self cause you’re so shy
Always running, always hiding
Thinking people will criticize you
You’re afraid of being discovered for who you are

You’ve been beating yourself up for far too long
Now your friends don’t understand you
They think there’s something wrong
You’re afraid you won’t be accepted
Thinking you will be rejected
Tell me who are you protectin’ from who you are?

Cause you’re lost in a funk
& The one you love doesn’t know your alive
Deep in a funk
Cause you’re lost in a funk
& The one you love doesn’t know your alive
Deep in a funk

You had your eye on someone hoping you’ll get noticed
But all they do is laugh at you
It’s becoming so ridiculous
How did things get so dramatic
Shine the light on things fantastic
You’re afraid of being discovered for what you are

Cause you’re lost in a funk
& The one you love doesn’t know your alive
Deep in a funk
Cause you’re lost in a funk
& The one you love doesn’t know your alive
Deep in a funk

You’ve been hiding in a shell all your life
Keeping to your self cause you’re so shy
Always running always hiding
Thinking people will critcize you
You’re afraid of being discovered for who you are

Cause you’re lost in a funk
& The one you love doesn’t know your alive
Deep in a funk
Track Name: "Golden Daze"
GOLDEN DAZE (C.BOTTOMLEY)

I TRIED TO FIND YOU BUT YOU WERE NOT THERE
NO ANSWER ON THE PHONE ITS AS IF YOU DIDN’T CARE
WHERE ARE YOU HIDING, ITS BEEN SO LONG
AGONIZING WITHDRAWAL IS WHATS BEEN GOING ON
I NEED THAT CONNECTION, HOW DOES IT FEEL
TO BE ON THE RECEIVING END OF SOMEBODY ELSES DEAL
NOWHERE TO RUN, NOWHERE TO HIDE
I GUESS FOR NOW I’LL KEEP IT BOTTLED UP INSIDE

IT’S 4 AM – I TOSS AND TURN
MY BRAIN IS FRIED AND MY EMOTIONS ARE BURNT
WHERE IS THE JOY, WHERE HAS IT GONE
I HATE THE DARKNESS AND I’M HOLDING ON TIL DAWN
WHY DON’T YOU CALL ME , DON’T BE AFRAID
THERE’S ALWAYS TOMORROW FOR AN EMOTIONAL TRADE
I JUST WANNA HOLD YA, THAT I CANT HIDE
SPEAK TO ME DARLIN’, I’LL TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE

GOLDEN DAZE, GOLDEN DAZE
GOLDEN DAZE, GOLDEN DAZE

MY MIND KEEPS RETURNING TO WHEN LIFE WAS EASY
AND MY HEART IS A YEARNING FOR SUMMER’S BREEZES
ANOTHER CHANGE OF THE SEASON
WE DON’T NEED A REASON
TO BE LAUGHING TOGETHER
COME ON, LET’S TAKE THIS DANCE TOGETHER

THIS BETRAYAL GETS NO REWARD
IT’S ROCKED THE FOUNDATIONS OF MY EMOTIONAL CORE\
HEART SPLIT ASUNDER, TRUST RIPPED APART
DISRESPECTING AND REJECTING AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART
I WISH THINGS WERE DIFFERENT
I JUST WANNA CRY
SO TAKE THIS FRIENDSHIP AND HANG IT OUT TO DRY
Track Name: "Some People Say"
Some People Say (C. Bottomley)

Some people say all the world is Maya or Illusion
Some people say China has a claim to Tibet

Some people say, it’s not the way,
There’s only one kind
There’s only one style
There’s only one God
There’s only one world
There’s only one people for every boy and girl
I don’t buy it, I don’t buy it
Some people say…I don’t buy it

Some people say that war is a necessary thing
Some people say that poverty is here to stay
Some people say that the third world is not grateful
Some people say why wipe out all the debt
I don’t buy it, I don’t buy it
If you give away something you’ll get something back
If you give away everything you’ll get everything back
I don’t buy it
I don’t buy it
Repeat

Some people say it’s not for real
Some people say why put all the people up in space?
Some people say this mission is bound to fail
Some people say
Some people say
Well I don’t buy it

Some people say why give up everything?
Some people say why not hold on to everything?
Some people say why help other people?
Some people say why not help your self?

Some people say there’s no way out of our problems
Some people say there’s not enough water for everyone
Some people say the greenhouse effect is taking over
Some people say the news media is taking over
Some people say the pentagon is taking over
Some people say…
I don’t buy it, I don’t buy it, I don’t buy it

Words & Music Copyright 2012 Chris Bottomley
Track Name: "My Head is Spinning"
My Head is Spinning (C. Bottomley)

Lord, my head is spinning
My mind is reeling
From all this stuff
Lord I can’t keep keepin’
My head is spinning
I’m all mixed up

We’re living in the age of dis-information
Corporate wars and environmental degradation
There’s war and disease – hypertechnology
You get a wake up call staring at the TV

World powers jockey for position
While leaders use fear as a weapon
Who knows why any of this is really happening
It’s a PR campaign devised by the boys in the Whitehouse

Lord, my head is spinning
My mind is reeling
From all this stuff
Lord I can’t keep keepin’
My head is spinning
I’m all mixed up

The water’s rising, polar ice caps melting
A greenhouse effect that’ll surely leave us breathless
Don’t be alarmed it could mean the end of the species
Or so they say with a difference of a few degrees..

We’re fighting over food quality
The killing of people and no accountability
It takes on the sinister quality of a bad B-movie
If it wasn’t so serious how they try to sock it to us

Lord, my head is spinning
My mind is reeling
From all this stuff
Lord I can’t keep keepin’
My head is spinning
I’m all mixed up

Lord, my head is spinning
My mind is reeling
From all this stuff
Lord I can’t keep keepin’
My head is spinning
I’m all mixed up


Words & Music Copyright 2012 Chris Bottomley
Track Name: "Sad to See"
SAD TO SEE

It matters to you
it mattered to me
we were together – it’s plain to see
there was a problem, you were my friend
but we never could solve it, ever again
would you want me as a lover
or want me as a friend
we were in sync for a moment
but the magic had to end

It meant so much to me
& now it’s sad to see

I’m a tad disappointed
and feeling the pain
of heart separation
a bittersweet game
it’s been a trip little darlin’
now that love’s taken flight
i’ve been mulling it over
& tossing though the night

It meant so much to me
& now it’s sad to see

Now that it’s over
i feel ill at ease
my ego deflated
a strange disease
the search for fulfilment
has led me here
i would never have though that
my heart would be pierced
would you want me as a lover
or want me as a friend
we were in sync for a moment
but the magic had to end

it meant so much to me
& now it’s sad to see
it meant so much to me
& now it’s sad to see...

Words & Music Copyright 2012 – Chris Bottomley
Track Name: "A Better Day Will Come"
A Better Day Will Come (C. Bottomley)
A better day will come
A better day will come
I’ve been disheartened so many times
Not knowing when things will ever change
Lord i am willing to learn from my actions
So please show me a sign for my liberation

A better day will come
A better day will come
I’ve been uprooted so many times
So far away from where i want to be
I’ve got to get back, back to where i belong
With the trumpet’s siren and sweet sound of a song

So i’m watching now, watching how
Seeing how it plays
Reaching out, feeling now
So far away
So far away
A better day a better day a better day will come...(Descending line)

A better day will come
A better day will come

Copyright 2012 Chris Bottomley