Julia “Day 1”

Reel #37

Shelly: This is the first and last take.
Stevie: I need more piano and more voice.
(piano gets louder)
Stevie: It’s not enough.
(piano gets even louder)
Stevie: More…even…
Stevie: Even more than that.

And I’ll ride through the snow
In an old fashioned carriage
Drawn by a small golden horse
That runs…like the wind
When I run through your door
I am freed from my slavery
And the fire will be burning
Long before you return home

For in our house, there are no… teasing spirits
No false laughter

Stevie: That’s that note! That note! It haunts me! What am I…this…You know what? I have to say that there is somebody up there that really wants me to do something with this fucking note. (hits piano key)
Stupid thing!
I’m sorry Shelly. You have to understand that I’m neurotic. I’m…and not only am I neurotic, but I’m schizophrenic too.
Shelly: That’s a good combination.
Stevie: And I’m sorry.
Shelly: Start it over
Stevie: I’m really… But ya know, I hit that note and I…If you think that you get bummed out, let me tell you
Shelly: Stereo noise
Stevie: You don’t get bummed out. *I* get bummed…*I* die when that fuckin’ (hits piano note) note…I hit…I mean…I’m sorry.
Shelly: Let’s just do it again, everything’s okay.
Stevie: All right. Are you sure?
Shelly: I can fix everything, remember that
Stevie: I don’t want you to be bummed or anything. I mean, I….ya know..
Shelly: It’d take a lot more than that one note to bum me out, pal.
Stevie: Yeah?
Shelly: Yeah.
Shelly: Maybe if I went when by your house tomorrow and Sara wasn’t there. That would bum me out.
Stevie: Listen…Don’t worry. I’ll have Sara there for you.
Shelly: Nah, I’m just teasing
Stevie: You want the poet in our hearts? (sings) Sara!

(piano playing)

And I ride through the snow
In an old fashioned carriage
Drawn by a small golden horse
That runs like the wind
When I run through your door
I am free from my slavery
And the fire will be burning
Long before you return home

For in our house
There are no
Teasing spirits
There is no false laughter
And no one reminds me
Just before midnight
Watching for a sign
Through the window
I retire and I open this wine

I do
Two things these days
These nights
Julie is no fool
People ask me
And so, Julia
What is it that you do now
And I say I do two things
In the light of my sunset
I do the stars and I do you

I love the stars
And I give to you what I love
Who is the child
I disregard the rules
I would suffer for the love

Stevie: That note… (whispering)

I would suffer for the love
And I would cry to be moved

I do two things these days
And Julie is no fool
And they ask me
And so Julia what is it that you do now
I say I do two things
I do two things

 
Stevie: You know what? I’m sorry. I’m…I’ve…I know. I’m sorry. I freak out. It’s…I…I just wrote this last night, and I…I know what it should be. So when it isn’t that, I freak. I go…It…It’s…
Shelly: Did you wanna leave it for another time?
Stevie: No…no. I wanna do it now. I…I mean, I drove all fucking way out here to do this. I want to do it… once.
Okay, Shelly, I want more echo on the piano. I want it to sound more…I don’t know. I want it to sound…I want more…I want it to be more…I don’t…I don’t know what I want it to be more.
I want it to be louder.
Shelly: Ok, we’ll give you more. That isn’t gonna help ya miss that note though.

(piano)

Stevie: I mean…does it sound terrible in there? Tell me.
Shelly: No!
Stevie: No, I’m serious. I mean, is it…is it worthless?
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Shelly: No. No. It’s just…it’s…you know…it’s…it’s what it is at three o’clock in the morning. It’s fine.
It represents the song. It’s not your best performance. That’s not necessary.
Stevie: Robin. Where’s Robin?
Shelly: She’s up here
Stevie: Robin? Come out here. I need you to come out here.
Shelly: Robin <?> Well let’s just do that
Stevie: I need Robin to come out here and wear earphones and listen to this, so I can sing it. I…Robin. I played this perfectly for her…all the way through…
at home…when nobody was recording it. And also…Robin? Debbie? I want a toot. This is important. I…I do. (singing) I live..
Shelly: Stevie?
Stevie: Yeah?
Shelly: I think we just ought to do this song.
(singing): I live two lives
Stevie: I live two lives. Did you know that? I live two lives. (singing) I live two lives, you know. I’m the princess and I am the maid.
Stevie: You know what? If I had a metronome or a quick thrack, it would be a lot easier. Cause that’s what happens.
I get so carried away on myself that I forget that the rest of the world exists.
(piano)
Stevie: You couldn’t possibly give me a beat…could you?
Shelly: What’d ya say Stevie?
Stevie: Could you possibly give me any kind of a beat? That would really help me a lot if you could.
Shelly: It would. I don’t have anything in here.
Stevie: I see. It’s like I have to go “chh”… chh…chh chh…ch ch ch ch…ch ch ch…chhh…ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah  You know, I can do it, but…
Shelly: Stevie?
Stevie: Yep.
Shelly: I think for this, for…for the purpose you need it for tonight, this is fine.
Stevie: Alright.
Shelly: We can always come in and play
Shelly: Let me finish.
Stevie: Shelly.
Shelly: Yes?
Stevie: I won’t make you mozzarella and tomato tomorrow, that’s fine.
Shelly: You will or you won’t? Did you say you will or you won’t?
Stevie: I won’t.
Shelly: Bullshit

And I ride through the snow

Shelly: Stevie?
Stevie: Yep?
Shelly: You can always come in and do it again.
Stevie: I know, but it’s brand new, and it needs to be down now!
Shelly: Right. That’s why I’m saying…so however you’re doing it now is how you should do it, and not… My suggestion is just not to get
into a whole production tonight about it.
Stevie: Ok.
Shelly: Just do it… get the song down.
Stevie: Alright
Shelly: and then…
Stevie: I want…Debbie. I would like to have…really…a lot…I would… I want a toot now. This…if I’m…I mean…you know…
It’s like…this is brand new. This song is brand new.
Shelly: Then why do we want to toot this?
Stevie: What? Don’t Shelly! Don’t answer me. (singing): And I…
Stevie: And Shelly…besides that, you know…

(in a very soft voice/whisper): and I ride through the snow
In an old fashioned carriage
Drawn by a small golden horse that runs like the wind
When I run through your door
I am freed
From my slavery
And the fire will be burning
And the fire will be burning
Long before you return home

For in our house there are no teasing spirits
And there is no false laughter
No one reminds me to be there
Just before midnight
Watching for a sign

(piano)

I do two things
Julie is no fool
People ask me
Julia, what is it…shit… that you do now

(piano)

Stevie: Well…no…obviously nobody’s gonna come out here and get it for me. So I’ll just have to walk in there and get it.