UPDATE: MTV’s Peter Kay Accepts Our Challenge

September 21, 2009 — 3

We asked MTV’s Peter Kay to compose a song for the corner of Thomaston State Prison left when the prison was demolished. It’s a creepy architectural oddity, a stone-faced reminder of harder times, in an open field of Maine grass possibility.

Maine State Prison at Thomaston3 by Ross Evan Martin.

Peter Kay accepted the challenge. Today, his blog Twitch premieres a new original composition ispired by my photos of what’s left of Thomaston prison. Give it a listen, and have fun playing around with the rest of Peter’s world, rife with art and ideas you’ll find nowehere else.


  • barb

    September 21, 2009 at 8:37 am

    So there IS still actual talent at MTV after all. Good to see it. Thanks for the music Peter — the song sounds full of the stories of dark, cold prisoner nights of punishment and regret in Maine.

  • kismet

    September 21, 2009 at 8:51 am

    My uncle “stayed” there for a few months back in ’86 and let me tell you Thomaston looked as scary on the outside as it was on the inside. The drum noise in mr Kaye’s song would bring my uncle right back to those days (he works in sales now) if he heard it.

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