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Death, God, Love, & Money

May 3, 2011 - 9:18 pm Comments Off

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L-R Ben Green, Adam Savetsky, Johnny J Blair, Michael Miller (who cartooned this in 1990)

Hello Music Fan and Friend… Before I go off to “be a Monkee,” I made time to reissue a stack of recordings that have been in limbo for too long. Here’s the deal:

1) DEATH, GOD, LOVE, & MONEY: An edgy-pop compilation of orphaned album tracks, cool demos, personally charged lyrics (“Autobiography 1957-79″), and punchy “just for fun” covers of The Monkees (a Kraftwerkian take of “Tapioca Tundra”), Doc Pomus, Rolling Stones, and (one of my favorites): A remake of The Beatles’ “And I Love Her” as if it were a haunted shipwreck tale scored by King Crimson for Kabuki theatre… and, by popular demand, the studio version of “The Check is in the Mail!”

2) SAN FRANCISCO SUSPENSION BRITCHES: A jagged urban “audio diary” of polished recordings mixed with lo-fi demos and full-band rehearsal takes, made between 1990-95. Original songs spiked with covers of songs by Bruce Cockburn, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and (by request) my original studio version of Donovan’s “Don’t Let Them Changes” plus my thrashy Iggy Popified send-up of “San Francisco (Flowers in Your Hair).”

You can listen to them for free on my bandcamp page, or, if you really like them, you can download the music for “whatever you can afford/name your own price” (which supports me as a musician and I’ll love you forever).

Please enjoy these recordings for what they are, all part of my journey. Your ear and support are mightily appreciated—beyond words!

And on that note&#8230
hanks to everyone who came to my concerts in CT and NY…it’s always great to meet new people. In NY I had the pleasure of backing from an excellent band called The Dwellers. They did a great job, and I hope we do this again!

Now it’s your turn to tell me how you’re doing… keep those cards and letters coming. Play skillfully with a loud noise (Psalms 33:3)!