Self recorded at The Rusty Room in March/April 2012.
Paul Schmelz - Electric guitar, bass, voice, percussion, alto and tenor sax
Daniel Maxton - Electric guitar, voice, bells, percussion
Paul DeGrandpre - Drums, percussion
Greg Nahabedian - Voice, acoustic guitar, accordion, keyboard, percussion
Additional musicians are: Trey Jones - upright bass on #2 and #6. Taylor Myers - voice on #2, #4, and #7. Lucy Hollier - Trombone on #2 and #3.
Track 1: "If there was another way to go..." sung by Jean Val Jean in Les Miserables.
Track 2: All of it inspired by Hafiz and Rumi.
Track 3: Lily hands - see John Gay reference below.
Track 4: The title is a reference to Charles Bukowski. "They can have the stage as long as I need not be in the audience."
"I saw the news today, oh boy." - is from 'Day In The Life' by The Beatles.
"'Oh, God I love you!' 'So say it with paving stones!'" is an example of graffiti from the May 1968 protests.
Track 6: Lily hands - see John Gay reference below.
Track 7: Tom Sawyer is a tricky little brat from a famous novel by Mark Twain.
"Play me like a tambourine" refers to Hafiz.
"'Adieu!' she cried and waved her lily hands' - see John Gay reference below.
"Draw near the strand" - from the opera, Tannhauser, by Richard Wagner
All 'Lily Hands' references inspired by John Gay's, "Sweet William's Farewell To Black-Eyed Susan."
released April 24, 2012
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