Archive for May, 2011

Track 12. "Patterns"



A rock mini-opera. Five songs in 144 seconds, consisting of:

I. Patterns Overture
II. Dana Jackson
III. Spring Forward
IV. You Stupid Fool
V. You Wait Up for Me

We Interrupt This Album to Tell You About a Gig

We’re serving as the choir this Saturday for “Here Come the Warm Jets: LIVE!” which, as the title suggests, will be a live performance of Brian Eno’s great first album, Here Come the Warm Jets. Indie music stalwart and all-around good guy Rob Christiansen, from Eggs, and also from Grenadine, not to mention from East Ghost West Ghost, has put together an all-star band to play the album with a rotating cast of semi-famous indie singers. We’re not sure if we’re allowed to name any of the singers yet, but we can tell you WNYC’s John Schaefer will be emceeing the night. And, as we might have mentioned two or three sentences ago, we will be doing all the choir parts along with some percussion and quite possibly a dance move or two. Seriously.

The show is at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at The Rock Shop, 249 4th Ave., Park Slope. $10 cover.

Here’s the Facebook event page.

Track 11: "Song for Ashlee Simpson"


Any resemblance between the countermelody of this one and the main melody of the younger Simpson sister’s “Pieces of Me” was probably intentional. And that’s probably why we wrote a different main melody and reduced that one to the countermelody. If you still want to sue us, you can find us through the contact page on this site. But we’re fans. Or at least some of us are.

Track 10: "Come for Me Blues"

 

Two paranoid songs in a row. Hmmmm. This one was inspired by an unproduced TV project that T-Dolls co-founder (and current T-Dolls spirit guide) Michael Taylor was working on last year. So blame him.

In other statistical news, this is the second “blues” song on the album, though the last one was most definitely not an actual blues and this one we’re unclear on. Can blues be in 5/4 time?