This collection of songs is a revisiting and a re-recording of some material I wrote as a younger man. At the time of their conception and recording, I could not do them proper justice in their presentation. And yet, I still can’t. I have poured as much of myself as I can into my music, only to press it and condense it down into teeny tiny digital computer files, which you now listen to. It was Schopenhauer who said that music is the only art form that is not a copy of the phenomenon. When a musician plays a note on their instrument, it is here and then it is gone like the wind. You cannot keep it like you can a painting or a sculpture. Of course, Schopenhauer did not live to see the dawn of musical recording. Nevertheless, the spirit does not reside in a recording, no more than a breeze exists in a jar of air. To listen to a recording is to admire a taxidermied animal mounted on the wall.
I hope you enjoy what I have killed.
released August 28, 2014
I would like to thank my old friends from Oskaloosa Iowa whom I used to rub shoulders with when I lived there. (You know who you are.) I may have used many of you as a soundboard once or twice in testing these songs out. Thanks for smiling, nodding, and telling me they sounded great. You really boosted my confidence.
I would like to thank my wife for having the courage to tell me that she didn’t really like the way I sang the songs. I would also like to thank my wife for being patient with me in learning to accept and appreciate her honesty.
All songs were written by Kelly Howerton between 2009 and 2010, however the “the funeral”, was written in 2012 and “a hole left to fill” was written in 2013”.
All songs and instrumentation were performed and recorded by Kelly Howerton.
All of the album artwork was created by Kelly Howerton.
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