Born with an Affectation

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Written and (mostly – some were recorded later, as I didn’t yet have a dependable way to record songs) recorded between 1985 and 1988, these 15 songs start with a song, Watch them fall, with lyrics by me and music composed and vocal performed by my brother.

Later in 1985, my brother bought me my first guitar, on which most of the other songs were composed and performed by me. In 1988, my brother again gifted me with an instrument… a hand-me-down Casio keyboard, which makes appearances later on the album.

Also featured (on Innocence is bliss and I am gentle) are the upright piano from my childhood home’s living room and a piano from the rec room in Thurston Hall at George Washington University (More than once), where I went to school briefly, before trying to drop completely out of society.

These are not the only songs I wrote, recorded and retained from this time period. They were selected for inclusion in a chronological book (Misguided home) of 64 brief stories (none longer than 2 pages) that sprung from the lyrics of 64 songs that I composed and recorded between 1985 and 2010.

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released May 5, 1988

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TestTubeBaby Vancouver, British Columbia

Just walked
On a long slab of concrete
Probably hundreds of metric tons
To the store
Thinking about the similarities
And differences
Between me and a squirrel

All proceeds from sales are donated to Matsqui-Abbotsford Impact Society.
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