Track List

  1. PREAMBLE/PRAYER
  2. IN THE BEGINNING
  3. BEAUTIFUL GIRL (ON AN UGLY BIKE)
  4. ANOTHER LONELY MAN
  5. MY FRENCH ALARM CLOCK
  6. ONE PLANET
  7. BOY
  8. SHE GAVE ME WATER
  9. ZIGZAG FARM
  10. MIA
  11. EMOTIONAL SUICIDE BOMBER
  12. DR. SALT-N-PEPPA

The Project

I’m setting out to record a solo album, DOES NOT PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS, pictured at left (or above, if you’re viewing on a phone). My hope is to purchase the recording tools I need and to record the bulk of it later this month in Doc Haines’ guesthouse. Then, I’ll pay to have it mixed, mastered and manufactured and start working on setting up a NW house concert tour for the fall.

The original notion had been a completely solo project, but Karly and Victoria have been coming up with some lovely backing vocal parts that now seem essential. So, I’m going to invoke the difference between singing and playing, so that I can have those parts without breaking the conceptual mold.

The Pitch

As the Puritan John Winthrop put it, in laying out a theological premise for the society he hoped to help found as the Massachusetts Bay Colony:

“…as it is the glory of princes to have many officers, so this great king [yup, God] will have many stewards, counting himself more honored in dispensing his gifts to (hu)man by (hu)man, than if he did it by his own immediate hands.”

Let’s hold off for a moment considering what God’s Hands might look like, if not our own. Indeed, we might dispense with the whole idea of an Anthropomorphic Divinity and still recognize something special in appropriate giving to one another. If you’re here, you’ve very probably heard and/or played with me at a show or a party, or somewhere, in the context of My Father’s Ghost or some other. You are thus experientially equipped to make a choice whether giving to this project is an appropriate form of Providence. Use the Force!

The Process

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Timothy Shaw
1224 W 5th Ave
Eugene, OR
97402

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