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Week 33- Even Lake Louise

In Uncategorized on April 30, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Week 33- Even Lake Louise by Charles Allison

Even Lake Louise can’t wash soiled memories from a clean conscience
So my heart cries on sleeves tied as tourniquets
tighter as the swell ebbs

A thousand miles away but my father’s cologne fills my olfactory
making pine more Brut
Groping thorns imbed like white knuckles and heat
and i hear my mother’s scream in the night wind

Trails wind around the lake but always back to the same place where tourists park and make out
with a still life
Japanese please to thank you
Man’s architecture crumbling at F/2 stop
this mad cyclical family ritual

Can’t seem to escape that i hate twenty five years of batteries gone too low to play
Co-robbery of youth and wanting to stave the damn beast

Even Lake Louise cascades to some less beautiful place
more impure as it does
And all innocence spirals down the same drain
at war with filth
we’re at war with filth

Players:
Bob Stagner: Drums
Callie Harmon: Electric guitar, Vibraphone
John Lazenby III: Bass
Charles Allison: Voice

Week 32- My life has just come unraveled

In Uncategorized on April 24, 2010 at 2:00 am

Week 32- My life has just come unraveled by Charles Allison

Players:
Callie Harmon: Electric guitar, piano
John Lazenby III: Bass
Charles Allison: Kaossilator, drums, Voice

Week 31- That’s my gang

In Uncategorized on April 17, 2010 at 2:09 am

Week 31- That’s my gang by Charles Allison

Players:
Bill Kent: Drums
Callie Harmon: Electric guitar
Charles Allison: Bass, Voice

Week 30- One day, you’ll feel wanted

In Uncategorized on April 9, 2010 at 1:45 pm

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Players:

Callie Harmon: Bass, Omnichord, electric guitar
John Lazenby III: Acoustic guitar, cinnamon girl
Charles Allison: Beats, mandolin, voice
Bob Stagner: Drums

Lyrics:

All you want is a warm place to sleep and a boyfriend who doesn’t call you dirty names, but wants to call you late at night

I’ll take you down by the piers today and buy you something nice
and i know one day that you’ll feel wanted

All want is my friends to be happy and call me often with good news of how their life’s improving
but i guess thats too much to ask

I’ll take you down by the piers today and buy you something nice
and i know one day that you’ll feel wanted

I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know
that one day you’ll feel wanted

I’ll take you down by the piers today and buy you something nice
and i know one day that you’ll feel wanted

Week 29- Your trash is your treasure

In Uncategorized on April 2, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Players:
Callie Harmon: Bass
John Lazenby: Cough, cool hat
Charles Allison: Chord organ, beats, voice

Thanks to Bill Johnson for the use of his Magnus chord organ.