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Fri, Mar. 7th, 2008 01:13 am
and i wasn't even wasted, but i felt like i was drinkin'

my bud jason anderson recorded an album at soma studios back in the very end of january 2006 through the beginning of february 2006. he, juliet, and felix stayed with me, dan, and danelle at 1735 while they recorded it. lots of fun times were had nights when they got back from the studio. that was the last flipping time i saw jason. it's been over 2 years since he recorded it and FINALLY the album came out on k records. please buy it. it'll pretty much be the best $12 you ever spent. you get the LP, a cd copy of the album and a bonus disc: http://www.krecs.com/Shop/product_info.php?products_id=3353

this is what it looks like:
2008-03-04

so, i got an email about a week ago from tim (strand of oaks - they are friends of jason's and were also his backing band on a tour or two) asking if i could help them find a place to play in chicago on may 10th, which is my 29th flippin' birthday and also a saturday. i wrote him back immediately and said i was going to put an awesome bill together at south union arts that night. i want to call it jubileigh. is that conceited? it's kind of like a make-out party, but i don't know. anyways, so then i emailed jason asking him if he could play if i flew him out from new york. as i was writing jerroid earlier today, plane tickets are STUPID EXPENSIVE these days. i am going to put jason's ticket on my credit card, but if anyone wants to donate a couple bucks to the "make leigh's 29th birthday the most best jubileigh ever" / "bring jason anderson to chicago" fund, feel free to paypal me. the cheapest jason or i could find from nyc to chicago is $240 r/t. barf. what are credit cards for, right?

other positive stuff is going on, but that stuff is friends-locked, so make sure you are logged in to read (cough, cough, tess). :)

my favorite lyrics from el paso (jason anderson)

he said, man, how can you live like a tramp out on the road
you know
bouncing like a tetherball
here and there
to and fro
chasing the highway like a dirty gravel rainbow
do you ever get release
let alone a pot of gold
and i said, dude, chill, remember last summer those books i would read
about the history of greece and philosophy
well they say maybe when we die there's peace
or at least just rest from these tiresome lives we lead
and either way, that makes so much sense to me
besides, who cares until they're deceased
and the clergy weeps
and the family grieves
and the tombstone proclaims R. I. P.
and they rinse the fillings of your poor old teeth
and they cover your ____ in a snow white sheet
and they hang a tag from your ice cold feet
and they quickly ____________
and they say, he was a pretty, the newspapers say he was a pretty
oh they claim he was a pretty good guy
and they let the body lie
yeah they let the body lie
oh they let the body lie
yeah they let the body lie.
well, everyone must die
it's true,
but first we get to live
don't ever ever forget to live

el paso (jason anderson)

Well, it seems like all the kids 'round here are wrapped up with leaving this place.
Tony told me from his kitchen on the sea____
and he talked about to me about ____.

He said, "Man, you see across the street that's the university.
you hit a home run and the ball rolls into _____.
High school juniors leave their cars
walk across to the bars
you can imagine how it is.
and even if we get out, well, we always end up back home
to the only place we really know.
el paso
el paso!

and he told me about the kidnapped women
what they call the disappearing
of drugs and thugs and depressing _____
i guess these border towns can be pretty weird.
fair enough
but on the east side there's a pack of wild dogs called the rippers
they chase rabbits in the summer time
true story
but they can only catch them when _____
____ clouds and southern skies

see them run and they run straight into the sun
only to explode
you can watch them limp away like boats trying to stay afloat in el paso.
el paso!

yeah.

dusk was hugging the foothills as i drove in
the mountains were draped with shadows ___
and the first couple stars like light bright pegs
like a candle in a colander
uh huh
my brother telephoned from new york state
and he told me about a disastrous date
he said i know there's lots of fish in the lake
but sometimes it seems like they hibernate
and some nights i get so bored i cut my hair
and other nights i just stand in front of that tall mirror and stare
until my gaze gets soft and my reflection turns weird
and when i think of my life i feel so unprepared
he said, man, how can you live like a tramp out on the road
you know
bouncing like a tetherball
here and there
to and fro
chasing the highway like a dirty gravel rainbow
do you ever get release
let alone a pot of gold
and i said, dude, chill, remember last summer those books i would read
about the history of greece and philosophy
well they say maybe when we die there's peace
or at least just rest from these tiresome lives we lead
and either way, that makes so much sense to me
besides, who cares until they're deceased
and the clergy weeps
and the family grieves
and the tombstone proclaims R. I. P.
and they rinse the fillings of your poor old teeth
and they cover your ____ in a snow white sheet
and they hang a tag from your ice cold feet
and they quickly ____________
and they say, he was a pretty, the newspapers say he was a pretty
oh they claim he was a pretty good guy
and they let the body lie
yeah they let the body lie
oh they let the body lie
yeah they let the body lie.
well, everyone must die
it's true,
but first we get to live
don't ever ever forget to live

so, i let my cellphone drop low
down beneath the driver's seat
and i pulled off on the shoulder
and stared hard across at mexico
at some space station looking refinery
there was a puff of smoke
like a dragon's cough
off the tops of that factory
so me i joked aloud i wonder if they make clouds
instead of guns and robots and machinery
and i put my foot back on the pedal
and i pulled off
listen to the loneliness and the darkness of el paso
el paso

please say say say el paso
and you say, say it again
el paso.
you say ohhhh.
you say ohhhhhhh.
you say oh-ohhhhh.
you say oh-ohhhhhhh.
you say yeahhhhhhhhhh.
you say yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh.
you say yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
you say yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
yeahhhhhhhhh.

ohhhh.
whoahhhh.
whoahhhhhh.
whoahhhhhhhh.

Current Location: 948 z's office
Current Mood: hopeful
Current Music: jason anderson - the hopeful and the unafraid

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michaelpop
michaelpop
Canadian Tuxedo Optional
Fri, Mar. 7th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)

Goddddd, why are plane tickets so expensive? I just bought a ticket to Jacksonville today for $500. I'm in pain right now.


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chokingonindie
chokingonindie
chokingonindie
Fri, Jan. 30th, 2009 07:27 am (UTC)

Iiiiii don't know if you've seen yet, but Jason Anderson has a forum on his new website, and the full lyrics to "El Paso" are up on it, checked and verified by Jason himself.


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