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what?


I thought he was "dotting" together a picture of an ice skate. I was ready to leave work for open hockey, then I realized it's just a boot... Frown

..or a clown shoe?

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berger has no mommy
he was hatched!

personally, i'm starting to suspect something. why would he TYPE exactly the same way that he speaks. why would there be 49 entries of "... "and then he says "what"? that's ridiculous.



oh good lord. he has no idea what day or month it is and no recolection of playing an entire record with Terry. (sigh...)

no berger, i heard derri played bass on this one. don't worry.
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Hey fellas I think we have a berger bash going on here! Smile

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berger's the windex huffer. i prefer a moderate amount of scotchSmile


Now you talking! Cool

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I gotta say I don't hear too much dogs on MSM.

Maybe a piece here and there, Roe's guitar or Hindalong's drumming, etc..

But the pieces are not put together like a dogs record (i.e. country.)

What I hear sound like somewhat the way Zoom Daddy was put together.
Music wise.

Lyric wise the Dogs songs are mostly story songs about the down on his luck fellas.

MSM does not have that.

Zoom Daddy type lyrics? I wouldn't say that either.

I guess it's best to let each "Terry" record speak for itself.

I still need to absorb it.

The "Hit" song is a great rocker. Though I still have mixed feelings about it.

It makes me sad as I know feelings were hurt.

"And that's all I'm gonna say about that."
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People should learn not to take Camarillo too seriously, he is an Eddie after all. Cool

Another thing people need to remember in a recording session, or two recording sessions as the case may be, even if someone lays down a track such as a vocal track or a base line or a drum beat... they can be erased and rerecorded by the same person or someone else entirely. In fact I think it might have been Derri Aire that erased an entire drum track or bass line from Alarma at one point. The rough Eddies cuts from the first session changed somewhat by the second session. Compare 'Giants in the Land'. Wink

Now, if Berger types as he speaks, does he say "dot, dot, dot, ...what?" Or does he say "period, period, period, ....what?" There is a huge difference. Shocked

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Now, if Berger types as he speaks, does he say "dot, dot, dot, ...what?" Or does he say "period, period, period, ....what?" There is a huge difference. Shocked

Actually, he says - out loud, mind you -

"ELLIPSIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSS!!!! What?"

I've heard him. Evil
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You can never have too much Swirling Eddies...

www.CafePress.com/swirlingeddies

Added some buttons and some other stuff..


http://www.CafePress.com/danielamos
http://www.DanielAmos.com/store/

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Conversely, is there such thing as any good amount of Curdling Headcheese?
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Conversely, is there such thing as any good amount of Curdling Headcheese?
How 'bout none for me and 5 lbs for my neighbor in a paper bag on his porch and lit on fire before ringing his doorbell?

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Done, ss, one on either side of you since you weren't specific.

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You can never have too much Swirling Eddies...

www.CafePress.com/swirlingeddies

Added some buttons and some other stuff..


http://www.CafePress.com/danielamos
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The buttons look pretty good. I bought a couple of the Eddies buttons just to see how they make them.

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From http://www.whatzup.com
by Jason Hoffman

Three years ago a small group of dweebs, dorks and general social misfits (this author included) got excited when it was announced that a loose musical collective known as The Swirling Eddies was going to record its first album in over 10 years. Pre-orders were taken and edges of seats were promptly occupied. However, the lead songwriter was busy with another band as well as writing incidental music for the Nickelodeon cartoon "Catscratch," so the fans waited. And waited. Three years and a few chat-room name-calling spats later, The Midget, The Speck & The Molecule has finally arrived.

As in past releases, silliness abounds, but not without a judicial amount of introspection, retrospection and verbal vivisection. "It All Depends" challenges our view points with lines such as "Razor wire and iron bars / Or three hots and a cot" and "One more dirty whistle blower / Or a conscience coming clean" before kicking in with massive guitars and a bass full of feedback. Halcyon days are invoked in "Giants In The Land" with trash can drums, buzzing bass and a rambling, lighthearted beat playing a song about either their band or every garage band that ever existed: "All they wanted was a tour and a rental van." It has been proclaimed by Congress that no one can listen to "My Cardboard Box" and not smile. Never before has such a romantic song been written about the homeless, finding the protagonist trying to woo his beloved back with promises of "little paper dishes" washed "in a photo of a sink." "Snow In A Can" is a humorous laundry list of the artificial things the modern world takes for real, taking shots at everything from Duraflame logs to implants to apple scented shampoo to credit cards to "sex in a pill."

"Medley Of Our Hit" is a rambunctious retelling of the events surrounding the aforementioned three-year wait, promising that they've cranked out the best songs just for their fans. The odd "Tremolo" is full of shimmering Western guitars and haunted percussion, while "A Humble Man Rises (To A New Low)" is built around an amazingly twisty fuzzed-out bass. The final track, "This Is The Title," is a meta-song about writing this song, opening with "I've only come up with a few lines / These are the lines" before launching into a chorus of "Well, I could always write a love song" and a second verse of "I've just about completed this one song / I've even changed the chords and tacked a bridge on." All this and great music to boot!

All the humor would be for naught if the music was subpar, but the laughs are built on a bedrock foundation of songwriting prowess forged through 30 years in the trenches. Wry smiles abound, but there is a sprinkling of insight and layered wordplay that keeps the sucker from sinking into the quagmire of a mere novelty album devoid of replay value. To that end, I still have no idea what the album's title track means, but I'm sure it's deep and marbled with meaning. Marbled like a ham and well worth the wait. Available at www.danielamos.com.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfJrW0Vw5AI

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfJrW0Vw5AI


That link led me on a rabbit trail to this one.

Terry interview

I had never seen this before. The guy doing the interview is classic.

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I think I'm gonna have to record some of that to add to CD / DVD. Big Grin

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Its included (in much better quality) on the "Instruction Through Film" DVD.

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Wry smiles abound, but there is a sprinkling of insight and layered wordplay that keeps the sucker from sinking into the quagmire of a mere novelty album devoid of replay value.

thats really a compliment (I think)
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Its included (in much better quality) on the "Instruction Through Film" DVD.


Yeah, I thought I recognized the interview clip, but there were some other cool things that came up on youtube that I didn't recognize and would be nice to have. Big Grin

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To that end, I still have no idea what the album's title track means, but I'm sure it's deep and marbled with meaning.


Someday I would love to ask Terry about his fascination with hitchhiking, particularly the urban legend of the "vanishing hitchhiker" who turns out to be an angel or Jesus. I think there are at least three DA/Eddies songs that mention it.

I think "the midget, the speck, and the molecule" can be taken a couple of ways.

Interpretation 1: It's about having compassion for those in need. The driver in the song is seeing the hitchhiker he passed get smaller and smaller in the rearview mirror (midget-> speck-> molecule). (The cover art definitely supports this idea.) The song advises him to "turn back" and pick up the guy he passed.

Interpretation 2: Note that in the lyrics included with the album, it's always "Hitchhiker" rather than "hitchhiker," the implication being that the person disappearing in the rearview mirror is Jesus. From there, I think the meaning becomes clear, though again there are a couple of ways you can take it: a) the driver doesn't know Jesus, and is missing an opportunity to meet Him, or b) the driver knows Jesus but is too preoccupied with other things to make time to meet with Him.

I think it's a mistake to assume that the humor content on any given Eddies record implies a lack of serious content. Even the light-hearted "Let's Spin" CD includes thoughts like, "Love and hate are here within me; and it scares me to think how angry I have grown."

The only Eddies CD which was completely ridiculous was Sacred Cows. That one still baffles me. Smile
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Interpretation 2: Note that in the lyrics included with the album, it's always "Hitchhiker" rather than "hitchhiker," the implication being that the person disappearing in the rearview mirror is Jesus. From there, I think the meaning becomes clear, though again there are a couple of ways you can take it: a) the driver doesn't know Jesus, and is missing an opportunity to meet Him, or b) the driver knows Jesus but is too preoccupied with other things to make time to meet with Him.


Okay, I just listened to the song again. I think the lyrics support interpretation 2a the best. The driver is admonished to "turn back... turn around" and told that "the bridge is out and you will surely drown."

In other words, repent (turn around, change the path you're on) because the path you're on leads to death.

"Can you see Me through your glass darkly?"
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