"Now I can rest in peace. After all, walking the Earth as a living corpse is probably in rather questionable taste. Do come and visit any time. And remember, always read the small print before you buy. And beware of cheap imitations. Bye bye, my dear." - Geraldine McEwan in Not Without My Handbag, 1993
When I was much younger, I would accompany my father and the basketball team he coached to away-games at various schools in their division. Instead of watching the games, I would spend most of the time exploring the hallways of these unfamiliar schools. I'll never forget the instance of seeing a mural painted on a wall bearing a depiction of the Homestead Strike. A man lay long dead on the ground with his entrails spilling out of his guts next to a painted sign of protest that read, "Down with the Pinkerton scabs!" I felt the way any child does when they see something on television that's exceeding of their maturity level, except this wasn't television. This was something that hundreds of high schoolers passed by on the way to their lockers everyday. As if school isn't hard enough as it is...
Anyways, that's the story behind the last song. The rest have words; read into them as you wish. One million thanks to Peter and Tyler for working their mastering magic on this one and Blake for capturing my decent side. Thank you so much, SVies. The next one is already in the works.
released December 2, 2016
written, recorded, and mixed by Ryan Gabos
mastered by Peter Vilardi and Tyler Stark
photography by Blake Brown
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