muted tones

december 05

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Happy Holidays!

december 25th, 2005

Happy holidays, muted tones! This is our favorite holiday picture, taken a few years ago by our friends Joel and Emily (well, I think Emily) of their beautiful daughter. It’s definitely how we feel around this time of year — tired — while wearing foil on our heads.

We’ve pinpointed the song. We’ll use two songs that we’ve worked on this month with a bridge created by the wonderful and talented DJ Sku. Scheduling mishaps have kept Brent from recording drums, but he’ll be over soon. Here’s what we’re looking at so far: the first song is based on the idea of “Ashes to Ashes” by David Bowie mixed with a bit of Burt Bacharach’s lovely female chorus sing/screaming “Don’t, Go, Stop,” confused by their emotions for the struggling junkie. The second half is based on our decision to move our songs (or at least our next album) into the danceteria, or maybe just a dimly-lit bedroom. We’re not quite sure yet, but the song is sounding a lot like Protection-era Massive Attack if King Tubby were at the controls instead of having the Mad Professor remix it. And it’s all brought together nicely by Sku’s bridge; a finer creation hasn’t been built in the last fifty years, able to withstand wind, rain, and the old computer Hiram’s been recording on lately constantly crashing at the most inopportune times.

Well, hugs and kisses, muted tones. I’m off to watch A Christmas Story at least twice. We hope that you get what you want for the holidays. If you’re into buying things, we suggest the One Kiss Can Lead to Another box set. Sublime stuff, muted tones. But, really, just hope for some peace, relaxation, and harmony and you’ll be fine.



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