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Flower in her Hair
Named for the self-same that was Dahlia
Faux Jean is a singer-songwriter from Duluth, Minn. Each week he adds a new song to an evolving record series over on Bandcamp and writes about it here. “From the Mixed Up Files of Mr. Matthew T. Schindler” is somewhere between a fake newsletter and a faux press release for the eponymous wabi-sabi private label album series that continues to evolve over there. Thanks for checking it out.
Grüß Gott Faux Freunde!
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You know how sometimes an interviewer will ask a songwriter what their favorite song that they wrote was, and the songwriter will say “Oh, they’re all my babies and I love them equally.” right?
Well, this is not one of my favorites.
Where in other songs in this album series there may seem to be a lack of crash cymbals, this song makes up for that dearth.
Where in other songs in this album series, the songs are short and have tight arrangements, this song makes up for that.
I was just trying to get the feel of the song while banging out this demo.
I’d forgotten about this recording and only had old board tapes of the Spring Collection trying to perform this on radio shows for a memory of the song.
So when I popped this tape in last week after unboxing all those old songwriting cassettes, while I did not change my mind about this not being one of my favorites, I did hear the energy kernel that made me want to play this song in public before it was really done.
I know I’d had a conversation with my old friend and drummer Grinder about his Dad and their decision not to go to church anymore, and I was reading the Black Dahlia by James Ellroy at the time, but what this song is really about is anyone’s guess.
Sorry so short, gotta go to the vet.
I remain your humble servant,
I think we played this on RadioK and it did not sound good.