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Release Date: May 15th, 2010



1. The One You Get

2. Upside Down

3. Mr. Info

4. Understand Me?

5. This Is The Life

6. Life On Fire

7. This Time

8. Nothing’s What It Seems

9. Steamline

10. Strung Along

11. Block Out The Sun

12. Jade

13. The Bigger Thrills

14. Never A Dull Moment

15. Falling Star

16. Irresponsible Boy

All material written by

James Stanley Walker 

C&P 2009 Thon Music (ASCAP) 

All Rights Reserved.


I was trying to come up with a direction for the next record.


I’d noticed that I’d been writing a lot of songs about my childhood. Maybe it’s something all writers do as they get older. Anyway, these songs don’t necessarily spell out any specifics about any particular events, but each one, for me has a mood that reminds me of growing up.

One song reminds me of my godfather, Don.

Another reminds me of what it felt like to be in elementary school.

One reminds me of what it felt like lying in bed at night listening to the grownups in the next room.

Another reminds me what it felt like to get in trouble with my folks, my first girlfriend, my hometown, that sort of thing.

I guess I was shooting for moods and scenarios rather than straight storytelling. And if those moods come through to me, hopefully they’ll come through to anyone listening.

That’s the hope anyway.

Tim played guitar on this, Tiffany Carlson and Melanie Rae sang on some tunes, Albert Reda and Jamin Swenson played some bass, and Aaron Meyer played some fiddle.

This was also the first record I did at my new studio (Studio 515). Exciting!


Tim - Fifteen years down the road and you still manage to shock, surprise, and blow me away with your energy and ideas.

Thank you, my friend.

CarlsonRae - You two are far too talented for just two people. Thank you for your beautiful harmonies and selves.

Jamin and Albert - You make the music go MMMMMM.

Aaron - Your strings put the sonic soar into whatever you touch.

Thanks, buddy. Here's a special straw hat and bow tie.

Will - Thanks for the help. I need all I can get.

T and Pamela - Thanks again and again!

Thanks to Hayden's Lakefront.

All my love to my wonderful wife, Kim.

And thank YOU - It would be really dull if you weren't around.

Label / Thon Music
Producer / Jim Walker

Engineer / Jim Walker

Facility / Studio 515. Portland, OR

Art Direction / Design Jones and Peeps Maroo

Photography / Kim Johnson, Jim Walker, Bradford Johnson, Ryan Foster, Aaron Meyer

Mastering / Ryan Foster

    @ Foster Mastering on October 2nd, 2014

Running Time / 1:00:03

Recorded between July 19th, 2008 and July 29th, 2009

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