Label / Thon Music
Producer / Jim Walker
Engineer / Jim Walker
Mixer / CB Rock
Facility / The Pulpit. Portland, OR
Art Direction / Design Jones
(T, you are a prophet. You are my hero. I holler for help and you’re there. Every damn time. Thanks, buddy)
Photography / Kim Johnson
Tray Card Art and HUMAN video / Bradford Johnson
Mastering / Roger Seibel
@ SAE Mastering, Phoenix, AZ, November 1st, 2001
Running Time / 55:00
Recorded between May 1st, 2000 and October 3rd, 2001
Mixed by CB between October 5th and October 14th, 2001
Release Date: December 15th, 2001
A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THIS ALBUM:
My favorite record of mine (so far), and probably the most fun I’ve ever had making a record.
I saw a Woody Allen movie where everyone in the cast sang a song even if they couldn’t sing, and I thought, “Then I wonder... if I could make an album about all my favorite movies?” So every song here is about a film, though I tried not to be stupidly obvious about it with the lyrics.
It’s a dark, moody record and I released it, accidentally, a week before 9/11. After that no one wanted to hear anything dark and moody for a long time, so I still have hundreds in the basement. If you'd like one let me know...I could use the space.
Int. Basement Recording Studio
A man sits in a chair typing on a computer screen. His back is to us. As we move closer to him we can see that his arms are covered with pictures and words from another time.
He cocks an ear, sensing our presence.
He stops typing.
He turns to us and attempts to speak, but before a sound is uttered he begins to scream.
The man spontaneously bursts into white fire.
Somewhere a cat named Emmet meows.
"Film is a ribbon of dreams..."
- Orson Welles
"Music is the best..."
- Frank Zappa
Mixed at The Pulpit by the dude of all dudes, CB Rock.
You never cease to amaze me with your ideas, patience, generosity, and talent.
Sneaky track features:
Tim Ellis - Guitar
Aaron Meyer - Violin
Carlton Jackson - Percussion
I am unbelievably fortunate to have bumped into an amazing group of people who seem to always be there for a fool like me. They always make this music so much better. Thank you, my friends:
Willie, Carlton, Craig, Tim, Jared, Tracey, Nancy, Eric, Bradford, Aaron, CB, Roger, Benjy, Gregg, and the Uber-Asian, Toki.
Welcome to this sick party, and thank you to:
Gavin, Bob, and Lara.
Also thanks to:
Blaze Jose's, Al Amir Restaurant, Lucille and Dick Walker, Best Walker, Pat @ Portland Color Lab, and Kathy @ Northwestern.
Finally, a very special thanks to:
Woody Allen, John Boorman, Albert Brooks, Ken Burns, Milos Foreman, Jim Jarmusch, Roland Joffe, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Ross McAlwee, Martin Scorsese, Peter Weir, and Wim Wenders.
You guys have gotten me through more than you'll ever know.
This is dedicated with all my love to my beautiful wife, Kimberly Johnson, 11.30.00...till the wheels come off, baby.