In honor of turning thirty, I collected 30. It is a loose collection of songs that brought one to such a milestone, but not really. It was a return to loving the four track, Casio drum beats, and Ween-like vocals. Alternately, it was credited to The Luckless Pedestrian, and some versions contain such a credit. This collection began the process that would become the general aesthetic and approach regarding levels of “completion” and releasability. Essentially, it began our process of just releasing everything for a while. If it was a matter of it being finished or not, it was judged against the questions “will it get finished?” and “is it worth finishing?” The answer, usually being “no” led to some truly unlistenable collections. I do not believe this is one of them. Some stuff ain’t half bad.
All songs are by The Grossly Misjudged Collective Works of Barry’s Listening. Although released in early 2006, it was culled from recordings made between 2002 and 2005 at various “named” home/basement/bedroom studios such as IFNOR (Philadelphia), Fifth and Fitz (Philadelphia), and edited at the MythLab (a/k/a A Fine Meth) in Bowling Green, Ohio.
The original Cornslaw Industries-hosted version, as well as distributed physical copies, also included “The Elvi’s Ghetto,” but, though cool, was a clear copyright violation waiting to happen.
- The Bacteria Song
- That Which Has Mass and Occupies Space
- Take Your Time, Pussie Pie