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This strange song is really more of an often improvised long form theme. Essentially, Jaffe is interested in telling you that a man named Dr. Peace is unable to meet with you right now because he is in a business meeting. He offers the alternative, Dr. Zen. Over the years, Jaffe would play this piece (Dr. Peace) for anywhere between a few minutes and several hours. From behind a closed door of whatever bedroom Jaffe was using as a studio, one would hear a strange collection of prerecorded, programmed, and performed music and vocals informing accidental listeners of the fact that Dr. Peace was unable to meet with them. Though he likely recorded it each and every time, this is the only tape of it he was able to find. For now, it must act as the representational recording of this song.
“Dr. Peace” is also included as part of The Turtleneck Anomoly.
Recorded sometime in the mid 1990s in either Yardley, PA or Morgantown, WV.
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We often would confuse The Turtleneck Anomoly with “Dr. Peace.” They are related, but the two counldn’t be more different. The Turtleneck Anomoly is a long piece. “Dr. Peace” is a portion of it, but not the whole thing. Truth be told, we are not completely sure this is the only Turtleneck Anomoly. Like “Dr. Peace,” it was always more of a concept than a completed thing. This surely is The Turtleneck Anomoly, but it not all of it. There are believed to be far better recordings of “The Turtleneck Anomoly.” We hope to find one of them.
Recorded sometime in the mid-1990s in Pennsylvania or West Virginia.
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Much like Songs About Girls, this collection too was recorded in the mid to late 1990s and stored in stolen milk crates. It is a little more slap-dash than Songs About Girls.
Jaffé is an mad genius of sorts.
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Recorded in the mid to late 1990s and stored in stolen milk crates, Songs About Girls is a collection of songs about girls with names like Amanda, Jennifer, and Beth and is inspired by girls with other names. Jaffé is sincere in his creation even if he is not always the most serious. We believe that though there is a raunchy edge to some of these songs, it is not at the risk of destroying its sweetness.