[coronadrop #11 in a series of previously unreleased songs—released here daily—until the quarantine is over or i run out of decent unreleased songs]
so i was living in a rental apartment down the street from a shopping mall in south durham when i wrote this misty-eyed fantasia of my previous life in hipster parkdale.
i had been living in NC for barely a couple of months and i had just opened hayden’s sold-out show in chapel hill (by invitation!)
in hindsight i can’t imagine a more flattering or ungrateful thank you than this song. i mean, who doesn’t want to sit at the table with the cool kids, right?
i never did anything with this track because i wasn’t sure what it—or i—even meant to say by it, or how it would be taken. i had recently been excommunicated by my long-time guitarist after moving down here, and perhaps i thought i couldn’t afford to lose (or annoy) what remaining toronto friends i had.
eventually i dusted it off and added a big bunch of mass chorus vocals for a 2017 “best of” record that i (surprise!) dropped the ball on.
ugh, i hate this massively oversaturated mix, but it’s the only mix i’ve got.
from Genius: #coronadrops volume one
track released April 14, 2020
josh hicks is on the sticks
maury lafoy is who i think of when i think bass
tim carless and luke jackson are my tipton and downing
bob fenster, luke jackson, tim king, keith klingensmith, corey landis, zoenda mcintosh, halley o’malley, erik ostrom, torbjorn petersson, chris warren all join in the greek chorus
lead vocals recorded by Ryan Pickett at Pick’s Gym, Durham, 2016
mixed May 2017 at Argo Studios, Raleigh