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HSOB070: Watererer - Nearly​-​There

by Watererer

I am walking Because I cannot figure out which bus to take. Faded Coca-Cola signs and small direction posts. Thank you for being in English. I’m sorry for my ignorance. Now I’m in sight of Mt. Fuji, Nested near an icon. Breathe sweet flowers. Matching words to feelings. A house smashed into rubble And I’m in the way again.
Biking Osaka 05:46
Biking Osaka thanks to my wife. I’m struggling to keep up. I have a fear That I’ll ram my tire Into someone’s knee Or leg Or some part of their body. That’s why I throw Myself off the bike At any sign of a person Wavering near me. It’s safer this way Though I do love the feel Of the warm air Blowing along my body.
Ice in my old dog Slipping through the stomach Hanging out with acid Melting in to the skin.
Throwener 03:21
Well, the light in the steeple is chasing the people away into the corners. And you’re right to be wary. It’s fucking scary to be out here with these people. The light comes on different. It’s chipped and is shifted. But it is good enough for the bayside. The bayside. If it’s a means to the end, then throw me in stand back.
I was in a meadow on a golden day Ox-eye daisy and blue-commanded rays Crested dogs-tail and all of my heart Sank into the valley. I sat up and came to Then realized nothing’s true. I was in the earth on the coolest day Selfheal and marble white gave way To T. Neptunis and a few tubers.
God, where is my phone Call my number, baby it was on the sink Love is so surprising It begins one day And keeps on going
I was born yesterday Everything I know is fairly recent I was born two days ago Everyday my knowledge doubles And everyday my heart grows old But still, I don’t know if it is love.
Find yourself adrift, afield of the law Afield of a spring-- a river thing still flowing after all these years. Find yourself massive and entirely outdone You got a stitch in your arm, another under your thumb Legs for days, ears down to the knees.
Painted on the wall “spirit” Rocks on a paint can Or aerosol guide. Painted on the wall, “body” There’s a screen leaning Down on its side Where a darkness grew Painted on the wall, spirit I was destiny-ed If I only knew then what I thought I knew.


released October 2, 2020

Matt Aelmore, bass, trumpet, french horn, vocals
Jeff Berman, vibraphone
David Bernabo, vocals, guitars, pedal steel, MS-20, water percussion, wurlitzer electric piano
Patrick Breiner, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, clarinet
Renée Copeland, tamburello
PJ Roduta, drums, cowbells, triangle, shakers, tamburello
Nadine Sherman, cello

Written by David Bernabo, except "Biking Osaka" written by DB/PJ Roduta/Matt Aelmore and "Proof Through The Night" by DB/PR.

Orchestration by DB.
Additional arrangements by MA.

Recorded and mixed by DB at Woolslayer Traveling Studio, Pittsburgh, PA, December 2019 to April 2020.
Additional recording by DB outside in Mishima, Japan, Fall 2019.
Additional recording by PJ Roduta at The Space Upstairs, Pittsburgh, PA.
Additional recording by Matt Aelmore at Music Business Solutions, Pittsburgh, PA.

Mastered by Will Dyar, Santa Fe, NM.
Artwork by DB.
Released by Ongoing Box, HSOB070.


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Ongoing Box is a Pittsburgh, PA imprint that grew out of the activities of the band Host Skull. The imprint has over 60 releases dealing with songcraft, free improvisation, composition, and sound sculpture. We also release films, books, and limited edition vinyl. ... more

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