teeter

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credits

released September 30, 2017

Jason Rabb: voice, guitar
Nick Foster: percussion, voice

recorded at the Paul Reynolds house (Historic Wayman House, Centerville, UT) between July 6th and 16th of 2017
engineered and triple-mono-mixed by Michael Fuchs
mastered by Nick Foster
album artwork and design by Christopher Lynn

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it foot, it ears Salt Lake City, Utah

"...it foot, it ears prove their unmatched accomplishments in technical ability, compositional intricacy and, above all, personality and wit." —SLUG Magazine

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Track Name: humor me
what’s the key to comedy - timing*

humor me, humor me
almighty comedy - what?
what’s so funny?
please act very concerned about this for me
did you expect eye contact, did you expect eye contact? really?
ef off asap
head down politely, please

there’s still wreckage - timing
there’s still wreckage
did you expect eye contact, did you expect eye contact? srsly?


*based on a joke told by Jesse Quebbeman-Turley (that was a good one, Jesse). JQT also wrote a piece using Deepak Chopra text. That was a good one too.
Track Name: jump rope
teeter dead skip kaput

kick can bucket passed away
grave play grave
fossil jump rope everyone gets done for
play grave play

comfy mud skip dead meat*


*this is what it’s like to grow up in Price, UT and have your playground right across the street from the cemetery.
Track Name: it rag
done up in camouflage
heave-ho go away
chamomile amo
barrage, sip, blow-away

unsportsmanlike life
go play anyway
it’s almost life like
whole hearted hip-hooray

sportsman
life like hip
camo
almost
wholehearted


*based on a solo drumset piece written for Jesse Quebbeman-Turley, or the other way around, i can’t remember. Also for Jelly Roll Morton.
Track Name: shake on it
i want to see your eyelashes
stop showing me your ashes
take a breath take a breath

boy, let’s shake on it
swear up and down
and cross out your heart


*sometimes your friends die.
Track Name: racket
Rah Rah Rah... you rascal
Hah Hah Hah... on the nose
categorically stunning, I beg you proceed

Bravo
flat out remarkably wonderful, i approve, please continue


*want to join IT FOOT BOOK CLUB? We all read the same books, but usually not at the same time (by "all", i mean Foster and i). This one came out of reading Invitation to a Beheading (we did read this one at the same time). Blowhards all over the place.
Track Name: picnic
a picnic
a funeral
and someone named Pearl
lived and lived

a western
without sidearms
and rattling pockets
had earthworm stories to tell

the wind picked up
a paper cup
and she looked up and said
“i feel a little decapitated”

i smiled a little


*this is an old song, this is how we play it these days.
Track Name: inner chatter isorhythm
I so ‘m so, I hm’m, so I ‘m so I, hmm
‘m I so ‘m, so I hm‘m so I, I so,
I hm'm I, so 'm so, I hm‘m so I, hmm

I told me so, I hm’m, so I ‘m so I, hmm
‘m I should’ve, what I mean by that? I
should’ve
I hm‘m, why? what should’ve?
myself told me I, hmm


*another IT FOOT BOOK CLUB song, this one after Molloy, which sent me into many other readings on Beckett, self talk, and schizophrenia. All that reading and this is what came out of it.
Track Name: lost an ear
we left behind poor uncle Leo
and his piano
they’re both buried
out on the prairie
everyday, everyday’s pioneer day
it’s a long row to hoe

gather round the fire and get up close
nope they don’t float
but they feel the spirit
so let’s hear it

it’s a long, it’s a long

straggling stampede rations
they had to eat their saddlebags
say a prayer for another grave under the fire pit
stampede rations
lost an ear
near Laramie
straggling


*plain old Utah pioneer song here.
Track Name: short wave
i could hear
dead air
when i
tuned in
tonight


*Foster is wiggling the BFO knob on a Sangean ATS 818 short wave radio, and occasionally tuning into a radio station. This song used to talk about hearing mustaches, sorry if you liked that part.

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