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Long Long Time 03:56
A post-apocalyptic roach I don’t know when to quit Outlived my scene And the junkies, punks and skids I'm always skating on the edge Living breath to breath Giving up the ghosts They're never coming back It's been a long, long time Comparing ink, revealing scars Hanging out in bars Trading stories Of the wars we never fought You know my memory is shot I just can’t place the face Were we enemies? Or friends? In another life It’s been a long, long time Put out to pasture, put on ice Wouldn't that be nice? But I’ll never know The meaning of the word retire And while our heads were in the cloud The whole world went to hell And all we got was This lousy abandoned mall It's been a long, long time
Jezzie's Dance 03:07
Thoughts Detecting Machines Normal, Illinois
Rick Valentin spent a good part of the past 30 years touring and recording with the indie guitar group Poster Children. He also spent the '90s playing synthesizers with the instrumental electronic combo Salaryman. Thoughts Detecting Machines is Rick armed with only a guitar and laptop, building loops into songs that are simultaneously emotional and mechanical.
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