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If I tried, I bet I
Could tie a knot in anything
Make the simple complicated
Turn a bond into a broken chain

Expert and well-rehearsed
In the fine art of deflection
Conversations filled with blanks
Thoughtless until it was much too late

We go too far
And we can't find a way back
And there's a pause
And then there is the shift

Souvenirs of all the years
Packed into a couple boxes
Left for free, kicked to the curb
Picked over and passed by passersby

The walls are bare
And the stairs are filled with echoes
The bed is made
And the house is a museum


from Forget + An Introduction to, released June 4, 2013


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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. ... more

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