The Dwindling Party
I know, I know, this is exactly what you wanted: an album of homemade psych pop by some dude you’ve never heard of — me! But what the hell, I’ve got this collection of songs, and I figure I may as well send them out into the world. I know that critics/bloggers/music fans are presented with a gazillion listening options in these heady, Internet-fueled days, but if you’re so inclined, give this a try! If pressed, I’d say it lands somewhere between Yo La Tengo and Guided By Voices — can’t seem to shake the mid-90s indie thing, no matter how hard I might try. I’d rather sound like Black Sabbath, to be brutally honest. If you do listen, let me know what you think. Feel free to pass it along to anyone you see fit. Oh, and the excellent artwork was created by the excellent Chris Gregori. There may well be physical copies made — EXTREMELY LIMITED EDITION. Let me know if you’re interested. tywilc @ gmail.com
1. Dreams of Reason - Puritan lad (circa 1700 A.D.) attempts to use Enlightenment values as pick-up line. Fails.
2. Twisted Sister Carrie - Vague memories of Theodore Dreiser, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1998.
3. Body/Soul - There are only seven steps to heaven. But those steps are big ones, believe me.
4. Worse For Wear - The ghost of Syd Barrett amidst the shipwrecked and stranded.
5. ‘Til It Gets Dark - Joan of Arc, William Blake, Peggy Lee, Peggy Lee, Peggy Lee.
6. Cryin’ Time - A detour to Bakersfield, where misery awaits.
7. Good News! - A song detailing my experiences in the late, lamented field of journalism.
8. Stars Fell - Takes place in Alabama, obviously.
9. I Don’t Get High - Anti-drug number. Don’t worry, everyone gets high at the end.
10. Message To Pretty - Signed, Arthur Lee.
11. If You’re Not Asleep, Turn On The Light - Good advice.
12. Help Me Make It Through The Night - Kris Kristofferson gets to the point.