This is a multi-track song made from child’s toys
that were around the house because our son was 19 months old.
a shaker of bells, a stuffed wolf that howled when you squeezed it, and a plastic flute.
Because I began to notice that the child outgrew toys and I wanted to record them for our memories, one day I took all of them to the studios at KPFK and recorded each part as a one-off and mixed it in software. It was the war years and Bush years and there was much distress. This is a lament.
It was the one and only time I used the child’s toys to express my adult lament, away from home, in the studio, without the infant present. But I played these toys for a year and a half, jovially, for the baby.
an audio project I worked on for three and a half years.
[and here is some of the audio streaming online since 2004]
I worked on this all summer of 2001 – getting an engineer to master it, making the packaging – and just when I was getting ready to release it, the attacks of September 11th changed the entire environment.
This is the last copy I personally have of an edition of 101.
$1000 and it’s yours autographed specially.