The 918 UFN EP
CD. Released 4/17/04.
This one’s chock full of great stuff. I had a trio of specialty tracks from late 2002 / early 2003 sitting around:
- “Just the Thing” — my entry for the duct tape club contest I didn’t win
- the “Brodsky Megamix” — which I arranged and learned for a single performance at Adam Brodsky’s “Hookers, Hicks and Heebs” CD release party, a gig that launched an East Coast mini-tour
- “Talkin’ Don’t Pick on the Big Guy Blues” — also written for a single performance, this time at a January ’03 Elvis Birthday Tribute edition of Tom Skinner’s Wednesday Night Science Project
Then I wrote some other new stuff I liked a lot and decided not to wait until I had a full-length album ready. As a result, this short EP runs only 7 minutes shorter than the last full-length CD.
You were expecting me to start doing things that made sense?
“Swept Down the Plain” was intended to be a preview of the next full-length, which I intended to prep and release a year or so after this EP came out. A fleshed-out version of that audience favorite did, in fact, grace the next full-length – when it came out four years later.
With the exception of the archival bonus track “Ceiling Light”, these are all NEW recordings from late 2003 / early 2004 during stolen moments between bouts of roof work.
Don’t get me started about the roof.
swept down the plain
talkin’ don’t pick on the big guy blues
just the thing
bad night in boise
talkin’ don’t pick on the big guy blues (with director’s commentary)
just the thing (with director’s commentary)
brodsky megamix (with director’s commentary)
ceiling light (December 1995)
Plus Hidden Bonus Features!
All songs by Ross, except the Brodsky Megamix, which is about 95% Adam Brodsky and 5% Ross.
For more, check out the Merch and Lyrics pages.