Hard On Romance

by Sidewalk Dave

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Release by Telegraph Recording Company

Honey Bee mv: youtu.be/n-XzbNdial8

This album is about what all my albums are about, growing up yet staying young. I've always been a romantic. I romanticized bravery and cowardice and all it's lessons with Songs For Cowards, drinking with Gold Liquid Mischief, and the luring temptation of being more than friends with Can't Be Your Friend. Now, I romanticize the hardship that romance often brings with Hard On Romance.

I have always had a hard-on for romance, yet I've always been pretty hard on romance as a utopian fallacy spread by entertainers as a sure-sell topic (i.e. Shakespeare, DeAngelo etc.) I’ve explored every romantic hardship, from sleeping my way out of depression to avoiding domestic stasis - and the places between (vulva portals to warm wombs of comfort).

The album artwork is an anatomic illustration of the reproductive bulb of a queen honey bee. There is nothing harder on romance than a drone bee dedicating his entire existence on one day making love with his queen, only for her to then rip his genitalia and abdomen out with her lancet. He falls to his death in a fit of ecstasy and pain - a trip I was on when I wrote these songs.

Hard On Romance is a departure from their last record . In congruence with growing up and learning the hard lessons of romance, there is an attempt to stay young through the 90's influenced production that leaves the listener with a lot more alt-rock than alt-country.

the symbol = <3=D

Thank you to everyone who made this album possible.
Bill Readey, It's all a bit fuzzy, but I think we made music together.
THEE Jaque leGrampsboy can play cymbals way higher up than yours.
David Groener Jr. eternalized that house by the pool (we don't use) for me.
Pat Dalton, your input can't be found but it would be missed.
Anna Fitzgerald's un-compromised compass and constant compassion continues to compel me.
The Swirlies' Blonder Tongue Audio Baton.


released September 15, 2012

Release by Telegraph Recording Company

Produced by Fuzzy Rainbow - (tracks 1, 2, 4, 8, 9)
& THEE Jacob Eli Goldman - (tracks 3, 5, 7)
& David Groener Jr. = ^* - (tracks 6, 10)

Track 3 is a song by the amazing, yet elusive band The Swirlies.
check out the original: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV-fUmpKChU

the invaluable help:
(In ABC order)
Bill Readey - vox, keys, noise
Chris Dickerson - drums
David Groener Jr. - keys, digital magic
Gabriel Cruz - lead guitar, vox
Jacob Eli Goldman - bass, drums, synth, whammy pedal, guitar
Mike Skaggs - bass



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