Whoops – looks like Jamendo hasn’t approved it yet, hopefully that has nothing to do with the “This album is currently being encoded” message I haven’t seen before, and here I am acting like it exists.
Well, it does, so ’til Jamendo approves it, you can snag (or preview it) here.
Before hitting publish, I decided to search through some old TXTs to see if I could find the “outline” for Tango Gang Fights. This has actually been a somewhat enlightening reminder to me of the history of this “album.”
I opened a file called stuckinawindow.txt, which I recognized as something I wanted to use as an album title. I should even have the artwork.
Yep, I do.
Anyway, Stuck in a Window was supposed to be two parts: in fact, two mini-sized CDs, in a nice package, distributed by Hand Panther (who made the 20 or so copies of Eagle God Book Book). Part one: THREE INCH IDEAS. Part two: 1/3 Boston.
I’m not sure where the split was, but this is a list of tracks that must have existed, or almost did.
- justin’s serious song
- jspacebrat megamix w/old man military intro
- number 3 casey guitar track (w/ justin vocals and gentle synth)
- Suck Cock
- a new version of Mr. Jellyfish
- FUCKING DOLPHINS
- a monologue modulated by casey
- and the i forgot back story text turned sound
- Sweet Beat rap track (feat. music by David, vocals by Josh)
- Stalker Poem track
- Nicole track
Let’s check these out down the line.
“Justin’s Serious Song” – Whoops, I don’t think that happened. After “J.Lo Dead Serious” and “Boston Too” I wanted my own serious instrumental. But I was too lazy to ever really make one. Ottsix’s “My Little Toupee” was probably what eventually happened.
“J. Spacebrat Megaman Mix w/ Old Man Military Intro” – Whoa. I think that last part might be the fruition of that in Did You Bang Her? We must have been talking about that for … a very long time.
“Number 3″ – This is on Tango Gang Fights. Except it never got gentle synth or vocals. And it wasn’t track 3.
“Suck Cock” – I have a copy of this, but it hasn’t really been released in any capacity.
“A New Version of Mr. Jellyfish” – I’m quite positive this never happened. We somehow only had the first three seconds of Mr. Jellyfish. A file got corrupt or something. It’s been recovered, and is finally being released on the new album.
“FUCKING DOLPHINS” – I dunno what this was supposed to be.
“A monologue modulated by Casey” – Hey, that has a rhythm to it. If we had actually done this, it would be a bit like Josh’s “blue hotdogs” on EGBB. Or you could just listen to our podcast.
And the “I Forgot Backstory Text Turned Sound” – I really want to know what this is, because I have a feeling I should vaguely remember it. Sounds like the work of Microsoft Narrator. But what was the backstory?!
“Sweet Beat Rap Track” – Could be anything. Dunno who Dave is.
“Stalker Poem” – See ‘Stalkerarararararar’, Tango Gang Fights.
“Nicole Track” – I think this was about some chick Josh was fucking at the time.
This bit of conversation is also in the file.
hanged up life: casey and i came up with song titles a while ago when we were talking on the phone while I was supposed to be working
hanged up life: one of them is The Evil Emo Robot, Emoticon
Whatever that means. Maybe it has something to do with Murgatroyd the Robot in the Yoga Yoga Yoga Booty Ballet.
In any case, Tango Gang Fights was created somewhere along the line where we decided we had enough content already and we should just get it out there. Josh created 8 copies or so as CIR-001 on his new “Circumstancial” label, and I have no idea what the original j-cards looked like. I think they were all different.
I also just found a document called circumstancial.txt, a list of tracks for a “Circumstancial Sampler.” Side B is almost entirely I Forgot related…
8. San Francisco – Bridge (from Fire Catch Curious, Octopus Menstruation records)
9. Francis Minotaur – Live at Club Zoe – Sublingual
10. Schematumbra – Platypus (from We’re Aliens, That’s it)
11. Zeros Were Jenna – Settling Storm
12. Real Pony Tale – Stitch Distress (from Fairy Tails)
13. Real Pony Tale – up. . .down the last hole (from Fairy Tails)
14. I Forgot – Chex Mix (from Eagle God Book Book, Hand Panther Records)
15. I Forgot – Spies 86 (from Tango Gang Fights)
16. I Forgot – Guitar Attack (from Eagle God Book Book, Hand Panther Records)
17. Zeros Were Jenna – Twinkle
18. Zeroes Were Jenna – This Is Not Really The Ending
19. I Forgot – Don’t Be Scared (from Eagle God Book Book, Hand Panther Records)
San Francisco was Josh’s minimalistic ‘ambient noise’ project. I’ll upload a few tracks later if I still have them. Zeroes Were Jenna is Casey’s MIDI (or something) instrumental project. An album exists. Josh did have one thing totally wrong, though. IT WAS NEVER REAL PONY TALE. It was REAL PALE TONY. Casey and I made a few “concept” tracks under that name. There was going to be some kind of flash animation to go with it.
Schematumbra. I forgot all about that. I wonder if I still have Schematumbra music. It’s what happens when you give Josh a drum kit and let him play with Casey.
Okay. One more TXT file. I Forgot – Stuck in a Window.txt.
(Three Inch Ideas)
1. Decaying Duration Spent Curiously Questioning
3. Followed Jack
5. Numbers Lost
6. Ream Kitty
7. Spies 86
(One Third Boston)
9. New York City
11. Dr. Pepper
12. Kitty Not Bad
14. The Cat
15. Tree Peeper
16. Yoga Yoga Yoga Booty Ballet
The exact track list of Tango Gang Fights. Huh. All I can say is, whether ‘Three Inch Ideas’ and ‘One Third Boston’ are part of Tango Gang Fights, or never really existed because so much of the “real” (?) Stuck in a Window doesn’t, really, is up to you to decide.