Hold the Train

from by The Wrong Windows

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The limited edition deluxe vinyl package includes the following features:

    - Double-sided Full Color Printed Polybag Enclosure
    - - Unique hand-stamped halftone pattern on upper W in white ink on both sides
    - Full Color Slipcase, featuring:
    - - Silver-Foil Stamped background
    - - Vivid reproductions of 2 Full Color Paintings by artist Jennifer J Jelenski
    - - 8 Die-Cut "Advent Calendar Windows" on Front Cover: The Lion of Los Feliz (containing numerous elements based on the lyrics of the title track). Open the windows to reveal pix of band members on inner jacket.
    - - Back Cover: The Golden Goddess, featuring:
    - - - "Henna tattoo" album liner notes on Goddess' arms
    - - - "Flaming orbs of inspiration" featuring the names of 348 of my many, many muses
    - - - Signed & Numbered First Edition of 494
    - Full Color Inner Jacket, featuring:
    - - Close to 100 Post-It Note Single-Frame Comic Drawings by Ralph Duke
    - - Band Photography by Aimee O'Shea, taken at the site of the Old LA Zoo in Griffith Park
    - Die-Cut Complete Alphabet (with two W's) in Clear Plastic Pouch (cardstock, paper, cardboard, etc, materials primarily drawn from personal belongings)
    - Transparent Electric Blue Vinyl 180 gram 12" Disc, 42 Minutes @ 33 RPM
    - Custom Printed Glow-in-the-Dark Wrong Windows/Black Lodge Turntable Slipmat (Charge it up and spin it in the dark! The Glow is visible THROUGH the transparent blue vinyl!)
    - 3x4" Official Vinyl Band Sticker, version #4 or #5 randomly inserted
    - Hi-Quality Digital Format Download Card for all album tracks

    Includes unlimited streaming of Days of Yore via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    I prefer alternate forms of CD packaging, but I had to make this version to be able to submit the album to radio stations, so if clear plastic is your thing, then you're in luck!! It's a pretty bare bones affair compared to the deluxe vinyl edition (it would have been pointless to attempt to shrink down the larger design, as you need a magnifying glass to see all the details even at 12 1/2 inches square), but in a pinch, it'll do ya.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    An even MORE bare bones version of that soon-to-be-obsolete stalwart, the Compact Disc.

    Worth noting that when I burn, I burn ONLY with Taiyo-Yuden CD-R media, which sandwiches the sensitive, reflective silver layer of the disc between two protective layers of clear plastic. Perhaps you've never had the problem I began to notice all too frequently with my commercially bought CD's: if I happened to scrape off any of the label printed on the top of the disc, I could see that "hole" from the bottom! That would cause playback errors when the laser failed to reflect, and enough holes could prevent a disc from playing at all. This would happen because commercial CD's are produced via the cheapest method possible, with the reflective silver layer painted on top of the disc, protected only by whatever artwork was printed on top of that.

    So, just saying, with these, you won't ever have this problem (that you probably just learned existed). These CD's are built to last.

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about

A spiritual rebuttal to Liz Phair's "Help Me Mary"

lyrics

Hold the Train


so my dog has fleas
i don't mean to be such a tease
but i can't say what i mean
without parentheses

we all thought you were someone else's friend
and called for you to stand at either end
i took one step back to fit you in
i've been walking backwards ever since

i have banged my head
suffice it to say that i've bled
the restroom was too far
so i used a police car

the five of us were fifty short of bail
so i spent my graduation day in jail
i thumbed the page and slit my skin
and all the world came pouring in

cordless telephone
my greeting is only a groan
you say you've changed this time
but you just changed your mind

i don't care so much for rock and roll
since it gave my friend a bloody nose
well actually it was me

i'm asking will you marry me please
i've got to get some use out of my knees
you can say that your biology's to blame
and pay the neighbors' kids to hold your train

credits

from Days of Yore, released April 1, 2015
Music & Lyrics: Billy Z Duke
©2014 by Billy Z Duke / Quagmire (Sparky) Productions Inc

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The Wrong Windows Los Angeles, California

Bringing songsmithery back from the dead, parting the seas of bleeps, bloops, baes & hoes, reupholstering the zeitgeist, agitating the interdisciplinary melting pot, proving that rock & roll doesn't have to die before, during, or after you get old... We're on a sacred mission to make good things that make good things happen. ... more

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