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my time had come to go and I wanted to know what went on on the outside so I enlisted for a tour in Ecuador I wish I'd studied Spanish more I deplaned with a grin short on oxygen and a family took me in I picked up broken Spanish splayed out in their hammock from dubbed dialogue Pam Anderson's boss played by Hasselhoff taught me how to talk and I got confident I walked with a certain bent and I made friends excellent and we bused it to the coast and we danced salsa stoned in Esmeraldas Mills enlisted so his time came to go it was Ontario or go he crossed his first state line toe tapped to the time of his kick drum heart and he landed in Chu Lai where he was assigned to Suicide Mike welcome overseas here's an M-16 be all that you can be military glamour throwing down the hammer let's fuck some shit up the smell of fear and sweat I don't want to die yet I'm as scared as scared can get and a kill in Vietnam makes a single mom so if you see my boy let him know he taught me love he taught me what is love well would you tell him he is loved


from Avuncular, track released September 1, 2016
Derek Senn: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Jason Slota: Drums
John Vanderslice: Mini Moog
Rob Shelton: Hammond A-100, Grand Piano, Mini Moog
David Phillips: Pedal Steel



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Derek Senn San Luis Obispo, California

I learned how to play guitar late in life. Then I decided to write songs and record them. For years I worked in the lo-fi tradition of home recording, which means I basically did everything myself & all songs were certified 100% free range, non-GMO, free trade, sustainably recorded organic. YUM! But with the help of John Vanderslice and Tiny Telephone studios they now they taste even better! ... more

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