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Simon Joyner // A Rag of Colts: Disgraced Songs 1987-2012 LP

Simon Joyner // A Rag of Colts: Disgraced Songs 1987-2012 LP

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An album of unreleased songs from Nebraska's SSW Simon Joyner, who has been active since the 80s, has been released on a vinyl limited to 300 copies.Contains all 14 Americana songs. DL code included.

Edition of 300. 

“A Rag of Colts” is part three in the “Iffy” trilogy, all of which were tapes first and foremost, the cheapest tour offerings for the skeptical or nearly busted, who tend to drain their money on drinks and tips but can still be persuaded (at the right price) to purchase Some music before see-sawing down the sidewalk. It's some kinda mess, it's my youth in splinters and crawling with medium and low-brow dirge and spoof, distillations from crumbling demo tapes and dubious high school juvenilia. And yet, it makes me smile that it has grooves now and Gertrude's kiss, and that it starts with the late great Jackson C. Frank, rest his soul but never his songs!

And here's to the explicit Danny & Simon letters, briefly excerpted within. Kid squawk committed to tape and mailed to and from Okinawa and Omaha, par avion, during a very difficult year long before I learned a single chord on a Spanish guitar. Surely some god blessed those staggered envelopes which arrived in the nick of time and always on air, on air, on air. I had given up breakdancing on the prairie for floating On the ocean. As it turned out, neither occupation was sunset proof. And friends fade away too. Last I heard, Danny was in Vegas dealing Blackjack. Remember how some novelist from another century said you can't go home again? What nonsense Papa said we must, whatever it costs, and I guess this is how I do it.
-Simon Joyner, 2018

Artist: Simon Joyner

Label: Gertrude Tapes

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An album of unreleased songs from Nebraska's SSW Simon Joyner, who has been active since the 80s, has been released on a vinyl limited to 300 copies.Contains all 14 Americana songs. DL code included.

Edition of 300. 

“A Rag of Colts” is part three in the “Iffy” trilogy, all of which were tapes first and foremost, the cheapest tour offerings for the skeptical or nearly busted, who tend to drain their money on drinks and tips but can still be persuaded (at the right price) to purchase Some music before see-sawing down the sidewalk. It's some kinda mess, it's my youth in splinters and crawling with medium and low-brow dirge and spoof, distillations from crumbling demo tapes and dubious high school juvenilia. And yet, it makes me smile that it has grooves now and Gertrude's kiss, and that it starts with the late great Jackson C. Frank, rest his soul but never his songs!

And here's to the explicit Danny & Simon letters, briefly excerpted within. Kid squawk committed to tape and mailed to and from Okinawa and Omaha, par avion, during a very difficult year long before I learned a single chord on a Spanish guitar. Surely some god blessed those staggered envelopes which arrived in the nick of time and always on air, on air, on air. I had given up breakdancing on the prairie for floating On the ocean. As it turned out, neither occupation was sunset proof. And friends fade away too. Last I heard, Danny was in Vegas dealing Blackjack. Remember how some novelist from another century said you can't go home again? What nonsense Papa said we must, whatever it costs, and I guess this is how I do it.
-Simon Joyner, 2018

Artist: Simon Joyner

Label: Gertrude Tapes