My Pocketknife Says "Life is Strange​.​.​.​"

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    Official release date is December 1, 2013, but friends and fans may purchase the album now. Physical copies ship within a few days of ordering.

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It really does.


My Pocketknife Says "Life is Strange…"

All the basic needs are met.
If I could only stop window-shopping, I'd be set.
Chemical delivery, aching electricity on the wire;
Old magnetic resonance relegating common sense to the fire.

Somewhat civilized,
But animal inside.

Forgot my hat again, and it's cold on my poor bald head.
Up one little hill, and then two or three, up to the fence-line hickory on the ridge.

A privilege to stand
At the finest spot in the land.

Etched on my pocketknife
Opposite the name
Time-worn and elliptical
The words, "Life is Strange…"

It's curious how it all tends to go astray
But sometimes the design dissolves in such a lovely way
Destinies and best-laid plans handed off to the idle hands of the Fates
Histories of missing years whisper into the willing ears,
"No, it's never too late."

And vital in the void:
The unexpected joy.



from No. 8 Wire, released December 1, 2013
Acoustic guitar/vocal: Jimmy Davidson
Bass guitar: Rich Crepeau
Drums/percussion/harmony vocal: David Brewer
Electric guitar: Rob Brown
Electric guitar: Mitch Easter

Lyrics: Jimmy Davidson
Recorded at the Fidelitorium, Kernersville, NC
Additional tracking at Lazy Limbertwig Farm, Vilas, NC
Engineered by Mitch Easter / Bob Engel / Worthless Son-in-Laws
Produced by Mitch Easter / Worthless Son-in-Laws
Mastered by Scott Craggs, Old Colony Mastering

Thank you to Moby Childs and Sim Harbert.



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The Worthless Son-in-Laws Boone, North Carolina

“The through the roof here both melodically and lyrically, bolstered by a band that nails the songs with pinpoint perfection.... The vocal rock solid on what can only be deemed one of the most pleasantly surprising releases of the summer. This one rests near the very top of the ‘highly recommended’ list.”
—Bill Hurley, The Alternate Root
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