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Interlude (feat. High Sunn)

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    Every month of 2019 we released a song. Some of the songs were written the month before they were released, while some songs were written as early as 2009. Each month, Eli Wengrin made a cover for the single, and I wrote a little essay to go along with the song. In early 2020, we asked our friends if they had any art or words they would like to share that was, in some way, related to Calendar. All of the contributions have been compiled into this book.

    Looking back at the beginning of the year, it’s hard for me to remember exactly who I was when writing the first entry for Toursong. Whatever sense of identity that I feel today isn’t the same as what I felt a year ago; In a sense, I am a “new person.”

    If Sam from a year ago is a different person from Sam as I am today, there is no reason that I (today) should attribute any more weight to their (me a year ago) wants and desires than I would to any other person who I know. Right now, I relate to a lot of friends more than I do to my past self. I am equal to my peers.

    While making the XTC album “Skylarking”, Virgin Records told Andy Partridge, the band leader, that he had to make the record with an American producer in an attempt to tap into the American market, and eventually Todd Rundgren was hired for the job. The record is amazing, one of my top 5 favorite albums of all time, but the story goes that Andy and Todd butted heads throughout the entire recording process. Their egos were both too big. Now, Andy hates the album. He claims that Todd completely fucked it up at the last second by “reversing the polarity” of the tape, something that would in practice have an undetectable effect on sonic quality.

    There is a song on Skylarking, “A Man Who Sailed Around His Soul.” The song is about a man who tried to “find himself,” but he actually found nothing.

    "Now he sits all alone
    And it's no place like home
    It's empty skin
    A bag to keep life's souvenirs in"

    Ego is a sham. Identity is a sham. Don’t try to find yourself, find others.

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July 31st, seventh song off “Calendar”
Artwork by Eli Wengrin
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I am in Hong Kong right now. I’ve been here every July for the past four years. Each year, I notice how much different it feels to be here than it did the year before. This is due to both an external and an internal change that has taken place in the course of a year. Hong Kong is slowly being annexed by mainland China, and I am slowly moving through life towards death.

These changes are slow and creeping; imperceptible on a day-to-day basis, but glaringly obvious when taken in year long chunks. Being in Hong Kong is my yearly interlude. It is an environment entirely removed from the rest of the year, which gives me a short break to see how life could be if I were living a different life. For the month of July, I am sleeping in my Hong Kong dorm, working at my Hong Kong job, and socializing with my Hong Kong friends.

Yet this break from my “real life” is likely more important to my sense of reality than the rest of the year, and that is because, rather than being disposable, interludes are essential. I would encourage anyone to take a break from their usual selves and to try being somebody else for a while. Change is an essential part of life; we often ignore or do not notice the changes happening within and around us, but we cannot escape this change. So let’s not hide from change.

Let’s take an interlude, step outside of our lives, let a different personality take charge for a while (like how High Sunn has taken charge of this Interlude, singing and playing lead guitar) and stare change straight in the face.

lyrics

If this goes in I'ma go home
This is the proof that you owed me all
I just wanna get home and practice
Keep on doing stuff that makes me happy

What am I doing
I just need some peace
i went to see Jens Lekman last night
What a show - but then, a surprise!
I met again Gwen from Sactown

And it was strange
It was strange
It was strange
God it’s so strange

And it was frightening
As I felt 22 again

credits

from Calendar, track released July 31, 2019
Written and produced by Luca Lovisetto
Vocals and guitar by Justin Cheromiah
Artwork by Eli Wengrin

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