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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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Tenth song off "Calendar", out on October 31st!
Artwork by Eli Wengrin
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I used to work as a substitute teacher at the high school from which I graduated. When I first started working there I never knew what to do during the lunch break, I didn’t like to leave school because the parking lot was always crowded and anywhere close by was filled with students.
Eventually I started hanging out in my former Italian teacher’s classroom, and after spending every afternoon talking to him, Serafino and I became good friends. In April I was fired (unjustly, at least from my prospective,) and it wasn’t until it was over that I realized how important my daily lunch routine had been to me. Like Joni Mitchell says, “don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got till it’s gone.” One day at lunch, Serafino told me he had seen someone dancing on TV, and was impressed by how delicately they moved, “like powdered sugar.” He then suggested I write a song based around this metaphor.
Around the same time, there was a little drama unfolding between two students. One very timid student had confessed, only to a few teachers, that they had a crush on another very outgoing and popular student of the same sex. This student was in a bit of a panic, understandably so; they were having difficulties expressing a romantic interest coupled with the identity crisis of accepting one’s own queerness all while being a shy 15 year old.

That day I wrote this song from the prospective of the shy student. Adults can sometimes write off younger people’s feelings as being childish and immature, but that seems arrogant. I feel that it would be childish not to respect and seriously consider the feelings of all the people around us.
The ideas behind the lyrics of this song were sourced from two people I knew from work, while a large part of the production and singing were done by both Luca and John from Boy Romeo.
We can’t rely on personal experience alone to navigate the world. It’s important to learn from the people around us and to let them teach us what they can.

lyrics

Powdered sugar feet move so light and sweet
You float towards me every night in my dreams
Please don’t go away, you make me feel ok
I hope one day that you’ll love me this way

Powdered sugar heart, you live life like an art
Stay a while because you make me smile
I am too shy to say that you make me feel this way
Please don’t go away cuz to me your everything.

You're everything, everything to me
Now I’m so afraid why can’t these feelings go away
You're everything, everything to me
Because you have made me see the kind of person I want to be

Powdered sugar feet move so light and sweet
You float towards me every night in my dreams
Please don’t go away, you make me feel ok
I hope one day that you’ll love me this way

credits

from Calendar, track released October 31, 2019
Written by Sam Regan
Vocals and additional production by John Steiner
Produced by Luca Lovisetto & Sam Regan
Artwork by Eli Wengrin

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