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The Movies (feat. Pecas & William Corduroy)

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  • Calendar: a companion book (BRB026)

    *116 pages on HD color Fedrigoni matte coated paper – Language: English/Italian - 1st press, numbered copies!*

    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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Fourth song off “Calendar”, out on April 30th!
Artwork by Eli Wengrin

In May 2018, about a year after Luca wrote “Young” as a present for me, I decided to write a song for Luca. I wanted to give him the same sign of affection that he had given me, and I started to think back to the day we first met.

If memory serves, I had been living in Italy for about a month and was on my way to the a theatre called the “Lumière” to see a movie with two people whom I had met in the first lecture of a math class. I had been totally lost; Stefania and Claudia helped me to realize that I wasn’t only confused due to a language barrier, I was actually just in the wrong class. They then invited me to see a movie with them.

I got lost again on the way to the theatre and had to call Stefania and ask for directions. I was worried that I was going to be late for the movie, and was in a near panic by the time I finally found the theatre. Once I got there, however, we still had to wait for Stefania’s boyfriend to arrive, and a few minutes later Luca rode up on his bike. Over the next 5 years, the Lumière has become one of my favorite places, and Luca one of my closest friends.

It’s really interesting thinking back to the first time you met someone who has had such a big influence on your life. That day at the movies, there was no way I could have fathomed how our lives would become entangled, and this got me thinking about my attitude towards meeting new people. I can have a lot of anxiety about relationships and intimacy, so it’s fairly common that I meet new people and never pursue a deeper relationship. Luckily for me, Stefania started our friendship when she invited me to the movies, and Luca gave it a lasting life when he asked me to record music with him.

Since meeting Luca, I have learned to be much more open to new relationships. We met Pecas at the SXSW Phluff showcase this March, and I first saw William Corduroy playing guitar in a show I went to in February. A few years back, I never would have had the confidence to reach out to them and ask them to collaborate on a song. As the song says, “I am forever thankful that I went to the movies that fateful day,” not only because I now have a close friend who I love dearly, but also because of how my relationship with Luca has had such a positive effect on almost every aspect of my life. Ti voglio bene vez <3

lyrics

I think I’d maybe feel alright
If I could just hang out all night
With you
When we first met out in the streets
That’s when my life first felt complete
It’s true

Forever thankful that I went
To the movies on that fateful
Day
I think of all the fun we’ll have
Together before all our time
Is spent

credits

from Calendar, track releases April 30, 2020
Music & Lyrics by Samuel Regan
Produced by Samuel Regan & Luca Lovisetto
Vocals by Sandy Davis
Guitar by William Corduroy
Artwork by Eli Wengrin
Master by Dylan Wall

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Baseball Gregg is a pop duo from Stockton by way of Italy.

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