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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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February 2019: second song off "Calendar".
Artwork by Eli Wengrin
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Back in 2012, I was living in Santa Barbara and feeling pretty socially isolated. I was at an open mic night when the person sitting next to me struck up a conversation.

We sat for an hour, talking about nothing in particular, when he suddenly told me he was dying from AIDS. My memory of the conversation is a little blurry, but from what I remember his family essentially disowned him when he told them he was gay and had contracted HIV.

He decided to move back to Santa Barbara, where he had grown up, because there was a specific rock that you could only see when the tide went out. He wanted to see that rock before he died. Later that same week I wrote this song.

The demo sat collecting dust in a private Soundcloud account for years, until Luca decided to re-record it for February's Calendar. He asked Sleap-e's Asia Martina Morabito to contribute vocals to the track, and did a truly amazing job on the production.

The song has suddenly reappeared in my life, the tide of the years pulling out to reveal a memory that was always hiding just under the surface. The details have slightly changed, the edges are smoother, eroded by the currents of time. But the rock was always there, waiting to resurface.

lyrics

Well he comes back to this place
Where the rocks hide in the waves
While he's waiting for the
World to let him go

I'm surrounded by my peers so
I swallow all my fears while
I'm waiting for my chance to be
Alone

credits

from Calendar, track released February 28, 2019
Music & Lyrics by Samuel Regan
Produced by Luca Lovisetto
Vocals by Asia Martina Morabito
Master by Dylan Wall

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