Found an old file with all the lyrics I wrote with the band Seratonin.
Not for the first time, I was volunteered for good reason out of the band, and they blossomed into Low Beam —
I treasure the lyrics and songs from that early 2000 era.
First up is the most poptastic track on the LP:
She turns hypnotic trancelike
He wants the sonic dreamlife
She hits that disco jukebox
She turns him round so latenight
yeah, it’s a fine time
yes, it’s the finest on top
yeah, it’s a fine time
so why did you mess It all up?
She gets so cardinal baby
He gets that blast so crazy
She gets all sonik trancelike
She turns him right round round round
He wakes up cold and lonesome
She isn’t there to hold him
He scrapes them bits of nothing
He prays and hopes for something
You’re my skullcrusher
crush it up….
“They Who Transplanted Still Sustain”
“The brand’s beleaguered design team, accustomed to a spreadsheet mentality—churn out X chinos in Y colors, repeat—were suddenly given what felt like creative carte blanche. Drexler “put the product and the design before the business, in a way,” recalls a former employee. “He made the creative drive the business.”
Drexler once told a roomful of employees that he’d passed on a hire because the candidate didn’t know the meaning or origin of her high school’s name. How could you go someplace every day and not be curious enough to figure out where the name came from? Drexler stayed five steps ahead, and for those who could keep up, the sky was the limit: invent a new product, a new category, a new business within the business. And if you can’t keep up, get the hell out of the way.”
“The original Fitch High School (now the former location of Fitch Middle School) was built in 1928 next to the Town Hall on Poquonnock Road, and was funded in part by the will of a local merchant, Charles Fitch, with the stipulation that it be named after his son, Robert E. Fitch. In the early 1950s, the district enrollment was larger than the school could handle. The school district decided to split to a junior high and senior high system. In 1954, the school district built a new school, the current Robert E. Fitch Senior High School, in its current location at the top of Fort Hill Road, and renamed the existing school Robert E. Fitch Junior High School.”
Notable alumni and faculty:
- Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon winner
- Dave Campo, Dallas Cowboys Secondary Coach
- Jason Filardi, screenwriter: 17 Again, Bringing Down The House
- Jesse Hahn, Major League Baseball player
- John J. Kelley (1930–2011), winner of the 1957 Boston Marathon, member of two U.S. Olympic Marathon teams and a coach at the school
- Fran Mainella, National Park Service Director, 2001–2006
- Paul Menhart, former Major League Baseball pitcher
- Matt Harvey, 7th overall pick in 2010 MLB draft to New York Mets
- George Hall, Arena Football League linebacker
- Samantha Urbani (Singer/ Songwriter)
If you have not checked out the music of Samantha Urbani, I urge you to do so forthwith: https://luckynumber.bandcamp.com/album/policies-of-power-ep
“The Stars Turn, and a Time Presents Itself”:::
I started thinking about all the band photographs I have taken since the early 1990’s, when I first tested the waters with a camera. Musicians were my first muse, before I established a model stable, a steady fuse that still burns today. I realized with a tiny shock, that not a single band in my photographic collection is still together today.
Of course……not shocking at all:
being in a band is the very essence of a photograph: “it is a flash in a moment of time” (Portersville, 1998).
My very first band photo was a live shot of Delta of Venus, at the El-n-Gee in January 1993:
Fatal Film photoshoot at the Waterford Drive-In Theater 6 March 2004
Estrogen and Tonic (ONE HALF OF PAISLEY JUNGLE!!!!!!!) Hygienic Rock Fix 29 January 2005
Lotus at the Green Marble 1994
Low Beam at Hygienic Rock Fix in New London January 2005
Incessant Pop Group chez Centraal Studios, 2005
Slander band photo June 2012 in our backyard
Over these twenty years, I have photographed in pretty much chronologic order: Delta of Venus, 17 Relics, Lotus, Mindbender, Magpie, MAP, Doug, Cigarette, The Reducers, Vera From Alice, Grand Passion, Semaphore, Mona Gritch, Adams Onis, $3 Depth Charge, Black Pig Liberation Front, AmberTones, Portersville, Roger Human Being, Seratonin, Low Beam, Estrogen and Tonic, Fatal Film, Quiet Life, Ringers, Sodium Lights, Incessant Pop Group, and Slander.
The music of many of these bands can be heard here in the music archive, carefully maintained by Mat Tarbox. The origin of PortFire was in MMA: Mystic Music Archive, and after the Chez Depot Memorial Show in July 2011, it was decided that a larger Artist website would better serve the talent of the roster.
“I can’t find my way home..
That’s when I don’t need you.”
Incessant Pop Group, Anhedonia, from Batterie Electronique, 2006