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AUGUST ROOM_music i stumbled across

May 27, 2010

I’ve really wanted to start posting about some of my friends and the wicked sh*t they’ve been coming up with… so here it is.  Whether it’s music, mixes, books, or poetry, I’ve been blown away by it all.  SO many of my friends are doing such incredible things I can’t help but be inspired.  And since inspiration fuels my life, it’s best I start sharing.  To kick things off, here’s a really excellent song by August Room, an alternative rock bank fronted by my friend Jud Mantz.  Jud and I are old friends (which I’m prone to repeat, over and over, when intoxicated.)  When he handed me his latest EP, my mind was blown.  Take a listen to my fav, Words She Never Said.  Feel free to share it yourself… and if Jud finds himself lurking these pages maybe he can tell us a little something about the song (what inspired him, what it means to him, how much he hates me, etc.)


2 Comments leave one →
  1. cklockwork permalink*
    May 27, 2010 8:49 pm

    this poster has nothing to do with anything… other than it being french… and jud.

  2. judson permalink
    May 28, 2010 2:39 am

    le Kris,
    Je ne sais pas! or as David Byrne once said, fa fa fa fa fa, fa fa fa fa fa …anyway,

    Thanks for including me and my band in your blog. I feel honored. I have been writing lyrics and songs for 25 years now. It started as a way to quell my angst ridden 20’s and well, it kinda spilled into the rest of my life. Tonight I played through the first song I ever wrote. It’s titled ‘Silence’ and it was written about my father’s stroke in 1985. The stroke left him fairly intact, but he lost the ability to speak. We spoke all the time before that and were very close. He was more of a friend than my dad, and in a matter of seconds that was all taken away. Pretty serious stuff for a slacker that just turned 21. I think the song still holds up and maybe I’ll upload a version of it in the future. It’s a song best heard live, I don’t really like any of the versions that I recorded of it.

    As for this song, Words She Never Said, well, probably one of the saddest songs I’ve ever written. I wrote it a few years ago after reading an article in the local paper about a women who was a victim of domestic violence. She ended up being killed by her husband in front of her kids and parents. I thought of the people who were her friends and how they would feel, maybe knowing that her life was bad and how things were out of control, and if maybe they could have done something to help her. And also how she must have felt inside, knowing that this scenario was bad and wrong, and that she could not do anything to get out of it, but maybe she had all these dreams and wishes for the future. The song is kind of written in a first person, then second person scenario and it messes with that in the lyrics throughout. I like doing that in a song. It makes the listener, if they want to, think about who is saying what, and why.

    and if you made it this far, yes, I still hate Chris. But I’m his OLDEST friend. He tells me that all the time.

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