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In 2001 at Matt's apartment in Spring Grove, Jordan was downstairs with a beat Matt programmed on the Korg ER-1, playing this guitar line through a cheap crate amp. Wanting to capture the song for later re-recording, Matt just dangled the Octava 319 mic over the edge of the loft and did a long take, walking around and making some percussive noises that were later cut out (the door slamming shut is still in there though.) Later, Jordan came upstairs and we recorded it directly from Tony's mixer into the Delta 1010. Later we overdubbed Jordan playing the overdubs on the Harmony acoustic guitar. It was released on "Drawn by a Still," pretty much just guitar and ER-1. Melissa, still in Australia at the time, had a copy of the track that she recorded violin parts for, exchanged over the internet. Now the old version sounds especially empty. The drums were re-recorded for this take, and the whole thing was generally re-mixed.

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from Shui, released August 18, 2005

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