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The Weight of My Attention (2008)

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I wrote about 75% of these songs (and songlets) in the 1st 2 weeks of Fenruary, then recorded eveything in the last 2 weeks. It's very primitive, but I really loved doing it. Who knew recording hand-claps could be such a blast? I was fingerpainting again, basically, doing something I was no good at, and thoroughly enjoying my amateurishness. I also play in 2 rockbands-- http://www.myspace.com/callingallmonsters and http://www.myspace.com/littlemercurysf I also put 6 of the best songs up at http://www.myspace.com/heylittlebirdsf if you wanna be my myspace friend. The only thing I'm not happy about is the vocals on 3 Lost Loves and I'm Not Finished, because I caught a bad cold after recording all the other vocals and I had to do those 2 the night before I mailed them off, regardless of the vocal take. I like those songs though, and I''ll re-record them well now that the deadline has passed. OK, no more excuses, this is me warts and all, hope you like! thanks for listening, Bill

Bill Chartier: Vox, Guitars, Keys, Melodica, Harmonica, Tambourine, Egg, Handclaps & Ukulele.



Completed Albums

The Weight of My Attention(2008)

I Wont Go
Every Somersault
My Long Time
I Don't Want to Run Anymore   (preferred)
Not So Wise
Waiting For the Sun
I Do Go On
Might Not Ever
Your Slippery Silhouette
Never Turned Away
Kindly Go Fuck Yourself
Set Aside A Lifetime
Sticky Clouds
In You, With You
Sea To Your Shining Sea
La La La
The Truth Is Strange Enough
Seriously, You're Killing Me
'Til I Don't Need To
Whose Face Will You See
3 Lost Loves
So It Stands
Far From Home
Riverside Drive
I'm Not Finished