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by The Muffins

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“Not Yet Awake” Not awake or asleep. Just a moment to dream. Thoughts of night appear, Like waves on the sea. Voices call out their names. I am touched from afar. Their essence of longing, Extends. Now I lay me down to sleep. Now I lay me down to sleep. Sages counsel in dreams.
King Fish 04:49
“King Fish” I have been both a father and son. Now my work here is finished and done. Cast away— Oh, my King Fish, you cast toward the sea. Throw your line for yourself and for me. Cast away— Plain to see by your face and your smile, All your lines are in rivers and miles. Cast away— Calling, always calling, the waters know his name. Rivers ebb where the sun meets the sand. Standing silently, a boy and a man. Cast away— King Fish. match your spinners and spoons. In the morning, and the evening, or light of the moon. Cast away— Oh, my King Fish, you cast toward the sea. Throw your line for yourself and for me. Cast away— Calling, always, calling, the waters know his name.


released November 18, 2022

Billy Swann - bass
Thomas Frasier Scott - soprano and alto saxophones, clarinet, alto clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon, chanter, keyboards, vocals
Paul Sears - drums
Dave Newhouse - keyboards, soprano, tenor, and baritone saxophones, bass clarinet, flute, alto flute, accordion, maracas, kalimba

Doug Elliott - trombone
Elaine di Falco - vocals
Brian Sullivan - guitar
Keith Cottril - tuba

Engineered by Tom Scott at The Mountain Studios

Edited, Mixed, and Produced by The Muffins

1) The Angels’ Share (Scott)
2) Not Yet Awake (Newhouse / Scott / di Falco)
3) Fishing In America (Swann)
4) Dynamite Is Not The Solution (Scott)
5) When Fela Comes To Town (Newhouse)
6) King Fish (Scott / Newhouse)
7) Bats And Birds (Newhouse)
8) Yukapoe’s Lament (Scott)

Thank You:
Mike Potter at Orion Sound Studios in Baltimore, Maryland, for giving us such a wonderful place to perform and for digitizing many of the old Muffin archives.

Joe Paradiso, for also digitizing the old Muffin archives.

Brian Sullivan, for his compositional efforts on “King Fish”.
Steve Gore from Rascal Reporters, for all the ‘happy accidents’ he gave us over the years.

Our individual families, for being so patient over the years.

And our many fans, for such generous support - we know you’re out there.

Copyright 2010 by The Muffins


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