Tom Florida here!
This home solo set (previously released as Tom Funk) kicks off with 4 post-apocalyptic pop songs from 2010. "Zombie Walk" and "Tetsuo" were written and recorded in New Orleans last summer, while the oil was still gushing into the Gulf. I wanted to express how easy it is to lose control over one's life, and how dangerous that can be, or how potent.
"That's Not Good" is a simple story-song about a man who is having a very bad day. He probably had it coming. And I hope "Arms To Sleep" will become part of your insomniac playlist. It's the sound of the bright lights of the morning apocalypse shining in between your curtains.
Adult Contemporary also features some older tracks that needed a home. "Buzz" and "Forest For The Trees" are presented here as an indie-industrial one-two punch. Both songs sing of the environmental disaster that is our current energy policy, but they differ in perspective and veer from the subject.
"Eyesore" rocks a noise rap beginning with I, Tron, in my natural habitat, morphing into a musing on the state of Beck in today's society. Yes, THAT Beck.
"Life Of Luxury" is the instrumental version of a smooth electrorocker about a radical boy who falls in love with a girl from the Right side of the tracks. Bit of a conflict of interest there; I think the music tells the tale as well as any lyrics could.
"Dark Circles" is an acoustic Southern Gothic true crime story.
Finally, "Shadow The Sunrise" is a snapshot of where I was at the beginning of 2010: broken down on the shoulder...
released January 1, 2011
words, music, and art by Thomas David Fosburr
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