i didn't think this one was going to wind up on the record. i thought it was too weird, too slow, too something. ben loved it. you can hear similarities between this song and "1.1.94", for sure, and people have pointed that out. "1.1.94" came first and i think, since it had been at the bottom of the pile so long, weirdly re-incarnated itself into "strength through music", at least those first few chords. this will happen all the time with songs. i don't remember writing this one. at all. i must have been tired.
My guitarist/synthist & horn arranger/conductor Chad Raines just put out an album. If you've seen us on tour, you know this: The sweet sounds of THE SIMPLE PLEASURE will make you dance your ass off!! Amanda Palmer
Kim and I go way back. She's played shows with me all over the world, and I was on a 7" record she Kickstarter'd a few years ago. Her new album is an electro-space-pop love letter to the cosmos. Amanda Palmer