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JANUARY YOU WENT AWAY / written by Martin Youth Auxiliary (Christopher Walla) / performed by Misty Aeons / recorded in two separate houses in Oregon, January of 2009 / posted 1.31.2009

II FEBRUARY THESE FEW PRESIDENTS / written by WHY? / performed by Misty Aeons / recorded in a house in Oregon, March of 2009 / thank you Alex for your keyboard, and Andrew for your cursive / posted 3.27.2009


MARCH

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TEXAS / written by PlayRadioPlay! (Daniel Hunter) / performed by Misty Aeons / recorded in a house in Oregon, April of 2009 / posted 4.30.2009

MAY THE BOOK OF LOVE / written by The Magnetic Fields / covered by Peter Gabriel / performed by Misty Aeons / recorded in a house in Oregon, May of 2009 through January of 2010 / thank you Ashly for your harmonies / posted 1.22.2010

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“YOU WENT AWAY”

originally by Christopher Walla

About the time the sky turns from pink to black, I calculate the length of my day and ask for hours back. But the superheroes are bored with all the things that I’ve made them see and there’s nothing I can do to keep them from stripping the time away from me (I filed it all wrong on the form, you see). The sky above your car is the darkest thing. And I’m gonna go inside and wait for the phone to ring, cause you went away.


“I WOU LD AWAK EN AT FO U R IN THE M ORNI NG , FO R THE PEACE AND SU RREA L SI LENCE THAT IS PRESENT AT THAT HO UR, AND FI LL THE DA RK WITH THE SO U NDS OF CH RI S WAL LA PLAYI NG GU ITAR AN D SI NG ING , SO MET IMES EVEN WHI SP ERI NG . ”

JANUARY


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“THESE FEW PRESIDENTS� originally by WHY?

At your house the smell of our still living human bodies and oven gas, you pray to nothing out loud, two first names and an ampersand embroidered proudly on a kitchen towel. You're a beautiful and violent word with the skinny neck of a Chinese bird in a fading ancient painting, and if you're in heaven waiting, you made it there fighting the tightest kite string in a bad storm with lightning.

I thought I had a pebble in my sock; I pulled it off and shook out a wasp. It stumbled out lost, and without a pause, unstung as I was, still I stomped it. I thought, there is no paved street worthy of your perfect Scandinavian feet, while my crooked Chinese fingers groped the machinery of your throat.

And now these few presidents frowning in my pocket can persuade no god to let me let you talk. Oh, these few presidents frowning in my pocket can persuade no god to let me let you off.

And now these few presidents frowning in my pocket can persuade no god to let me let you talk. Oh, these few presidents drowning in my pocket can persuade no god to let me let you off.

Even though I haven't seen you in years, yours is a funeral I'd fly to from anywhere.

Even though I haven't seen you in years, yours is a funeral I'd fly to from anywhere.


FEBRUARY

“IT WAS ON TH E PL AN E RIDE TO THE EAST CO AST THAT I CAM E TO THE REAL I ZAT ION OF HOW PARAL L EL THAT ENT I RE EXPERI ENCE WAS TO THE STORY FO UND IN THE SO NG . ”


III


“TEXAS”

originally by PlayRadioPlay!

Oh, girl I've been told when I grow old I'll be alone. But I don't mind if I'm in Texas. Ooh, boy it's been said when I am dead I'll be alone. But I don't mind if I'm in Texas. Ooh, Ooh, Ooh.


MARCH

“YOU SEE, IF YOU READ MY LAST BLOG ENTRY, YOU ALREADY KNEW THAT I HAD JUST ABOUT GIVEN UP ON FITTING IN A COVER THIS MONTH.”


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“THE BOOK OF LOVE”

originally by The Magnetic Fields covered by Peter Gabriel

The book of love is long and boring. No one can lift the damn thing. It's full of charts and facts and figures, and instructions for dancing. But I, I love it when you read to me. And you, you can read me anything. The book of love has music in it. In fact, that's where music comes from. Some of it’s just transcendental, some of it’s just really dumb. But I, I love it when you sing to me, and you, you can sing me anything.

The book of love is long and boring and written very long ago. It's full of flowers and heart-shaped boxes. And things we're all too young to know. But I, I love it when you give me things. And you, you ought to give me wedding rings. And I, I love it when you give me things. And you, you ought to give me wedding rings.


“THIS COVER HAS SEEN ME LEAVE HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR COLLEGE, HAS SEEN ME LOSE MY DOG TO CANCER, HAS SEEN ME HAVE SOME OF THE BEST TIMES OF MY LIFE AND SOME OF THE MOST DIFFICULT.”

MAY


THI S CO VERS RESO L UTIO N WAS NEI THER A FAI L URE NO R A SU CCESS; I DI D NO T CO M PLET E 12 CO VERS IN THE CO URSE OF 2009 , BU T THE FOU R CO VERS THAT I DI D FI NI SH ARE AL L SO NG S THAT I ’ M VERY PRO U D OF . WHET HER I ’ LL LIKE THEM IN THE FUT URE OR NO T, THEY DO DO CU M ENT THE FI RST YEAR OF M ISTY AEO NS AND THE EARLY MOMENT S THAT I SP ENT RECO RDI NG MUSI C ON MY OWN.

I HOP E TO FINI SH IV, VI , VI I, VI II, IX, X, XI , AND XI I OVE R THE NEXT YE AR OR TWO AS TIME AL L OW S. UNT IL THEN, THESE FIRST FOU R CO VERS WIL L HAVE TO TIDE YO U OVER.

NONE OF THESE SONGS ARE THE PROPERTY OF MISTY AEONS OR CALEB NEUBAUER. THAT BEING SAID, ALL OF THE


MISTY AEONS TH E COV ERS RES OLUTI ON TWO-THOUSAND & NINE Essay excerpts, photos, album art, and booklet design by Misty Aeons. All photos were taken summer of 2009 at Seal Rock on the Oregon Coast. To those who have supported me in any way over the past year, thank you.

SONGS WERE ARRANGED, RECORDED, MIXED, AND MASTERED BY CALEB NEUBAUER IN BEND, OREGON, 2009.


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