vaughn montgomery

small goals

small goals by vaughn montgomery
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For fans of:harry nilsson, willie nelson, townes van zandt, bill callahan, richard buckner
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  1. the red day
  2. small goals
  3. casual karen
  4. summit at birdland
  5. dear daniel
  6. one shoe blues
  7. active day
  8. the anything hours
  9. the golden vanity
  10. buddha box genie
  11. violet, rose & iris
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songs from my time in new york that i recorded in austin at my friend emile millar's place in 2007. then i added some tracks back in brooklyn & naively thought i was almost done. i even started mixing it. then karen & i moved back to california, the slow way, starting with a series of greyhound busses, with a wurlitzer, a fold-up bike, a crappy surfboard, & some regular luggage that we mistakenly thought we'd load once in new york & unload once in louisiana. we took an intermission in baton rouge, loaded up, & hit the wintery road. my el camino became an icy mobil storage unit that grew with every thrift store between memphis & needles, & had to be unloaded & reloaded at each & every shady motel. as you can imagine, it was a great compatibility test for us. warm & worn out & back in california, my small goals got buried by big stuff like finding a job, a place to live, planning a shotgun wedding, having a baby, & moving again. i considered just starting over, but instead i added a few more sounds, edited for a couple more hundred hours, mixed & remixed, & finally got sick enough of being almost done & happy enough with how it sounded to call it even. as my unlce michael said, "you never finish mixing. you just stop." now our family's been blessed with another baby & have kicked out the monkey named small goals that was stuck to my back for five years. he's here & there on the world's wild web, hoping you'll hear him & toss him a tip. thanks for listening. be well. soul long. vaughn
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