Les Bohem | Moved to Duarte

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Moved to Duarte

by Les Bohem

Songs of anger, sorrow, and angst with an very slim ray of hope, and, I hope, an occasional bit of humor, thrown in. There are so many songs in the world, if you don't have something to say, you might as well not put another one out there.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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1. The Moral Premise
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2. Put a Band-Aid on My Life
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3. Just Before It Gets Dark
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4. Oh, The Stars Shine Bright
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5. Moving to Duarte
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6. Fancy Footwork
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7. Banjo
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8. Alhambra
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9. This Is Arcadia
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10. When We Used to Get High
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11. Bruce Springsteen Dyes His Hair
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12. We Don't Do That Anymore
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13. Someday Is Gone
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14. Everything from A to Z
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15. Craftsman
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16. The Way It Used to Be
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17. 10 Laundromats
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18. If I Lose My Cat
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19. Monrovia
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20. I Should've Died Young
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21. I Don't Like the Movies Anymore
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22. Soothe Me
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Here is a brief account of me and of my record:

I was a small part of the great Los Angeles music scare of the 1980s, both with my own band, Gleaming Spires, (If you've seen 'Revenge of the Nerds,' you know) and as a member of the band, Sparks. Somehow that evolved into a career writing for the movies and television. I'm not quite sure how. I've written some movies and TV shows including Twenty Bucks, Daylight, Dante’s Peak, The Alamo and the mini-series, Taken which I wrote and executive produced with Steven Spielberg. and for which I won an Emmy award. I've had songs recorded by Emmylou Harris, Randy Travis, Freddy Fender, Steve Gillette, Johnette Napolitano (of Concrete Blonde), and Alvin (of the Chipmunks). My short novel (as opposed, I guess to a novelette), Flight 505, was published last year by UpperRubberBoot. It's a sad tale of my rock and roll years. Right now, I'm producing my series, Shut Eye, starring Jeffrey Donovan, KaDee Strickland, Angus Sampson and Isabella Rossellini for Hulu. I wrote and perform the title song, 'Walk On Well-Lighted Streets.' About five years ago, I picked up my guitar again after years of looking at it mournfully, and I found that, for the first time, really, I had something to say. Music is what I love, and songs to me are what matters. I'm the only screenwriter you will ever meet who doesn't want to direct. My dream vacation is a month in a recording studio. The songs here on 'Duarte' move from the deeply personal to the stories of a lot of other people. A single mother with horrible parents, a man whose anger at his wife leaving has turned to racism. I'm from Los Angeles. I love Southern California. I wanted to write about some parts of it that fascinate me. You'll notice a lot of songs set in the San Gabriel Valley. I like the names of the towns there. I like the flat expanses of nothing. The songs and stories will keep coming, and I hope that what you hear here and read elsewhere will have something resonant for you. Thanks for taking a listen.

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April Zipser

Raw, Real, Thought Provoking - Fascinating !
Moved to Duarte is one of those unexpected albums you keep going back to. The tales woven throughout are melancholy and hysterical. Les Bohem is a master songwriter.

I hear many musical influences in these two discs, but the combination of Bohem's unique voice and the myriad of different musical instruments utilized on the tracks within create something unlike anything else I've heard. It's cool! It's folk without being too folky.

LOVE the artwork and photos in the liner notes, too. I'm thrilled to have this in my collection!
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