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Stare With Your Ears

by Ken Nordine

Silly silly silly me writing songs your ears can see, songs they are more said than sung, talking songs for solo tongue. Some are sad and some are not, some could make you laugh a lot, all were written by my pen, call me Nordine comma Ken. From 1979.
Genre: Spoken Word: With Music
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Island
1:33 $0.99
2. Angel's Lament
4:11 $0.99
3. Alphabet
3:01 $0.99
4. Cracks In the Ceiling
4:35 $0.99
5. Mister Blister
2:15 $0.99
6. Fadeaway Stranger
2:50 $0.99
7. Once Upon A You Know What
2:25 $0.99
8. Don't You Wish
2:44 $0.99
9. Seven Ways of the Meek
5:18 $0.99
10. Ballad of the Final Page
4:04 $0.99
11. Inchoate Blues
7:06 $0.99
12. Smelts
0:34 $0.99
13. Scratch
2:47 $0.99
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Album Notes
Stare With Your Ears
Grammy Nomination for Spoken Word in 1979

Seems only a dream or so ago (who knows when anything begins?) that whatever it is that’s inside this was just a vague something somewhere deep asleep in my slowpoke lazybones head. Now here it is! Finished at last! STARE WITH YOUR EARS. All wide awake and out! As you listen if you do, you’ll be watching not only my ambivalent vibrations but also the very special oscillations of a small crowd of very special people without whose help I wouldn’t be able to put this hi how are you together. Like to thank the different ones who helped; here they are in alphabetical disorder: starting with PAT FERRERI (thanks for your right-with-the-words arrangements and virtuoso guitar and avatar); MANFRED FEST (thanks for your extraordinary sensitivity on the keyboards); KRISTAN VAUGHAN NORDINE (my middle son who write three of the musics and played guitar); THOMAS KINI & DOUG MAZIQUE (bass); DON SIMMONS & TOM RADTKE (drums and percussion); PETER POVEDA (percussion); BONNIE HERMAN & BOB BOWKER (vocal choruses); also KITTY HAYWOOD (vocals); ED REHM (dedicated recording and mixing engineer); DISKWERKS (mastering); JIM DOWLEN (front cover art); RON CROCI (inside and back cover art); CHRIS BLUM (for being his helpful artistic self); MARCIA BERNSTEN (graphic design layout); my son KEN JR. (for keeping after me to get the album out) and a very special thanks with love to BERYL (my wife) for her patience and sweet understanding and of course, one of the biggest thanks to YOU (whoever you are) know reading this. My hope is that you’ll like what’s what inside…and tell your friend. Thanks again, just me, Ken Nordine.

Side One

1. Island (John’s island redone) 1:33
2. Angel’s Lament (who cares about winter the first day of spring) 4:08
3. Alphabet (as simple as) 2:58
4. Cracks In The Ceiling (wide asleep and sound awake) 4:33
5. Mister Blister (who has a sister) 2:13
6. Fadeaway Stranger (for my dad) 2:47
7. Once Upon A You Know What (for my mother) 2:22

Side Two

8. Don’t You Wish (metempsychosis) 2:42
9. Seven Ways Of The Meek (dumbday, bluesday, endsday, blursday, cryday, shatterday, stunday) 5:20
10. Ballad Of The Final Page (it’s drinker than you think) 4:02
11. Inchoate Blues (8 rear view mirrors) 7:18
12. Smelts (careful, careful) :33
13. Scratch (for my dog and me) 2:46

©1979 Ken Nordine All Rights Reserved.
Available in digital downloads and original vinyl from Snail Records.



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