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The Long Hello

by Mike Slizewski & TapWater

Four songs. One has a New Orleans feel. Well, sort of. One is a children's song. Pretty much. One is a barroom country song. Or nearly so. And one is most definitely a Christmas song. Kind of. Remember, it's never too early to start ignoring Christmas.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Blues Won't Take You by Surprise
Mike Slizewski & TapWater
3:29 $0.99
2. Breathe Underwater Like Fish
Mike Slizewski & TapWater
2:21 $0.99
3. Never Trust Nobody 'Til They're Dead
Mike Slizewski & TapWater
4:36 $0.99
4. Lazy Christmas
Mike Slizewski & TapWater
4:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Long Hello
Mike Slizewski with TapWater
Single Thing Records

The Blues Won’t Take You By Surprise (3:30)
Breathe Underwater Like Fish (2:21)
Never Trust Nobody Till They’re Dead (4:37)
Lazy Christmas (4:02)

Words and Music by Mike Slizewski
Produced by Rudy Slizewski
Additional Production by Steve Berlin
Recorded/mixed/engineered by Jason Driver at B-Side Studios, Portland, Oregon in April-May, 2017
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves, Telegraph Mastering, Portland, Oregon

Mike Slizewski: lead vocals, guitar
Rudy Slizewski: marimba, upright piano, Farfisa and Wurlitzer organs, mellotron, tambourine, caixixi, orchestral cymbals, sleigh bells, harmonies
Steve Moore: lap steel, banjo, harmonies
Ravi Laird: ukulele, harmonies
Simon Lucas: drums, harmonies
Don Corey: upright bass
Steve Berlin: Leslie pedal
Mike, Tari, Katie, and Rudy Slizewski and Bubble Princess Nylah Rae Dean, with a special guest appearance by Bubblemaster Debbie Beck: family bubbles
Steven (Slim), Theresa, Trese, Carolyn, and Kaz (Slim) Slizewski, Art Chambers, and Deaf Williams: spaces between the notes
Rondo Fillet: mind control
Heather Dodds: Cover design/graphics

Mike Slizewski of Yreka, California, longtime songwriter, performer, and Bar Chords founder/bandleader, also serves as tribal administrator for the Quartz Valley Indian Reservation in the beautifully remote mountains of far northern California.

Purveyor of world twang music, Portland, Oregon-based TapWater is Rudy Slizewski, Steve Moore, Ravi Laird, Simon Lucas, and Don Corey.

© 2017 Mike Slizewski



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John T. Walsh Jr.

All true but partly plagiarized (in a roundabout way).
So many good things about this; through the years your satirical wit is as sharp as ever and although you've always had a great singing voice (I can't stand the way you talk) it has improved dramatically and, finally, it's good to see that you've included a couple of your older tunes. Listening to the clips I could almost hear Gary's voice singing in round with yours on "The Blues Won't Take You by Surprise".