Zachary Oberzan | Athletes of Romance

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Athletes of Romance

by Zachary Oberzan

I've been a human being. I thanked them for my chance. I enjoyed the copulation and the high romance. Now I slip into a different circumstance.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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1. Opening Argument
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2. The Mess I'm In
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3. I Own the Moon
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4. The Beauty of Being Me
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5. Peculiar Wedding
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6. How You Shook
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7. Last Day of Time
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8. Earhart Interlude
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9. Let Me Find You
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10. What Has Our Harry Done? (Why I Feel 1/6 Billionth More Alone)
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11. Perfect
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12. My Only Home
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13. One Half the World
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14. People Like to Fuck
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15. Everybody's Got a Reason to Cry Tonight
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16. Amelia Earhart
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17. Lullaby
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Who are the athletes of romance? What do they want? They are a different breed of cat, dressed in eveningwear over elbow pads, the children of Sisyphus who live to struggle and struggle to live. Highly celebrated in their cells and press conferences and converted basements, they own everything you can see, but still drink. Seemingly fleet of foot and hard of heart, the viciousness of these glass-jawed warriors belies their love for the opponent, the referee, the ring itself, and most of all, the bell. For their punctured lungs are flooding with love, and it is because they are drowning that they are often hard-pressed to give a good Goddamn. They know they will never be as good or brave as their heroes, who are also athletes of romance. Informed by their golden enemies that they are silver--no, in fact, bronze--they foolishly rise nonetheless from the sticky bathroom floor (stay down! stay down!) and go the last round. Certainly glad to be used, lest they feel useless. Surely tickled by their own consciousness, yet often found unconscious. Watch for their signs in your moment of grace and hour of panic. Listen for their manifestos in your love-making. For what is it that these hot-blooded reptiles, these freaks of passion, lost and lost again, want? You, of course."

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Laurie Eckhout

Manages to be profoundly funny and profoundly, profound...
The writing is brilliant. A couple examples of lines that make me stop and ponder: "Like seeing her topless from behind, it's what I don't see that ignites my mind" and "Where is the love I've never found? Maybe that kind of love isn't made on the ground." Rarely do liner notes read so much like a book of poems as this one does. And it is not all serious. Like "Peculiar Wedding" is a total hoot.
The vocals and music are stand outs too. Everything works beautifully well together. It is all finely crafted and a pleasure to listen to.
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RICHARD FOREMAN

"Desirably idiosyncratic and quirky--give it a listen."
"Desirably idiosyncratic and quirky--give it a listen."
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CHARLES L. MEE

"I love these songs because they break my heart."
Dear Zack,
I love your songs. What should I do? I know how to say something quotable about a play or a novel, but I don't know nothing about how to say something nice about songs except I love them.
Yours,
Chuck
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Phoebe

Haunting and Beautiful Music
Oberzan's music will stay with you long after you listen to it. The lyrics are finely wrought and powerful.
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