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by The Reverend Eddie Danger

"Cosmic Folk with a Tribal Twist of Jazz" "Building a Tribe of Music to Bring Us All Hope" Celebrating a decade of music with The Reverend Eddie Danger's "best of" album featuring Dangergrass, The Feel Good Tribe, Canon Ball and Seafaring Songs.
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3. Scarecrow
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4. Uno Mas
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5. Arrow
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7. Catfish John
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8. Red Wine
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9. I Love Sundresses
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10. You Can't Put No Boots On These Rocket Legs (feat. Canon Ball)
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11. Narwhal (feat. Canon Ball)
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12. Big City
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13. Why Need I Care? (feat. Dangergrass)
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14. Travelin
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15. Moths & Rust
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16. Dig a Hole
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17. Fair Angel
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18. Neenah/Menasha (feat. Dangergrass)
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Album Notes
Eddie Danger Music is described as “Cosmic Folk with a Tribal Twist of Jazz”.

The Reverend Rabbi Swami Shaman Eddie Danger releases
a "Best Of" collection of 10 years of music he created, recorded, and
produced between the years of 2002 and 2012. It includes songs from 11
different releases by The Reverend Eddie Danger, Dangergrass, Canon Ball, The Feel Good Tribe,
Seafaring Songs, and Edward Stanton Lemar. It also includes Live tracks from the
Feel Good Festival and Feel Good Winter Costume Ball.

1. #Sugar Blue
2. &Lazy Bones
3. %Scarecrow
4. #Uno Mas
5. #Arrow
6. $Funky Punken
7. @Catfish John
8. @Red Wine & Cigarettes
9. %I Love Sundresses
10. 11. ?Narwhal
12. @Big City, Small World
13. ^Why Need I Care?
14. *Travelin
15. }Moths & Rust
16. }Dig A Hole
17. *Fair Angel
18. ^Neenah/Menasha

*Solo Album 2002
@Welcome to the Feel Good Revolution 2004
#Band of Thieves 2005
$Alma in the Stars 2006
%Live at Feel Good Festival 2006
^Dangergrass: Rhapsody in (B)luegrass 2007
&Dangergrass: Space Technology Acoustic Research Station (S.T.A.R.S.) 2009
?Canon Ball Seafaring Songs & Puppeto 2010
}Edward Stanton Lemar & the Field Sparrows 2012

Edward Stanton Lemar, known to most as The Reverend Eddie Danger, is an award-winning singer/songwriter, playwright, multi-instrumentalist, wedding officiant, story teller, & festival organizer. He is based in the rolling hills of the Driftless area in Southwest Wisconsin, on a farm along the West Fork of the Kickapoo River. Ed plays the guitar, didgeridoo, piano, pump organ, flute, sax, various percussion, ukulele, and more.

Ed has written plays, musicals, PSA's, theme songs, singing banana-grams, soundtracks for puppet theater, and telephone hold music.
Ed has been traveling the world collecting instruments and sharing his music for almost 2 decades. His music, stories & theatrics are a favorite among music festivals, art fairs, barn dances, college radio and concert series.

Songwriters contest winner KVAMA 2011 & 2012, and Great River Folk Festival 2012.

Reverend Eddie Danger started his career in music as an alto sax
player in the 5th grade. In the 9th grade he was kicked out of the
Jazz band and stopped playing music for about 4 years. At age 18 an
enlightening experience in the parking lot at a Grateful Dead concert
reintroduced Ed’s Love of music and he started frequenting drum
circles. Ed left the Midwest for the next few years traveling around
the world picking up instruments from Cuba, South America, Africa,
Australia, Mexico and the US. At age 20 Ed Joined a World/Rock band
and started his craft in song writing. During this time the “southpaw”
started to teach himself how to play the guitar upside down.

Taking a break from music this time to ride his bike from Canada down
the coast through California. Ed ended up without any money in
Berkeley, California where he got a job starting school gardens. It
was in the Bay area where he began to record music at the California
Recording Institute in San Francisco. The years following lead Ed
north to Alaska where he lived in a tree house and to Portland, Oregon
to pursue music. To pay the bills while living in the Pacific
Northwest Ed worked on a Llama Ranch, drove a school bus, was a
backcountry guide, taught science, edited a book on sexual astrology
and performed music.

Ed moved back to Wisconsin summer 2003 where he
released his first solo Self-titled CD while leading sea kayak trips in the Apostle Islands.
He has been creating & performing music, organic farming, and planning events ever since. To date he has performed 18 wedding ceremonies.

A One-Man Band playing over 25 instruments. The lyrics are word heavy
stories with an underlying message usually about political or
environmental justice, Metaphysical epiphanies or frustrations and
blowing off the suburban teen angst, bad love, & trashy rap star
negative vibe mentality saturating today’s music. Rise Up!

“I have bad days
like anyone else. I just make a conscious effort in my songwriting to
focus on the positive. Even my sad songs tend to see the light through
the clouds”. –Ed Danger

"PRESS QUOTES" Dangers most important instrument is his voice: He
scats and oomps and sings through clever compositions, sounding not
unlike anti-folks answer to Bobby McFerrin! -THE ONION...

"Danger is effective and environmentally aware electro-folk with an
acoustic, almost spoken word vibe that reminds one of the late Frank
Zappa's monologue inflections. -MAXIMUM INK...

A little bit world/bushmen, a little bit small furry creatures
grooving with a pick, a little bit twisted dairyland folk

"Danger blends poetic whimsy with folk sensibility, suffusing the mix
with rhythm-heavy melody, and an injection of jazz-style phrasing when
you least expect it. Sounds bizarre doesn't it? Well, it is. But it's
unique, and it works!" -LAKE SUPERIOR SOUNDER...

"A hallmark of Dangers performances and his music in general, is his
sharp wit. He's extremely entertaining live possessing a common-sense
and ample humor which he weaves both into and between songs. The sheer
variety of sounds is astounding & at times there are extended breaks
that become hypnotic" -RICKS CAFE...

Danger's brilliant and worldly shows play more like an ensemble. He
delights in finding snappy audio tricks and playing them on dozens of
instruments, sometimes with an electronic aid- it's funky, heady
folk. -THE CITY PAGES...

"I've found myself listening to a wonderful songwriter who is really making a name for himself in the Folk scene".
-Steph Elkins, SIMPLY FOLK WPR NPR...

Discography & Creative Projects
2002: The Reverend Eddie Danger
2004: The Reverend Eddie Danger, Welcome to the Feel Good Revolution!
2004-09: Feel Good Music & Art Festival in Amherst, WI
2005: The Reverend Eddie Danger & the Band of Thieves
2006: The Reverend Eddie Danger Alma in the Stars, Live at Feel Good Festival
2007: Dangergrass, Rhapsody in (B)luegrass
2008: Dangergrass, Space Technology Acoustic Reasearch Station (STARS)
2009: The Emporers New Food play
2009: Dangergrass, Cornucopia EP
2010: Renewsical; A Musical About Renewable Energy
2010: Canon Ball, Seafaring Songs and Puppet Show
2011: Canon Ball- Self Titled Album
2012: Edward Stanton Lemar- Self Titled Album
2013: 2002-2012

View on God & Religion:
Perfect Love cannot be tainted by jealousy, pettiness, or judgement. Religion can get in the way of getting to know the creator. I'm a fan of unorganized religion. No Harm. We are all one being not apart from God, but a part of God. Meditation is the pathway to Self Realization & Transcendence. I am a Reverend, a Rabbi, a Swami, a Shaman, a Yogi, a Rastafarian, a Baptist... I embrace Jesus, Babaji, Jah, The Great Spirit, Mother Earth & Father Sky, Allah, and all who dwell in the unified power of the One. Namaste.

The Big Rock Studio is located in Rosholt, Wisconsin on Flume Creek (a good trout stream). Dave Krueger runs a nice pro home studio and has some cool vintage instruments. I recorded Welcome to the Feel Good Revolution, Band of Thieves, and Alma in the Stars there.

BossaDelano Studio is run by Ron Delano in Hood River, OR. I recorded my first album in Trout Lake, WA and did some editing at Ron's using Cubase.

Snailish Records is owned by Canon Ball/Dangergrass bass-player/sound-engineer Patrick Gonzagowski. Pat ran sound for Feel Good Festival for 4 of 5 years. He started playing upright bass when I hired him to play in Dangergrass. Before that he played electric bass in a metal band. Dangergrass S.T.A.R.S., parts of Canon Ball Seafaring songs, and parts of Canon Balls second album were recorded by Pat in multiple locations throughout Wisconsin. The rest of the Canon Ball songs were recorded at Fiddleosophy Productions. Pat uses ProTools.

Fiddleosophy Productions is run by Jeff and Maria Sachs out of their home studio in Arkdale, WI. I recorded the first Dangergrass album and parts of the two Canon Ball albums there.

Woodchuck Could Records released Welcome to the Feel Good Revolution, Band of Thieves, and Alma in the Stars.

2002-2012 courtesy of Driftless Records Viroqua, WI 54665

The Feel Good Tribe: Markondrums, Galynne Goodwill, Mike White

Dangergrass: A side project that came about when I was double booked at a show with bluegrass/jug-band Sloppy Joe. We played a set together and I started going down to Jeff's to record shortly after. Pat Gonzagowski on bass, Ryan "rocket legs" Haney on banjo, Jme Saegert and Jon Mohr on percussion, Mike White on Telecaster, and Jeff Sachs.

Canon Ball: A 5-piece alt-bluegrass americana band that also played original sea songs and shanties live to puppet theater. Their first show was on Halloween 2009. The band was essentially Dangergrass minus Mike White and with Jme on full drum kit.

2002-2012 album artwork by Liam J. McLaughlin

The Feel Good Revolution consists of, but is not limited to:
Kenny Stevenson, Jeff Sachs, Mike White, Colin O'Brien, Ryan Haney, Otis McLennon, Galynne Goodwill, Mark Riggenbach, Shane Hardwicke, Dave Krueger, Pat Gonzagowski, Nathan Sitzman, Jme Saegert, Stef Lee, Jon Mohr, Angela Lemar, Jeff Vandeloop, Maggie Wise, Maria Grana

Sugar Blue- Band of Thieves
Notes: Oh parting is such sweet sorrow. Shane Hardwicke on keys, Mark
Riggenbach on drums, Dave Krueger on bass. Recorded at the Big Rock
Studio on Rosholt, WI alongside Flume Creek.

Lyrics: If I was a cloud passing strolling by
I'd throw the rain upon your face so I couldn't watch you cry
I feel a little bit ugly today, and 21 years is a lot of minutes
The air is gray, the sky is too, I'm dressed in shades of Sugar Blu
You are so dark and mysterious and everyone I know is addicted to sadness
So take an educated guess that for some reason you fear happiness
If I were you and you were me I'd do everything in my power to change
that mentality
Don't you quit on me eroniously

Lazy Bones- Dangergrass S.T.A.R.S
Notes: Recorded by Snailish Records in Hancock, WI on an isthmus next
to some sacred indian mounds. This song was a result of the winter
doldrums. Jeff Sachs on Mandolin, Ryan Haney on the C# banjo, Pat
Gonzagowski bass, Jon Mohr percussion.

Lyrics: Ain't no pretty girl gonna marry me, no white dress no family
I'm as free as a bumble bee, Lazy Bones
Seems it's going to rain and rain, get in my boat and row away
The seas may rise and swallow me Lazy Bones
Sleep in the dirt like a little brown mole, hiding out in my dreary dark hole
All my life I've been a ghost Lazy Bones
Every night when the sun goes down I stop and see the lilies growing
on the ground
May be little, but so profound Lazy Bones

Scarecrow- Live at Feel Good Festival
Notes: A juggernaut is defined as, "a terrible, irresistible
disaster". This song is about how religion can sometimes get in the
way of getting to know God.

Lyrics: There is a scarecrow judging me. Cruel and ugly Christianity
All the blessed are blessed be. God may love you, but he don't love me
You are a poison and I am laughter your a terrible irresistible disaster
You are a prison and I am passion. You are eating my insides like a
god damned cancer
Yes I am angry and you'd be too if you were promised something that
didn't come true
Now I'm in hell looking up at you. Hold me closer or let me through
I feel the ripple of tragedy and the weight of your love pushing down on me
I wish Heavens assassins would set me free instead of waiting there
with a gate and a key.
And so I give up. That's right you win. You shoved your fear in my
face and I'll kick it in
I'm so pissed of that my dreams weren't true. I'm so down, looking
down, looking down on you

Uno Mas- Band of Thieves
Notes: Shane Hardwicke: keys, Mark Riggenbach on drums, Maggie Wise.
Recorded at The Big Rock Studio.

Lyrics: Bootie-licious super vicious shake your thing and freak out
Move your arms swing your hips and drop the F-bomb
Uno mas F-bombin ghetto bootie freak out
Spin around and feeling groovy stick out your ghetto booty
bump and grind get on top we've got time for uno mas

ARROW- Band of Thieves
Notes: Shane Hardwicke on keys, Mike White on Slide guitark, Maggie
Wise vocals. Recorded at the Big Rock Studio.
Lyrics: Arrow is kissing me goodbye. Rattle snake bite, your poison
is mine. Crooked River is washing me away, trickster coyote is
standing between you and I. Leave me alone nothing is wrong I just
want to be alone. I hope you drive your Subaru into the sunset with
what's his name. I hope that when you arrive you burst into flames.

Funky Punken- Alma in the Stars
Notes: This song was originally recorded on my first album in 2002
and also was released on the Live at Feel Good Festival CD. I wrote
it after watching Life is a House. I was a vegetarian at the time. I
lived next to the guy who owns the tofu company that makes Tofurkey.
That's me on the panpipes. I picked them up in Peru a year earlier
near Machu Pichu.

Lyrics: You made black coffee and you burnt my toast. Tofu sausage
and my eggs were poached.
It ain't too early to drink a beer. I'm lucky sometimes, but I ain't
lucky here.
You look so good. You look so fine. You look so good. And so divine
You look so good. You look so fine. You look so good. You blow my mind.
Life is precious and so are you your cheeks are soft and I am to.
Some people make mistakes. I made one one, but it ain't too late.
So hold my hand and we will stay up late. And we'll be grateful for every day.
It's a good morning and a good day. A good ole' evening in a good ole' way.

CATFISH JOHN: TRADITIONAL, Welcome to the Feel Good Revolution!
Notes: Otis McLennon on harmonicas.

Red Wine- Welcome to the Feel Good Revolution!
Album Notes: I was not in a happy place when I wrote this. I was
working at a science camp near Fossil, OR. Steve McConnell on backing
Vocals and Jerry Smith on lead guitar (octave pedal). Recorded at The
Big Rock Studio.

I have been to hell and you were there with red wine and cigarettes.
You cannot make love out of sticks and mud and smoking sihlouhettes.
I followed you all around and you managed to lose me. So they say
that it's been said that smoke follows beauty. You win cause you are
angry and twice as big as me. So I will sit here and I will ponder,
but I will never flee. I have lost what you have gave me to a gamblin
man named Jack. Look at what is all around me I cannot give it back.
They say that you are loving but I've found it's not true. Up so high.
Up so ground me. I am through with you. Dear God, where are you in
the pages of this book. Cause I have searched and I've found nothing
so I'll have another look. Dear God, what is wrong? There are demons
in my song. You were right and I was wrong. I am weak and you are
strong. I have lost and you have won. I am here and you have gone.
I have been to hell and you were there with red wine, cigarettes, and
your long flowing hair. Anchor me to the ground and hand me a river
stone. I will skip it into your heart and round and round we'll go.

I LOVE SUNDRESSES- Live at Feel Good Festival
Notes: I Love Sun Dresses. Galynne Goodwill on bass. Markondrums.
Mike White guitar. This was the anthem for the Feel Good Festival and
the theme song for the Sundress Fun Run, and Ms. Feel Good pageant.

Lyrics: She is the girl with gypsy eyes. Satin for cheeks and a moose
for a smile.
Her hairs made of curls. She has a star for a nose. She says goodbye
when she means hello.
She wears a sundress and the sundresses her, but she'll take it off
because it's what she'd prefer
I Love Sundresses. Dirty feet and a tan. I love sun dresses. Well
you know I'm a fan. Recorded Live at Feel Good Festival.
She plays the guitar, but not very well and talks up a storm with the
stories she tells.
She drives a Subie. She has ears like an elf. She smells like
patchouli and still has her health

YOU CAN'T PUT NO BOOTS ON THESE ROCKET LEGS- Canon Ball- self titled album
Notes: Written for Banjo player Ryan "Rocket Legs" Haney. The
Dangergrass S.T.A.R.S. album featured a picture of Ryan playing banjo
while flying through space. Recorded in Wisconsin Dells by Snailish
Records. We recorded this as Dangergrass, but released it on the
second Canon Ball album. The song is also about his van named Canon
Ball. We named the band after the van. Ed play banjo ukulele, Jme
Saegert on drums, Mike White Guitar, Pat Gonzagowski on bass, Ryan
Haney banjo.

Lyrics: You can't put no boots on these rocket legs, no sir not a chance
You can't put no boots on these rocket legs blast of get ready to dance
Rocket high Haney, Rock high oh who, rocket thrust jets fire'em up and
watch em' go
Rocket high Haney, Rock high oh who, flying around and playing the old banjo
He's got two turbo jets shooting rocket power
It makes it kind of steamy when he's standing in the shower
Rip roaring thrust flying around a field of flowers
Zipping around at a million miles an hour
Some folks say he's as dumb as a mule
Drinks a lot of liquor calls it rocket fuel
See him flying around and you'd think he's pretty cool
Roast a marshmallow to a golden hue.
He's got two combustion chambers it's a pretty nice rig
He goes hypersonic speed to every single gig
You can try and cry and you can try to beg, but you won't be putting
boots on these rocket legs
So grab a frying pan and a dozen of eggs. He'll cook them up with his
rocket legs
The Russians can't catch him with their super fast Migs
He's a five string rocket man. Can you dig.

NARWHAL Canon Ball Seafaring Songs
Notes: Scientific name: Mondon Monocerus. This song was released on the Canon Ball album Seafaring Songs. It was a Sea theme concept album. I commissioned a talented puppet make Dr. Bob (Robert Armstrong) to make puppets that went with this seafaring adventure I wrote. He made a Sea Hag, Narwhal, Pirates, Viking, Eel, and Mermaid that all fit in this old treasure chest. Ed plays at foot-powered pump organ from the early 1900's. It was found at an auction in Ashland, WI and was played by the clergyman of a ship on Lake Superior. The sound of that organ inspired the Sea Songs album.

Lyrics: On a fifty foot schooner named Lily Marie. Natural & mystic in the Arctic Sea. Along came a wave that could wash away hope. I'm afraid this wave will soon sink my boat. A great water monster saved the crew and me. I told that horned beast, "I'm in great debt to thee". He said, "my name is the narwhal and great debt indeed and I pray you will go do this task for me. You see I once was a unicorn the mountains my home. Now I'm a great white sausage and these seas I roam".
CHORUS: There was a unicorn who swam in the sea. He had a long long horn and a brat for a body.
Find me my legs and one wish you'll be granted. So away I went to the depths of Atlantis. Deep down below in an eel gaurded cave I found a great treasure, four unicorn legs. I gave to the Narwhal his legs for one wish. And what I have now still smells like fish.

BIG CITY- Live at Feel Good Festival
Notes: Recorded live at Feel Good Festival complete with Didgeredoo and scat solo by Ed. Originally recorded on my first concept album, Welcome to the Feel Good Revolution. The story that ties all the songs together is in the original liner notes.
Galynne Goodwill on bass, Markondrums, Mike White guitar.

Lyrics:Are you looking for me? Cause here I am as you can see. I am what I will be. I do what I do and see what I see.
Love and sadness, booze and the devil. These are things that get me into trouble. Teeter tauter tilta whirl. Big City, Small World. Do I think about you when I'm alone or in a crowded room? I am what I will be. I do what I do and see what I see. Should you worry about me. It's hard to say what will become of me. I am what I will be. I do what I do and see what I see.

WHY NEED I CARE? Dangergrass Rhapsody in (B)luegrass
Notes: Recorded by Jeff Sachs at Fiddleosophy Productions in Arkdale,
WI. Jeff Sachs: Mandolin. Jeff also played bass on the entire first
Dangergrass album on top of fiddle, cello, viola, banjo, mandolin,
dobro, and ukelele. He has always been one of my biggest musical
inspirations. His to-be wife, Maria, would end up playing bass and
singing back-up vocals on my folk album released years later. I officiated Jeff and Maria's wedding and they birthed their daughter in my house.

Lyrics: There's a lot of life on the forest floor of the forest. And if you look to the sky and you gaze at the stars before us. The light you see could just be and atom and the protons and the neutrons are just planets. Spinning round at super speed in a chorus. Sunny days, partly cloudy, feel its rays, rock me steady, rocking chair, smooth and easy, smell the air, sweet and breezy. Some days I crackle like the fire. Or fluid like the flowing ways of water. Steady like the earth unmoved,the Terra. I can't be seen yet I can rage the air. The earth is 78% water, my cup is 42% full. The world is filled with many angry people. So now it's time to empty out the bowl. Somedays I am much like a Lion. I'll wake up late and lie around in my room. Other days I'm more like a dragon. With eyes of green and dragon wings imagine. Sometimes life moves rather quickly. Other times it moves pretty slow. I guess it's just a matter of perspective. Future past, Future present as a whole.

TRAVELIN- Self Titled Album
Notes: Eleventy-one is a reference to the Hobbit. I wrote this song in Madison, WI. I was living in Trout Lake, Washington at the time.

Lyrics: Snow is falling under street lamp light. The roads are slippery so we'll drive all night. Pull of at exit eleventy-one. That will take us to that son of a gun. I've got my backpack and my walking shoes. My Harley t-shirt and my fading tattoos. I live like a turtle with my house on my side. The sun on my face and the wind as my guide. We're on empty and we're running on hope. So we fill up on Jameson from a cowboy boot. oh. I've been traveling, oh. I've been travelin.
The motor city is just ahead on the kingbird highway glowing big apple red. The city of angels and the lonestar state. We're driving all the way to the pearly (golden) gates. The city of roses, and the city of sin. The burning black hills and city of wind. I keep driving cause I can't win. I can't stop because I didn't begin. I've been traveling for oh so long. Through humid nights and through thunder storms. North of the border and way down south.. Out of order to the rivers mouth. I've been travelin through Kentucky hill, The Ozark mountains, and cactus quills. Should I go westward, well I think I will. and I won't go home till I get my fill.

MOTHS & RUST- Edward Stanton Lemar
Notes: This little ditty is all about the flowering of human
consciousness. It was heavily influenced by Eckhart Tolle's books. I
was also experimenting with a new method of song writing where I would
go into deep meditation and start writing as I drifted back into the
real world with a pen ready-in-hand. Jeff Sachs on Tenor Banjo, Maria Sachs on bass & vox.

Time is a Rage, a curse on the people
Deadman in the grave cares little about evil
Metal turns to rust
Wood burns to ash
Moths make the dust
& nothing ever lasts
The Flora stayed beneath the waves
Deep down the underwater
Then one day they came to land
It's seed then had a daughter
Things they strive to be alive
So then she made a flower
And oh my god to her surprise
She was dead within the hour
In the Spring a newborn sings
As it reaches for the sun
We'll all grab hands and laugh and dance
And act as we are one
The past is gone this too shall pass
The time is now, but it won't last
Still your mind, become the flower
Remove yourself from the drama
Breath in deep and feel your body
Surrender now you almost got it
But oh my god to your surprise
You'll be dead within the hour
In the Spring a newborn sings
As it reaches for the sun
We'll all grab hands and laugh and dance
And act as we are one

DIG A HOLE- Edward Stanton Lemar
Notes: After 34 years of my life I sucked-it-up and got a real job.
The first song I wrote was a year later and the first words were, "I
work too much". The job didn't last and I'm back at music again.
Maria Grana on bass and vocals. Fiddleosophy Productions. This song
won multiple songwriting contests and was featured on Wisconsin Public
Radio's show Simply Folk in September 2012.

I work too much, but I ain't got no money
I don't laugh at all though Life is funny
I barely Love though I have a big heart
I mend & sew, but I keep falling apart
Dig a hole, deep in the dirt
Dig a hole, move some earth
Dig a hole, plant your roots
You can't blame the roots if your garden won't grow
You can't blame the boat if you refuse to row
You can't blame the yarn if you can't knit a sweater
You can't blame your Life if it won't get better
You can read all the books
You can travel the world over
You can always search and you will never discover
That what you need only you can give you
It's not money or things, it's much more trivial
Summers too hot
Autumns too short
Winters too grey
Spring is too wet
I have so much though I am so unthankful
I have 2 hands, but only have on handful

FAIR ANGEL- Self Titled Album
Notes: The back of my first album is a picture of Cher's old tour bus.
The picture on the front is of me on a boat that I lived on in
Seattle for a while after I did a bicycle tour pulling my sea kayak on
a trailer through Canada. The first track is a recording of the
moving walk way at O'Hare airport. I got a new mini-disc recorder and
was testing it out. The song Fair Angel is about me and my wife to
be, Angela, getting ready to move back to the midwest after being on
the west coast for 6 years. I recorded it in a small cabin at the
base of Mt. Adams.

Lyrics: It's the end of the road. I know, won't you come with me? We can trust our nose and let it go until a shady spot we'll see. And we will lie there together making love you and me. Under the stars, Above the Earth, below the flowers of an apple tree. That's what we get when we're together you and me.
I want to know who told you that life was ever fair? Fair Angel, please help me cause no one else seems to care. I'm sad real sorry that things didn't go your way. I gave up I tried next time lets stay in bed all day. Let's stay in bed all day. Lets stay in bed all day. There's a corner in my eye where you are huddled watching me. It tickles so much it hurts, but your not hurting me. My hands are in my pockets cause they have no place else to be. Your scared, I'm frightened of this stupid little thing.

NEENAH MENASHA- Dangergrass, Rhapsody in (B)luegrass
Notes: This song is all about weed and it's major influence in my
music. Jon Mohr came out of musical retirement from Burnt Toast and
Jam to be the first Dangergarss percussionist. The first Dangergrass
show was an accident that evolved from a double booking with Ed and
bluegrass band Sloppy Joe. They did the set together and starting a
lasting friendship. John Mohr; percussion, Jeff Sachs on bass, Nathan
Sitzman on mandolin, and Colin O'brien on banjo and stomp board.
Recorded by Snailish Records at the Feel Good Festival Winter Costume
Ball at Clark Place in Stevens Point, WI.

Lyrics: I met and old man who loved to eat the pasta. His grass was blue and it was filled with laughter. It'll get you kicking until your boots are in the rafters. I got it from my buddy in Neenah/Menasha.
It's the mean green, red haired, one hit wonder, the Humboldt, home grown, Alaskan Thunder. All smoked up with out a trace. Warning Warning we are lost in space. Lost in space. Danger.
It's a little bit cosmic and a little bit tribal. Just you wait a minute it will hit you in a while. It is kind of folky and it is kind of jazz. It's got something that no one has.

Who Loves Ya? Eddie Loves Ya! Be Good, Feel Good.



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