Songs for a Dead Pilot (1997)
condescend - first attempt at strings, the pop tradition. the baby sounds are from one of the cello players' daughter. the timing was so perfect we had to leave it in.
born by the wires - studies show that people who live under major power lines become "addicted" to them. one take - didn't know what we were going to end up with.
be there (2nd version) - optigan keyboard, put mic in washing machine and bang on it.
landlord - zak brought the rough idea in. it's about trying to make music in your tiny appartment. you always sound cautious and tiny.
hey chicago - about something that happened to zak. . . in oakland. soundman chris on keyboard and mim and alan talking through bass synth pedal at end.