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Mount Curve Avenue

by Jim Ruiz Set

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June 23rd, 1965. I take my first breath. I open up my small eyes. I had not yet realized, that I would always be a little luvver.
So many good friends to be meeting, viscountesses and baronets. So many floors I'm bound to sleep on. Where the dreams I'm dreaming are of the scenes I shall be stealing!
Allison 03:42
"I long to reflect the beauty that I see in my friends." Allison
I don't want to know that you'll never ever change. I just want to know, will you ever turn away from me?
Croon like Grant McLennan, leave your mark upon this world! You only get this one chance...
I swore I'd never forget you, the things you said which made me laugh. But now I wouldn't doubt if you forget as they drift into our past.
Fade to a sickening final kiss, shot in a crypt to a Bram Stoker script. That's why I'm wishing her away.
I'm lying on het strand, my toes are in the sand. I'm going to rock my band, straight through The Netherlands.
I know to begin again that this monsoon season has to end. And I know how happy you'd be, if you would just believe in me.
This Time 02:44
A warm spring day promises an early thaw. Put your galoshes away and the snow is sure to fall.
Two more Leinies, one more Premium, it's better to laugh than cry. All those dangerous west bank women ignore us as they walk by.
It's been proven, I'm never far from Fahrvergnügen with my hiking boots on wearing one big smile.
When the bough breaks expectations must fall. And down will come baby, my whole world and all.
Again 02:38
Let the poets pipe of love in their most didactic ways. I find I have nothing left to say, except...


Thank you to the Ford Family for providing their home as the location for this recording.

"Thomas Lowry built the house for his daughter’s wedding, back in 1926. The house still contains the prohibition era hidden liquor storage closets, bars, and private rooms that made it practical to illegally serve liquor! The grand staircase and huge party rooms still resonate with the society parties and rambunctious youthful gatherings that christened the house.

It was a more gracious era. The (huge) house had just two bedrooms and staff quarters for four. (Butler, driver, cook, maid.) The four car garage out back contained a bay which allowed easy access to underneath the car to do repairs.

The house is an interesting combination of the nostalgic storybook style with some of the emerging elements of the more streamlined interiors of the international style which reflects the rollicking, whimsical 1920s."

Magnus P. Butterwhiffle, A Local Historian


released October 25, 2012

The Set:

Jim Ruiz – guitar, vocals, bass on 11
Emily Ruiz – drums, vocals on 4
Charlotte Crabtree – bass, vocals

Produced by Allen Clapp

Peter Anderson drums on 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
Allen Clapp piano on 3, guitar on 6, vocals on 5, 7, tambourine on 3, 7
Mike Crabtree guitar on 5, 10, 12
Max Eider guitar on 2
David Hamilton keyboards on 2, 6, 11, 12,13
Clint Hoover harmonica on 11
Allison LaBonne guitar on 4, 13, vocals on 7
Jim Ouska guitar on 4, 6, 7, 13, 14, piano on 8
Peter Robelia trumpet on 3, 9
David Salmela piano on 6, 9, 14
David Schelzel, mixing on 11, studio consultation
Brian Tighe guitar on 1

Mixed by Allen Clapp at Mystery Lawn Studio, Sunnyvale, CA
Mastered by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha Mastering Lab, Oakland, CA


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