A few years back, my father was given an envelope of letters that were written by my Grandpa George. The envelope read "GMB, Correspondence while in college and in India, etc., 1939-1946." As my dad noted, he "transcribed the letters word-for-word with some punctuation marks added for ease of reading." On Father's Day, 2011, the typed and printed 249-page book was given as a complete surprise to family members.
This EP is loosely-based on these letters and was composed and recorded in a few different living rooms and bedrooms, mostly during late 2012 and early 2013. The songs are intended as snapshots or "postcards" themselves - recorded quickly and edited minimally.
Grandpa was a loving, clever and humorous man and while some of the lyrical representations herein are vague, I hope to do just a bit of justice to his great personality.
"This is a short letter, but it is bedtime. I'm perspiring profusely while you are probably getting ready to put leaves & frost protection on your flowers! Love to all, George."
released April 13, 2013
This music is dedicated to the memory of George Morgan Betterley and is released one day after the 12th anniversary of his passing.
"Nothing to See Fear of" also in memory of David Chowenhill.
Caitlin Claessens - voice 6
David Dawda - electric bass 1, 3, 5
Megan Keely - voice 5
Colin Summers - electric guitars 3
artwork by Gregory Hedderman
mastered by Josh Bonati at www.bonatimastering.com
All songs written, recorded and produced by Alec Betterley.
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