I’d said something not too long ago about releasing a summer e.p. under my name. Well, summer is getting closer to being done and I’m not any closer to releasing something that could justifiably be called an e.p. So, I’m compromising a bit and releasing my very first digital single.
Imagine it’s 1973 and you’re heading to the downtown department store(let’s call it, Percys…or Biggs for continuity’s sake). You head to the 45s, located near the Hi-Fi stereos and across the aisle from the washers and dryers. There, in all its glory, is the new single by J Hubner. Side a is the melancholy but still upbeat new single “is it u”, and the b-side is the non-album track “the drugs in me”. It’s a fun little rocker with some great drums, roughed-up vocals and some swanky guitar playing. A little too noisy for the AM radio dial(maybe some stoned FM DJ might play it at 2am). You get home and throw it on your mom and dad’s Zenith Quadraphonic stereo system and crank the volume. Pretty soon all four speakers are humming, your mom’s Heinz 57 terrier “Paprika” is hiding behind the love seat and at any moment Ms. Kretsky from next door will be banging on the front door because “that racket is bothering the cats!”
Well, you may not have the department store, the 45 single, the Quadraphonic, “Paprika”(R.I.P.), Ms. Kretsky(R.I.P.), or that lime green love seat to sit in. But if you have some headphones and some memories of childhood and can get nostalgic for the “old days”, then that’s all you need to enjoy these songs. If you could snag a beanbag chair and maybe a beer, that would be tops, cat. Tops.
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