The Waffle Tape Autopsy: A Superfluous Compilation of Confused Attempts & Alternate Recordings

by Foibles

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HOW TO MAKE A FOIBLES ALBUM: Write song. Record multiple versions of song. Conclude that all versions of song are crap. Let simmer and mope (6-10 years). Squeamishly decide to use version of song with fastest tempo because faster is faster than slower and therefore better. Wonder if you have made a mistake. Drink coffee. Know you have made a mistake. Repeat all steps until episodes of mania become primary source of entertainment. Serve hastily.

WARNING: When your Foibles album is complete you will be left with a fair amount of unused demos, random covers, and alternate recordings. This is normal. Simply place these items in a 500-800 gauge polythene satchel and carefully dress said satchel in a suit of fire. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you release the flaming bag as a compilation album. This will only invoke the spirits of self-doubt and misery. Also Scott won't like it.

THE WAFFLE TAPE AUTOPSY: This album is a junk drawer of neglected demos, experiments, and alternate versions. This album is selfish, frivolous and arrogant. Do not trust this album. This album lies.

SPECIAL NOTE: "The Mediocrities" was a two person band that my friend Asa and I started in 1996 to counteract the threat of employment. I'd write a handful of minute long micro songs and then Asa would put his fingers on the piano and make them 78% better and 63% longer. The band never got beyond the 4 track recordings. We played one show at a house party, got jobs, and disbanded. A few of the Mediocrities songs became Foibles songs and some of the original 4 track recordings can be found here (tracks 6, 14 & 21). Mostly I'm pointing this out because I think the piano parts are rad and Asa is rad and if you see him you should buy him precious gems and booze(s).

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released November 4, 2013

All songs written by Phillip Joseph Dumesnil

Phil played strings & drums & reeds & bows & vocal cords.
Asa Morgan Sanchez played piano and piano-like instruments on tracks 6, 14 & 21 and contributed vocals on track 6.

All songs recorded at YOU ARE HERE STUDIOS (San Francisco)

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Foibles likes coffee. Foibles has social anxiety disorder. Foibles can grow a mustache but should not. Foibles is a guy named Phil who used to write and record music in his bedroom in San Francisco, California but now he writes and records music in his bedroom in Wroclaw, Poland. Foibles can make pancakes. Foibles is sleepy now.

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