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... Dateline: New York City, May 9, 1980.
In the midst of a crowded and chaotic backstage scene, following the second of our four nights at the Palladium, a few quiet words of agreement became the unlikely conception for this album. Prior to this, it had been our announced intention to record and release a second live album, but an unlooked-for charge of ambition and enthusiasm caused a last-minute resolution to throw caution out the window! (onto 52nd St.), and dive headlong into the making of a studio elpee instead. The reasons for this are difficult to put on paper, being somewhat instinctive, but all of us had been feeling very positive, and our Research and Development Dept. (sound check jams) had been very spirited and interesting, so it was felt that the creative hiatus provided by a live album was not really necessary at present, and it would be more timely and more satisfying to embark on the adventure of a new studio album. Right!

... Dateline: London, June 4, 1980.
It is never too late to change plans, but not so with arrangements! Thus we went ahead with the live tapings we had planned, recording our five shows at the Hammersmith Odeon, as well as dates from Glasgow, Manchester, and Newcastle. Then we would record some shows in this upcoming tour, and put together a live set that would represent a wider scope of our concerts, musically, temporally, and geographically. This is no bad thing, and should prove to be a good move, unless we change our minds again, in which case we could combine three tours, or four, or...

... Dateline: Toronto, July 28, 1980.
An intense thunderstorm raged outside all day long, while indoors a storm of a different kind was brewing. In the studios of Phase One, two complete sets of equipment crammed the room, and two complete bands filled the air with a Wagnerian tumult, as Max Webster and ourselves united to record a song for their album, called "Battlescar." This could only be a very unique and enjoyable experience, attempting something on such a scale as this, and I think the result will testify to its success. This day also afforded Pye Dubois (Max's lyricist) the opportunity to present us with a song of his, humbly suggesting that it might be suitable for us, if we were interested. Having been long-time admirers of Pye's work, we were indeed interested, and it eventually became "Tom Sawyer," and it is interesting that an identifiable Max influence crept into the music, by way of Pye's lyrical input.

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La oficina esta vacia . una luz matinal blanca lo envuelve todo
Ella esta dibujando en su moleskine morada
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(la unica radio que Nestor tiene guardada, aparte de la USACH)
tocan a la puerta
entra JAZU (con su pelo naranjo) y la saluda
(hay dialogo pero no quiero escribirlo aun)
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ELLA no sabe que responder
(aunque responde por sus manos)
Jazu da vueltas por el taller de su hermano
observa como Ella se ha sentado en el escritorio de Nestor

Nestor solo quiere terminar la pagina web

ha entrado en un modo nefasto. cero relacion con el entorno
Ella no le ha dicho de la Beca en Finlandia
Jazu se entera por los papeles en la gran mesa del taller
y unas manchas de humedad
Jazu deja de bailar. se descompensa

Baja presion

La peor de las realizaciones

Ella la queda mirando
Jazu le conversa sobre proyectos
sobre el grupo
Ella se vuelve esquiva
Jazu la sienta en una silla y la da vueltas
Ella no logra sonreir
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Al Achunte

Al achunte
es tambien de adrede
dices al achunte
y es tambien de adrede

La Precordillera serpentina
Uno y algo se comparten
La precordillera y mi socio
La maravilla se muestra pasiva

moleskine (2014 - 2015)

siameses emocionales
relaciones organicas
injertos de emociones
puentes de gestos

que hacer con las muJeres
que pululan en mi cabeza?

imaJenes

i=
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she's astonishly beautiful
has crooked theeth
but ashtonishly styleful
has strange clothes
but not strange distasteful
has my heart and soul
but my soul is viciously

        meaningful

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como buscarte?
como encontrarte?
como dibujarte?
como te cuento
que echo de menos?

ya no se que buscar

que palabras mas vacias
intentos infintos de ocultarte
cafes irritantes en el estomago

que harás esta noche?

yo estaré

    soñando

        por ahi
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el hecho de que este tomando colacion en campus oriente
es una jugada del destino o una elección (sur)real?
todo un latin lovers
como en 8 1/2
tomandome un cafe y haciendo nada
produciendo nada

comodidad, le dicen,

esperando el resultado de una reunion
que va a caer en una estafa

habrán conversado asi de mi?
como un weon cualquiera?
repartiendome cual naipe?

        chi lo sa...
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