Rubber Solstice (It Wuz & Still Iz Late Octobra Volume 2)

by John Tabacco

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SONG REGARDING MR. DAMMIT You son of a bitch bastard How I hate you’re stupid game You put us on this planet with every kind of pain No answers when we need them We’ve been forced to reconcile The meaninglessness of who we are since we were a child Nice racket that you have here Well look at ya goddamn self Is it us that you control Or does that rest with someone else? Nice racket that you have here: A big old parking space You swirl us in your nothingness And tease the human race You son of a bitch bastard How I hate your pointless rules You have us choosing left with right perpetuating fools And we keep on making doody from the doody we consume Confused and in denial Locked inside your tomb But when we go to sleep I wonder... Is it your life we still resume? Hummm? Ahhhh, you son of a bitch bastard!
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MY AGGRAVATED GUNZEL Too late - My back is aching and my eye sight is blurred (Maybe he’s allergic to ya) Too late - When we’re in the kitchen it’s like death has occurred (Making him nauseous) I try to be a reasonable guy I try my best to keep the waters smooth But underneath this veil of lies All I really want to do is make love with you Too late - I remember long ago you used to be smiles: (Cheerful and happy) Too late - and I could never understand why you would hang with us guys (Their attitudes were crappy) I’m sorry if it rubbed on you There were better options open besides this group Instead you found yourself sucked in Became another sample to feed this vicious loop I’m your ace in the hole I really love you - I’d die for you But you don’t treasure my soul It’s amazing how much I put up with you It’s amazing how much I put up with you! Too late - I don’t think I fully realize why you are here (Or why he is writing this stuff) Too late - perhaps I’ll get it in the passing years (After he leaves this place) Right now all I know is this: Out of sight means out of mind to you And I’ll be left alone in this ditch Wishing that I could have made love with you M.A.G.!
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BURN AWAY THE HAZE I screamed without words to the void in my mind, The darkness cried back “Can’t you see that I’m blind?” The questions were countless - the answers were none The words without wisdom - were like night on the Sun But I can’t believe I’m here now, beneath your knowing gaze, It took your love somehow to burn away the haze My pillow was my enemy - My rest was my despair My friends were like a vapor that vanished in the air The only ear for my complaining was my tormented brain, The bits of my mind still remaining, just washed down the drain........ But I can’t believe I’m here now, beneath your knowing gaze, It took your love somehow to burn away the haze But now I'm sitting at your feet - Farewell, those dreadful days My youth was spent, but you were sent - to burn away the haze But I can’t believe I’m here now, beneath your knowing gaze, It took your love somehow to burn away the haze But I can’t believe I’m here now, beneath your knowing gaze, It took your love somehow to burn away the haze
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SPOON FED CRIMINAL She’s a Spoon Fed Criminal She’s a harpy on a harpoon holiday high She’s a Spoon Fed Criminal She’s the poison in a pain-scape ready to fly She’s a Spoon Fed Criminal She’s a harpy on a harpoon holiday high Holiday high - e - ighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh So ya bought a love that’s simple It’ll bite you on the ass someday You’re a saint for the superficial silicone goddess on parade You and your sister used to get into a fight ‘Bout that sinister twister who blew into your life You said that all you ever really wanted was a wife Just like your mamma.. (mamma) Well she’s a Spoon Fed Criminal She’s a harpy on a harpoon holiday high She’s a Spoon Fed Criminal She’s the poison in a pain-scape ready to fly So ya have regrets and sorrow After thinkin’ over what I’ve said And the chains of love tomorrow Will be tighter as she steals your bread You and your sister used to get into a fight ‘Bout that sinister twister who blew into your life You said that all you ever really wanted was a wife Just like your sister Well she’s a Spoon Fed Criminal She’s a harpy on a harpoon holiday high She’s a Spoon Fed Criminal She’s the poison in a pain-scape ready to fly She’s a Spoon Fed Criminal She’s a harpy on a harpoon holiday high But you can’t resist that twister’s spider ride in the sheets She can wrap her web around you anytime Yeah she can booglarize yer tonight She’s a Spoon Fed...She! She’s a Spoon Fed Criminal But you can’t resist that twister’s spider ride in the sheets She can wrap her asp around you anytime Ah, she can booglarize and she does it every night Sometimes she does it to me! You and your sister used to get into a fight ‘Bout that sinister twister who blew into your life You said that all you ever really wanted was a wife Just like your father Well she’s a Spoon Fed Criminal She’s a harpy on a harpoon holiday high She’s a Spoon Fed Criminal She’s the poison in a pain-scape ready to fly She’s a Spoon Fed Criminal She’s a harpy on a harpoon holiday high She’s a Spoon Fed Criminal She’s the poison in a pain-scape ready to fly
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Don't Bother Me (free) 03:33
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TEN YEARS LATER So you like to talk about love Yeah, you make believe there’s a romance brewin’ But when it comes to love You’re and empty shell Now I’ve seen you worry - in such a hurry to always please the ones you love And though you satisfy their selfish needs you still go to bed feeling unfed Well ten years later you’ll still feel the same Stick this in your jumper and tell me that I’m wrong 10 years later you’re deeper in the grave Don’t miss out before that gravel rolls So you like to think about God It’s a paradox and a real time waster It’s hard enough with a job in a cubicle with the flat screen busted With lawyers and doctors and beta-teen blockers nipping at your paycheck heels When the day is done and you’re in your bed – get’em out of your head before you are dead Or ten years later you’ll still feel the same Stick this in your jumper and tell me that I’m wrong 10 years later you’re deeper in the stage Don’t miss out before the curtain falls Why do you stand in line The world is turning with such indifference As if you need this line You can leave it - take a path to greater times Well ten years later you’ll still feel the same Stick this in your jumper and tell me that I’m wrong 10 years later you’re deeper in the grave Don’t miss out before the gravel rolls
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WHY YOU HAVE TO BE SO CRUEL? I stare out my window watching the rain flow I think about last night The way that you kissed me Then quickly dismissed me at your door I don’t know why you have to be so cruel It only makes the passion brew in my heart And even though you “dis” this fool I love you the same I give you my sunshine - I give you my last dime There’s not much I won’t do But you never call me You only install me when you’re feelin’ blue I don’t know why you have to be so cruel It only makes the passion brew in my heart And even though you “dis” this fool I love you the same There’s no way to change you You are a lesson to learn I can not change you Just try to avoid getting burned by you Friends say I’m out of my mind Why do I waste my time with you? But they never get the chance to hold And kiss you the way I do I don’t know why you have to be so cruel (baby) It only makes the passion brew in my heart And even though you “dis” this fool - I love you the same I don’t know why you have to be so cruel (baby) It only makes the passion brew in my heart And even though you “dis” this fool - I love you the same I don’t know why - you have to be so cruel Why do you have to treat me so unkind All I wanna do is make you mine I don't know why...
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W.T.F.W.Y? 02:17
W.T.F.W.Y? You used to be on time Never missed a minute Dependable as Christmas I would say But here I am and you’re late And it’s way passed my limit There’s no excuse I’m outta here in eight! What gives? Ya didn’t try to call me? You usually beep me every hour It doesn’t add up - you got my message And you said so from the shower We had a date - a flight A deal we’ve been skating The times were set, it all came down to you But you didn’t show your face And the fuzz caught me waitin’ Now I’m in cell “D” and bending for a clue In other words - In other words - In other words Where the fuck were you?!!!
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When A Problem When a problem’s in your lap (bugging you - tugging you) Think about that handicap who has it twice as bad When a problem’s in your face (taunting you - haunting you) Think about the scheme of things - It’s over in a flash! The truth is : That speck of humble sand (stuck between your toes) Will be there long ways after you have said your last “hellos” What gives in the after life is not for me to say But while you’re here, French kiss each day And enjoy it Don’t destroy it When a problem’s in your lap (bugging you - tugging you) Think about that handicap who has it twice as bad When a problem’s in your face (taunting you - haunting you) Think about the scheme of things - It’s over in a flash When a problem’s in your lap (bugging you - tugging you) Think about that handicap who has it twice as bad When a problem’s in your face (taunting you - haunting you) Think about the scheme of things - It’s over in a flash It’s over in a flash. Don’t you see it now Mr. Jones? The truth may not be evident even when it’s underneath your nose Ya miss so much by worrying and protecting your ego The fact is, no one years from now will care about your pain Well maybe you should leave some art for the future if it suits ya! When a problem’s in your lap (bugging you - tugging you) Think about that handicap who has it twice as bad When a problem’s in your face (taunting you - haunting you) Think about the scheme of things - It’s over in a flash etc...
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DOIN' UP THE BEST THAT I CAN DO I’m doin’ up the best that I can do Considering not everyday is paradise A race is on, sometimes I win or lose Based on how I agitate and empathize Sacred is the power of the word It can leave a deep impression That can change they way you think of life A diamond ring or pterodactyl turd How you wanna hear it all depends on your reality What works for you, may not for me and so on I’m doin’ up the best that I can do Trying to function in harmony It’s more or less a crap shoot I presume Avoiding the face of adversity It took me many years to understand A world of many laws means corruption is the status quo When things look like they’re getting out of hand I pull myself together and retire to the ether world Where big eyed beans from Venus are my friends Yeah that’s right. I said Big Eyed Beans From Venus Are My Friends. Ya gotta problem with that?... I didn’t think so.
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RESIDUAL ECHOES RESIDING IN BOGLE CABINET 47 (part A) Last night the world fell down You were drowning in the bath tub While I was singin’ my favorite song Look what you’ve done, Another shock to the system While I confess in my lawn chair - Ohhhh - Vibraphone interlude and various sounds - : JT (inside the Kenmore™ washing machine) : It wuz late Octobra when the Captain Tank of Ralph Voyager 47 finally confiscated Sandra Piolet's wax paper thesis on the origin and slightly altered "miffs" of the epileptic troubadour and it's most misunderstood - I said it's most misunderstood counterpoint: The standard clown. - More vibraphone interlude and various sounds - : JT : (phone rings) - Hello? Nicole Placco : If Ya Wanna Have Fun! JT : Wrong number. Wrong disc! - Vibraphone, bass, washing machine interlude and mysterious sounds - : Piss Clam Charlie had a Dali named molly Nice! Spread the word! Pussy cat! Hello! Ha ha ha ha! How are you? How are ya? I really wanna know! About as good as an out of tune piano About as good as an out of tune piano Rated X, now expanding beyond all recognition inside a mind near you...
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I'VE GOT CREATURES IN MY YARD No beans about it babe! I’ve Got Creatures In My Yard They’ve been growing so awfully fast Spreading into my secret tree Deconstructing heroes that would comfort me (Listen up!) On certain days of humid dust Paranoia is home for lunch Morals crumble and fences rot Faith begins to falter into stomach knots Boy, it’s not like I thought it would be, I mean, I need another shoulder Whoa! I did not expect them to infiltrate my inner draws! I’ve got creatures in my eyes! I shut them out but it’s no surprise SURPIRSE! I can’t escape them, I never could ‘Scuse me if I throw up, I don’t feel so good I don’t feel... so good! etc... I’ve got creatures in my yard Backstabbing creatures in my God... Hey... No beans about it babe the slugs in my back are growing Can’t see no relief and babe My subconscious fears are showin’ If I let’em out I’m afraid they’ll do me in! In a creamy dentist office where my vision comes to rest I see a paper plate fly like a frisbee (“Don’t ask me why!”) TENT you’re outrageous! You’re so contagious! Hummm,I want that frisbee! But I’m afraid that if my clenching tools extend I may never play the drums again “Rainy Days And Mondays”, It’s like they looped it in my head Over and over and over again All American Bumble Bat is craving! All American Bumble Bat is craving to bleed: Styreen Mo’Betta - Styreen Mo’Betta and you! Which is to say me, which is to say you, which is to say : I’ve got creatures in my yard Beneath the wax of my poker cards I’m holding out but it’s getting tough “Suicide delinquent” should they call a bluff No beans about it babe One bag wrapped around and over Hot car in a parking vein Inside nitrous ox is blowin’ Well let me out! Before I sink too deep!
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FRANK'S MEDICATION I suggest you don’t sit in this room It’s only gonna spark the negativity Open up a window - lift the gloom Unless your in the mood for more misery Frank’s medication is sitting in a box below a shelf Frank’s medication is waiting in the dark all by itself But who cares? No one can use it now Frank’s no longer here He’s finally booted out Frank’s medication is sitting in a box below a shelf Frank’s medication is waiting in the dark all by itself And I know sometimes I realize I can’ t understand But I can sympathize Frank’s medication - Frank’s medication And I know - you’re hoping to find a sign Is Frank ever coming back? Your guess is as good as mine I suggest you don’t write in this room It’s only gonna open up the darker side Unless you’ve finally given in to doom You should find a sweeter place to fantasize
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WORLD'S STRONGEST MEN The world’s strongest men were on TV Lifitin’ the most ridiculous things Absurd as it was, I had to watch Hoping one guy would break his spine That would have been a rich memory Yeah, that would have been divine but NO DICE NO DICE AT ALL! Just another commercial for some purple pill The thought of which escapes me!
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PALM SPRING SONG I’m goin’ down that highway Way past the smog of L.A. I see the windmills now, they whistle out to me I see the sky so clear Come with me now, we’re here I thought I’d try to leave you each time I tried to free you There is no other place where I can run away There is no other space in my heart like yours Mountains so high you can’t see them Canyons so low you can’t free them In every whisper of swaying palm trees Palm Spring’s my own I’m coming hone Yeah, I’m coming home Desert moon and wild flowers glistening Feel the clean and vibrant air Cactus midnight stars are listening to a southwest rare... There is no other place where I can run away There is no other space in my own heart just like yours... Mountains so high you can’t see them Canyons so low you can’t free them In every whisper of swaying palm trees Palm Spring’s my own I’m coming hone Palm Spring’s my own I’m coming hone Desert moon and wild flowers glistening Cactus midnight stars are listening to a southwest rare
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TIME AND TIME AGAIN Long ago, maybe yesterday underneath a bright blue halo Fractal ties go dancing by curling into peaceful trail-o’s Long ago was someone’s destiny Was someone’s history in a blinking of an eye Long ago so many stars did die But like today just as many shine… Time and time again I just hang out with my friend And we Marvel at the Milky Way – o Time and time again I’m amazed and over overwhelmed And it leaves us both with nothing to say -o Long ago, maybe next in line underneath a dark red skyway Mortar flies as mothers cry clutching at each others babies Long ago is someone’s future game Is someone’s destiny in a blinking of an eye Long ago so many stars did shine But like today just as many die… Time and time again I just hang out with my friend And we Marvel at the Milky Way – o Time and time again I’m amazed and over overwhelmed And it leaves us both with nothing to say -o Time and time again I just hang out with my friend And it’s like we both were meant to gaze -o I heard there is a great spirit force who created the now & then But it got so boring for this spirit force That it was easier to let the ends run free What will be is what will be The rest is a big surprise... Well, time and time again I just hang out with my friend And we Marvel at the Milky Way – o Time and time again I’m amazed and over overwhelmed And it leaves us both with nothing to say -o
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THE KING OF PREACHERS We are here - Here and now Play our roles to perfection We are here - Here and now Pay the tolls and move onward Swore by your words - Acted your pain Knowing that you were wrong Laid on the guilt - Franchises built Knowing that you were wrong No absolution for a venom like you No retribution It was time the world knew The king of preachers can never go home Destine to be paralyzed and hammered with stone The king of preachers can never go home Stripped of all your holiness Soon to be the loneliest boy We are here - Here and now Play our roles to perfection We are here - Here and now Pay the tolls and move onward and upward Gullible tykes bent with your might Knowing that you were wrong So many in shock the day you were caught Knowing that you were wrong No absolution There’s a crack in your grail No resolution for the ones that you nailed The king of preachers can never go home Destine to be paralyzed and hammered with stone The king of preachers can never go home Stripped of all your accolades Cleansed and offered on e-bay - sold! We are here - Here and now Play our roles to perfection We are here - Here and now Pay the tolls and move onward When I snuck behind the stage that night You could barely look me in the eyes I remember how you mouthed the words “get out goodbye” But this time your house of god was no safe place to hide No, this time your house of god was no safe place to hide Now, the king of preachers can never go home Destine to be paralyzed and hammered with stone The king of preachers can never go home Stripped of your pomposity - Chained to your insanity Left pondering eternity - alone We are here - Here and now Play our roles to perfection We are here - Here and now Pay the tolls and move onward, move onward etc...
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RESIDUAL ECHOES INSIDE BOGLE CABINET 47 (part B) GD: It's now a matter of history. There's a delay no matter what yo do There's a delay and it keeps on coming There's a delay no matter what yo do There's a delay and a low noise hummin' It's true. Oh so true. It sucks. My right arm My right wrist It hurts so much I'm getting pissed I can't do much of anything My left hand is the weakest ring (A various Apple Loops Interlude plays here: ) IT WUZ LATE OCTOBRA (Smithtown High School East Football chants and beastly sounds ...) Hitman from Hicksville Hitman from Hicksville Hitman from Hicksville town You should know 'cause you've been there You take any chance win or lose There's so many roads but ya better beware You may end up in Wyandanch You should know 'cause you've been there You take any chance win or lose There's so many roads but ya better beware You may end up in Wyandanch You may end up in Wyandanch Yeah, you better beware Bitch bitch... Catrina the cat enters the recording studio (Sonic Underground) JT : Puss! GD : What's goin' on? JT : We're just making noises. Don't know where they're gonna fit in. GD : I can hear ya. I can crawl again! JT : And now that you're older is this where you expected to be? Three cheers and it's over just like a night on TV TV guy : Well that's about all the time we have for now but until next time remember : Not only is a slimmer America better for your health but it is better for the economy. Cathy Tabacco : Oh god, that got me very upset! JT : Campy. JT singing with the Ed Palermo Big Band at the Bottom Line NYC club in Nov. 2001 America the Beautiful - arranged by Ed Palermo And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea... Thank you. 21 Walnut Carolers at "Romancing The Bean" in Smithtown, NY 1999 JT, Gian DiMauro, Marci Geller, Paul Michael Barkan : We wish you a Merry Christmas We wish you a Merry Christmas We wish you a Merry Christmas And a happy New Year MG : Happy holidays. JT : Happy holiday Beaners! GD : Beaners - ha ha ha ha, I like that, Beaners JT : Piss Clam Charlie was a jolly Roger A straight arrow shoot by God So drink one last round before we put him in the ground next to his old St. Benard - Sam! Was a scalp top particular about the point it made on a hard shell kin and they called it John Tabacco juice. Little did he know, twenty years later, or whatever it was, that he'd still be a poor bastard with nobody in his life. And every dream and promise that he had - SHOT TO THE GROUND! Thank you very much. "You're Gonna Die Someday" intro riff.... Then on top of fireworks and the intro of "Hey Do I Look Familiar", the FM radio announcer from Muzak station WCTO says : "Where you can feel the difference - 94.3" "Beautiful music from WCTO Stereo".
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You're walking in my sleep baby how I dream of you You're walking in my sleep nothing Could be Harder too You're walking in my sleep baby how I dream of you You're walking in my sleep teasing all my senses too Even though dreams are elusive - so far away I still hope you might walk through my door someday You're walking in my sleep baby how I dream of you You're walking in my sleep nothing Could be Harder too You're walking in my sleep baby how I dream of you You're walking in my sleep, do I walk in your dreams too?
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Old Hand Sign And then he says to me: “Sin?” “What sin?” He says: “Maybe you were born with sin, but not me.” ” Can’t nail me.” “I’m an innocent bystander”.   “Born to live - born to die - it’s no big deal”. “That’s my reality.” And he goes on and he goes on and he... Eventually he says: “And if there is a god so what?” “If there is a primo manipulator who has it all worked out, than there isn’t much that we can do anyway. Right?” “If it’s all ready sewn up?” “So then what?” “What’s the big deal?” “Aren’t we just little atoms in the fabric of space?” “Born in a blink, gone in a blink?” And then I say to him: “Well, then just play me the music and shut up”. “Just let me enjoy the beauty of the math while I’m still in this absurd body. In this absurd plane. In this absurd time”. “You go your way - I’ll go mine”. And then he stands up and he says: “Case closed”. (laughs) I wish I had nuthin’ but I know I never will ‘cause I got a lot of nuthin’ already...

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Rubber Solstice (It Wuz & Still Iz Late Octobra Vol. 2)

Though beautiful and serene as it was, living in Maui, Hawaii turned out to be sort of a nightmare. Not only was I six thousand miles away from all my family and friends but I was eventually locked out of Maui Studios, my only steady source of income. What seemed like a slam dunk, I took a convoluted drive to Walter Becker's studio and was welcomed to bring clients in to do work there for $700.00 a day. Problem was I didn't have any musical connections in Hawaii, so that didn't pan out. With very little money left and only a handful of personal items I could bring on the small planes that fly from island to island I tried my luck in Oahu. No such luck; nothing for me to do there either! So I headed back to Long Island. That was late Octobra 2004. Since that time nothing has been the same. It’s been one long struggle trying to recreate what I had at Sonic Underground Studios in Stony Brook. I’m afraid to say, but those days are long gone forever. What lies ahead is truly a mystery.
Yeah, it’s late Octobra alright but it’s not like it wuz. This prison is somehow different.
- JT 2/08/07

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released August 9, 2014

John Tabacco : Vocals, instruments, programming etc...

And, but also...
Participants who aided in the making of this CD knowingly or unknowingly are as follows:
Anthony Pomes - Guitar and Bass on "Spoon Fed Criminal"
Slide Guitar on "Palm Springs Song"
Jim Kober - Exciting Drums on "Spoon Fed Criminal"
Val Vigoda - Electric violin on "Spoon Fed Criminal"
Gian DiMauro, Paul Michael Barkan, Marci Geller - Christmas Carolers
on "Residual Echoes (B)"
The Ed Palermo Big Band at The Bottom Line (2001) "America The Beautiful" on "Residual Echoes (B)"

Recorded, Mixed and Edited by JT at
Sonic Underground Studios, Stony Brook, NY except:

"Palm Spring Song" - Recorded at: Jupiter Moon Studios, Commack, NY

"10 Years Later", "Burn Away The Haze", "Frank's Medication", "Time And Time Again", Recorded at:
Suburban Hermit Studio II, Stony Brook, NY

Mastered using the SA3 Process

Cover mylar photos, JT with metal thing on his head, JT with Yamaha acoustic guitar (bought from Chris Pati for $20.00 back in 1979) and other outside shots were taken by the neat and lovely Sirka Louca

CD design and various picture
modifications by Arty Rukidin
© 2007 by Farben Fosfeen Art Werks

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John Tabacco is a composer, singer-songwriter, producer, recording engineer, and visual artist.

Like an unfolding musical diary / puzzle, Tabacco’s music and art are constantly being re-worked, juxtaposed and intertwined.

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