abbr. relation

by Dana Telsrow

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This album was created as a post-post-art project in cooperation with the PS·Z FREE STUDIO RESIDENCY®. Each CD and sleeve was hand-printed by Dana at Zenzic Press. Produced, Recorded, and Arranged by Dana at home and at ps·z in Iowa City.


released September 27, 2013

Mastered by Rod Mickle

Dana Telsrow - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Auxiliary Percussion, Piano
Ryan Smith - Flute and Alto Saxophone
Jonathan Birdsall - Tenor Saxophone
Curt Oren - Baritone Saxophone
Peter Gillette - Trumpet
Zach Spindler - Trombone
Jayna Andersen - Tuba
Riley Cook - Drums




Dana Telsrow Iowa City, Iowa

It’s only hearsay, but Dana T is the bandleader for a late-night talk show that films in an alternate universe Studio 54. Carl Sagan is a guest every night. Catering is mostly dragonfruit. It’s all very casual, yet very intense.

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Track Name: Farmer's Market
Once I was a fresh face in your crowd
Like early morning dew on a farmer’s market fruit
Now there are women everywhere with sunlit eyes
Casting me into the shadows of their pheromones

Guitars wander into forced looks of arbitrariness
It is easier for a tuba to examine wood-floor cracks

Many miles spent sleeping on the couch
Of the upstairs apartment of the Emerald City mayor
I am still a constituent but maybe I don’t vote anymore
I’m an independent apathetic hippie or just scared and shy
Track Name: Sylviane
Will you draw with me?
I don't mind if
You use a
Square inch of my
Nine by eleven
Piece of paper

And then we can be tied by
Totally synchronized vibes

I came to see you
On a Monday
But you weren’t
At work that night so
Someone else got my
cup of coffee

But still we were tied by
Totally synchronized vibes
Track Name: Star Projector
It’s the nineteenth century
It feels so natural
To long to kiss your pulse

Stripped down production
Here I am
I want to treat you
Like John treated Yoko
When she was screaming like a bird

But I am more like her than you

My everyday is avant-garde
Laugh with me, it’s all art
Put my voice on repeat
Even if it’s sharp

It’s the nineteenth century
It feels so natural

To lay beneath the star projector
Putting on another record
No words or articulation
Hold me in your inhalation
Track Name: Goin' Down
I am goin' down to a place that I know

We are too smart to stay together
You can’t nurse me this time
Even though I wish you could
I can’t afford to be
The best thing for you
Even though I wish I could

I am goin' down turn the lights way down low

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