Starched White Collars

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    modeled on the 2" tape box format, it's square on the outside but round n' nice inside cos not only is it the perfect, ol'skool way of lovingly transporting your new, best favourite 1's and 0 bitz n trax straight to iTunes for sharing your innermost personal and at times often embarrassing secret music tastes with Apple (which Thingamejig will happily tolerate), but it makes one fine drink coaster with which you'll be able to show off your pre-holocaust, musical treasures of yesteryear to your grand-kids when they pop round for tea...ahhh, "they don't make music like that anymore..."
    oh yes,
    includes bonus tracks and other audio goodies!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Thingamejig via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1 AUD  or more



about working for a living, whilst balancing life's creative and financial priorities.


Starched white collars...

If your
look’n for the why the
where-how and reasons
this is not the time or the
place or the season so
swallow your pride these
mouths need feed’n better
join the long line in the
search for meaning

given your life for
no good reason they
say it’s alright but
they’re just teas’n!)

You’ve done a
hell alot of nuth’n you’ve
gained a whole lot less your
life needs rearrang’n your
head’s a messy desk so
go ahead and put off the
scandal til tomorrow you’ve
scuppered much more
time than you could borrow in

Starched white collars...

take a bow to your wage put your
selflessness on display. your
reasonless self-abase until the
penny drops it’s ok I guess?

all the things you buy only make you iller live
for your next pay with TV as filler you
don’t have to be Julius Sumner Miller to
know that time only runs backwards in a mirror

(they say there’s no life...If
there’s no meaning but
there’s no time if
there’s no being...)

handlebars and no brakes. You’ve
given control away. The
heady weight on your frame. Has
stolen life’s course astray...

starched white collars

So if
there’s no life
there’s no meaning
dry your fuck’n eyes cos
this is not eden!

Starched white collars...


from Thingamejig, released July 1, 2014
the weird repeating distant melody sound in there is spill from a radio on in the background when putting down sketch vocals which became part of the soundtrack I ended up keeping. Recorded almost entirely in my loungeroom in Berlin with mockup drums then overdubbed with final drums in Sydney years later



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