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Remaster of a track from my EP, Brian the Great and Terrible. A song about an amalgamation of the women in my family, and the strong, inspiring, weird thread that runs through them.



She's not a circle, she is a rectangular peg and an obvious speck on the porcelain dishes she lays out for me. She's swinging her arms and she's shuffling her feet.

The old man is sleeping and watching TV. She's talking about Bigfoot and steeping her tea. I'm fixed on her paintings of faeries and fire and she stares into space with a Cheshire smile.

She's weird and she knows it, she's messed up and posing.
She's half way to closing time, calling in sick.
She's weird but she's happy, she's whacked out and laughing,
she's all out of apricots, shaking her stick at the world.

Her Siamese cat's on the counter again. It's broken the spice rack I made when I's ten and spilled all her voodoo and bottles of pills, and all of the things she takes when she gets ill.

There's no adequate system of explaining the way I feel about this woman -- it's complicated.
God only knows the time she has left, but I'm guessing that God is checking his watch. And he's tapping his foot to all of these rhythms she's hammering out with spoons in the kitchen.
The words she's singing are unintelligible, but everyone's singing along. They're singing out...

She's weird and she's lovely. She's getting sick of these
old shackles that bind us and she's breaking free.
She's strong and she's smiling through pain and through dying.
She's everything I want to be.


from Souls and Ghosts, track released July 22, 2016
Written and recorded in Minneapolis by Brian Reed
Mixed and Mastered by Ryan Main


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Jim Frankenstein Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Irreverent yet poignant, the experimental indie Ghostbustery of Jim Frankenstein evokes a malty, existential angst with the bourbon oak undertones of a bassy pasquinade. Jim is truly the soul of an old man who died asking 'why?'" -Stone McSullen

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