Waking Up is Hard To Do EP

by Tom Wiebe

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Recorded with a view of the historic Horseshoe Cafe in downtown Bellingham, Washington, 2007-8.
A bloodstained collection of songs written and performed by a homeless guy. (The best kind of honesty is the brutal kind.)
Hmmm, what else to say? It was recorded on Pro Tools (not sure which version) with some very nice microphones and a very nice tube preamp. A couple of different Fender Telecasters were employed (it is my Soul Guitar, after all). There is some digital computer fuckery, though probably a lot less than you think, if you're inclined to think about such things at all; anything super weird-sounding on this EP was done outside-the-box with electronic trash and gadgets, not that it matters.

Okay, you should probably just listen to the music now.

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released May 9, 2008

Produced and engineered by Matt Bisch
Mixed by Matt Bisch with Tom Wiebe
The cover is a repurposed print of "Abschied (Farewell)" (1910), by Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945), a charcoal study for the etching, "Tod, Frau und Kind (Death, Mother, and Child)".

Many thanks: my family, Emily Harvey, Paul Ruocco, Jeremy Faulkner/Ah Holly Fam'ly, Grandpa Bob, Matt Fu and the Corner Pocket and Hollow Earth Radio, Andrew Marks, T'ai Hartley, Go Slowpoke, Alicia Amiri, and anyone else I may have inadvertently left off this list.

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Tom Wiebe Seattle, Washington

Tom Wiebe is a Seattle-based multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer, composer, and sound designer.

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