Is it an egotistical prediction that this album will be
Or a mocking self-referential version of same? Perhaps the
joke is: often, when
albums' names are songs, they are the named after the big single
off the album; so perhaps the musician
just chose "the big hit" to stand for that tune, whatever it
turns out to be?
Or maybe it's not so clever. Maybe it's just some kind of "oh, I'm
so rock-and-roll" drug reference? Is that it?
Or maybe it's a reference to a mafia-style hit? That would be consistent with the
"guitar-case/coffin" thing going on on the cover. But
what's that supposed to mean then? That
organized crime has placed a hit on American rock-and-roll? Or
is organized crime
supposed to be a metaphor? Like Clear Channel or something?
Or is that too literal?
Or is it some grandiose post-9/11 thing? Like "We've all taken a big hit."
Does "The Big
Hit" refer to 9/11 itself, maybe? There is that
bit in that song about 9/11, after all.
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Without some people, this wouldn'ta happened.
Many thanks to all my friends. Special thanks to Aaron for photography and graphics
design, and to Nate for musical advice. Special thanks to housemates Marga,
Stephanie, and Anne; Lucie, Lina, Bob, Barbara, Emma, Martin, Rose, Kata, Heidi,
Peter D, Kate, Jane, Jordan, Paula, Tien, Rafael, Andy P, Lindsay, Betsy, Inna,
Andy S, Igor, b.b.r., Amy, Jaymie, Mark, Joel, Matt G, Matt B, Naomi, Pete S, Nicole,
Eun Jung, Jooyong, Austin and the manchild, Sarah, Julie, Bree, Rafe, Aaron B,
Dea, Christian, Tatiana, Ben, the other Ben, Adam, Alissa, Chris, Mine, Peter M,
Charles, Ron, Seb, J.B., Van Winkle, Ann, Chin, Quinn, Erika, Bill, Esperanza, Emre, Kathy,
and Sara; Gary, John, Warren, and all the other Solonators; the balcony dwellers
in Sante Fe. And thanks to my family, who are as supportive as one can ask for.
I'm very lucky to have all of you.
This album is for Emily.
the fine print:
Andreas plays a Martin Dreadnought and Hohner Blues Harps.
He plays a Gretch electric on Hepatitis B,
and a Garrison 12-string on Rock of Gibraltar.
Selfish was recorded live on March 14, 2004.
He uses Shure microphones, a Tascam Portastudio,
and GarageBand and Sound Studio on his Macintosh Powerbook G4.
Well, that's it...thanks for visiting.
If you're ever interested in booking me or following the shows,
drop me a line! Thanks!