counting the moon
A double album, dancing between the material world and the inner experience.
I wrote these songs between 1989 and 1992. That encompassed my last years of college and first years out in the world - and it wasn’t an easy time just then. Big themes are how to fit into the world, pain and love, and spiritual transcendence.
The cassette is bookended by “invocation” and “conclusion,” and two “interludes” straddle the side flip. Also, instead of having a “side one” and “side two,” it has an “outside” and an “inside” (in that order).
Some highlights are “ miso ,” an a cappella song featuring heavy breathing, chest pounding, and lyrics from the back of a condiment package; " leaving home ," an extended instrumental meditation on growth and family; and the title track, a happy ode to sitting still.
This was the first album I had commercially duplicated. I don’t remember how many there were in that run - maybe two or three hundred?
Andrew Rappaport engineered nearly all these songs in June 1992, on my old Tascam four-track cassette recorder. We had a great time.
The original liner notes:
timothy weber: 12-string, classical, electric, and electric bass guitars, vocals, mandolin, rattle, recorder, harmonnica, chest pounding, hand claps, banjo, whistling, bongos, south american flute, leg slapping, ceramic drum, tambourine, and wood block.
babbling by a stream in Etna, New York.
produced and engineered by timothy weber and andrew rappaport in various homes of the family in the people’s republic of ithaca and elsewhere.
special thanks to susan blanco and lorna bayer, and to long-haired hippie degenerate freaks all over the world.