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    This is 27 minutes of lo-fi experiments culled from years of playing around with Microsoft Sound Recorder since getting my first Windows computer. Almost all of the editing was done therein - not exactly a swift process...

    Originally part of my first DIY-produced demo, it's here with reproduced liner notes and lyrics in PDF format. I'd prob give a buck if someone had packaged this physically, but I like kinda bizarre stuff sometimes.
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Where were we? Aum, aum, aummmm Ma, ma Ramsey, yesmaR…
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Cell Phone! Hi! You’ve reached! What?!
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What happened to the other day When we went walking through Every step of the way to-get-her… Well I want you to get straight me Don’t step out of line Don’t lie to me Did you? Did you? Well it’s something you’ll have to deal with NOW!
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I’m trying something a little different here Putting a medium in the way to block your fear I don’t want it to hurt I just want to enjoy it so you can feel comfortable Maybe there’s a more appropriate word for what I’m trying to have you feel And so why would I want to feel comfortable When I need to you know something that will make you feel uncomfortable I know you may hate me When I tell you exactly how I feel So just hang out One day we’ll be bestest friends, I’m sure And when it happens You know, it’ll be really cool So just hang out And get to know The pain and deal!
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How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people? How often have you been there? Often enough to know! What did you see when you were there? -Emily -What -Sing for the answering machine -Whose answering machine is this? -It’s mine -Oh, okay, um… How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people? How often have you been there? Often enough to know! What did you see when you were there?
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Don’t mister – spit in my fan! Don’t mister – spit in my fan! Don’t mister – spit in my fan! Don’t mister – spit in my fan! You don’t understand… Don’t mister – spit in my fan!
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-Help me! No you can’t have it! No, no, no, no, no, no… #$%@$#
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Know this! – I wasted time…
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Eutrophication Who am I to care What my neighbor's doing The water that we share What?! It's the microphone on my computer!
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You've got to network with the people That you saw perform in the show Get to know...
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A market for this A market for that YOU CAN'T RELY ON BUYING THE TRUTH! What?! You really are going nowhere I don't care what you think Stop lying! STOP! My anger towards you spills You really are going nowhere The tidal rips across your back And you keep looking STOP! A foolish attitude After I open your head I'll plant a seed and leave I'm not here, nothing's here You're going nowhere - for real... Ramsey, yesmaR....
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What happened to the other day? When we went walking through every step of the way to-get-her Well I want you to get straight with me Don’t step out of line Don’t lie to me Did you go there, did you do it Did you say it, did you wander away? Well it’s something that you’ll have to deal with today If I have my part to play The children will rejoice at your scars and say The piper’s gonna pay today For giving us shit for our lives’ dismays And here's where the story changes without a sound I continued to eat at time and spend the afternoon making rhymes I was paying no attention to the source of the omniscient frowns When all the sudden The ground became nothing more than sound It had disappeared and I was floating like I was in space I could not breathe - no need! I had displaced my bearings, I was getting dizzy I wanted to vomit because I was totally wallowing in my waste
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Goddio was physically available only as part of a demo CD limited to 68 hand-painted CD-Rs with extensive lyrics and production notes, but I cherish these very lo-fi home recordings some of which date back more than a decade so much so that I've made them available again.

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released September 24, 2007

All songs written, performed, mixed, and produced by Ramsey Sprague except:

Montage (Emily) - performed by Ramsey Sprague and Emily Wells

The Amber Noise Mix Even Furthest - performed by Amber Havens

Pause (Toothache) - recorded by Britt Robisheaux and remixed by Ramsey Sprague

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The Shortest Distance Mobile, Alabama

Straight-lines and perfect circles exist here.

The Shortest Distance captures some of the artistic expressions of Ramsey Billiot Sprague, a Chitimacha artist born in Dulac, Louisiana and raised in suburban Arlington, Texas. ... more

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