David Bowie's death inspired me to revisit loud pop. Maybe? John Vanderslice was opening Tiny Telephone II, in Oakland, and had some stupid cheap deal on weeks. Jacob Winik and me got a week, I flew Dave Richman out from NYC, and asked a friend's husband Harris Pitman to play bass. My nephew Devon flew out and did some assistant engineering as well as a bunch of video of this session. If I knew then what I know now about how to promote, I would have spent a little time with this one. Some of my favorite songs of the past 10 years on this nugget. Especially 'forever is plenty of time' which was me trying to sing like sting in the 70s. And my friend Sean Murphy wrote the lyrics to On The Fence (With You). SLICK. 'Simplicity complex' and 'Ruby' were done with Steve Sutherland on drums in boulder COlorado back in 2010 under the name 'slurry bombers'. They just seemed to fit on this record.