J.C. and Amphibius / Resurrection Jingles
Album: Resurrection Jingles   Collection:General
Artist:J.C. and Amphibius   Added:May 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-07-10 Pull Date: 2005-09-11
Week Ending: Aug 14 Jul 24 Jul 17
Airplays: 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 09, 2005: Storytime! -- Grimm's
Subway Ride Home
4. Jul 12, 2005: Storytime! --Giants
Doing Time on Earth
2. Jul 19, 2005: Storytime!
Subway Ride Home
5. Jul 12, 2005: Pop Music Show
Doing Time on Earth
3. Jul 15, 2005: The Dog and Pony show
Original Source

Album Review
Mandy Khoshnevisan
Reviewed 2005-09-01
Picture David Bowie from the 80s moonlighting as a cabaret singer and you get this guy: dramatic, verge-of-cracking-in-desperation vocalist (with a strong English accent) crooning about middle-life romance. (I bet he describes himself as “sensual.”) Orchestral accompaniment, piano-based with special guests. Lyrics, song styles, and liner notes leaning towards what I’m assuming is irony, so that’s okay. Nice playful cabaret style accompaniments.

*1. *(3:54) dreamy yet jaunty bounce, gentle harmonies and soft bells.
2. (3:29) synthy dark prowling syncopation (these lyrics kinda freak me out—“the place our sexes merge” . . . eew.)
*3. *(6:06) soulful piano with night bird sounds; this is the cabaret tune that gets one spotlight and a red rose.­
4. (3:48) ironic soft Cuban groove; “join me for the unhappy hour”
5. (3:01) groovy piano that sounds like “Walking in Memphis”
*6. *(2:13) composery classical piano sound, halting and lilting. (guest oboe)
7. (2:51) midtempo and coy, with syncopated strings, ahhh harmonies
8. (5:15) starts in near silence; slow deliberate piano with soft desperate gravelly voice
9. (3:27) sunny day groovy stroll, with exuberant brass.
10. (3:43) halting chords, hopeful and plaintive; harmonica wailing.

—Reviewed by Mandy (la chanteuse)

Track Listing
1. Doing Time on Earth   6. Subway Ride Home
2. The Walls Are Soft   7. Cryptic Clue
3. Original Source   8. So Soon
4. Unhappy Hour   9. Maybe Perhapsman
5. Tea Leaves   10. I Shot a Deer