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Listen Little Man

by .Sue Ann Harkey.

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(produced by Jack Weaver at Triangle Studio) - Sue Ann Harkey - kick drum, vocals, guitar, steel drum - Frankie Sundsten - bass Necessitarianism If instead of narrowing out alternatives, we expanded them, making choice accessible and acceptable for each individual through encouragement and with respect for the freedom of decision, we could begin the equalization of values and the elimination of insecurity in personal and universal realities, by realizing and practicing the process of making reality. We could learn through exposure to alternatives not to be threatened by our decisions, but to approach our responsibilities with confidence and rid ambition of greed Self-confidence enables us to create our own realities, it secures us from uniformity and peer pressure. The fear of freedom materializes the social norms through duality, referring to any established set of foreign morals. Freedom is not a social apparatus, it's nothing that can be conceived alien from your will. It can not be granted or allowed. Freedom is an attitude, an understanding of life's function. A perception of life, which consists of time which is experience.
( produced by James Husted at Fallout Studio) - Sue Ann Harkey - guitar, vocals - James Husted - bass I Should Of The ancient past, the ancient future are both seconds away I would of... I should of... I could of... The urban nomadic tribe to thrive the tread we theorize People are not afraid of failure they're afraid of success I would of... I should of... I could of... When challenged by a spectacle taking advantage of the spectacle Suppression of expression I would of... I should of... I could of...
- Sue Ann Harkey - bass, vocals, percussion, violin - CRI - sax I Trust Everyone... I trust everyone until I know I can't ADMIT YOUR A HYPOCRITE We can only perceive our own perceptions COME ON ITS YOUR MOVE I'm afraid of their paranoia WHO EVER THEY ARE Your pretty good at making realities BUT WHAT YOU MAKE IS TOO SCARY I know the time by the way it feel BIO-OSCILLATION / INWARD PULSATION
- Sue Ann Harkey - banjo, vocals, drums It's Too Late It's too late There's too much to do Before it's too late Look at what got us here in the first place Look at what we depend on The system survives on inefficiency It's too late
(produced by Jack Weaver at Triangle Studio) - Sue Ann Harkey - drums, vocals, guitars, percussion Illusions Are Real Too (Inspired by Robert Anton Wilson's Schrodinger's cat.) Illusions are real too. Money is information. The universe is created by the participation of it's participants. Magic is the art of causing change in consciousness by act of will. The future exists first in imagination, then in will, then in reality.
For Survival 04:44
( produced by James Husted at Fallout Studio) - Sue Ann Harkey - vocals - Bob Jenkins - guitar - Jeff McGrath - trumpet, tablas For Survival TV commercials create phobias to sell products Mass-mentality suppresses criticism free from social constraints Insisting obedience based on conditioning Sustaining the existing social structure Making reaction amiable to traditional values Art is an obsession to form an alternative reality A world surrounded by an induced operating logic Rationality derives from response-abilities Artists incorporate society Attitudes towards the socio-economic system vary Depending on the amount of contribution In support of the functioning politics Out of necessity For survival
- Sue Ann Harkey - guitar, vocals, drums - Paul Hoskin - bass clarinet Listen Little Man (Quotes from Wilhelm Reich, LLM) Listen, little man You are heir to a dreadful past There's no doubt it belongs to you Don't run, have the courage to look at yourself I am afraid of you and your attitude towards the truth I have ceased to be willing to die for your freedom to be anybody's slave They don't love you They despise you, since you despise yourself
Desires... 02:00
- Sue Ann Harkey - guitar, bass, vocals - Paul Hoskin - bass clarinet Desires Desires that are sincere are easily achieved Achievement is knowing the need and so believed Believing is without doubt and there for the meaning The meaning that we question so often we're confused Confusion brings on doubt and stops you from what you do
Celibacy 03:55
- Sue Ann Harkey - bass, 25¢ Sitar, vocals, percussion Celibacy I have to go you see I have me to be It's not like that for me it's more like envy Bi-sexuality's a practicality Mass-mentality or self-morality It's not a matter of give and take One plus one must equal one Desire is want but is want need Need is necessary but by what means Love Hallucinations Manipulation is the distraction from your will caused by will Love Hallucinations Celibacy... Jealousy... Sexuality... Monogamy...
- Psych-Run - vocals - Sue Ann Harkey - percussion, gong-guitar - Sharon Gannon - slide violin - Kate Johnston - bass, drums
- Sue Ann Harkey - bass, vocals, 25¢ Sitar, violin Kind Of Think I think I'm still in love with you, kind of, sorry


Recorded between March - December, 1982 in Seattle,
at: Triangle Studio, Fallout Studio, and my home studio known as APT/ART.
Released as a cassette album on Cityzens for Non-Linear Futures

Notes: This was my very first solo cassette album. I had released a couple Live Audio Letter K7's previous. And had performed in a woman's trio called 'Children of Kellogg' (Annie Muloahey - drums, and Frankie Sundsten - bass) which never recorded any music, we only playing live a few times. However Frankie does play bass on Necessitarianism track which also appeared on THE PUBLIC DOESN'T EXIST COMPILATION, 1982 - Dog Tapes 008. (Frankie moved on to become the amazing and renowned painter that she is today.)

The band was named after the ecological disaster surrounding the Bunker Hill mine in Kellogg, Idaho where high levels of lead were poisoning the 'children of Kellogg'. (Having just Googled it I find there is a current band of the same name operating today. )

Another track here, ' Illusions are real too' appeared on the Seattle Syndrome 2 LP released in 1983. It was a lively time in Seattle, everyone had branched out and was doing their own thing.

I had been influenced by the writings of Wilhelm Reich, thus the title of the cassette 'Listen Little Man' a title of one of his books which I had made a lyric from. We were all reading the The Situationist International and I was living on Western Ave. in the old yellow houses with Deran' Ugl'y and Psych Run across the hall. Gigging, writing, painting, publishing. Destinations were Left Bank Books and The Dog House, our all night dinner. Living on coffee and cigarettes, becoming vegetarians and frequenting one of the very first Starbucks located in the Pike Place Market. I avoid them now unless I have to use the toilet. Where does all the time go? Into franchises it seems - SAH JAN 08



released May 5, 1982


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