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Key: A
Meter: 4/4
Tempo: 130 BPM (beats per minute)
Description: Four-On-The-Floor Post-Punk Stax Soul

Cover Art: A catch 22 reflects a situation where things are true and false at the same time, yet logic states it is impossible. But when they do exist, what arises is a paradox, best represented visually by the infinity symbol. @2021Debra-Nicholson-Bassham

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A PRIORI/A POSTERIORI is a moveable feast of sounds and ideas for the new roaring 20s. The Granite Countertops emerge from 18 months of sheltering in place with their sixth album of 16 all-new original songs about survival, knowledge, experience, time, life, sickness, health, and annoying insects.

J Neo Marvin and Davis Jones file status reports on remote life, feel the blood run through their own bodies, marvel in horror at the continuing madness around them, and serenade a hideaway with a dynamic range of surprising musical styles.

Former Puncture writers Patty Stirling (co-writer of several other indie classics) and Peter Jones contributed to both the writing of the lyrics and the song performance for Aftermath Limerick.

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“That’s some catch”…“It’s the best there is”
Catch 22, It’s up for review
Damned if you don’t, Damned if you do
It’s a double-edged sword: Catch 22

Sleepy village near San Francisco
Has some catching up to do
Not that they aren’t prolific
But they’re caught up in their own Catch 22

It’s here, it’s there, it’s everywhere
Could be chaos, could be true
Best to open up, to glean it fair
What do you do? Can we stick like glue?

Major dramas competitive with fear
Just trampling the truth
Squandering and squeezing the life
Out of your precious golden goose

Watch cognition become superstition
And recognition trapped in pulp fiction
What to do is the deal, ‘cause we all can feel
Thanks Darwin/Einstein, ‘cause the world is not flat!

Some call it paradox, some call it insane
The choices in logic, they no longer remain
If it’s just you and me, babe, we both have to see
More than two choices dissolve duality

I reexamine my views nearly every day
And every moment I mean just what I say
360 degrees, that’s the way I see
And Catch 22, you know it can’t catch me

Where meaning making connects indefinitely
If you agree, we have a mutual reality
Where meaning making connects indefinitely
If you agree, we have a mutual reality.


from A Priori​/​A Posteriori, released September 28, 2021
J Neo Marvin-Davis Jones (BMI)
©℗2021 Ear Candle Productions
©℗2021 Debra Nicholson-Bassham Album Cover and Track Art

Track art: @2021 Debra-Nicholson-Bassham


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The Granite Countertops San Francisco, California

The Granite Countertops are dark, whimsical, tender existential action heroes J Neo Marvin and Davis Jones, exploring the outer limits of what a duo can create.

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