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Confusions Of An Expressed Mind

from A Priori​/​A Posteriori by The Granite Countertops

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Key: E
Meter: 4/4 and 7/8
Tempo: 90 BPM (beats per minute)
Description: Spoken word over a dramatic psychedelic raga

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.

FILMMAKERS: Key, Time, Tempo, Description added to each song for audiophiles, movie directors or whoever wants to use the music for an original film. We can remove vocals from soundtracks per deposits made on instrumental use per individual contract agreements.


Overexposed reflections
Dwarfed to containment
Nuclear wastes attractions
Electrodes explode sporadically
Passionate colors,
Unplanned, vaulted
Producing, protruding
Bulgingly grotesque
Hard as glass,
Unlike any other disturbance.

See through mirrors
Two-ways or more
None that essence demands,
Bulldozers gently floating
In a sea of salt water, rustful.
Slick, slick, sick, repulsive
Necessary stripping
Magnificent horrification, Now, Ow.

Resonation…drumming sounds
Impulsive shatterings
Rhythmic surroundings, rhythmic resoundings
Unwantedness, medicine woman.
Threading, bare strings for playing
Arthritic hands yearning,
Sculptor crippled by need
Ready and unactive.

Wave upon wave,
Re-enact re-entrance
An unrepressed will.
Shattering bullets
Chiseled of revenge
Ice splinters in the soul
Melted in tears
Wet with retouched love
Unemptied by a tender mirror
Unneeded no more.

Recovering under exposure
Rawness fakes strength.
Survival, revival
Swimming in a can of heat
Air conditioning an expense
Far beyond comfort.
A bee sting healing the soul
However resolutely, painful.

S & M
Sex and money
Sadism and masochism
Sin and madness
Sick and melancholy
Sam and Mike
Sue and Sally
Search and model.

Repulse attractions
Clever to the idiosyncratic mind
Dwelling in the house of the lord forever.
Love hate
Hate love, need abuse
Thwart use, tolerate a Muse
Ontological conundrums
Walk the dark side, crazy
Revelations, your humanity.

Increase, improve, validate, succeed
Forget, prisoners of compulsion
Remember guilt? Never enough.
Unloveable, needing me to love you first.

Love yourself…I am enslaved.


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: Images of Davis Jones (Debra Nicholson-Bassham) from "Historical Performance Interview" on


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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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