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Key: E
Meter: 4/4
Tempo: 120 BPM (beats per minute)
Description: Spoken word over a moody drone with ecstatic instrumental breaks

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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My own blood

I have been swimming in my own blood
Since time began for me
Often I forget that oxygen leads
Breathing is not something I do
It just happens
Like my blood swims through
Carrying life force.

My thoughts never rest
Yet my critical thinking takes time out
My mind is self-aware
My heart self-motivated
Such that I am.

I am not you
Yet I function the same
In my moments
I assess my brain’s functional
My amygdala records all
Just the same
I will never forget
Nor will I remain.

We are the same
My own blood and yours
The rest is creative.
We are the same
My blood
My own blood
And your own blood
Our blood
They are the same
The rest is creative.
Make it up.
Do it.


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: "Red Blood cells" by SciTechTrend is marked with CC PDM 1.0
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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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