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Key: C
Meter: 4/4
Tempo: 150 BPM (beats per minute)
Description: Psychedelic Jazz Pop Ballad

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.


Time runs its unpredictable course
Time is a finite resource
Time's expensive and free
We get one hundred years or one hour
We get no guarantees

Time sometimes speeds up and slows down
Some say it comes back around
But we're not informed
We can guess all we like but we don't know if we get reborn

I find as the hourglass is draining
My patience is waning
For any trivial crap...

Life moves and it twists and it turns
Everything grows, then it burns
On a fragile film
On the surface of one tiny planet we monkeys can't kill

Life, counting emotions and years
All our achievements and fears
Sounds and smells and tastes
If we left something awesome behind then it wasn't a waste.

When my soul has packed up its boxes
I hope to be conscious
Long enough for a laugh.


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: Josef Sudek (1896 - 1974) After the war he studied photography for two years in Prague under Jaromir Funke. His army disability pension gave him leeway to make art, and he worked during the 1920s in the romantic Pictorialist style.


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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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