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Key: G
Meter: 4/4
Tempo: 160 BPM (beats per minute)
Description: Indie Rock Groove

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.


How do you know what you’re doing
When you don’t know what you’re doing
But then you do know you’re doing?

Culture is complicated
Until you realize we can be related

Are you confused? Do you feel abused?
Who is being used? Who’s not getting the clues?
Are you blowing a fuse? Are you singing the blues?
Win or lose—watching the news—you can choose

If we get through this
Let’s plant some seeds and watch them grow

Try to crack the code and only cause distress
Lighten up, let go, step out of the mess
Get away from the story—don’t rehash or justify

Be the one you want to love
Be the surprise you want to see
Be the present you want to open.

This is the moment—and so is this one
And so is this one—and so is this one
What is so is so what. So what?

In the sun, out of the sun
Relax into grace in social space
We’ll have it again—we don’t know when

If we get through this
Let’s plant some seeds and watch them grow

This whole year is sitting like heavy smoke on our shoulders
Take a bad joke and make it better
If we get through this
Let’s plant some seeds and watch them grow

Transition! (It’s fluid!)
Transition! (Just do it!)
Transition! Transition!


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: Franz Radziwill (1895-1983) German painter best known for use of haunting dreamlike imagery often depicting apocalyptic cityscapes


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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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