the Chronicles of Na Na Na

by the Pretentious Pretenses

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released November 27, 2009

the Pretentious Pretenses
the Chronicles of Na Na Na

an Album for Impy

All Songs Written & Performed by Jay Sharp

1 Pussy Face 1:30
1.25 Same Sex America (Tomorrows Gonna Cum Tonite) 3:39
1.50 FORESKIN TWIG in the HP PRINTER RAG 2:42
1.75 Free Tibet (moonbeam Mix) 3:46
 
2 I was trying to get to you 1:21

3 To Kate 2:22

4 Na Na Na 4:19

5 Quartz 2:10

6 Couldn't You Tell? 2:25

7 A Certain Psychiatry 1:46

8 35 Oceans Away 5:42

9 Like the Pain You're In 6:51

10 Life in the Ambient World 13:27


Programming on 1 by Jay Sharp
Dinosaur Intro courtesy of Natalia McCarty sampled from Cancer Song by the JSE from the
Melodius Acensxion Befvore the Fall to Dead album due out Next Year
Jay plays his Yamaha "Fish" Guitar on 1 and then shit all over it in Garageband '08.
Track 1 contains a sample from "1,000,000" by nine inch nails from the Slip
Live Drum loop played by Jay Sharp on 2
Found Manipulated tape was sampled with Sound Studio 2.0 on 2,3,5, 6, 8, 9 & 10.
A Loop from Billy Corgan's song "A100" was stolen on 3 from the Future Embrace album.
A Fender Mexi-Castor was used on 3… as were 4 tambourine overdubs with equalization
Source for Track 4 is a 160 kbps MP3 which hasn't been altered since 2004.
4 also contains a sample from a Scissor Sisters Demo. I hope Baby Daddy don't come after me.
5 contains a Poem by Neil Montiel of the same title.
5, 6, and 7 are played with a light up Casio Keyboard my dad got me for Christmas
(which is his birthday so think about how weird that is to be giving gifts on your birthday)
A Fender Jazz bass copy was stolen and used on 6.
7 contains a sample from "God Given" by nine inch nails from Year Zero
A Gretsch Duo Jet was used on 8 and the Line6 Ax212 was used to make the guitar sound like water. The same process was used on 10 except my Washburn "Spiderman" Guitar was Played.
I slowed down the speed of a stopwatch for the 2nd half of 8.
All vocals on this record were sung into the built-in Microphone on my eMac and IMac
except on 8 where I sang into a cheap Samsung Mic from Radioshack through a Zoom guitar
effects pedal and did over-voices with an AKG condenser microphone plugged into my Yamaha MG16/4 mixer.
Track 9 Was recorded live in 2 takes in the middle of the night.
Take 1 was recorded with SoundStudio 2.0 with my eMac's built-in Mic
Rhythm guitar was played with my 1982 Synsonics axe w/a built-in speaker
Lead guitar overdubbed with my Rickenbacker 330 and a Line6 Pod 2.0 into Garageband '08

All answer-phone tapes were purchased and
salvaged by Jay Sharp in a Columbus Day Tag Sale in South Hadley, MA


Quartz by Neil Montiel
©2006 Pen & Paper Storytelling

Special Thanks To Foster for Inspiring me to say "let's get this done"
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Jay Sharp Brooklyn, New York

Jason was born in 1981 and started his first band when he was 19. Since then he has played in almost 19 different bands. He has appeared on 27 full length albums, 1/2 of which he was the principal songwriter, others as a band-member (bass player, lead guitar, vocalist, etc.) Currently completing the 3rd LP by the Mighty JSE, J also produces records for other artists in and around NYC so HMU! ... more

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Track Name: PUSSY FACE / 01.25 SAME SEX AMERICA (Tomorrows Gonna Cum Tonite) / 01.50 FORESKIN TWIG in the HP PRINTER RAG / 01.75 FREE TIBET (Moonbeam Mix)
ahhhhhh me stronger
you're so good
you've got that stilted attitude
negative but oh so friendly
rewarding the useless
you've got your number set on lock down but
they've got it on the back of their shirts
you know that i love you
everyday you love mistake
every time you take a pull you're wide awake
tempting you to fake
every move you tried to make
i don't care i don't care i don't care
i don't care i don't care

i don't care i don't care

Gotta be somewhere where they'll only let me be
Gotta be somewhere / gotta be somehow
gotta be somewhere in same sex america

with your zip lock hop
i can't be put back on that spot
when they give you a chomp
you'd better hope you know how to float
baby monster, you're so cute
complimenting on her parachute
this aint no joke to me this is how i can be
this is no joke to me...
nor every emotion that we try to make

oh can't you see i'm tearing at the verse
oh can't you see why good little boys rehearse
tomorrow's gonna come tonight
tomorrow's gonna come tonight (and)
i wanna be wild and unaware
tomorrow's gonna come tonight (and)
tomorrow's gonna come tonight
i want to be mesmerizing too

can't you see i'm tearing at the verse
can't you see why good little boys rehearse
can you see tomorrow's gonna come tonight?
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Free Tibet

If I could change the world today
what would i say to the world leaders and
would it be OK?

If I could free Tibet would you go to bed with me?
and if I said it would be that way...
would there be a place for me?
Track Name: I was Trying to Get To You
i was trying to get to you
and I was trying to be someone else
now i'm taking out the trash
because our love just could not last
Track Name: Quartz
Huge thanks to Neil for his undying support.
Track Name: Couldn't You Tell
i'm trying to forgive myself
i never thought i'd still be alive
I'm never going back
to the way I used to be
depression struck a permanent angle on me

3 years is a long time
but longer when you're not alive
three years is a long time
but longer when you're not alive
couldn't you tell?
couldn't you tell?

i'm trying to forgive myself
i never thought i'd still be alive
i'm trying to forgive myself
i never thought i'd still be alive
Track Name: A Certain Heart's Psychiatry
we crawl (cry?)
Track Name: 35 Oceans Away
open up
let the ocean in
down below
just let me spin
up into my watery grave
tell tales of
my great mistake


(its her life cant let it bother you
you can't come down from this coconut tree)
it's your life it cant bother me
I'll stay up here in my coconut tree)
Track Name: Life in the Ambient World
[instrumental]