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untitled (Axe vs. Recycling Bin)

by RC Love and the Goodness Gracious

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The band is a casual but dedicated activity for the enduring friendship of Catherine Cougan and Jared Harkness, a garage-rock or pop kind of music, philosophical if you really listen, which certainly reflective in their single that we present to you: “untitled (Axe vs. Recycling Bin)”, produced and engineered by Kenneth M. Piekarski (Slashed Tires), and mastered by Nicholas Wilbur at The Unknown in Anacortes, Washington.

Commissioned by Jared's brother, Reed Harkness, for his documentary film Sam Now, which has been making its way through several film festivals over this last year and it sounds like everyone loves it, which is excellent.

The New York Times even wrote a nice review: www.nytimes.com/2023/04/06/movies/sam-now-review.html

The song is from Jared's perspective as a child and his feelings as it relates to the experiences growing up with his younger brother.

And why now? Clearly you were curious and well, the reason is that the film will premier on PBS Independent Lens on Monday, May 8, and we thought it a good time to release it today on Bandcamp. Other platforms will come later, hopefully coinciding with the release on Monday, if the automated release schedule does its job.

And watch the PBS premier page on May 8: www.pbs.org/independentlens/documentaries/sam-now/

We hope that you take a moment to watch the film, and we understandably hope you buy the song.


Sometimes the worst misstep
Is no step at all
So you take a leap of faith
Giving no thought to the fall
So many what-ifs
It starts to feel like a maze
You cut through with a chainsaw
Like it's a video game.

Do I think too much?
Do I not think enough?
Do you ever think too much?

You used to joke
Your name could translate to mean
"Sir Nothing" or "Cold"
When said in Japanese.
And I started to think:
Maybe that suits me more
Cuz you're off running and jumping
And I'm just crashed on the floor

Do I feel too much?
Do I not feel enough?
Do you ever feel too much?


released May 5, 2023
Drums, Organ: Catherine Cougan
Vocals, Guitar: Jared Harkness

Artwork by Catherine Cougan
Engineered and Produced by Kenneth M. Piekarski
Mastered by Nicholas Wilbur
Recorded at The Unknown in Anacortes, Washington


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