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CFTPA - Edith Wong (Magical Beautiful 2007 remake / remodel)

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I made this "remix" in 2007 for my friend Owen Ashworth's 30th birthday. (In hindsight, this is a pretty arrogant birthday present.) He wrote this song, and the original recording of "Calloused Fingers Won't Make You Strong, Edith Wong" can be found on Casiotone For The Painfully Alone's excellent 2003 album, Twinkle Echo (Tomlab).

The vocals on this version came from a quick session I digitized for Owen for some other project. I had just purchased a Korg D3200 (a digital recording interface), and used this project as an excuse to learn its use. I covered part of my guitar with bubble wrap and played it on my lap, hitting it with timpani mallets. The Ensoniq ESQ1 is also highly featured. Owen said the ending reminded him of "Jack & Diane" by Cougar Mellencamp.



released April 22, 2007

Owen Ashworth - vocals
Tyson Torstensen - everything else

Recorded by TT at Hear A New World in Chicago, IL, 2007 on Korg D3200.


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I Hear A New World Los Angeles, California

The music of Tyson Thurston & co. Established 2006 in Chicago, IL, USA; relocated to Los Angeles, CA, USA; 2017. Film music, solo compositions, Magical Beautiful, Night Terror, Ga'an, Gaspra, Axis:Sova, etc.

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