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Humboldt Studios (Chicago, IL) with Liam Carey — live recording by Chris Darby, photos by Arielle Bielak

Recording courtesy of Chris Darby

Images courtesy of Arielle Bielak

“Stuck On You” — lyrics

Words and music by Andru Bemis

I’m sitting by the riverside
Baby and I’m dreaming of you
Dreaming about a fireside
Girl you’re with me too
When I only hear your voice
It drives away my blues every time
If you were only with me now
You know I’d have to tell you how
I’m stuck on you

And I’d never be lonely
Darling I’d never be blue
No I’d never be lonely
If I were only with you

And I’d never be lonely
Darling I’d never be blue
No I’d never be lonely
If I were only with you

I’ve got a tug on my fishing pole
There’s something on the line
But I just can’t seem to get you off my mind
If you saw me here right now
Would you have the time to say
How do you do?
Cause if you were only here right now
You know I’d have to tell you how
I’m stuck on you

And I’d never be lonely
Darling I’d never be blue
No I’d never be lonely
If I were only with you

And I’d never be lonely
Darling I’d never be blue
No I’d never be lonely
If I were only with you

You know them raindrops are falling
They’re making me quite wet
But I ain’t quite ready to give up, not just yet
Cause my daydream’s not over
Won’t you tell me, tell me who
Who’s gonna stop me from being forever stuck on you?
No my daydream’s not over
Won’t you tell me, tell me who
Who’s gonna stop me from being forever stuck on you?

And I’d never be lonely
Darling I’d never be blue
No I’d never be lonely
If I were only with you

And I’d never be lonely
Darling I’d never be blue
No I’d never be lonely
If I were only with you

“Plays Past His Bedtime” — album by Andru Bemis

New Year’s Eve, 2001, West Chicago, IL. Twenty hundred hours. Bemis’ motorbike wouldn’t start. He pushed it up the hill. He rode it down the hill. It burped a couple times. Back up the hill. Then down the hill. Burp. Then up. Then down. Burp. Up. Down. Burp… That’s how Bemis ended up recording these songs from 10:00 pm, December 31st, 2001 through about 6:00 am on January 1st, 2002. You could say it took him two years. You would be wrong, though. All it really took him was a shot of Glenlivet, two microphones, one pipe of tobacco, eight hours, a class of champagne, a guitar, another pipe of tobacco, and a couple cups of coffee. Turned out a couple days later Bemis just hadn’t opened the choke all the way on the motorbike.

Credits & Acknowledgements
  • Andru Bemis (guitar & voice)

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Bemis. All songs written by Bemis except #3 (Home To Me), Tom Paxton; #6 (Sweet Dreams Sweetheart), Fred Howard & Nat Vincent; #9 (Jenny Kiss’d Me), lyrics by Leigh Hunt; #10 (Hard Times Come Again No More), Stephen C. Foster. Apologies to Spike Jones for pieces of #13, to Woody for the end of #16, and to Sunday school teachers across America for #17. Thanks to Chuckles for the lyrical help on #18, and to Steve-O for the EV-950 micromathingie. Proudly recorded in stereo ultra-lo fidelity by Bemis. No equalization, reverberation or beautification has been applied to this recording, other than some necessary compression in the mastering process.

Graphics
"Plays Past His Bedtime" - Cover art
“Plays Past His Bedtime” – Cover art
"Plays Past His Bedtime" - Original insert
“Plays Past His Bedtime” – Original insert