Your Way Through a Bag

by Berther II

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about

Over a year before in early 2015 Justin Wheaton came down to start what would become Berther II. With just a few recorded seeds from that visit we grew onward by exchanging ideas via Dropbox. Adding to and building recordings; swapping progress and regressions from Austin TX to Binghamton NY. Working through the material stock actively generated new ideas as sessions became reductions resembling nothing of their initial form. Justin returned to Austin for the wedding at the end of May 2016 for the completion a year yonder the beginning. 39 pieces total. A lot of them brand new while many others plucked from the past and reappropriated to create odd continuity between all parts; meriting the confusion of what to do with those nuggets of sound that forever seemed to have no place. Short tunes with or without vocals. Drear darkness with conversely tender bittersweet notions. Light electronica folk pseudo-rock Fed psychedelic. Despair recovery acoustics twist not too clearly anything while some do. I'll stop to hear.

Berther II
(Justin & Justin)


Post Script

Recorded without our conditionally omitted third member. Sweeten handled most of the percussion (besides Minkens and Needs To Be). Percussion is just noise anyway.

If you want to hear what we sounded like as a 3 piece then check out our 2012 album "Doorknob Fixations" made with Tom B.

Free albums make no money therefore we have made no money.

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released May 27, 2016

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BERTHER Austin, Texas

Current Lineup:
Justin & Justin
Past Members:
Tom Button

HELPERS:
sounds by Dario Nunez-Ameni on Baldwins, Maldwins, Internet, and Soap, and lyrical inspiration on Maldwins. Samples from the Dan Mosner interview on Carnival Funk. Tom drums on Trapped in a Shark Tank
Erwed, Ebaneezer, SOFTWARE, Kyle, MARKlatore, The HEART BAG, Incents.
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Track Name: Your Way Through a Bag
Going Through the Bag
Today
I hope tomorrow's bag
Is full of joy
Track Name: Trapped in a Shark Tank
You can swim forever in a Shark Tank
It's not too big. They're all walls
Foolishly thinking your getting someplace
Just in the Tank with a Shark
With a Shark
With Shark
Sharkkkk
Crippled Cryptic Paranoia
Track Name: Spider Light
Too white x4
Two white feral cats ran below the porch
One was mangy one was clean
They both found each other
Track Name: Needs to Be (Half and Half)
Needs to be x8
There's an empty cream carafe
But there needs to be half and half
Needs to be on the bar breve is the best by far
Needs to be half and half x8
Needs to be half and half...................
Track Name: Television Set Glowing Blue
Television
Track Name: Wimps
So you don't run away
Track Name: Minkens Bo-Go Bongo
Minkens Bongos Ogres in the Congos
Track Name: Baldwins
I would not like to talk about that right now
When you are ready we have got a lot to talk about
Track Name: Danny
Let me tell ya 'bout dem Baldwin Brothers
Goddamn they're cute
There be like 5 or 6 or 4 of um
Nepotism
I been in 11 good movies
Bio-Dome Dee Bop Ba Dill
Den Alec Baldwin did BEETLEJUICE
Danny had a bad drug habit
'Bouuuut Bio-Dome?
Stephen, Blonde Hair Blue Eyes
Good Lookin' Guy!
Dat Moobie with Tindy Crawford
And day Dove Titties
Dit dit Titty
Track Name: Internet
Could a been, could a been, could a been, yeah!
(with vocal harmony underneath)
Uno, dos, tres!
Nosotros, no somos + "Rutabaga" (re-peated together)
Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis, siete, ocho, nueve, diez
Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya
wwwwOOO, a ooo a wwooo a ooo ohhhhhh
wwwwOOO, a ooo a wwooo a ooo ohhhhhh
ooooo yeah ahhhh Mexicano Yeah
U are so cool, yr so cool, your a smucker, you hunky, you rule
What you could have been!
Ahhhh Ahhhh IIIIii
Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco
Rutabaga" (re-peated together) w/ vocal harmony
Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis, siete, ocho, nueve, diez.....
Track Name: Rose on the Hill
All my time away x 2
What's gonna change? (what's gonna?) x 8
Music is moist x8
Track Name: John St. Will
All that I've done takes me backwards
Seems a life's a pondered thought
A thoughts a waste of time
I was once alive and I still am
But that was so long ago
I cannot re-calllllll....
All that, all that x 2
Takes me no place.
Track Name: Uppa Bonnet
Force is strong with us
Force is strong
Track Name: Balloons
The first balloon took the sky in 1824
A flexible bag inflated with helium gas
Some balloons are decorative
And others we use in meteorology
The balloons used for sculpture are made
So they can be twisted
RELEASED BALLOONS!!!!!!
Can go......
Anywhere......
Can go......
Anywhere........
Track Name: Rimple Tamp
Ahhhhhh aaaaaa AAAaaaa ahhhhhhhh aaaaaa...
Track Name: Zinn
Zinn
innn
Track Name: Coco Taco
Tinkering Smith x4

Justin: I really wanted to try your Coco Taco but I see that your all sold out.

Ice Cream Man: Uhh sir actually we-a-we don't carry that product here.

Justin: But I was here the other day and I saw them.

Ice Cream Man: No sir that's a product we dont carry, never have and never will! Ah, Ah, Ah...

Justin: Are you sure?? I'm pretty certain you had them?!

Ice Cream Man: SIR! THAT IS A PRODUCT WE HAVE NEVER CARRIED!!!

WE HAVE NEVER CARRIED! x3
WE HAVE NEVER!
Track Name: Soap
(amongst screams)
I wish I knew how to take my time tonight
Seems like there's no-no-no time
Track Name: MOren
Where is my family?
Michael Balles
Lost
Balles, Balles, Balles, Balles, Balles, Balles, etc....
Where is my family?
WHERE IS MY FAMILY?
Track Name: Sandy Pond
Ninja Wheelie Time!
Track Name: Amish
She learned at home and taught her Brother's
How to read
How to sing
Ooooooooooooohhhhhhhhh
Then she moved out
Ran away
Couldn't find herself
Uhh!
Track Name: Garbage Hides
Through the twisted fence to the grass
At some point this lot held together (need time)
Mapping yellow lines (mapping yellow lines)
Garbage hides (hides)
Hides
The black top
The black top (hides the blacktop)
Earth pokes through
Track Name: Maldwins
Death is monstrous bitch!
Both meaningless and indispensable
Hope she trembles when we sees
The dark sprouting roots in my skull
Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na... (Hose Screams)
I hate
Eternity
Cause we!
Can just vanish any moment
(okay day say no more)
Kick death in the ass while singing x2
Track Name: Carnival Funk
(Mosner giggles) this is creepy x3
(Mosner giggles) this is, well what's with the clowns?
Delight, delight, Daaalight?
I just wondered
Where do they stand in your landscape?
For me? They're just a delight!
Track Name: Let Us Use It
Let us use it
Or maybe just them
I sit on the outskirts of my setting memories
With an idea of why not to hold on
This is the path to a road
A street I know
The one I pass without moving my body
Track Name: Ferrari
Thirty thousand years since the ground was cold
I was alone here
Trying to sleep at night
Track Name: Cuddle
Posturing from far away I see you stranded
Young in out and forever
Two fell around you at the waste
Posturing from far away I see you stranded
Young in out and forever
Retrospect these ties and all knot straight
Harken back reminders strong emissions turn opaque
When there's no example most compatible to choose
Stuck years looking out for
It could have been anyone
It could have been anyone
Track Name: Atlantic City Warp
Now you've come home
To let yourself go
Move your arms and legs
As if they're your own
You don't want to move again
Lie down with your friends
Sleeeeeeeeeeeep...........