Hectic

by Jaxon Haldane

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This album was recorded live, in one room, no headphones. We combined an old-school approach with vintage technologies like ribbon mics, tube preamps and tape to achieve a timeless sound.

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released September 14, 2016

Personnel on all live Tracks:
Jaxon Haldane: vocals
Kyle Reid: acoustic and electric guitar
David Leach: upright and electric bass
Giovanni Carnuccio III: Drums
Kevin Webb: electric guitar, steel and dobro

Guest overdubs by John Fullbright, Annie Oakley, Lydia Shelton, Travis Linville, Rachael Brashear, Steve Boaz, Ryan Jones, Severin Olsen, Ben Goeke, Alycia Goeke, Steve Schlachter.

Recorded at Breathing Rhythm Studios in Norman Oklahoma, 2015.
Produced by Kyle Reid, Steve Boaz, and Jaxon Haldane.
Engineered by Steve Boaz.
Layout and Photography by
Artwork by Jaxon Haldane.
Assistant Engineers:
Session photography by Brian Blackwood

Thanks to Tim Acox, Shuyler Jansen, Romi Mayes, Paul Durrant and Scott Nolan for the extra ears and encouraging feedback.
Executive Producer: Georgina Norris






Special Thanks to:
Angel, Ajax, Judith, James, Jack, Ilean, Anna and the remainder of my family. I couldn’t do this without your boundless encouragement.
Kyle, Steve, Kevin, David, Nooch, Travis Linville, John Fullbright, Rachael Brashear, Grace and Sophia Babb, Ryan Jones, Kinderhook, F5 Four, D.Rangers, Jackpine, and all the musicians I have had the pleasure of collaborating, writing, performing, travelling and fraternizing with. You are all endless sources of inspiration.
All of the Kickstarter donors. Wow, what an incredible gift to be able to see and feel your support on this project. To know that you were in my corner gave me extra confidence and made the process more fulfilling. Thank you all. Shout out to Georgina Norris, executive producer.
Kenny Butterill, Bob Lyons, Russell Kelley, Jerry Miller and Kate Roberts, Missy and Perry Reid, Mort and Emily Goss, John Morrow, Rob & Sunshine Scherer, Jill McConkey, Russ and Liz Butler, Joe and Susan Bailey, Darren Carlson, Rick Premachuk, Carrie Baer and Husheng Seradge, Todd and Cassandra Olsen. Your commitments to this project cannot be understated. Gracias.
Ben and Alycia Goeke and everyone at The Bottlecap Barn, the Oklahoma Rodeo Opry, the Blue Door, Mark Jungers, The Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club, WECC, Shawna Cooper, Gordie Tentrees, John Scoles, Chris Frayer, Morgan Hamill, Mitch Podolak, Ava Kobrinsky, Tim Osmond, Devin Latimer, Tamara Kater your efforts have enabled me to get in front of great audiences, countless times. Merci.
The heroes/mentors; especially Willie P. Bennett, Pat Temple, Mort, Mitch, Big Dave Mclean, Fred Eaglesmith , David Essig, Mark Rubin.

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Jaxon Haldane Winnipeg, Manitoba

Jaxon Haldane reveres tradition while retaining a distinct modernism. His ability to combine the visceral intensity of punk rock or dixieland, with the soul stirring emotion of vintage country and blues is emboldened by his songwriting. The result is a gumbo - rich and spicy. Earthy, yet sweet. Rustic, but refined enough that you know a real chef is in the kitchen... one who cooks with love. ... more

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Track Name: Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker
(J. Haldane)


Just me and a pretty little gal with dark hair, sitting on the porch with Charlie Parker.
Watching while the sun grew dimmer, and dimmer, and the nighttime fell.
Never was reality starker, sitting on the porch with Charlie Parker.
Watching while the sun grew dimmer, and dimmer, and the nighttime fell.

***All along the way she dreamed of leavin’,
Forever nevermind, we’re even Steven.

*‘Cause me and another little gal with dark hair, sitting on the porch with Charlie Parker.
Watching while the sun grew dimmer, and dimmer, and the nighttime fell.

She smokes, and drinks, and shoots, and gambles, driving down the road with Charlie Daniels
Watching while the sun grew dimmer, and dimmer, and the nighttime fell.
Turns out she’s running from the Angels, driving down the road with Charlie Daniels
Watching while the sun grew dimmer, and dimmer, and the nighttime fell.

***She’s breaking out in sweats, and heavy breathing.
No wedding bells, oh well, we’re even Steven

*‘Cause me and just about all the others H-H-H-H-Howl like Charlie Feathers
Watching while the sun grew dimmer, and dimmer, and the nighttime fell.


Verse: /G/G7/C/G/ /G/G/D7/D7/ */G/G7/C/G/ /G/D7/G/G/
Chorus (***) : /D7/D7/G/G/ /D7/D7/A7/D7/D7/
Track Name: The You Know Whos
You Know Whos
(J. Haldane)

Annie Oakley (Sophia and Grace Babb)- vocals, Travis Linville- telecaster (middle)


You get knocked down a peg, You get kicked up a notch.
You get knocked down a peg, You get kicked up a notch.
In line for the blues, running with the You Know Whos.

You got knocked on the head, you got hauled off the field
You got knocked on the head, you got hauled off the field
You’re bound to bruise, running with the You Know Whos.

You got right with the Lord, you got left in a lurch.
You got right with the Lord, you got left at the church.
Just empty pews, running with the You Know Whos.

*Doing who know’s what, why wouldn’t we?
Like fisherman’s dreams and other lost things hiding at the bottom of the sea.
Why wouldn’t we, Why wouldn’t we?
Like fisherman’s dreams and other lost things hiding at the bottom of the sea.

You got your junk hangin’ out, but Vogue says that it’s in.
You got your junk hangin’ out, Marie Claire says it’s in.
All hip to the news running’ with the You Know Whos

Verse: /E/E/E/E7/ /A/A/E/E/ /B7/A/E/E/
*Bridge: /A/A/E/E/ /F#/F#/F#/B7/ /B7/A/A/E/E/ /B7/B7/B7/E/E/
Track Name: Petrifried
Petrifried
(Jaxon Haldane)

Lydia Shelton- vocals, Ryan Jones- piano, Steve Boaz- percussion,
handclaps by Jaxon, Steve, Kyle, Lydia, and Severin Olsen


You’re so coy, I wanna be your boy, but you’re floating down around the bend.
And I’m moaning and groaning my phone is like my only friend.
You play at chaste, you love a warm embrace, but you left me for a pantywaist
And I know home alone, that you’re jonesin’ for another taste.

*Is there intelligence, somewhere up in Space.
Cause everybody know’s there’s none here in this place.

And life is lies don’t even trust your eyes, you can disconnect your internet
Cause there’s nobody home, just the droning of a dying breath.

You’re forty minutes late for a blue plate date at the Finnish Labour Dining Hall.
So I ordered a few things to share, but then I ate them all.
Cold corn grits and biscuits, I know you baby, gravy on the side.
And your eggs over-easy and greazy bacon petrifried.


VERSE: /A/C#/D/A/ /A/E/A/A/
*CHORUS: /E7/E7/A/A/ /E7/E7/A/E7/E7/
Track Name: Twenty One
Twenty One
(J.Haldane)

Jaxon- banjo, John Fullbright- harmonica (right), Kyle Reid- harmonica (left)


All by yourself…Don’t wait alone, wait alone.
Just turned 21

All by yourself…Don’t eat alone, eat alone.
Just turned 21

All by yourself…Don’t sleep alone, sleep alone.
Just turned 21

Intro: /Dsus2/
Verse: / Dsus2 / Dsus2 / Dsus2 / Dsus2 :// / D-F# / D-F# / D-F# / D ://
Bridge: / G / G / G# / A / D / D / D / D ://
Track Name: Hectic
Hectic
(J Haldane)

Jaxon- electric guitar, Kyle Reid- cigar box guitar, Steve Boaz- percussion,
Rachael Brashear-organ, John Fullbright-Piano


It's been a little more hectic, than I expected.
I've been a little more stressed, than I can express.
It's been a little more hectic, than I expected
Got more demands on my time than I got time for.

Got me a trade, I work slab on grade
I get wild on the weekend within the confines of the Law.
Feel like a slave, ten hours a day.
I work more hours at my age than did my great-grandpa

Got me a shack, in a modest part of town,
Saved up every dollar, just to put the down-payment down.
Water heater's busted, for a couple years.
You get used to cold showers when you're always over 90 in arrears.

My kids, god-bless ‘em, they're stuck in the system,
Since their crack head ma, got in some trouble with the Law.
I got a record for possession, and I battle with depression,
So I've been deemed unfit by the state to even be their pa.

It's been a little more hectic, than I expected.
I've been a little more stressed, than I think I can express.
It's been a little more hectic, than I expected
Got more demands on my time than I got time for.

/E/E/E/E7/ /A/A/E/E/ /A/B7/E/E/
Track Name: They Don't Build Shit To Last
They Don’t Build Shit To Last
(J Haldane)

Kyle Reid- cigar box balalaika, John Fullbright- Accordion,


Well there’s vodka on your breath, and your clothes are soaking wet, and I ain’t seen you in a year,
And you’re tweeting and you’re texting, and you’re loaded as a question,
And I’m glad you chose to come around here.

In a vintage melton blazer, looking like a razor, you’re the queen of hearts, a dollar store Dior.
Blowing Smoke rings at a fan, made in the sixties in Japan
Man they don’t build shit to last long anymore (x2)

Well I used to have a woman, who used to be in-human, She was outta sight, and outta her mind
Wrote a jingle once for Denny’s, Left me single in my twenties
Went to mingle with the rest of her kind.

Heard she met a guy in Chino, and they moved up to Tofino, living hand to mouth and score to score.
Maybe they have since been busted, or their camper van is rusted,
Man they don’t build shit to last long anymore (x2)

Back in ’73, I bought a Sticky Fingers LP, I bought it on cassette in ‘84
I had the 8-track, the CD, but this MP3
See, they don’t build shit to last long anymore (x4)

Intro & instrumental: /Dm/Bb-A7/
Verse: /Dm/Gm/Dm/A7/Dm/Gm/Dm-A7/Dm/Bb/A7/
Track Name: Skinny Mona
Skinny Mona
(J Haldane)

Jaxon-harmonica, Kyle-Organ, Lydia Shelton-vocals


Pretty Mona tell me don’t you wanna try?
You ain’t gotta sell me on the reason why.
Skinny Mona get your body into bed.
Cause I wanna touch upon some things you said.

***She’s long and she’s tall, She’s got it all,
She’s got it all, and that’s not all.

Pretty Mona don’t you know what time it is?
Arizona isn’t even opened up for biz.
Manitoba only just got outta bed.
Skinny Mona what about the things you said.

Pretty Mona tell me don’t you wanna try?
You ain’t gotta slice me off a piece of pie.
Skinny Mona let me get inside your head.
‘Cause I wanna touch upon some things you said.

Verse /G/G-C/G/G/ Chorus (***) /D/D/C/C/
Track Name: Set On
Set On
(J Haldane)


Annie Oakley (Grace and Sophia Babb)-vocals, Steve Boaz-Drumset (Right)


I got my mind set on (x3)…YOU
I got my mind set on you.

You’re not the only one (x3)…TONIGHT
You’re not the only one tonight.

Bring on the Living Dead (x3)…RISE
Bring on the Living Dead rise.

I got my mind set on (x3)…YOU
I got my mind set on you.

6/8 TIME /A/A/A/A/A/A/A/A/ /E7/E7/A/A/A/A/
Track Name: The Page
The Page
(J Haldane, K Reid)

Jaxon-Saw


All for the love of a song, you tried to follow along.
Found your own truth in the wrong.
Shaking your fate to belong.

Oh all the time that you waste, and how the smile it betrays,
Every tear on your face,
Falling down onto the page.

You heard it said in a dream, all of your life's lived between,
Each little bend in the stream,
Moments you take time to breathe

I locked the world in a cage, they called me wild for my age,
I watch the letters engage,
Making their way to the page.

You painted war in the nude, accurate but also skewed
I got that painting tattooed
It turned out painfully crude.

You watched the grasshopper graze, until all the pasture was razed
At least the passage it stays
Forever bound to the page.



/ Bm / C#m7(b5) – F#7(#5) ://
/ Bm / C#m7(b5) – F#7(#5) / C#m7(b5 ) / F#7(#5) /