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10:43 AM on 11/15/12 
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I've seen him solo quite a few times, and each time has been awesome. Most recently, he, Kevin Devine, and some other great songwriters killed it live at a Sandy benefit.

Download the mixtape. Add him on Facebook for lyrics. See him live with Anthony Green this winter.

1. New Sympathies
2. Your Love Is A Pawnshop
3. Abandoned Drive-in
4. Climax (Usher cover)
5. Going To Hell
6. My Favorite Blue Raincoat
7. Sometimes Things Get Lost In...



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Here is the first piece of my solo recordings. It’s called Mixtape 1 and its available for a free download here: http://files.geoffrickly.com/Geoff_R..._Mixtape_1.zip

The Mixtape format is meant to be a casual way to try out some new things. There are some brand new songs, along with a cover and a rewrite of one of my oldest favorites. The majority of it was recorded in my apartment in the middle of Hurricane Sandy and the song New Sympathies, in particular, reminds me of those heavy winds and deep waters.

There are no strings attached, no hidden marketing games. This doesn’t reflect my belief that music should be free or any desire to revolutionize an industry. I just want to do this myself, for now. No art-by-committee, no selling music. Just me & my friends at home, making songs(bedroom songs, songs not too polished up). I’ll keep making more of these and giving them to you when I finish. Maybe someday I’ll make a proper record and sell it. Maybe not.

If you’re interested, you can “LIKE” the Facebook page or come see me play these songs and more at one of my few house shows or at a date on my tour with Anthony Green. If you feel like you want to pay for this music, please make a donation to the Red Cross. From the volunteering that I’ve been doing, I can tell you they’ve had a visible and well-organized presence. I also have very small runs of Silk Screen posters that I sell 100 hand-numbered & signed copies of. I make one for each song and they usually disappear pretty quickly. Maybe there are a couple left here for Going to Hell.

Below, I have all the lyrics and artwork posted(on Facebook and Tumblr) so feel free to take what you want of the music and words. As an added note, My Favorite Blue Raincoat is a response to the Leonard Cohen song, “Famous Blue Raincoat.” The friend that he’s writing to, in the original song, is writing back here.

I need to thank Don Devore, Brendan Tobin, Brooks Tipton, Tom Keeley and Anthony Green, for helping me to make this and, of course my Thursday and United Nations family. Most of all, this is a big thanks to YOU. For all the years of support and love you’ve given me in my various projects, I want to extend my fondest appreciation.

Sincerely.
Geoffrey William Rickly
10:55 AM on 11/15/12 
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Any explanation of what this is?
10:57 AM on 11/15/12 
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Found information...

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Friends-

Here is the first piece of my solo recordings. It’s called Mixtape 1 and its available for a free download here: http://files.geoffrickly.com/Geoff_R..._Mixtape_1.zip

The Mixtape format is meant to be a casual way to try out some new things. There are some brand new songs, along with a cover and a rewrite of one of my oldest favorites. The majority of it was recorded in my apartment in the middle of Hurricane Sandy and the song New Sympathies, in particular, reminds me of those heavy winds and deep waters.

There are no strings attached, no hidden marketing games. This doesn’t reflect my belief that music should be free or any desire to revolutionize an industry. I just want to do this myself, for now. No art-by-committee, no selling music. Just me & my friends at home, making songs(bedroom songs, songs not too polished up). I’ll keep making more of these and giving them to you when I finish. Maybe someday I’ll make a proper record and sell it. Maybe not.

If you’re interested, you can “LIKE” the Facebook page or come see me play these songs and more at one of my few house shows or at a date on my tour with Anthony Green. If you feel like you want to pay for this music, please make a donation to the Red Cross. From the volunteering that I’ve been doing, I can tell you they’ve had a visible and well-organized presence. I also have very small runs of Silk Screen posters that I sell 100 hand-numbered & signed copies of. I make one for each song and they usually disappear pretty quickly. Maybe there are a couple left here for Going to Hell.

Below, I have all the lyrics and artwork posted(on Facebook and Tumblr) so feel free to take what you want of the music and words. As an added note, My Favorite Blue Raincoat is a response to the Leonard Cohen song, “Famous Blue Raincoat.” The friend that he’s writing to, in the original song, is writing back here.

I need to thank Don Devore, Brendan Tobin, Brooks Tipton, Tom Keeley and Anthony Green, for helping me to make this and, of course my Thursday and United Nations family. Most of all, this is a big thanks to YOU. For all the years of support and love you’ve given me in my various projects, I want to extend my fondest appreciation.

Sincerely.
Geoffrey William Rickly
11:00 AM on 11/15/12 
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1. New Sympathies
2. Your Love Is A Pawnshop
3. Abandoned Drive-In
4. Climax (Usher cover)
5. Going To Hell
6. My Favorite Blue Raincoat
7. Sometimes Things Get Lost In...
11:04 AM on 11/15/12 
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DON'T WORRY ACA, I GOT THIS THREAD FOR YA BRO

All lyrics can be found at his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/geoffricklymixtapes
11:05 AM on 11/15/12 
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Any explanation of what this is?

Thanks, iPhone / AP.net mobile aren't best ways to include that information.
11:08 AM on 11/15/12 
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This first track is so gorgeous.
11:13 AM on 11/15/12 
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That Climax cover is horrendous.
11:14 AM on 11/15/12 
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That Climax cover is horrendous.

well we knew it would be. everything else is really cool.
11:22 AM on 11/15/12 
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this really does sound like it was recorded indoors during a hurricane. Maybe I just feel that way because I read it before I listened, but the vibes are there
11:55 AM on 11/15/12 
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Lol climax r kelly cover you racist bastard
12:31 PM on 11/15/12 
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Really like "New Sympathies."
01:12 PM on 11/15/12 
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Lol climax r kelly cover you racist bastard

R Kelly, usher, frank ocean, it's all the same nonsense!
06:59 PM on 11/15/12 
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Through 3 songs and have been impressed by all 3.
11:30 AM on 11/17/12 
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i'm really, really into this. i was always a fan of Thursday songs like Empty Glass and Time's Arrow and most of this is right up that alley. The Climax cover is complete shit, but i mean whatever.



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