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From the Birthday Boy Sessions at First World Studios in Rising Sun Maryland January 26, 2002 – Jay Caddle, Jerry Lehane, Adrian Rosario, Sgt. Scrapes, Manny Notes – Recorded by Joe Castro & Patrick Finley

9-11 Survivors

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From the Birthday Boy Sessions at First World Studios in Rising Sun Maryland January 26, 2002 – Jay Caddle, Jerry Lehane, Adrian Rosario, Sgt. Scrapes, Manny Notes – Recorded by Joe Castro & Patrick Finley

Whatever People

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This recording goes way back to 1997. I had graduated from college, realized that working for my Dad was a disaster waiting to blossom, and was planning to go to Florida to work in the adult entertainment industry. In the meanwhile, I began playing with Sgt. Scrape’s older brother, Manny Notes, and Jay Smetana (aka Phil Crazy, aka FROTHY) at Jay’s apartment in Amboy, NJ. These ditties were recorded the very first time we played together there on 2 RadioShack PZM microphones & a tape deck. Jay & Manny had played together before, so I am not sure how much of their portions of this is improv, but I would guess the majority is. Obviously all my parts are because it was the first time we jammed.

Kiss Möoblah

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Würmskrew

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After I left for Florida, Jay & Manny continued to play together as a two-piece called “Double Meat” or 2xMHeat. In 1999, after I had moved back from Florida and into a Delaware coulesac, on the 4th of July this band name inspired a BBQ tradition… Double Meat.

Then, in 2003, a long talked about dream became reality when we filmed a video for a Double Meat song called “The Gay Truckdriver” – a story inspired by a haircut I rocked in high school, combined with my love of meat, especially sausages. The concept was formed by Manny Notes and Sgt. Scrapes, Filmed by Sgt. Scrapes, edited by Freak of the Week favorite Adrian G. Rosario, and stars your humble narrator as the Gay Truckdriver, as well as Jay Smetana as “The Drifter”. The piece became known as “A Close Shave” and you can view it below.