Mag 6.7

Key 53

Perpetual Emotion Machine

from Omega


When it was decided that my young daughter and her mother were moving out to the west coast, I was launched into all sorts of fears. My main aversion to that area is earthquakes (irrational thought it may be). Sometime before they had made the decision, there was a tectonic event with a Richter of 6.7 that I had read about on the news and this didn’t make things any better for me.

Ultimately, I was unable to convince anyone to call off the trip, which I suppose was reasonable — my fear was mostly amplified by the other reasons I didn’t want this to happen. But I did write this song in response to the anxiety this move caused in me.

I was planning to overdub news footage audio of a real quake, but I thought that would be too transparent in the end.

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Mag 6.7

Perpetual Emotion Machine

The only version which was completed.


written, produced and arranged by Perpetual Emotion Machine. ©2007 Woof Boom Productions.