On the heels of the rock El Mocambo show, Blake and I got together for an acoustic guitar/piano jam with the goal of cutting a demo of Addiction. Listening to the tracks now, I think we just needed to unwind. The two songs are loose versions and the improvs are all over the map… in a good way. The first is a lyrical, flowing thing that segues into Stronger, done in the acoustic style we’d revisit at the Silver Dollar over two months later. The second improv (and final track here) runs from abstract dialogue, to Russian Oompa-Loompa music, to a sunny day in organ town. Due to the limitations of recording a “quiet” jam, there are all sorts of noises on it, chairs creaking etc, and the piano looms louder than the guitar in the mix as the minidisc was sitting directly on top of it. But all in all, an A for Effort.