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by Teddy Quinn

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Teddy Quinn, a former Child Star who fled Hollywood to find himself the “Musical Mayor of Joshua Tree,” launches his 12th album, his first on vinyl - “1.11” - November 11th and 12th, 2016 with two back to back events in the Hi Desert of Southern California.


Entitled “1.11” in homage to Quinn’s early hero David Bowie - in reference to the first day on Earth after his passing - the styles range from lyrical rock and roll and ambient to soul-infused folk and chamber pop, all held together by Quinn’s rich vocals. Pioneer of the Hi Desert Sound and vibrant music scene, Quinn made 2/3rds of his album LIVE at the infamous Beatnik Lounge with Jamie Hafler (Drug) mixing direct to 2 track analog tape and featuring desert-based musicians including Danny Frankel (Lou Reed), Jeff Boaz (Will Sexton), Tony Marsico (Bob Dylan, Neil Young) , singers Artemis and Edith Crash, guitar goddess Leslie Mariah Andrews, members of Arroyo Rogers, Honky Tonk Train, Phog Masheen and the Renderers, and Quinn’s 11 year old son, Sage, on drums on the closing track. The album is rounded out by collaborations with electronic artists Cätcät (Paris), Lee Scott (LA) and Quinn’s 1980’s (Telekin) bandmate Don Kaiser (San Francisco.)

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released November 1, 2016

Guitar, vocals: Ted Quinn
Lead guitar: Leslie Mariah Andrews
Bass: Kip Powell, Tony Marsico
Drums: Danny Frankel, Jeff Boaz, Sage Quinn-Blair
Accordion, keyboards, vocals: Lisa Mednick Powell
Trumpet: Mark A. Soden, Jr.
Cello: Jennifer Irvine
Pedal Steel Guitar: Bill Maresh
Vocals: Artemis, Brian Bromberg, Christopher Schoonover,
John Lee, Maryrose Crook, Sarah McNeal
Ghost Vocal: Edith Crash
Voice of Patience: Artemis
Animatrons: Maxime de la Rochefoucauld

Songs by Ted Quinn - BMI
except Flutterby (Don Kaiser/Ted Quinn); Ghosts on the Road (Cedric Couvez/Ted Quinn - CätCät); Acceptance (Lee Scott/Ted Quinn - Lobe Current Music) and
Avatar (Sage Quinn Blair/Ted Quinn)


Recorded and mixed by Jamie Hafler
Beatnik Lounge and Ghost of Future Records - Joshua Tree
except:

Flutterby: All instruments Don Kaiser -
Recorded in San Francisco & Joshua Tree
*Produced by Donald M. Kaiser

Ghosts on the Road (Pioneer Canyon reimagined): All instruments CätCät -
Recorded in Paris & Joshua Tree
*Produced & mixed by CätCät & Ted Quinn

Acceptance: All instruments Lee Scott -
Recorded at Lobe Current Studio in Los Angeles & GoFR in Joshua Tree
*Produced by Lee Scott

1.11 was Mastered by Dennis Moody in Chinatown, Los Angeles
Cover photos, Crown of Creation and Wall of Flowers: Sylva Hattington
Graphic Design & Intelligence Gathering: Artemis Robison


Deep Appreciation to Adriene Jenik, Alice the Clown, Alyce, Artbound, Artists & Supporters of the Beatnik Lounge, Aum: Level 40, Cristie Carter, Deborah Tobin, Dorothy, Drs. Lillehi, Eric & Marianna Burdon, Eva Soltes & Harrison House, Fred Burke, Gerard Ladanne, Holy Holy, Ingeborg, Ingrid Mae, Jesika, Joanna Fodczuk, Jon McKinney, Jorian, Joshua Tree Saloon, Judy Wishart, the Kanes, Marisol, Matthew Pavesic, Mojave Wifi, Monet, Myshkin, Olivia de Haulleville, Pappy and Harriet’s, Paul Cullum, Pra Don, Robbi Robb, Robyn Celia, Shauna, Sunny, Susan Bea T’cha, Tom O’Key, Tony Mason, VQ, Yard of Blondes, Yazzy Q...all of the above Celestial Musicians + The 80s, Telekin, the New Flesh, Dream Army, Dig Your Own Cactus, Rock Art, Wooden Nickel, the Merciless Beats & all the Blair, Davis, Furgo & Quinn families.

“no more hurting people” - Martin Richard
Spirit Animal: DB (1947-2016) & Purple Majesty...
© 2016 Ted Quinn Hi Desert Lo Fi
”we started with blank tape” - Fred Drake

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Teddy Quinn Joshua Tree, California

A former child actor, Ted aka Teddy Quinn, a singer, songwriter, artist, activist, journalist in Joshua Tree, California, helped foster the burgeoning Hi Desert Music community at places like Beatnik Cafe, Joshua Tree Saloon, Pappy & Harriets, Radio Free Joshua Tree & Rancho de la Luna, since the early 90s, while helping to define the sound associated with this Bohemian outpost in the Mojave. ... more

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Track Name: Flutterby
I saw you in your butterfly dress
I knew I wanted you to make a mess of me
Wreck my bed
Take my head
some warm, mysterious place I long to be
inside you
upside down and all around
one foot in the grave and one on your sacred ground
My rubber legs bow to beg you
Please don’t ever let them get you
We started out so pure
so sure of who we were
We must never ever play their game
Never let it be said that we became
more of the same
This is important to me
If anything matters at all
it must be
Trust me
If we don't give everything
we're nothing
nothing worth keeping
nothing worth saving
Track Name: Martin
I couldn’t sleep at all last night
I wouldn’t face the morning light
Something told me, “Get out in the sunlight”
Frightened what I might find if I stayed inside
I want to walk through this life standing tall
but a wise man said, “Before you’re big you must be small”
I want to walk this path led my my heart
never fall to pieces when the heartaches start
“No more hurting people”
If you can believe in a song
“Why can’t we all get along?”
I know it’s been said before
Maybe it just needs to be said some more
I know it’s a lot to ask
I don’t know if I’m up for the task
I’m going to do the best I can
to do unto the others
like they’re my sisters and brothers
“No more hurting people”
A little child shall lead the way
so listen to the words s/he’s saying
Keep it in your heart and don’t forget
Chant it like a mantra if it helps you remember,
“No more hurting people”
Track Name: Get Tomorrow Back
Well she made her decision and she carried it the distance
raised a lot of questions that don’t make any difference
and I thought I knew her pretty well
I thought I knew her better
It goes to show a living hell can be
pretty well hidden


chorus
And the unanswered questions are the most persistent
and the unanswered prayers make me question the wisdom
Well, you can’t expect everyone to carry on
and you can’t get tomorrow back when it’s gone


Sometimes you wake up on the wrong side of the bed
and it’s so hard to shake off all the blankets from your head
It feels like a cloud is following you around
always threatening to burst
but you still can’t quench your thirst


chorus


I heard about the girl from the Post Office this morning
as I walked past the farmers with their fruit and their flowers
and I would have brought them to her but it really wouldn’t matter
Sometimes a little later is just the same as never


chorus
Track Name: Cockfighter
A full grown man
a mannish boy
rollin’ along
with an old soul song
gilded in gold
I hope I get old
before I die
I’m the cock of the walk
I don’t follow the flock
I’m a cockfighter
You led the way
when you led me astray
When you left me alone
I learned to be strong
gilded in gold
I hope I get old
before I die
Got a crack in your beak
You better think before you speak
I’m a cockfighter
All the saints went home
O superstar of Bethlehem
all the way from Avalon
across the universe to Babylon
gilded in gold
I hope I get old
before I die
because you make your own luck
Now listen to me cluck
I’m a cockfighter
Track Name: Black Rose
You touch a dark spot on my heart
black rose
It wasn’t formed to pull apart
No one knows
how I love you


Life is cheap
Troubles run so deep
How do you sleep
with the company you keep
If you never know
if you’re moving too fast or too slow
which feelings you may outgrow
or which directions to follow


If you were mine
in another space & time
I could read between the lines
& you could read my mind
but I’m on an island
where I must remain silent
in peace & quiet
apart from a world so loud & so violent


Now roses are black
I don’t want any change back
I don’t care if i lose track
what I hope to attract
I’m in it for good
I’d be there with you if i could
if you tell me you would
let me drive into your neighborhood
Track Name: Jenny Q
Walking barefoot in the desert
walking barefoot for you
on a lovely spring morning and I know if you could
you'd be out here walking too
stopping to see all the flowers and pull out a thorn or two
pulling it all out for you - putting it out there
and I know that you're going to pull through


I'm running my hands through your long brown hair
my fingers over your eyes
I know they've been crying - mine have been too
Every day they grow a little more wise
and childlike
Childlike


I could tell when you answered the phone
you're not used to having no choice
I know you're ready to come back home
I can hear the longing in your voice
so childlike


That beautiful boy and that brave little girl
were playing with the robots one day
The animatrons were dancing
You should hear the music they play
He was showing her all around the place
a gentle little man
I can see she's a strong little girl and she's growing up
as fast as she can
childlike
Childlike


Playing my guitar for you
thinking of those big brown eyes
awakening to a brand new world
every day a little more wise
and childlike
Track Name: Ghosts on the Road (Pioneer Canyon reimagined)
I come before you
who’ve gone before me
I stand on your shoulders
to see where I’m going
Ghosts on the road
carry me home
Ghosts on the road
carry me home


Grandfathers, Grandmothers
Mothers and Fathers
Brothers and Sisters
and all of our ancestors
Ghosts on the road
carry me home
Ghosts on the road
carry me home


I don’t look behind me
I don’t look below me
I don’t look above me
to see where I’m going
Ghosts on the road
carry me home
Ghosts on the road
carry me home


Where I was born
I did not belong
I never once questioned
the path I was on
Ghosts on the road
carry me home
Ghosts on the road
carry me home


Grandfathers, Grandmothers
Mothers and Fathers
Brothers and Sisters
and all of our ancestors
Ghosts on the road
carry me home
Ghosts on the road
carry me home
Track Name: Acceptance
If I take you as far as you want
will you take me for all of my flaws
If I will take you as you are
can you take me for all of my faults
I do see you as a star
Will you take me with a taste of salt
Just be glad we happen at all
Just be glad we happen at all


How do you find someone to love - (Easy)
How do you know when you’ve had enough - (Listen)
How do you get to Carnegie Hall - (Practice)
Just be glad it matters at all
Just be glad it matters at all


I’m gazing into the precipice
I’m pondering existence
I’m practicing but I’m not perfect
I’m practicing acceptance
I’m practicing but I’m not perfect
I’m practicing acceptance
Track Name: Avatar (Pink Guitar)
I’m driving a stolen car
You don’t know me but I know who you are
driving past in a blur
in a comet like a meteor
in search of the Goddess in this mess
swallowing hard and spitting out bitterness
I was in love with you
but I didn’t know how to be as free as you are
I’m still living the dream
You got to die and tell me why
Sometimes it makes me want to scream
when I all the thieves in your temple
lying through their teeth on the TV screen
I must remember to eat
I must remember to sleep
I must remember to breathe
Remember to make love
Remember to make time for friends
Remember to take time to be alone
Remember there’s so much that we don’t know
Remember remember
Remember what gives us life
Remember what gives us hope
Remember what gives us courage
Remember what gives our hearts joy
Remember what gives inspiration
Remember what gives us a reason
to get out of bed in the morning
to get through a day without crying
to get to the night in one piece
to remember what gives us peace
Remember to love what we cannot stand
Forget anyone that stands in the way of your plans
I’m playing a pink guitar
You don’t know them but they know who you are
Last night the light we saw
was a million years old just like you a shining star
Remember to credit the source
Go for a ride on your horse
Remember may the force be within you but of course
may you be without force
Remember what breaks
Remember what it takes to live
Remember what it takes
to remember what gives
what gives
what gives
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