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This song was written at home a few nights after Q-ball took his own life and I was the person to find him. I was shocked, grief-stricken, scared and strangely honored to have been one of the last to see him alive and the first to see his body after he died. As the song mentions, Elia had left to go to LA with our dog, Negra, to begin rehearsals for her "First Woman n the Moon" performance at HIghways. It was meant as a song of forgiveness for Dave but really I was asking to be forgiven for not noticing the warning signs in time and doing something to keep him from taking that irreversible step into the unknown. Maybe for him, it was not unknown. He had told me that he planned to marry Sophia, the mother of God.


from Deserted Sessions - Rancho de la Luna - 1995​-​2004, released April 25, 2018
If That's What You Wanted (Ted Quinn)- Originally released on the album, "Help Wanted" (2003)


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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, helping to define the sound associated with this Bohemian outpost in the Mojave. TBA: An autobiodocart film! ... more

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