active day

from by vaughn montgomery

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a little dittie for our neighbors, the squirrels, who lived in our ceiling. they seemed to pick up on the energy of new years eve and were making lots of trips up and down the ladder that day. supreme gleaners.

i play the guitar, vocal, kick and foot-snare all at once on this recording. i added the piano part later. bill flores plays pedal steel. my uncle, tom lennon did some singing at the end, and my other uncle, his brother, michael lennon, plays bass.
karen nedivi took the photo of our kitchen collage.


active day for the squirrels,
up & down the ladder,
between their ceiling home
& the landlord’s winter garden.
perhaps the sound of him
fiddlin’ with the water pipes;
perhaps the ghostly light;
perhaps a scrap to glean
from a thrown out christmas tree.
on the last day of the year,
it’s just about the shortest day.
it’s an active day.
it isn’t quite the longest night.
not quite,
but it’s here.


from small goals, released August 24, 2012



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vaughn montgomery Ojai, California

i'm not sure if i know who i am. or maybe it's just strange to try to say. i guess the songs can tell you better than i can. thanks for every thing.

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