Living Waters of the Northern Assembly Demo

by J.D. Stone and the Dread Rider

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Recorded winter of 2016 at the Black Lodge in Toronto.

These songs were written in Toronto. The name of the album comes from a church near the Ossington Street subway station. The music on the tape is in mono.

"Another Inside" is a drinking song about demonic possession. I once heard someone who belonged to the Native American Church say that marijuana takes you back to the womb of the eternal mother, peyote sways you with the force of the father, ayahuasca brings you to the feet of the grandparent, psilocybin joins you with the Hermaphrodivinity. Alcohol, however, is a gate. It opens you up to whatever passing demon might suddenly take a fancy in corrupting your soul.

If it means anything to dedicate a song to someone who is hardly a person at all, then "Siren Song" is dedicated to an ancient living stream, Homer.

The music of "Farther Along" and "Wanton Plow" is supposed to be continuous. The filth in the teeth of the wanton plow--it's an interjection to the sunshine of the preceding song.

"White Steer" is a reference to Pasiphae, whom Poseidon caused to fall madly in love with a white bull that one day appeared on the shores of Crete. Their offspring was the Minotaur.

In "Fire Starter," the devil lights seven candles: the first is for the brave slave, the second for the cannibal, the third for the footballer, the fourth for the mad lamb, the fifth for the soothsayer, the sixth for the sexy rumor, and the seventh for any person in whom all the previous six are embodied.

"Closing Lines" recapitulates some of what's happened in the album.

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released August 27, 1979

Harrison Forman, Keegan Goodman, Sarah Greene, Asher Gould Murtaugh, Steve McPhail, Brandon Pearce, Collette Savard, Sandra Taylor, Brett Zadravetz.

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