wandered around small towns in the middle of the night until the feet stung and swelled; woke up in hospitals after black-outs; fell in love with a boy but a girl but a boy but a girl; thought long about what is that thing between my legs; shaved my head. no identity, now.
then a lot of us started singing, banging, breaking. what was once a single voice grew into many. one broke an arm, one wrote a book, one kept bees, two were bashed, two finished degrees, more & more came in and out of rooms. after many more black-outs and long nights hollering until the throat stung, we had 'divorce lawyers i shaved my head,' an album that amaglamates sexual histories into a story about a failed marriage between two people of confused genders and identites taking place during a glandolinian war in 1990.
released 06 June 2009
T H E H O R S E M U S E U M :
dee addario (vox, banjo, cough)
jason aviss (trombone)
sarah ayton (vox, piano, accordion)
kristina born (flute)
shaun brodie (trumpet)
cheryl ernst (vox, alto and bass clarinet)
tara fillion (hand-claps)
cory latkovich (cello)
kate larson (vox, hand-claps)
richard laviolette (vox)
jordaan mason (vox / illiteracy, guitar, singing saw, banjo , accordion , music box)
jason "sticks" mccrimmon (drums / percussion, dulcimer)
kit wilson-yang (upright bass)
recorded and mixed by bryar gray & jordaan mason at the oxford hotel, the music gallery, and bryar's house (all in toronto) from december 2007 - march 2009, except track 7 which was recorded in arcata, california at das gasthaus by mat vuksinich in may 2007.
tracks 1-7, 9-11, 12-14 written by j. mason / arranged by the horse museum; track 8 written by s. ayton / s. brodie; track 12 written by j. mason / j. mccrimmon
in various stages our band grew and shrank, and other members not present on this recording include matt gordon, bryar gray, keith hamilton, d. alex meeks, jordan "o'jordan" smith, matt ross, dan scarfone, dylan taylor, and simon thrasher.
although the horse museum is no longer working as a collective group, all of us are still active in other endeavours.
this record was part of a larger project that was developed over several media, including a body of photographic work which can be seen here: