Grief Is Greedy

by Warren Malone and Taylor Carman

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Interlude 00:44
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about

This album is a result of letting go. I decided not to play any instruments on this one. Even though it's basically an acoustic guitar, singer-songwriter album, I was just not in any head space to hear my own playing. Taylor Carman plays in a similar style to me, but with a much nicer touch. I wanted to be able to enjoy the music on this album in the same way any other listener would. He played beautifully.

There’s a spoken word piece that I wrote after George Floyd was knelt to death by a white cop. It's become even more relevant in light of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin last week. Don’t worry if you don’t like poetry, it’s more Dr. Seuss than Thoreau and I stand by it. It’s set to a waltz. There's nothing whiter than a waltz.

The cover artwork is by Sally Hayes and was the inspiration for the song "Down to the bottom of the world"
The photo embedded in tracks 3 and 8 is of the two humans in the song ‘Katie and the Ballad of the Cowboymod’. Two young siblings holding hands while they were still young enough for that not to be uncool. Tragically, they never reached the “too cool for school” phase. She was ripped from his life shortly after this picture was taken. I wrote the song after hearing the story. I've tried to do it justice many times. It's finally here on this album. I hope I have kept it simple enough to be sensitive.

All that said, it's not a downer of an album. It has a skip to it. If you find yourself getting bummed out by the words, imagine they're in a language you don't speak.
Whatever language you hear in your head, I do hope that you hear the love that inspired this collection of songs. 2020 has been a bastard and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. We could all use a lot more love right now.

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released August 28, 2020

Warren Malone sings.
Taylor Carman plays and arranges all Guitars and Mandolins except 1 guitar on "Down Down Down"
All Songs written by W. Malone except "Interlude" written by T. Carman
Devils Dream is a fiddle tune that was crowbarred into one of the songs and it is in the Public Domain so that belongs to you.
Brandon Wilde mastered these home/Covid recordings from his Studio 76 location in Brooklyn.

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Warren Malone New York, New York

"Warren Malone has created an absolutely amazing album.“And The Ants Ate The Bee” never sounds the same twice/absolutely spellbinding/each listen feels fresh and different/The album is like a audio kaleidoscope/And then there’s that voice…an entirely unique instrument that sounds like a slightly androgynous soul singer/this album deserves repeated spins."
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