Aaron Ricker and the Stickers live between Moncton and Montreal, making music in the cracks. When listing the related genres for this CD, they should be 1) DIY, 2) DIY, and 3) DIY (in that order)...
The HA Ha Cemetery actually exists. It\'s in New Horton, NB. Aaron was struck by the name. In the summer of 2007, he camped at the Ha Ha Cemetery in New Horton, NB, and worked on funny songs about the people buried there. He recorded them that winter, in McGill\'s Birks Chapel in the middle of the night.
New Horton is Maritime Gothic. Weatherbeaten signs haunt the rough winding roads, heavy with quiet and time. Tiny old-fashioned graveyards grow free, like mushroom circles.
New Horton’s Ha Ha Cemetery is, like every cemetery, a book of knock-knock jokes. First, a ritual signal, a somebody on the other side.
We play along. Who’s there? A laconic answer comes, a name. Lavinia Reed.
Now we can’t stop. We ask the whole scene to help co-write the punch line. Lavinia Reed who? Why, Lavinia Reed the daughter of William and Eliza Reed right over there. Lavinia Reed who was sweet like the clover honeysuckle we pick by her stone, shy like the horsefly dive-bombing us as we bend to read her dates and her little poem. Lavinia who pronounced her name to rhyme with \"gardenia\" - not \"Abyssinia\" - because she thought it sounded more continental. Lavinia Reed who found these loud flies and these quiet roads rather annoying. That’s who!
Well, come in.