By What Happens was recorded in early 2008 with the help of a wife, friends, a broken classical acoustic, a piano, a creaky chair, a moogerfooger, a nice computer, random recording equipment, and a pilates ball.
As to the music itself:
The first three songs were written at various times in chicago. The skeleton of the latter piano lullabies and the last two guitar/vocal tracks were written both to expand previous themes used in my music and to effectively avoid boredom during an extended stay in albuquerque.
The lullabies were conceived through frustrating listenings of children’s songs, many of which, I can’t help but feel, are a poor attempt to manipulate some sort of perverse happiness in the listener. i decided to write a few. The compositions are of a much more personal character then intended, nevertheless the core idea seems to have remained in tact.