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The Allison Cameron Band

by The Allison Cameron Band

Guitars 03:17
R 12:15
2 Guitars 06:11
H 13:00



Going is only ever from A to B.
But where are these places?

If I am going to draw a circle, I am gone before the circle is begun.
A is the moment at which any semblance of intention comes into existence, unless I am to draw the circle unintentionally.
If the circle is to be drawn unintentionally, A is the moment that the chain of events (leading to the drawing) begins.
In either case (and in every case), A can easily be shown to be the beginning of time.
I arrive at B as the pen touches the paper, to draw.
If the circle is never completed, then I was not going to draw a circle, despite the fact that I may have already reached B.
It's as if I was to go to a friend's house and being told, after knocking on the door for an hour, that she no longer lives there.
I reach the house but I am not "there".
C is the closure of the circle.
We don't go there.
Its existence or non-existence indicates whether or not we have in fact arrived at the place to which we thought we were going in the first place.

If I am going to love someone forever, then C is at the imaginary end of all future beyond the point at which my love begins.
But I am gone long before that love takes form.
And I will never know if I have actually reached my destination (except imaginarily).

If I am going to stay here, then I am gone long before I decide to stay.
If I am going to stop going places, then I am gone long before I decide to start stopping.

I hope you will enjoy the musical directions traversed on this wonderful new record by The Allison Cameron Band.

-- Ryan Driver


released July 16, 2021

Allison Cameron — Banjo, harmonicas, keyboards, tapes, percussion, composition
Eric Chenaux — guitar, harmonica
Stephen Parkinson — guitar, harmonica

Recorded at Hallamusic, Toronto, 2009 Recording Engineer: Jeff McMurrich
Mixed by Jeff McMurrich and Allison Cameron
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market
All compositions ©2007, 2008 Allison Cameron
Design by Lewis Nicholson
Muchas gracias a Eric y Stephen!

This recording was made possible through the assistance of the Canada Music Fund and the Music Section of the Canada Council for the Arts. Allison Cameron gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Chalmers Family Fund through the Chalmers fellowships program administered by the Ontario Arts Council.


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