Wanna know what else?
Brian Bricklin mastered the record at Push Music Services. Butch Ross and I designed the cover (Joey Mutis was a definite influence). Lauren Lyons took the photo. Emily Chatton did the biomorphic faux-daisy graphic. All songs © Various dates by Jim Boggia/scrApple Music Publishing except 'Bubblegum 45s' ©1999 Jim Boggia & Jonathan Coulton and 'Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)' ©1966 Brian Wilson & Tony Asher/Irvin Music. Jill Sobule appears courtesy of Beyond Records. Kevin Hanson appears courtesy of Shanachie Records. Sue and Steph appear without their knowledge. Everyone else appears on their own behalf. By the way, I'd like to work with Jon Brion.
Wanna get a hold of me?
is the website. email@example.com
is the email. If you think this is amusing, firstname.lastname@example.org
is the email list. The Freda Kelly / P.O. Box 4626 / Philadelphia, PA 19127 is the postal address. I don't answer my phone.
Wanna sue me (you know who you are)?
Nick Sciorra provides the legal representation. Selverne, Mandelbaum and Mintz, LLP 353 Lexington Avenue / Penthouse / New York, NY 10016 provides Nick Sciorra.
Wanna know who I'm going to thank?
First, the musicians and technicians who participated in making this album. Thanks for sharing your talent and helping me create my love letter to Pop music. Then, to my family for enduring my wanderings and still loving me.
Mike Frank : Nick Sciorra and Selverne, Mandelbaum, Mintz LLP : 'Five Alive with Six in the Mix' - Ben Arnold, Denise Hand, Shane Smith and Jill DiPalo (six comes later) : Lee Schusterman : Jesse Honig : Butch Ross : Lauren Lyons : Mary O'Neill : Mary Krause : Mike and Tony at DiscHounds : Jack Leitenberg : Terry Tompkins and the PMC : Bruce Warren, Michaela Majoun, Helen Leicht and all at WXPN : Dan Fein, Jim McGuinn and Y-100 : Sonia Lee/WJSE : Gene Shay : Fred Shade: Larry, George, Dee Dee, Hollis and all at Tin Angel : Joe, Scooter and all at GSP : Dave, Kristin, Jake and all at the Dawson Street Pub : Rich and all at the Point : Ken, Tina and all at the Bitter End : Dan, Derek and the folks at the Fire : Blythe Brennan : Stargazer Lily : Jill Sobule : Marykate O'Neil : Amanda Marshall and her band and crew : Kyra Kennedy : Marcella Sciorra : Anki King : Lois Keckman : The Chatton Family : Spiro Phanos at ASCAP : Mark, Holly and NARAS : Doug Minnick at TAXI : Jenae Freed and all at MAJA : Joseph Parsons : Dean Sciarra : Billy Kirchner : Angela Acevedo : Tony McAnany : Susan Madrak : Andree and Brian at Fretless Productions.
Wanna know who I forgot?
Maybe You. If so, I'm sorry.
Wanna know what it's like when all your dreams come true?
Thank you, Emily Chatton. Thank you, Emily Chatton. Thank you, Emily Chatton.
Anyway, that's how I remember it.
Jim Boggia, March 2001
The original emails sent out to promote the album:
JIM BOGGIA - FIDELITY IS THE ENEMY
Hey Kids (shake it loose together),
403 days, 100+ sessions, 25 musicians and technicians, 8 studios - all
to make recordings of 10 (well, kinda 11) songs.
And you said it would be hard.
After an I N C R E D I B L Y long and taxing process, I am tired to
announce the completion of my first full-length LP 'Fidelity is the
"I want one!" - I hear you saying.
Not so fast (you didn't think anything in this process would be fast,
The recordings and artwork are currently at the manufacturer and it was
my intention to make them available for the May 6th show. But somewhere,
someone somehow thought 6 plus 6 equals 12 and now I will NOT have them
until next week.
"That kinda sucks" - I hear you murmur.
Well, yes and no. While it is true that you will not be able to give me
the disposable income that I've been trying to take from you for over 13
months now, you CAN hear the record (well, most of it).
Thanks to our new friend, Technology, you can zip on over to:
and listen to 10 out of the 11 songs on the record. You can even read
"Great, then I won't have to buy the record - I just saved myself 12
bucks!" - I hear you exclaim.
Don't be that way.
Besides, the record sounds better, has cool little bits between songs
and features my 20 second spot on rendition of Brian Wilson's unused
background vocals from 'Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)' (a $40
value, yours free with any Lancome purchase).
As an added bonus, there's a picture of a really cute kid listening to
records on the front cover.
As an even greater added bonus, the picture of me is kept off the front
cover and small so as not to startle you too badly or distract you from
the listening experience.
Oh yeah, and there's the obligatory bonus tracks.
I'd really appreciate it if you'd all take a listen (in HiFi PLAY if you
can) and let me know what you think.
I'll send an even wittier email next week with details on how to
actually own your own copy (I hope you'll want one).
Thanks to everybody for being so supportive and patient and thanks also
to those of you who've already found the mp3 site and written me with your kind
Hope you like it,
BOGGIA FOR SALE
Not since the release of the Milli Vanilli Anthology box set have so
many yearned so long in anguished anticipation for an album to be made
available for purchase.
Yearn no more.
Extinguish your anguish.
There's dissipation for your anticipation.
After exhaustive negotiations (excerpt -
Me: Um, do you want to sell these?
Pat: Yeah, alright.) I have reached agreement with my dear friends at
Main Street Music in Manayunk to distribute my mildly anticipated debut
album,'Fidelity is the Enemy.'
Main Street Music in Manayunk will be the EXCLUSIVE retail source for
'Fidelity is the Enemy' through at least 6.15.01, the date of my RECORD
RELEASE PARTY at the North Star Bar (8:30p - details to follow).
Reasons to buy 'Fidelity is the Enemy'
* Kid Rock does not appear on any song.
* Jill Sobule does.
* It's only 46 minutes long, so you can get quickly back to listening to
music you like more, like Kid Rock.
* There are bound to be plenty of lawsuits, so get it now while it's
* I could use the bread.
Reasons to buy from Main Street Music:
* There's no other place to get it, unless you come to a show.
* You can avoid having to go to a show.
* The Kid Rock section of Main Street Music is mercifully small.
* They could use the bread.
So, that's it. Stop crying to me about when can you buy the record. I
hope you will like it.
'Fidelity is the Enemy' - Collect them all, trade with your friends.