“Etchy Sketchy Skies” contains melodic and hyperbolic tales of northeast Los Angeles farmers markets, the full moon, the band that Jesus and Satan started, email scams, hope, no hope, and bristlecone pine trees.
Timothy Sellers sang and played guitar and bass. Shawn Nourse played drums. Joe Babiak and Matt Rubin added trumpets. Extra guitar-wrangling was by Daniel Leyson, Nick Reiter, and Chris Lawrence. Sitar by Paul Livingstone. Theremin by Steve Collins. Accordion by Anna Hollingsworth. More vocals by Annie Hayden and more bass by Andy Creighton. All songs written by Timothy Sellers, except track 7 by David Byrne. Here’s the track listing:
1) The Market of Farms
2) The Ancient Flu
3) Big Moon
4) How Long ’til the Jesus Satan Reunion Tour?
5) Coffee and Pi: Daydream of a Mathematician
6) I’ve Got a Proposition For You
7) Don’t Worry About the Government
8) Etchy Sketchy Skies
9) We’re Goin’ Down the Tubes
10) It’s So Easy Bein’ Me
11) Home to the Mozogranite Dunes
12) Mr. and Mrs. Woobeewoo
13) Dr. Edmund Schulman and the Bristlecone Pine
14) 200,000 BC in L.A.
15) The Jesus Satan Reunion Tour