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“Lisa”

By The Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers

Words and Music by Perry Wright; produced by Alex Lazara; vocals, guitars: Perry Wright; harmony vocals: John K. Samson, Heather McEntire; mellotron, Rhodes, piano: Alex Lazara; drums, percussion: Dale Baker; bass: David Daniels; violins: Daniel Hart; cellos: Lara Kent; tambourine: Joshua Snyder. Copyright ©2005 Perry Wright
 

Perry Wright is the driving force behind The Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers, a rotating group of Durham, NC–based musicians. The band’s album, The Mother of Love Emulates the Shapes of Cynthia, was released in 2005 on Bu Hanan Records.

Esopus 4 (Spring 2005)
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Esopus CD #4: Imaginary Friends

Several months before going to press, we sent an email inviting Esopus subscribers to submit descriptions of their imaginary childhood friends. We then passed along the 25 we received (describing everything from distinctly human activity pals to vaguely threatening letters of the alphabet) to 13 musicians, each of whom chose one friend as inspiration for a song.

READ DESCRIPTIONS OF SUBSCRIBERS’ IMAGINARY FRIENDS

TRACK LIST

 
01
The Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers
Lisa
 
02
Tim'm T. West
Brown Buick, Brown House
 
03
Vetiver
Quiri Quirano
 
04
Kimya Dawson
The Competition
 
05
Solex
Little Doo Dootz
 
06
Kate Pierson & Pat Irwin
Bunnies
 
07
Jon Langford
W
 
08
Ruth Gerson
Kibby, Zocky Merino, and the Man with the Moustache
 
09
Grant Hart
Barbara
 
10
Avey Tare
Judy Biworker
 
11
JFK
Henny-Penny
 
12
Tara Jane ONeil
Delores
 
13
The Caulfield Sisters
Judy