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"March" was written in March 2008 about my brief time living and working in/near Washington, D.C. in 2007. The tracks in this particular recording were done at various times and places between the Spring of 2008 and Spring of 2009.

(Track 1: Fall 2008, Schenectady, NY. Tracks 2-4: March 2009, Kabul, Afghanistan. Track 5: March 2008, Ballston Spa, NY.)

I recorded most of the album as part of a project I was doing where I tried (semi-successfully) to record and release a new album every month for the entirety of 2009. I used a recording of the first track I already had from the previous Fall, and re-recorded tracks 2-5 in my bedroom in Kabul, where I was working at the time. This particular version you are listening to now replaces the 5th track with the original version I recorded in 2008, shortly after writing it, since at the time I recorded in Kabul I didn't have a guitar, and the beat-boxed version I came up with there just wasn't as nice as this one.

The album is generally about my daily life in D.C. Being stuck in traffic, being harassed by the Capitol police, wishing I was somewhere else. Not much particular to that place, really, and only a little particular to that time.

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released March 20, 2009

All music and recording by Kamran Parwana, except drums, flute, and some keyboards on "Fast Asleep" by Ryan Stewart, and whistles and bangs on "Fast Asleep" by Richard Nolan.

The cover image was drawn by Portia Phillips Studenroth, and edited and arranged by Kamran Parwana.

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