Recently we posted about the loss of a great friend and a fantastic songwriter, Mark Allen Rodgers (aka Piss Pissedoffherson). Mark inspired and pushed us early on, and his support and encouragement were a big part of what drove us in the early days and through the years.
As a small tribute to him and what he meant to us, we got in our little studio over the last couple of weeks and knocked out this 3 song EP.
The first song, "Piss" is a new one Mike D wrote for Mark after hearing of his passing; "Playing Dumb" is a favorite of ours that Mark wrote and recorded with his band The Devil's Own; and finally, "The Ballad of Mark Allen Rodgers" is a song inspired by Mark, written by our good friends Red Cloud West.
The downloads are free. However, if anyone wants to pay for the downloads, we'll be looking to pass all those proceeds to charity, most likely a music or arts related one here in the Portland area. We have been focused on getting this release out so hadn't gotten quite that far yet, but we're open to suggestions.
We'll also have this available at Spotify, and likely CD Baby, iTunes and the like within the next few days.
Please be sure to check out Mark's bands The Devil's Own, Ha! The Disco Ah!, Ribbon Fix, etc. Here's a good start:
Our original post regarding Mark's passing is here:
released August 9, 2015
Written by Michael Dean Damron
Recorded at 150 Watt Studios by Handsome Jon Burbank