Although bernie stollman sits on decaying mastertapes of would be treasured musics, (an lp by masayuki takayanagis new direction unit, debut rec by charles gayle, supposedly even a henry flynt disc) some are lucky to escape the punishment of his fat ass. next week, ed askews little eyes" will wiggle free. After leaving yale with a fine arts degree ed landed various teaching gigs. high schoolers dont want to paint, and ed gave it up to play music. new havens coffeehouse scene was essentially the basement of church, and ESP alums erica pomerance and bill horowitz, as well as a teenage michael bolton, also shared the stage. chops were clearly honed; songs this beautiful are not born without hard knocks. it was shortly after he relocated to the city that he hooked up with ESP. "little eyes" was recorded immediately following eds poorly selling debut "ask the unicorn". made with little more than eds voice and the stunningly modern arrangements of his beloved martin tipple, (sort of a larger 10 string ukulele) all the songs were recorded in one continuous take. lyrical concerns of any era, I suppose, are love and war. and ed was inspired! "little eyes" is as grand, sad and beautiful a statement as can be expressed. His off key lilt hangs like a seductive pink mist, and settles deeply; youll hear these songs long after they are over." - Destijl. Small repress. Beautiful silkscreened rice paper cover artwork. Highly Recommended!