Built entirely around some of my best guitar riffs, "Two Mirrors" originally existed as a piece-of-shit poem-song titled "This was all for you." I took the lyrics to a workshop with other writers and presented it, knowing full well that it was terrible. I hope I've misplaced/destroyed all signs of that original song's existence. "Two Mirrors," however, works. Its lyrics appeared a few months after its first incarnation, back in 2003-2004 or so.
I recorded most of "Two Mirrors" when I lived in Oak Bay in late 2004. It's the first song I recorded on my own with a computer. I programmed the percussion into a primitive Dr. Rhythm drum machine that I still need to return to my friend Seth, I think. Jesse Bannerman figured out which effect to put on the hi-hat so it sounds OK.
The whiny guitar riff in the third repetition of the second verse appeared by accident, but sounds great.
I do not look like my father after I shave. The line just fit with the music. Honesty is not always the best policy in musicland.
from Once and Over Again,
released September 22, 2007
Jeffrey Nordstrom: vocals, guitars, bass, programming.