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Dick Aven


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Dick Aven


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Dick Aven

I was born in December 1964 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. I moved around Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana until I was 10 y.o. with my mom, dad and three siblings. After fifty or more moves, dozens of different elementary schools and living environments my parents divorced and my brothers and sister and I ended up with my mom and her side of the family, back in Birmingham where I attended her old school, Bluff Park Elementary (a public school.) I even had her old homeroom teacher in 5th grade (the same year I went to see my first concert "KISS" and got my first geeky eye-glasses).

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The Simpleton

"When I was a little boy, I had but little wit."

FREEKountry

"Inside an onion is a Chinese box of FREEKS in a glass house throwing rocks."

Appalachian Wine Label

"Its a simple celebration, Appalachian, countryfied, kind a' healin', sawed off feeling, moment stealing kind of vibe."

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The Music


It is increasingly evident to me now that my jazz interest informed my Americana song writing, taste, philosophy, and attitude toward music and life.

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The Music


It is increasingly evident to me now that my jazz interest informed my Americana song writing, taste, philosophy, and attitude toward music and life.

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The Lyrics


"I know you love me so much more than your most heartfelt comparison can touch but it's so sweet when you try."

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The Lyrics


"I know you love me so much more than your most heartfelt comparison can touch but it's so sweet when you try."

Process

I like 'em wild, I like 'em young. I like 'em mean, I like 'em dumb.

I like 'em sweet and innocent, I like 'em old and dissonant .

I'd like to write 'em all a song, make it all up as I go along.

I'm not afraid if it all sucks, it's better than bein' stuck

- "I Like 'Em"

Practice

I wondered what you might think if I told you how I feel the silence was an ocean between my hopes and all my fears.

I walked down to the ocean to get myself some air- there I could see over it all and these words came to me.

Wherever you may roam, enjoy the wild ride home- watch things come and go, enjoy the wild ride home.

- "Enjoy"

Execution

In case of an overdose, call poison control. Find the nearest phone, keep this bottle far from the children's reach. I will always be your MultivitMan. 

Serve me at room temperature then hold me tight, captured rainbow light. When you swallow think complete A to Zinc. I will always be your MultivitaMan

- "MultivitaMan"

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