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I tried to resist but it was no use. I fell in love with the ukulele after playing one for the first time thinking it would make a good part to one of my kids songs. The ukulele didn't end up working on that particular tune, instead it ended up helping me write new non kid songs and finish a couple others that had been around for a long time but just didn't sound right on the guitar. The ukulele is a wonderful downright magical instrument that I love.

Houby day is both low fi on one hand and my attempt at super producing something on the other. After making such minimal rock music for so long I wanted to make use of my new found freedom after making the jump to recording via computer. This turned into a hero worship record. A bid to be heard along side all my favorites like Harry Nilsson, Marc Bolan, Burt Bacharach, The Sparks and Brian Eno.

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released November 1, 2013

Istvan: ukulele, guitar, vocals
Miss Krista: Vocals
Steve Slivka: guitar, banjo
Geoff Gilkes: bass, piano

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Istvan & His Imaginary Band Berwyn, Illinois

Istvan makes music, clothes, toys, and other surprises for special people of every age

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Track Name: Yes You Are
Seems like we should be speaking
But then again quiets nice
I can see what you're thinking
And I think you should think twice

'Cause when you dream you throw silver
And gold as they stand and stare
And when you wake up you're screaming
Wishing you were still there

But you are
Yes you are
Contrary to the things you think
You are
Yes you are
Contrary to the things you think
You are
Yes you are
Contrary to the things you think

You save your life in a mattress
One day your house is gonna burn
And when you sift through the ashes
Maybe you'll finally learn

That you are
Yes you are
Contrary to the things you think
You are
Yes you are
Contrary to the things you think
You are
Yes you are
Contrary to the things you think
Track Name: Japanese Scientist
I want to love you
I want to love you
I want to love you
I want to love you
Like a Japanese scientist

I want to know everything about you
I want to know I want to scream and shout you
I want to know
I want to know
I want to know

I'll travel far over angry oceans
I'll break the law stirring deep emotions
I'm well aware
And I don't care
No I don't care

I want to love you
I want to love you
I want to love you
I want to love you
Like a Japanese scientist

Our love is beautiful like jade and corral
My thoughts are pure but my acts immoral
I'm well aware
And I don't care
No I don't care

I want to love you
I want to love you
I want to love you
I want to love you
Like a Japanese scientist
Track Name: Happy Face
Promenade in pretty colors
Pounding bass for all the teenage mothers
Putting on that happy face again

Easy lips on painted faces
Runaways lined to take their places
Putting on that happy face again

Oooh

Chicks with dicks and cracking plaster
Assume the roles of slave and master
Putting on that happy face again

All tied up in ropes and ribbons
Mira mira got to take what's given
Putting on that happy face again

Stabbing knives and shrugging shoulders
Setting fires watch them burn and smolder

Putting on that happy face
Putting on that happy face
Putting on that happy face again
Track Name: Nadir
Late last night my dreams were frightful
I saw agin the figure of a screaming skull
Sat up quick and grabbed for the bottle
3am and I step on the throttle
Wheels are spinning I'm thrown from the car
My visions blurry I've gone much too far
Snow is falling now here comes the sun
The ice is melting and the water begins to run

All I think about are sins of the past
The end is coming much too fast
Oh sweet Venus where have you gone
The streets are empty as I stumble home

Take of troubles you know I've got 'em
My heart is breaking as I hit rock bottom

Take of troubles you know I've got 'em
My heart is breaking as I hit rock bottom

Take of troubles you know I've got 'em
My heart is breaking as I hit rock bottom
Track Name: Thank You
Thank you my dear
Yeah Thank you my dear
My gestures incomplete
And all I have to meet
But know that it's sincere

Thank you my dear
Yeah Thank you my dear
My gestures incomplete
And all I have to meet
I hope it's nice to hear