Anxiety Comes Early

I decided to go in a different direction after Train Wreck Therapy. I needed a new band name to release material under. Somehow I came up with the idea of "Bovinity" because Shannon had all kinds of cow-themed materal in her apartment.

I went to Jay Bentoff's studio to record and mix. It was a nice environment in a brownstone/townhouse and Jay was an excellent engineer. An enigneer becomes part of the band, bringing their own ideas to the table. He was open to doing any type of material.

I bought a midi interface and midi program for my Macintosh IIcx for $35, and did all the backing tracks with a Roland D110, and Alesis MidiVerb II.

I ended up having it mastered twice, because the first time, I don't think the mastering enineer had any hearing left, and he put too much bass on the bottom end.

I like how this record sounds. It was engineered very well I wish the songs had been a little stronger, but I think "I Love You, Yeah, Whatever" is probably the best song. My friend La used to play it over and over with the line about the table manners being her favorite.


I Love You, Yeah, Whatever

The Players:

Tom Zavesky - guitars, basses, keyboards programming

*Calvary - bass

Engineered by Jay Bentoff - Dark Tree

Produced by Tom Zavesky, All songs © 1988

Divide By Zero

The second Bovinty record is the first record I did at home on Cubase, didn't go to the studio. It took a LONG time. Like 5 years.

I was so bored in Cleveland the last few years, friday night conisted of going to an independent record store called B-Ware Video on Madison, renting a Pam Grier film, and then sampling soundtrack and dialog out of it, then building a song around it. B-Ware was a great resource. It started as a small shop which carried mostly B-slasher films, but branched out into all sorts of kitschy things like John Waters. At one point, it was my goal to rent every film with the word "Mondo" in the title.

I decided I better get this record done before I moved to Florida, or else it wasn't going to get finished. I called in Carl Gribble to do some solos. He showed up with this tiny tiny amp. I made it sound really big.

This is a real fun disc, I tried to sing in a lot of colors.

I had a rivalry with Kirsten Elisabeth from Figure Of Speech. It centered around who could write the most bitter song. She claims I won but I think it was a draw. She wrote this song with a line about a cook who picks meat up off the floor when no one is looking.



About A Man

The Players:

Tom Zavesky - guitars, basses, keyboards programming

*Carl Gribble - guitar solos

Produced by Tom Zavesky