Take A Deep Breath

by Be Brave Bold Robot

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07:00
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"Acoustic-folk popsters Be Brave Bold Robot make amusing music. Whether it's Dean Haakenson spitting out humorous tongue-twisting lyrics or the imagery those lyrics provide (the description of the traditional minivan family in "Gridlocked" is subtly hysterical) - there is much to enjoy. The group's wordplay is also quite clever: The potentially provocative rhyming opportunities on "Take a deep breath" veer in unexpected directions. combining folk pop with viola and banjo, these guys create engaging tunes."
- Brian Palmer, Sacramento News and Review OCT 2012

"BE BOLD BRAVE ROBOT are the sort of band who make me reconsider throwing in the towel every time I listen to their inventive pop masterpiece ‘Take A Deep Breath’. There are few occasions when you hear a band for the first time and know implicitly that you are going to love everything that they do. This is one of those bands."
- daydreamgeneration.com DEC 2010

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released 22 February 2010

Dean Haakenson on Main Acoustic Guitars and Lead Vocals. John Matthew Gerken (myspace.com/nicemonster) on Bass and several other instruments and backing Vocals. Brian Jackson on electric guitars, various keyboards, and the upright Piano. Virile Antonio Ledesma DRUMS. Catie Turner Loves Justin and Everett and Josephine and plays Viola. Heather Phillips backs them Vocals Up, Kid! Carly DuHain (myspace.com/carlyduhain) does the same.
Jeremy Pagan plays electric guitar on 08) and 11). The Horny Sect… I mean, Horn Section, Jake Gleason appears courtesy of The Dirty Feet. Thomas Minnick plays bowed and fingered stand up bass on 10). Jhon Bellizia (myspace.com/sirjhon) plays banjo on 05). Stefan Wenk (wellontheroad.org) speaks (and tutors in) French. The extremely talented and googlable Justin Farren engineered, mixed, produced and plays a bunch of instruments on 02). Also on 02), Brian Rogers’ percussion and Panquette Marshall’s Talking Pancakes!
paintings and cover design by Kyle Larson. Photographical credits
available upon request. Most of the fundamental tracks were engineered by Dana Gumbiner at Station To Station in Grass Valley, CA. Most of everything else engineered by aforementioned John Matthew Gerken (JMG) in Sacramento, CA. Produced and Mixed by John Matthew Gerken and Dean Haakenson. Mastered by Christian Kiefer (xiankiefer.com). Aaron Haakenson long ago wrote the music for 10), while its lyrics and all other songs written and arranged by Dean Haakenson. Special Thanks to Brian Jackson for arrangement input and upstanding band comradery.
© 2010 Dean Haakenson. Published by Be Brave Bold Robot (ASCAP)
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"BE BOLD BRAVE ROBOT are the sort of band who make me reconsider throwing in the towel every time I listen to their inventive pop masterpiece ‘Take A Deep Breath’. There are few occasions when you hear a band for the first time and know implicitly that you are going to love everything that they do. This is one of those bands."
- daydreamgeneration.com DEC 2010
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Track Name: Gridlocked
A subtle rain’s enough to keep the two of us from lover’s leap
And far away from kayaking in shallow lakes nearby
Where motorboats are not allowed and a family begins to crowd
Toward dryer kitchens in cabins they’ve rented near the shore
Far from bored, we imaginate that we’re experts nearing season 8
On The “Let’s Get Crazy Cabin Crew” HGTV show.
And though we know this can’t last forever, a borrowed shelter in stormy weather
We’ll spend this time we have together, making mountain love

We leave behind all the things that we’ve made
Hoping to find a more meaningful place
A change in perception, a chaotic wave
To wash us right over while we stand brave
A hole in the fence where the roads are unpaved
And ooze with adventure and lead us to caves
I know we will leave here, we’ve people to save
So if there are gods, let me hold this mindframe


A town and country odyssey, a wind star voyaging chevy
Astro mini superVan, and the family contained within
Know not if there’s a better way to make happiness stay so they
Promise they’ll return from home when chilly rain submits to snow.
So down the mountain, down they go, a CEO from old Frisco
A thousand up, a single horse, astride atop shiny new Porsche
There’s hella dudes, huge trucks with racks,
extreme bro-brahs in fitted caps with bills to backs, forgot exactly what sport team they’re for
I was born to self Navigate, but ancient instincts get replaced
By embraced races safely leading fastest to my cage where there’s

Three squared Miles, a habitat encasing all the
Things I’ve made and the places where I made them
Three squared miles of easy flat terrain where
Three square meals fill body and brain

With just enough to do to numb down the memory
Of rainfall mountainside, and being there at night
Hard as I try to keep an inner energy
steeped in Wild Scents,
evaporation happens
unless it’s soaked again.
Nomadic Tribes may pepper my ancestry,
But Nurture must win out, cuz I don’t leave the house
but
What would the caveman do? ( I ask myself)
What would the caveman do?
What would the caveman do?