Gartz, Stu / Hey Stu Gartz
Album: Hey Stu Gartz   Collection:General
Artist:Gartz, Stu   Added:Aug 2018
Label:Verson Mary Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-08-12 Pull Date: 2018-10-14
Week Ending: Sep 23 Sep 16 Aug 19
Airplays: 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 22, 2018: Music Casserole
The Dog Blues (The Song)
4. Aug 18, 2018: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Higher And Higher
2. Sep 19, 2018: Brownian Motion
Blue Grass Duck
5. Aug 15, 2018: Brownian Motion
The Dog Dance (Lift Up That Leg)
3. Sep 12, 2018: Brownian Motion
The Dog Blues (The Song)

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2018-08-08
SoCal based outsider music, bluesy, burlesque, strange yet insightful lyrics. Low fi recording and performance, sloppy in all the right places. For fans of Marvin Pontiac, Daniel Johnston, Tom Waits, Bob Log III. Outsider artists like Jet Lady (Tangela Tricoli), Wesley Willis, John Trubee’s “blind mans penis”, song poems as well. Great stuff, all FCC clean.

1) (2:32) sloppy weird swingy blues, slide guitar, drums etc 2) (2:56) simple 3 chord song, acoustic guitar centered 3) (3:22) 12 bar silliness with a strange little casio type organ trupet tone, like one of those cheap things my parents had in the late 60’s 4)** (3:57) “the dog dance”, about dog business being a dance, the chorus is “bow wow” – this song is epic (I know Ive heard this before….?), play with Marvin Pontiac’s “I’m a Dog” 5) (1:38) goofy old western bar room piano feel, fun stuff with just piano and bass, King Missle’esque spoken word, brief 6) (2:52) upbeat train chugga chugga beat, with gospel overtones “praise jesus” 7)* (3:45) 12 bar walking blues bass, silly organ, “those big blue eyes”, saxophone appears 8)** (2:46) someone had to use a duck call as a lead instrument, and its fitting its over a 12 bar silly piano and bass accompaniment 9)** (5:20) a revisit of the Dog Dance song above, but more just about being a big dog marking his territory instead of turning it into a dance, a little lewd like dogs are by nature, “bow wow, bow wow”, organ gets a lead and launches into a silly scat jazz for a second

Track Listing
1. Higher And Higher   5. Waltz On Water
2. (I Used To) Walk On Water   6. Reverend Bill's California Walls Revival
3. I Will Dig A Hole   7. Those Big Blue Eyes
4. The Dog Dance (Lift Up That Leg)   8. Blue Grass Duck
  9. The Dog Blues (The Song)