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Blaupunkt San Diego, California

Blaupunkt was a band that formed in San Diego, CA sometime around 2006. The core line-up consisted mainly of AJ Peacox (Guitar, Vocals), Erich Beckmann (Drums), Matt Bear (Bass), Ted Gabbard (Engineer, Sax), Dirk Callum (Bari Sax) and Josh Rodriguez (Sax). Dan Faughnder occasionally provided hand percussion and other random tiny instruments. Most of the band's music was written by AJ and Erich. ... more

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Track Name: The Pies That Grind!
To be born, you must break free from the eggshells of redemption. My life until now was just a small collection of fragments of poems. Friends out on loan. A new day is coming. I'm bound to overflow. You'll learn this lesson hard to face a change of heart. Now it's time for the metal part. Kittens.
Track Name: Faking Happiness!
Does the parable of life cease to be at certain times? When you warrant standard lines and boastful pleas present your fight. Would the prose of Socrates be such things of reverie if re-writ to you from me, or by a modernist of travesty? Tonight I'm all alone and I'm thinking of calling home. I think it'd be much faster to travel by the ways. I'm making up success and faking happiness. Just so you won't worry, I'd say anything at all. You speak to me with such deceit and invade my long-set dreams. O, apostrophe, commission me to be rather than seem. Well, I can't pay attention in my class. I'm a statuette behind the glass, and I have just no realized: I'm alive! Tonight I'm all alone, and I'm thinking of calling home. I think it'd be much faster to travel by the ways. I'm making up success and faking happiness. Just so you won't worry, I'd say anything at all. And life is just a game. I'm falling asleep. I don't want to play. And at times we change our minds. I'm giving luck one more try.
Track Name: Coffee! Coffee! Coffee!
Coffee, coffee, coffee from all of us to you! We wish it was our coffee, so we could drink it, too. I woke up with no covers on my head. The morning sun was blinding me instead. It's kinda hard when you're studying all night long. Put on my jeans for the third day in a row. Got my keys and roll down the windows. It's kind of hard when every day's the same. Until I get coffee, coffee, coffee from all of us to you! We wish it was our coffee, so we could drink it, too! Off to college, my friends have gone away. These past few months are getting lonelier every day. They tell me, "Kid, these are the best days of your life." And while my lecture's getting longer all the time, a cafe will sooth and ease my mind. I'm taking back from God the last good thing that's mine. And it's coffee, coffee, coffee from all of us to you! We wish it was our coffee, so we could drink it, too. So, at the dance I was standing all alone without a date to really call my own. I got choked up and wanted to go home. But at the stands, next to the fruit punch, the cutest girl was sipping from a paper cup. She smiled at me and completely changed my luck. Because of coffee, coffee, coffee from all of us to you! We wish it was our coffee, so we could drink it, too!
Track Name: Theme from Exultate! [The End of the World]
How can you live with a government deciding what love is, and to whom the feeling's deserved? If this state's a microcosm, then the whole world's lost it. There's no point to anything. Well, what can I do to prevent our demise when they follow a hateful god with blinders in their eyes? This is how the world will end. This is how the world will end: In a whimper. Not a bang. I've heard these men preach their logic. To them, there's (sic.) two choices: Be like them, or be nihilist. Well, I'm here to say, "bring back love again." Everyone's invited. And we'll teach them not to hate. Well, what can we do to prevent our demise? Well, I can't help but be the one who stands up to fight. This is how the world will end. This is how the world will end: In a whimper. Not a bang. Well, what do I get 'cause I just seem to lose. You make me regret those times I spent with you. This is how the world will end. This is how the world will end: In a whimper. Not a bang!
Track Name: The Storm!
Last day of the summer. My last year in school. My last chance to make a name. I can feel it slipping away. The bird of youth's taking flight. So long, seventeen. There's a storm outside. Blow out my brief candle light. Get inside the car. You wont sleep tonight, and we'll take this song as proof we really tried. There's a hole in my head, and a hole in the street. I would wait for you, but you wont wait for me. I hit the wall at a young age. My quixotic world came tumbling down. And I was sick for a long time. I was trying to see through such odd eyes. The storm has come to an end. Time for the day to begin. Get inside the car. You won't sleep tonight, and we'll take this song as proof we really tried. There's a hole in my head, and a whole industry. I would wait for you, but you won't wait for me. I went out of my window, and I went up to your door. I asked you, but you wouldn't come with me. The same as before. I went out of my window, and I went out to the car. Drove until gas ran out. Called that new place my home. Get inside the car. You won't sleep tonight, and we'll take this song as proof we really tried. There's a hole in my head, and a hole in the street. I would wait for you, but you won't wait for me. I went out of my window. And I went out to the car. Drove until the gas ran out. Called that new place my home.
Track Name: Boy With Stars!
O, weary soldier, dry your eyes. Calm your soul. This tempest will be passing soon, and we'll mend up all your holes. And we'll fight the fires. Douse the flames with brotherhood and autumn rains. And regain the world of which your lost control. Why'd you have to go away like this? You left your brothers here to die. Why'd you have to leave us all alone? O, navigator. Boy with stars. That speck of light must come so far. And when it burns out, we remember it for years. And we'll sail the seas with calm and love. No fear of storms or gods above. And when they ask us, we'll say, "It's Odessa*, sir, where we'll land." Why'd you have to go away like this. You left your brothers here to die. Why'd you have to leave us all alone?

*a reference to a lyric in the song "Odessa" by Grim Luck!
Track Name: Untitled. . .
Erich: Count us off, AJ.
AJ : 1, 2, 3, 6!
Erich: Chorus! *mumbles* No... Chorus! 1, 2, 3, stop.
Dan: There'll be a lot of fuck-ups... Just putting it out there.
Erich: Okay.
AJ: We should auto-tune it to a step down... Just to see what happens.
Erich: Okay.
Track Name: Montana!
Eight hours a day in a car. My eyes are burning from hot sweat. I think about this things that I most regret - like a house fire burning rampant, swallowing old memories. It's my fault that I lost most everything. It's alright. It's okay. Nothing will ever stand in my way from seeing you tomorrow. You dropped the bomb, and it landed hard, but it just didn't blow up. I'm not much of a scientist, but I'm not very abrupt. I'm accident prone, and I fall so hard, and I can't keep up this pace. I don't land on my feet. I'm not a cat! I just fall flat on my face. It's alright. It's okay. Nothing will ever stand in my way from seeing you tomorrow!
Track Name: Girl, This Could Be The Start of Us Both!
You should be afraid of me. I am your own worst enemy. I encompass all the evil things boys like me do. You should impregnate me with thoughts of your morality. I believe in no god, but I do believe in you. I just want what everybody else wants, too. I just want to be next to you. I just want what everybody else wants, too. I just want to be close to you. I am the devil incarnate. A heathen that loves every son and daughter of the world, and especially loves you. Call me whatever you like. Deploy on me a nuclear strike to my heart, but don't say I never tried. I just want what everybody else wants, too. I just want to be close to you. I just want what everybody else wants, too. I just want to be close to you. I just want what everybody else wants, too. I just want to get close to you. I just want what everybody else wants, too. I just want to get close to you. THREE MORE TIMES. I just want what everybody else wants, too. I just want to be close to you. I just want what everybody else want, too. I just want to be close to you.
Track Name: Remember That Time We Were Playing Video Games, and Then I Looked Into Your Eyes and Saw a Metaphor?
The shinny things a crow puts in its nest are the same fucking things you put in my eyes. They shine and sparkle, and tell me to not look back like the goddamn Fourth of July. My face lights up and I can't hold back. So, I just hang off every word that comes rolling of your tongue, and I take it all in like a bullet to the chest. You got a grip on me, and you're not letting go.
Track Name: Here's Another One, Blondie!
I'm not invincible. I am not smart. I am not sane. And you may not be perfect, but you are beautiful in the most beautiful way. And you don't know every answer from every book. And you don't know how to hate. And you don't know how to cook. You don't know all the songs that you have inspired, too. But you know that I'll be there for you. It's alright. It's okay. Nothing will ever stand in my way from seeing you tomorrow. *AWWGHHHH* *help me! I'm trapped in a universe factory*
Track Name: It's Over!
You sit shot-gun in my car. Our bodies baring all our scars. You and I, we are Bonnie and Clyde. And driving eastward from the coast, on your face it looks like you have seen a ghost. We have the weight of the world on our shoulders like a building before the blast. And at 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, it's over. It is over. We tried our best not to give in to the things we said we'd never give in to. But that just makes us masochists. That just makes us pessimists. You and I, we are triggers to a bomb. And the clutch shifts down to first gear. And my brakes tell my wheels to stop. And like a meteor blast, it is over. It is over!