The J. Lopez Collective

by Sofa City Sweetheart

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    The J. Lopez Collective is a DIY collection of acoustic demos, silly songs, and recording experiments from 2005.

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about

"A treasure trove of early material and forgotten gems. The record moves from wistful Beach Boys style ballads (Annie Stays Home) and Kinks-esque chug-a-longs (Stanley Waited) to the intertwining vocals of 'Andy'n Me' and the seasonal glow of 'Christmas Times.' Keep your ears open for this musical maverick."
--Make It Mag

"What stands out most is the sincerity and purity of the recordings. Songs like “Stanley Waited” (about an elderly man who cares for his ailing wife) and “Annie Stays Home” are lyrically solid and gorgeously sung by Lopez’s falsetto. Lo-fi quality of the recordings, and brevity of demo tracks aside, J. has a voice that could stop an entire room in its tracks.

Cute songs like “The Brontosaurus Boogie” and “Thank You Mr. Fishy” make this 30 track CD (priced at $9.99) well worth the price of admission."
--Birdhouse Reviews

“Pure pop for now people from the City of Angels. As sumptuous as some of your fave Badfinger songs, with a singer more reminiscent of Dwight Twilley. Feels like a cool breeze caressing my cheek from 1975, a time of blissful ignorance and silly simplicity, blowing a promise of hopeful things to come…”
–Russel Forster, Pirate Cat Radio

credits

released April 6, 2010

All songs written & recorded by J. Lopez at Habib’s Room Studios, West Covina, CA, except “This Space Is MySpace,” music by Woody Guthrie. Most songs recorded between 6/05 - 12/05. Mastered at Casa de Lopez, West Covina, CA, 10/09.

Original text from “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” by Walter Benjamin, 1935. Translated from the German by Andy Blunden. All instruments/vocals by J. Lopez, except additional chorus vocals on “Andy’n Me” by Sergio Lopez. For more information on this recording, please visit sofacitysweetheart.com.

© 2010 by J. Lopez. Published by Casa de Lopez (ASCAP)

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Sofa City Sweetheart is the pop music project of singer/songwriter J. Lopez. Sounds like the love child of The Kinks and Elliott Smith.

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Track Name: Thank You Mr. Fishy
There was once this crazy cod
With the most bodacious bod
And he looked so good
And he looked so fresh

He was swimming by the bay
When a worm went 'round his way
And it looked so good
And it looked so real

But instead of swimming for the hills
He turned around and got it through the gills

Thank you Mr. Fishy for swimming in the sea
Thank you Mr. Fishy for swimming home to me
Thank you Mr. Fishy for swimming way down south
Thank you Mr. Fishy for swimming in my mouth!

And so he met a fisherman
His new home was a frying pan
And it looked so cold
But then it got real hot

And so he said "Please sir, I've got one wish
I wouldn't like to be a dish
You see, I've got this girl..."
The man said "Say no more...

"Go on, you really shouldn't stay
Go on, before I change my mind and say:

"Thank you Mr. Fishy for swimming in the sea
Thank you Mr. Fishy for swimming home to me
Thank you Mr. Fishy for swimming way down south
Thank you Mr. Fishy for swimming in my mouth"