Becoming

by Gil Hockman

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    releases November 10, 2017

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Untitled
3.
Monday 7 September
4.
Talking to a Man
5.
Somewhere Else
6.
Top of the Hill
7.
Rope_ankle
8.
Coming In
9.
Dreaming
10.
Scheming

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Written, recorded, performed and programmed by Gil Hockman (that’s me!) mostly in the spare bedroom of my apartment in Johannesburg. What didn’t get done there was finished off in a makeshift vocal booth in the corner of Esther’s bedroom in Berlin. Julian Repdath (julianredpath.com) sings on Monday 7 September (he also came up with the additional lyrics and melody). Nathan Redpath and Stephen Timm are in there too on the tambourine, shaker and little cymbal. Mixed by Nolan Chiat (nolan@c-r-e-a-t-e.com). Mastered by Troy Glessner (spectrestudio.com). Cover and CD photographs by Dorit Hockman & Vanessa Chong (the bat, dorithockman@gmail.com) and Marc Shoul (the face, marcshoul.com). Additional design by Alex ‘bestie’ Adler (alexandrapearl.com).

For their love and support, never-ending thanks to my wonderful wife Esther, my parents, my sisters, my family, my friends. Nothing is possible without you. To all the awesome people and places I have encoutered over the past few years: thank you for being out there and for opening your doors to me. I hope to see you all again soon! Extra thanks goes out to Nolan for helping bring this to life and to Julien Fernanadez at Five Roses Press for replying to my first email and all the ones after that.

This album was proudly crowd-funded on Indiegogo and could not have been made without those who dug deep into their pockets. For this I am deeply, deeply grateful. In particular, the following excpetional human beings deserve a special mention (in order of appearance): Shira Hockman, Jon Savage, Sam Davis, Dorit Hockman, Phil Alves, Maurice & Meria Hockman, Joel and Zee Bergman, Caroline Leisegang, Leanne Rencken, Dennis Grzenia, Jono Hall, Maya and Sam Shewitz, Cat Pritchard, Steven Pillemer, Darryl Bernstein, David Nejjar, Trevor Calverly, Ruth Scott, Fran Wensley, Len & Natasha van Heerden. You are all among the finest of our species.

Finally, thank you to you for opening this up and, hopefully, taking a listen. I hope you like what you hear. If you do (or even if you don’t) feel free to drop me a mail at gilhockman@gmail.com or come find me at www.gilhockman.com or on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter or Bandcamp or SoundCloud or whatever else I have signed up for.

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releases November 10, 2017

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Track Name: The Days of Our Lives
The Days of our Lives

The times of our lives
Like the tales of a stranger
The sign of the times
Is a dog in the manger
The makeup we’ll bring
The songs that we’ll sing
The days of our lives
The days of a stranger

The times we recall
Are the lines we remember
The strain of our lives
Is a long, distant thunder
And to take what it brings
Is to tie and to link
To lines that remain
To the dreams and the hunger

The days of are lives
Are the tales of a stranger
The sign of the times
Is a dog in the manger
The makeup we’ll bring
The songs we will sing
The days of our lives
The days of a stranger