After recording Storytime I moved down to Exeter to be with a girl. It didn't work out but it was an exciting time. I opened my own bookshop The Storyteller. That didn't work out either, because Waterstones beat me into the ground with super discounting and copying my ideas. During that time I met Jen who became my best friend and musical compadre. We started our own little two piece band called A Fine Day for Sailing. We used to practice in the little storytelling room after hours. It was anti-folk pop really. For one reason and another we ended up living in different cities, but a few years later we were both back in the band again. We looked back and made this album from our original demos from the very first stuff we wrote and recorded it all in my bedroom in one weekend. AFDFS had changed musically by then so we did this as a side project 'Lost and Found.' It suited our situation. We got lost then found each other again. We're going to record another Lost and Found album soon and do some concerts. I really like the lo-fi spirit of this album - from the melancholy Auld Lang Syne to the bedlam fun (and ex-live favourite) of Fermez La Bouche.
True story: Jen's sister walked down the aisle on her wedding day to our version of Be My Baby.
The bonus song on here is a sad song I wrote around the time about a bad situation I was in. It didn't make the album but I still like it.
released January 1, 2010
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