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Pilon and the Tum Tum Tree

from Another Pond by Not Drowning, Waving

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Pilon and the Tum Tum Tree was the b side to the Cheesecloth single, the only recording release by Easter a band that featured all the NDW members. It grew out of Go Circus a band that Tim, Russel and Rowan played in. In Easter Tim sang and wrote the words, Mark Barry mixed and David fulfilled dancing duties, Paul Healy filled in for a couple of gigs that Johnny Phillips forgot to attend. Oh yes, sometimes Rowan named the tunes the best of which (title wise) were called "Harris Tweed" and "Grant the Artist".


from Another Pond, released October 10, 1984


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Not Drowning, Waving Melbourne, Australia

NDW's music was haunting, evocative, brooding, sensuous and a million other words that excite people who type for a living. In record stores, you could usually find NDW filed under ambient or art-rock, ill-fitting labels if ever there were. Though they were often minimalist, they never made background music. Arty by comparison to other acts of the era, but they knocked out some glorious pop tunes. ... more

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