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You There?

by Monique Ortiz



In memory of my dear friend, band mate, collaborator, Jim Moran. I often called him The Pope Of Davis Square. This is a slightly refined version of an improv Dana and I did on March 19, 2023, the night after Jim's funeral.


Are you there?
Are you standing there,
Standing like a ghost beneath the clouds over a city square?
Standing there,
I see you standing there,
all glazed over in a raincoat, by the car.
By the car....

lost in the light of the fall, deep in the city.
well past midnight, creeping into the morning.
The morning....

The dark before the dawn...


released May 19, 2023
Monique Ortiz- vocals, bass, drum loop.
Dana Colley- alto saxophone.

Words by Monique Ortiz. Music by Monique Ortiz & Dana Colley © 2023 Obskur Vudu Music & Sonophone Music. Artwork by Monique Ortiz.

Recorded in Somerville, MA.
Mixed by Jonathan Taft. www.jontaftaudio.com.
Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East.

Special thanks to Randy Vera, John Moran, Kate Williams, Kevin Music, Lisa & Jerome Deupree.


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Monique Ortiz Austin, Texas

Vocalist / multi-instrumentalist Monique Ortiz is the front woman of Alien Knife Fight, A.K.A.C.O.D., and Bourbon Princess. Currently collaborating with electronic artist 3kStatic..

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