Still Time

Still Time

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With vocals swimming into the mystic range of Van Morrison and even Vedder or Duritz, Still Time adeptly draws from an eclectic musical vocabulary including rock, folk, jazz, funk, and reggae styles, creating a sound uniquely their own and universally appealing.

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Biography

Since forming in 2004, Still Time has made the transition from local notoriety to a rapidly growing regional and national presence through a dedicated grass roots and word of mouth process. Still Time began carving out a name for themselves in the San Luis Obispo, California bar and college scene as their music spread through rough-cut songs passed from fan to fan. By 2006, Still Time was playing to a regularly sold out house at San Luis Obispo's most popular music venue, Downtown Brewing Co., and began touring across the West Coast.

With their music being hard to place into any one genre, Still Time's sound is best defined as groove rock with an eclectic mix of instruments such as; harmonica, mandolin, slide guitar and upright bass. With a unique style reminiscent of dynamic artists such as Ben Harper, Van Morrison and Dave Matthews Band, Still Time offers a positive, high-energy show that appeals to many different musical tastes and backgrounds. They have had the opportunity to entertain at a broad range of venues, from small, intimate acoustic sets to festivals with several thousand attendees. This diverse style and live performance has allowed them to share the stage with a variety of artists such as Ziggy Marley, Michael Franti & Spearhead, UB40, Steel Pulse, Ozomatli, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Robert Randolph, Mad Caddies, Pepper, Strung Out, ALO, David Lindley, Jackie Greene, etc.

The band's debut album "Stream of Consciousness", released independently in 2007 under their own record label When It Hits Records, was quickly embraced by fans, putting the single "High Tide" in the 1 spot on San Luis Obispo radio station New Rock 107.3 for over 7 weeks. The album reflects the bands' ability to connect with audiences of all ages and backgrounds and has sold several thousand copies.

With the release of their second album "See America" in May 2009, Still Time continues to progress with their cross-generational sound. To capture the right feel for each song, the album was written and recorded in multiple locations throughout the West Coast including an abandoned boxcar on the coast of Oregon, a forrest in the hills of Santa Cruz, an empty mansion in San Francisco, and an after hours bar in San Luis Obispo. The album was then mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Fred Vogler, at the world famous Ocean Way Studios in Hollywood, California.

With musical stylings far beyond their years, the experience that Still Time provides is comparable to a day at the beach with close friends, great times, deep conversations, and contemplation. It's this experience along with a feeling of community that Still Time hopes to always provide for their diverse fan base.

Websites:
www.stilltimmusic.com
www.myspace.com/stilltimeband

Lyrics

9 to 5

Written By: Dan Curcio

I get lost sometimes
When my work won't grab me
From the pull of the outside world

And there's a song we sing
Leaves us always burning
For them things we've yet to find

We won't stop believing
We'll be young always
We know when it's time
To be working on a twelve pack instead of 9 to 5

And 9 to 5 gives us the fuel for the ride
As we cruise through this life past them speed limit signs
We've seen a few drunken nights and some stories unfold
We've set down the stress and replaced with a brew
Don't quit your day job, but take a few breaks
Not just for sleep or for sanity's sake
But for waters uncharted and the good friends of old
For the love of the ladies, and the bullshit we've sold
Put down them papers, empty those minds
Turn up the music it's time to unwind
I got some time on my side and the world to see
It's just a few of my friends and the song that we sing
Sing it

We won't stop believing
We'll be young always
We know when it's time
To be working on a twelve pack instead of 9 to 5

I am found sometimes
When my reason leaves me
Taken over by the pull of the outside world

And there's a song we sing
Leaves us always yearning
For them things we've yet to find

(Chorus)

American Dream

Written By: Dan Curcio

We were born of a different world
Where men go riches to rags
Use their hands to make something new
Or hold them high with white flags

Watch the light as I pull up now
As it changes to green
I close my eyes and I realize
The American Dream

Something for everyone
If you’re willing to work for pay
And you can have it all,
You can have it all
If you want to
Or you can stand up and walk away

Power Of Now

Written By: Dan Curcio

I'm walking downtown in the rain
I'll probably catch a cold or something
But it's my mumbling
That's got me more concerned
See I can't find the words to think
I'm holding on to memories
That have gone and left me
'Cause I can't focus on the now

It's always when I get this Nintendo,
Or when I find the right girl,
Or I used to be in great shape,
That are bearing down on me
So I close my eyes, I close my eyes
And I try to realize the power of now

Hold everything
This is a moment here
There's nothing that the
Past or the future can settle
The weight on my mind
Slowly lifts as I realize
The power of now
And I'm finally waiting
I'm waiting for nothing

I'd like to wear a Buddha smile
Find what it is that's worth my while
To ride some timelessness
Into a state of peace
But we're only less than holy
Wandering through these towns alone
I close my eyes, I try to fall into
The power of now

Memory Lane

Written By: Dan Curcio

Get off work put the car into drive
With Buckets f rain coming out of the sky
Grandma's next to me bringing the pain
Her '87 Buick's in to steal my lane

Walk in the door to find my baby at home
Always relieved when I find her alone
Searchin' for secrets buried in eyes
A little bit worried, I'm not gonna lie

Breathe deep and walk on a wire
I am the ember and you are my fire
Too many trips down memory lane
I'm not sure what is keeping me sane
Hours racing, my mind's on escaping
And time is erasing all I wanted to find

Next door there's always a fight
But it isn't their wars that keep me up at night
They know how to forgive and forget
I missed that lesson, I'm sick of this shit

Roll out of bed at a quarter to nine
To millions of people goin' out of their minds
I'm just stuck here suspended in air
Trying to get back, but life isn't fair

High Tide

Written By: Dan Curcio

Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies
She says she knows me and
I’ve got that dreamy look in my eyes
I got a mind to make a dollar
Out of fifteen cents
And buy an island with a view
Of all the summer sets
You see I know where I’m going
And I know where I’ve been
I tell my lady that my ship’s coming in
I got no time for fiasco and the last straw
Seems to be a long ways away

High Tide is coming with the world for me
My type is something that you won’t find

Summer skies keep on asking me why
This island dream and what it means
Has seemed to pass me on by
But it’s just a matter of time,
Right now I’m headin’ to find
That paper paper and the good life
No need for the grind
You see I know where I’m going
And I know where I’ve been
I tell my lady that my ship’s coming in
I got no time for fiasco and the last straw
Seems to be a long ways away

High Tide is coming with the world for me
My type is something that you won’t find

Baby girl if you leave me
You’ll see me someday on the TV
Wish you hadn’t left me for someone else
‘Cause I’ll be getting’ that scrilla
Like the Don himself

Fall And Rise

Written By: Dan Curcio

Another fall and rise has come again
As I pick my eyes up off the floor
‘Cause I know now that time rolls on
Let’s just enjoy the way it does

Just last night my love heard her song
Floating in this western wind
She said you don’t know the things I know
Oh Lord, I hear her whisper still

“You’re a simple man
Hoping for heaven
Hold on now the work is not done
The light’s on for you
Goodnight, my love”

She’s the one that calms me down
Whispering some old lullaby
She came to me when I was low
Took all my fears to melt away

She says, “You’re a simple man
Building your heaven
See now the work’s almost done
The light’s on for you
Goodnight, my love”

I could sit and stare from here forever
Some nights it’s great to be alone
Here in my dream I’ve found a river
That takes me back to my home

I hide myself
I hide myself
I know that it’s wrong
She shows her soul
She bears her soul
I know that she’s right

Oh I fall and rise
I fall and rise
Oh we fall, we fall, and we rise

First Date

Written By: Dan Curcio

I pick her up an hour after nine
She laughs and says,
“Thanks for wasting my time”
I smile and nod submit to my doom
As we step into my hot air balloon

And it’s awkward
But we’re, we’re on our way

I asked her to spend a night on the stars
I know it’s cliché, but it did get me far
Jogging around from second to third
Then sprinting to home with no passion or words

And it’s awkward
But we’re, we’re on our way

She asks for a smoke and I said, “Hell no
You light up a match and this thing’s gonna blow”
She says, “Well maybe then
As we fall through the clouds
Heaven provides what the gods will allow”

And it’s awkward
But we’re, we’re on our way

She lights up the match the balloon soon explodes
We head to the ground hearing sounds of lost souls
She’s biting my lip and I’m closing my eyes
We hold each other for warmth
As we fall through the sky

And I fell in love for the first and the last time
I fell in love for the first and the last time

And it’s awkward
But we’re, we’re on our way

Know Your Roots

Written By: Dan Curcio

It’s just these stars and the moon above
The only things I’ve been thinking of
In 20 years I have rarely seen
My Mother Earth
She’s been calling out to me
She says, “You better know your roots
This new world’s expansion’s
Keeping me from you
I’ve been here long enough to see
You’re gonna need me soon”
She says, “I’ll be here when you
Wanna come back home”

It’s just this cold as the fire dies
Chills my bones
Until the sun arrives
In 20 years I have barely known
My Mother Earth
Who wants me back at home
She says, “You better know your roots
‘Cause you don’t need a million bucks
To have an ocean view
I’ve been here long enough to see
You’re gonna need me soon”
She says, “I’ll be here when you
Wanna come back home”

And I ask Mother,
Mother Earth, what can I do
To be in your good graces?
And she said, “Sing this song
Remind my children
Of the spots they miss
Remind them of their places”

And she said, “It’s in my rivers and in the valleys and in my ocean”
She said, “It’s in my mountains and in the forest and in my sunset”
She said, “It’s in my glaciers and in the canyons and in my desert
And you better know, you better know your roots”

Stream Of Consciousness

Written By: Dan Curcio

Out in the moonlight
A river to wash my sins
Takes me to Heaven’s Gates
With a Hell of a wait to get in

Carry me river
Down through the redwood trees
I’m starting to notice this is
The furthest my eyes have seen

Awake
And this new longview
Will set me free

Don’t mind the storm inside
‘Cause we all will find our places
To cut through my clouded mind
It’s reality I’m chasing

I’m heading for somewhere slow
‘Cause I’ve heard it’s better than nowhere fast
And all that the fireflies won’t show me
Fades to black

Carry me river
Down through the mountain stream
I’m burning the midnight oil
To find a real world dream

Awake
And this new longview
Will set me free

Don’t mind the storm inside
‘Cause we all will find our places
To cut through my clouded mind
It’s reality I’m chasing

They said I’m losing my mind
I say I’m gaining my soul
They said I’m losing my mind
I say I’m gaining my soul

Don’t mind the storm inside
‘Cause we all will find our places
To cut through my clouded mind
It’s reality I’m chasing

Uncle Sam's Waltz

Written By: Dan Curcio

Mother sits down and she says to me “Son,
“When everyone’s waiting, nothing gets done,
There’s a time for the beers and the big screen TV,
But I don’t think we’ll have peace until people see
There’s a real world beyond our American Dreams”

People See

Written By: Dan Curcio

Don’t wait for me
‘Cause I’ll be gone
Another victim
Of the gun
The smoke that steals
The air we breathe
Will linger here
‘Til people see
People see

The gunpowder shakes
To seal the fate
Of numbers that make
The news for an hour or two
The light in the tunnel
Will be here tomorrow
But dims as we borrow
Time to make a change
Now it’s time to make a change
But what can I do?

Don’t wait for me
I won’t be seen
Another victim
Of disease
The lungs that hold
The air we breathe
Will grasp for life
‘Til people see
People see

The cancer remains
And no one is saved
From numbers that make
The news for an hour or two
The light in the tunnel
Will be here tomorrow
But dims as we borrow
Time to make a change
Now it’s time to make a change
But what can I do?

The Fabulous Life

Written By: Dan Curcio

We grew up believing nothing good in this life’s free
All I saw was money when I turned on the TV
Mama always asked me to go outside and play with friends
But they’d be watching re-runs of Puff Daddy in his Benz

Money and fame
Our ball and chain
Stuck inside this prison
Just for watching MTV

We grew up believing that it’s good looks gets you seen
All I saw was beauty when I read my magazines
Mama always walked around with a smile in her eyes
But she would never buy herself the clothes that were in style

Beauty and fame
Now they’re our ball and chain
And we’re stuck inside this
Prison reading People Magazine

We grew up believing that no anger makes you weak
All I saw was violence when I looked at the big screen
Papa always asked me, “ain’t it great to be alive?”
But he would never get mad when his problems would arise

Power and fame
Now they’re our ball and chain
And we’re stuck inside this prison
Until we can find a way

Money and fame
Now they’re our ball and chain
And stuck inside this prison is a
Generation dazed

Beauty and fame
Now they’re your ball and chain
And you’re stuck inside this prison
Until you can find your way

Discography

Full Length Album - "See America"

Full Length Album - "Stream of Consciousness"

Demo LP - "Still Time"

Thank you to the following radio stations for supporting our music:

New Rock 107.3 FM (San Luis Obispo)
KZOZ 93.3 FM (San Luis Obispo)
Coast 101.3 FM (San Luis Obispo)
KPIG 107.5 FM (Northern/Central California)
XM Satellite (United States and Canada)
KCSC (Chico)
STAR 98.7 FM (Southern California)
KSJS 90.5 FM (San Jose)
KCR 1620 AM (San Diego)
KMMT 106.5 (Mammoth/Fresno)
Insomnia Radio (www.insomniaradio.net)
WildmanSteve Radio (Alabama/www.wildmansteve.com)

Set List

A typical setlist for us depends on the length of the show. We have played sets anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 and a half hours. For the set up to 2 hours, we usually do all originals. But for shows stretching to 2 hours +, we incorporate a variety of covers stretching from John Lennon to The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rage Against The Machine.