"A Rexing Journey" / "Lydia"

by Cozmo Jethro

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released April 14, 2015

Recorded at Recursive Delete Audio-Visual, Portland, Oregon, between 2014-2015
Produced, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Jack Saturn

Cozmo Jethro - Casio XW-P1 synthesizer, piano, finger snaps, handclaps, samples, Roland VT-3, lead vocals, backing vocals
Jack Saturn - Casio XW-P1 synthesizer, piano, FM8 sequencer, music box, glockenspiel, finger snaps, handclaps, chimes, bongos, tambourine, shaker, ebow guitar, bass guitar, samples, backing vocals, voice
Amber Lapp - lead vocals, backing vocals
Jov Luke - drums
Mike Larson - bass guitar on "A Rexing Journey"
Johnny Zeigler - piano on "A Rexing Journey"
Alison Dennis - piano on "Lydia"
Tom Trotter - concert toms on "Lydia"
Moriah Navarra - voice on "A Rexing Journey"
Justin "Gunther" Cress - voice on "A Rexing Journey"
Gary Scovell - voice on "A Rexing Journey"
Sarah "Bear" Cress - voice on "A Rexing Journey"
Christina Matamoros-Lapp - voice on "A Rexing Journey"
Marcy Bruce - voice on "A Rexing Journey"
Lydia - voice on "Lydia"

Cover art & photo by Cozmo Jethro.

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Track Name: A Rexing Journey
Ladies and gentlemen, this is my rexing journey -

Jam skating goes by many names
Other regions it’s not called the same
Still a pastime that is underground
The most figgidy funky fun I have found

Parts of the country, It’s called crazy legging
Boogie bouncing, jamming, downtowning, break skating
It is also known as hexing
But here in the Northwest, we call it rexing

At Oaks Park Skating Rink back in the day
Rexing with Moriah and learning the ways
At my first Cross Cultural Rhythm Rollers session
I stood there dumbfounded as my heart pounded
But I didn't have to think
Gary said to go get my ass out on the rink

Cozmo Jethro, break it down
Rex to the rhythm of the funky sound
Everyone in the rink is bouncing now
"Jam On It" blares on the surround sound

Cozmo Jethro, break it down
Rex to the rhythm of the funky sound
Everyone in the rink is bouncing now
Rex to the middle and bust a downtown

From that point on it was like a Rap Attack
I was now a rexer, there was no going back
I skated with David, Packy, Maria and Ken
And the fresh Portland crew from way back when

Got paid by Oaks Park to work the floor
But I knew for sure there was something more
And I found myself right in the middle of the mix
When I moved north to the 206

Skating in Seattle was a way of life
The rexing community was the tightest of the tight
And once a week all us freaks would meet
At the late night jam, the mystique was unique

Stan laid down the tunes till the early morn
As we all had a blast, which was the norm
Around this time I met a guy we called Gunther
Had a stutter and could rex like a mother

Dominating the floor with him and Too Tall
At Pattison's South as they watched from the wall
Gunther brought Matt from Jack In The Crack
Became one of the greatest, though he started out wack

Add Brooks, Belle, Tenderheart, and Bear
It was all a big rexing love affair
Known as Freestyle Rexing USA
And there is nowhere that we wouldn’t play
We’d show up and it would be like, "Who is that!?"

Cozmo Jethro, break it down
Rex to the rhythm of the funky sound
Everyone in the rink is bouncing now
"Jam On It" blares on the surround sound

Cozmo Jethro, break it down
Rex to the rhythm of the funky sound
Everyone in the rink is bouncing now
Rex to the middle and bust a downtown

There were many rinks where we felt at home
Like Everett Skate Deck and Centralia Rollerdrome
But the illest place to do our thing
Was at TLC or the Redmond Skate King

Lighting up the moves at TLC
Were Woody, Moe, and Roscoe the P
Richard Stagg was the man with the plan
He skated as good as anyone - damn!

Loren held court, gave support at Kent
He taught many a rexer how to represent
Running middles he was money
Swing skating with the honies
Jam skating? Uhh! 100%.

When FRUSA would pile in our cars and roll
Winning rexing contests with some true Seattle soul
Next level competition came to our state
The Seattle Red Bull Great Skate

Cozmo Jethro, break it down - Cozmo Jethro
Cozmo Jethro, break it down - Cozmo Jethro

After that I went crazy and my time was through
Left Seattle behind for the tried and true
I moved back to Portland, a few years older
Long gone was the reign of the Rhythm Rollers

Soon the Salem Skate Palace would close
Then Kelso Skate World was gone - adios!
Finally TLC, the worst news of all
Northwest rexing had taken a fall

But Oaks Park and Gresham survive to this day
And that's where people still skate around the way
Met my girl Christina while we rexed one day
Ten years later we’re still in love - Heeeeyyyyyy!

Cozmo Jethro, break it down
Rex to the rhythm of the funky sound
Everyone in the rink is bouncing now
"Jam On It" blares on the surround sound

Cozmo Jethro, break it down
Rex to the rhythm of the funky sound
Everyone in the rink is bouncing now
Rex to the middle and bust a downtown

Northwest rexing lives on
People still rex and have tons of fun
A lot of changes it has undergone
But in the end, rexing lives on
Track Name: Lydia
She’s my little girl, she lights up my world
From good morning time to night, she makes everything alright - y'know?
Lydia is the one - when she’s involved, it is so much fun

When it comes to other kids, she is the friendliest of fine
“Will you be my friend?” is her opening line
Most kids definitely respond in kind
Then they play together and it’s new friend time

She is a girl who loves to splash
When it’s time to swim, she is there in a dash
And every night when it’s time to bathe
She gets in the tub and loves to make waves

She sure loves her stuffed animals a lot
Baby Kitty, Baby Panda, Plex The Robot
When she was smaller it was Dada The Bear
But now it's the Big 3 - whoopee!

Lydia loves to dance and sing
And when she is at it, she really swings
She loves to dance with us in the evenings
And wrestle with me and rule the scene

She's a little girl, she lights up his world
From good morning time to night, she makes everything alright - y'know?
Lydia is the one - when she’s involved, it is so much fun

There are funny things she has done in her day
Yelled at folks at the store, "Get outta the way!"
It was very rude when it happened that day
Later I laughed - she was 3 and cray-zay.

When she was potty training it was quite a chore
Finally success, the pizza man at the door
She said to him, "I pee-peed in the potty!"
The pizza man said, “It’s time to party!”

She complained about a cut on her toe
I said, "Do you need some clotting factor for that, though?"
Her response made Crissy and I crack
“Daddy, factors are for philiacs.”

At bedtime we read a good book
Or we tell stories that really cook
Other times we sing and then off to bed
And get ready for the next funky day ahead

She's a little girl, she lights up his world
From good morning time to night, she makes everything alright - y'know?
Lydia is the one - when she’s involved, it is so much fun

So that’s my little girl, she’s growing so fast
Every day learns more and present becomes past
Is very tall and her wit is so fast
I wish time would slow down and her childhood would last

She’ll grow up and look back at childhood
And remember all that loved her and how life was good
She’s a happy little girl, that way I hope it stays
So when she’s grown, she’s happy all her days