John Valenti is a songwriter from Rochester, NY. The world inside his mind largely consists of 60s bubblegum pop, Cole Porter music, and black & white melodrama. While preferring this world of fancy to actual reality, but not so escapist or delusional as to ignore the responsibilities of the everyday man, in creating music Mr. Valenti has found a way to strike a compromise with life. To impose his relatively immature view of the world upon reality as much as possible, while still being a productive member of society. Or at least carrying on the appearance of one pretty well.
A famous artist once said that when you write, you should do it as if you're about to commit a crime. Since John is normally such an upstanding, law-abiding citizen, writing this album seemed to be a good way to get out a heck of a lot of aggression. With PAA, John would like to invite you to laugh with him, perhaps even to dance with him, and if you get really comfortable, to make insults at him in a joking fashion. He promises to remember you're only joking and not take you too seriously.
released October 19, 2012
All songs written and produced by John Valenti
Chris Rathbun played bass guitar on 'Holier Than Thou'
Mastered by Alfred Brown
Copyright 2012 John Valenti
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