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Where all the pieces of the puzzle come together or just hang out loosely ... you may have noticed "zoomshare" in the address you've been taken to, even though you're certain you typed or clicked on "www.evertil.com". My domain, which is http://www.evertil.com/, has forwarded you to this server (zoomshare) and there is nothing to worry about.
BTW, were you looking for Charlie Foege? I was also known as Chuck Phony and more recently as Chase Flaney. My author pseudonym is C.J. Faege -- there are few secrets on evertil.com and anything could happen here at any given time ...
Please stop by and visit the newBOOKS & RECORDINGS OFF THEIR ROCKERS sections here at Evertil.com. Also Friends and Photos are frequently, constantly updated occasionally ...
This is an attempt at creating some type of order to this page of many things, information and ideas. This "home" page has a little bit of everything on it but the specialized sections (top left of page) will be dedicated only to what they say they are.
February 2010: Announcing the opening of my latest CafePress shop:
(click preceding picture to visit shop) for the sophisticated aristocrazy. This shop has everything you need to show your individuality and good taste.
WINTER SALE!! Click "Add to Cart"button (not the picture- nothing will happen) for the sale price on Imaginary Themes, Volumes 1, 2 & 3. The complete three-cd set for only $15.00 direct from me and signed for you, your valentine or whomever ...
SALE ON A Whole URTH Anthology, 2008 book release "the BiGGer Half" plus other new books and music releases detailed below. Big help, huh? -- Charlie
These are URTH ConnectionsClick "connections" to see the featured product of the month. Incidentally, anywhere that you click on this website will open up a new window and leave this window open for you to return to. This is also a "steep" webpage, much like a rabbit hole headed in a southerly direction. After you've hit bottom, don't forget to have a look at the links within "Photos" "Gigs In Hell", OFF THEIR ROCKERS links & "Books" and "Recordings" above left.
Click picture for a "fashion tips report" from Rico (see Anthology of the Daily URTH Newsletters available in book or CD format):
1967-69: Played folk music along with my own music in Gaslight Square, St. Louis, MO. Also played on downtown street corners; bass for a 9 piece soul band called THE ENTERTAINERS, THE PHANTOM FOUR, THE ACOUSTICS, THE DEVASTATORS, STEVE & THE SHUTDOWNS; drums in THE X-CELLS as I learned the technique of synchronizing three tape recorders to produce pseudo multi-channel recordings. In 1967 formed THE BEASTLY CONSPIRATORS OF SUCH, playing guitar, oil drums and "prepared" tape recorder. Bandmembers included Kent Baue, Jim Smitt & Kent Rader
Formed THE JOINT SESSION, a 3 piece group which was my first to exclusively feature my original music, save for my "acid rock/psychedelic" renderings of pop tunes. In 1968 I joined a popular St. Louis group;
Marty Dunard Bob "R.B." Bank Charlie Faege Carl Hasse
THE OFFSHORE MOVEMENT; and by June 1969, OFFSHORE MOVEMENT were performing three hour sets of my music in St. Louis and surrounding area clubs (The Castaways, Electric Circus, Rainy Daze, etc.). The group opened for a number of major concert bands, including Muddy Waters, The Flock, Rotary Connection, Albert King, Illinois Speed Press, John Lee Hooker, et al; and received support from St. Louis radio stations KSHE and KADI - and had an enthusiastic following.
A few Offshore Movement recordings from 1968 (6 piece group) & 1969 (4 piece):
Want to download A Joint Session? Click the following:
Click this picture to hear CF & Offshore Movement 1969 play Charlie's Go Down South ...
1970-79: Formed CHUCK PHONY with drummer from Offshore Movement and members of THE ACID SET. I also continued to play acoustic guitar and harmonica in college coffeehouses.
In late 1971 briefly joined with San Francisco's IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAYs' Linda LaFlamme as their harmonica player in TITUS' MOTHER. Joined a prototype PAVLOV'S DOG and left before they signed with Columbia Records. In 1974 began teaching myself keyboards on a upright French grand piano, Elka string machine and Mini-Moog. This was in addition to my experience on a Silvertone chord organ (hold down the loud oohs and applause. please). Made tape "OF THIS URTH" and used the group name PLANET URTH, played keyboards, guitar and vocals, with some friends including Jim Stonebraker, Gary Diel & Dave Filman helping on a few tracks and I did the parts for the other tracks myself. I received response by Royal Mail from BILL BRUFORD (drummer for YES, KING CRIMSON, UK) to a tape Dave Filman got to him while he was playing in St. Louis with UK. He evaluated the music thoroughly, all the while urging me to persevere. It really did help!
1980-84: My first PLANET URTH, a progressive trio, consisted of Greg Mills on virtuoso-prodigy keyboards and Thom Meyer on drums, with myself on keyboards, bass, guitar and the vocal. Began working with THE AMERICAN WAY (with Elf/BLACK SABBATH/Richie Blackmore drummer). In October joined THE Z BROTHERS. Recorded first album of my music, "HUG THE WIND". Became associated with Star Marie, managing editor of CONCERT SCENE MAGAZINE. She contacted several record companies in my behalf. I wrote articles and reviews for CONCERT SCENE and also for STAGE PASS. Also gigged and recorded with another PLANET URTH with Dan Leonard and Lance Garger. Did work for Clayton Studios in St. Louis, recording for radio & TV commercials. In 1984 joined with band FULL HOUSE, coming soon to a Six Flags Ramada Inn near you twenty years ago.
Click the following "Hug the Wind" picture to listen to Transfinite Man from Hug the Wind album .....
1985-89: In April 1985 joined THE AGENTS. Played various clubs in Laclede's Landing, St. Louis. After they broke up, I formed HOI POLLOI, added digital sequence recording plus rack of digital synthesizers to existing equipment. HOI POLLOI disbanded (read about it in Gigs From Hell above left link). I immediately joined St. Louis' FANFARE as their guitarist (& had a lot less equipment to haul and assemble/disassemble). Yamaha'sAFTERTOUCH MAGAZINE published two of my programs for Yamaha DX7 synthesizer and my subsequent articles on modulation controlled velocity, et al.
Recorded commercials for RALSTON PURINA as I continued to master the possibilities of credit cards. Left FANFARE, played with old friend Bob Bosch and took temporary job as sound technician for NETWORK.
KEYBOARD MAGAZINE ran a feature article in their November 1988 issue, opened several interesting doors and made some international friends as result. Began construction of my recording studio.
1990-92: Completed URTH STUDIO (the nicest room in the house). Began work on CD of my music, performing all parts, produced, mixed, mastered, titled, "THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY". Recorded for McDONNELL-DOUGLAS' (now Boeing) COMPUTER ANIMATION/MOTION PICTURE DEPT.
1991 article in the St.Louis POST-DISPATCH.
Received more letters of encouragement from BILL BRUFORD and also KATE BUSH. Completed "IMAGINARY THEMES FOR GUITAR & KEYBOARD". Performed as solo act at Patricks, St. Louis.
1993: Guest appearance/performances on a cable video call-in show. The show's producer had contacted me after he purchased my "PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY" CD. Rearranged "IMAGINARY THEMES FOR GUITAR & KEYBOARD" into "DIARY OF DREAMS". Completed another CD prototype titled "ACCIDENTS" (alternative/pop/rock) and several videos from each of the CD's. The torrid tempos of "ACCIDENTS" were written to be polar opposites to the mostly soothing, somewhat healing nature of Imaginary Themes. Sold keyboard samples for the Ensoniq EPS to RUBBER CHICKEN SOFTWARE.
To order a signed copy of Accidents just click here:
1994: Signed contract with worlds largest sound effects company, SOUND IDEAS, in Ontario, Canada. Composed 10 themes (50 tracks) of music in the "Romantic/Pastoral" style for their music production library for use in film, TV and radio industry for their clients located on every continent. Manufactured limited CD editions of "CHARLIE FAEGE & THE OFFSHORE MOVEMENT THE EARLY RECORDINGS, VOL. I", "DIARY OF DREAMS", "RELICS" and "ACCIDENTS".
A page from my first recording contract:
1995: Released "ACCIDENTS" and "IMAGINARY THEMES, VOL. I" . IMAGINARY THEMES received airplay from St. Louis Radio Stations KDHX -FM, KCLC-FM and Classic 99 (KFUO) FM, Saint Louis . Completed "FORBIDDEN & ACCEPTABLE THEMES" CD. Sales on "Imaginary Themes" made next project possible. Also completed first novel, "Evertil Infinate".
1998-2005: I haven't bothered documenting these years for this bio as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) started working on me, even though I wasn't fully aware of what was going on until 2001. Please see "Links" above left for information on MS. Released "Imaginary Themes, Volumes 1, 2 & 3" and several more books. Currently, there are a total of 41 CDs of Charlie Faege original music and recordings on Push & Pull Digital Records. I am still recording and getting around with a cane because it looks so cool.
If you would like to purchase the three compact disc set of Imaginary Themes direct from the artist, please email for further info or PayPal $14.99 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2006: Writing, assembling, re-mastering, recording, performing, compiling and segueing tracks for new double CD for fall release. The tracks dwell in pop rock, progressive rock, folk and spoken word genres. Also working on an album of original music in the style of folk music on acoustic instruments including harp, steel and nylon string guitar, 20-string harpguitar,mandolin, 4-5 and 6 string banjos, sitar,tanpura, tabla, Chinese Gu zheng, harmonica and fretless bass guitar. I will update here when things are ready to go. Having multiple sclerosis makes schedules nearly impossible and I don't want to push any envelopes -- I only want to lick them. There are also times when one must certainly need to stamp envelopes too.
"I followed the crumbs of thought along the reverb trails..." impalpable CJF quote regarding writing and recording music.
Not An Imaginary EpicThe title Imaginary Themes really says it all. The 64 tracks span so many genres yet defies them at the same time. Those that are not included are places I don't care to go to anyway, so there is nothing in the way of wasted tracks. It has some of the most beautiful and exotic melodies and takes me to places where I can be both freed of lyrical diatribe or trendy fluff. The instrumentation is vast, the performances are compassionate -- all by one performer. That floors me. The two vocal tracks are sung so well, I'd like to hear more from this guy --- please. This is a great album, I give it my highest rating and I keep it close in my iPod at all times.
I have two new Cafeshops, Harpguitars and Guitars. Both are dedicated to my dear harpguitars, which are featured on tons of products, such asmugs, t-shirts and even poster prints. Don't forget to check the front and back views of the t-shirts. (One thing I especially like is that I can easily tell the front from the back when putting one of the harpguitar t-shirts with the front and back views of the 1908 Gibson Harpguitar respectively on each side). There are nearly one hundred years between manufacturing dates on my harpguitars and both are striking to behold, to listen to and a joy to play. The 1908 Gibson has ten subbass strings plus six guitar strings across the neck; while the 2003 20 String Push & Pull Custom Harpguitar has six subbass strings, six strings across the neck plus eight treble strings above the six strings.
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Description: This book could almost make sense to anyone who has seen any of my previous books. If you haven't seen any of them, the easiest way to describe this is that it combines art with badge oaks.
This book could almost make sense to anyone who has seen any of my previous books and that's saying a lot. If you haven't seen any of them, the easiest way to describe this is that it combines art with badge oaks. There are a fair share of goodge oaks as well as a lot of drawings from a sketchbook of this wordsman.
If you write like a thinker you will eventually think like a writer.
When poetry becomes a lost art, art becomes a lost poem… writer wrong, we may never know … one can only hope to be remembered by one's own reputation and that it was for the good one has done to have a reputation at all.
On an intermission during a Stew Bum concert last night, Stew Bum was making his way through a crowd when he noticed a man wearing what he called an unauthorized Stew Bum Live in Concert t-shirt. Bum pounded the fan to a pulp and picked up a 20 dollar bill that fell from the man’s pocket while getting beaten. Bum told the man, “That’s what you get and that’s how much you owe me for the bootleg shirt.” Mr. Bum was arrested immediately after the concert and lost his shirt in court.
Lonely, unoccupied octopus seeking sexy squid for friendship or whatever may result from long, romantic walks on the ocean floor together. It is okay if you behave like an octopus on our first date, I even recommend it. Contact box#10-tickle.
WANTED: A faithful assistant to help navigate spaceship to the rings of Saturn next Thursday. Navigation apprenticeship requires only $185,000tuition fee in advance. Slight possibility of never returning again. Send money now! Contact box# SPACE4CHUNE
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Origin of ManslaughterA ‘mans laughter’ at the wrong time, ie; after being asked by his wife if a dress makes her look fat= manslaughter
Incidentally, I'm not getting rich from book sales, music downloads and CD sales in the least, especially due to book publishing costs but anything helps the cause and the costs. In return you get new words and pictures to mentally munch upon. ~ Charlie
P.S. Maybe the lady below will convince you that you really do want to get a copy.
Description: This is a special combined edition of the books Sympathet Tickly Gripe Dream & Never Give A Pope.
This is a special combined edition of the books Sympathet Tickly Gripe Dream & Never Give A Pope. If you check on the individual prices for these books and compare to this one you are either going to be very happy about the good deal you are getting with this edition or else feel like somehow you spent or lost eight bucks or so somewhere recently. Practically recommended.
Book Details: · Paperback: 158 pages · Binding: Perfect-Bound · Published: August 2006 · Product Number: 69849847
** More info and samples from each book below but this is the deal. Get it before I realize how cheap this edition is going for, in case I ever do realize it.
It's only knew once...
Out of the weltering smelting heat of July 2006 comes another book ...
This is a look at some of my sketches and cartoon styled artwork from the early sixties to the present. It was always a secret desire of mine to be involved with cartoons, either in film, including voiceover work or the Funday Sunnies. Throw away the rest of that newspaper, give me the comics section first. My father was an artist, but he always painted scenery. I've always been into making faces. My mom told not to make faces or mine would probably freeze that way. Well, it did.
C.J. Faege - July 2006
This is a large-size picture of a rather creepy sort of alien-fish-man thing. He is just so funky looking, it is almost compelling to stare. A few more typical examples of my sketches and artwork are below.
As long as you have the type of brain that can understand the title of my newest book, you should enjoy the rest of it. For the rest of you linear thinkers, a hint; pronounce the "a" with a small vowel sound. There are at least some pictures in it to look at, so remember, don't give up hope...
Write Out Loud, a few words about "Never Give A Pope " by C.J. Faege (click title for more info or to purchase)
The thoughts, musings, meanderings, puns, stories - even the Goodge and Badge Oaks contained in this collection have been dredged from my mind. Any resemblance to any other persons pre-existing jokes, stories or thoughts are purely coincidental and unintentional. I can only assume, deem and claim anything as being original when I dream it up myself, yet the ever-present rhetoric drone of the television can subliminally and criminally influence language and culture instantly, and much of that is what so much of this concerns. Groups of words are transitional viruses, which carry with them the messages contained within stories and thoughts that are more powerful than any illness that I know of. When there are changes in language, I have to find out who started using it. Then its nice to know when and why it was done, perhaps even the intended meaning (always optional). Sometimes it is quite helpful to go along with these changes in order to communicate with, say, the guy who robs you at gunpoint and you dont know what he has just asked of you. It will be difficult to comply with what may have been a request without knowing the bib on the gig (Unless you just want to be some dumb palooka that doesnt know any better).I have either spoken or written out loud much of the following in late 2005 through early 2006 and will never give up hope that it will amuse you.
Book Information: . Title: Never Give A Pope by C.J. Faege · Paperback: 91 pages · Binding: Perfect-Bound · Publisher: URTH Press (March 2006) · Product Number:27951496
The man rubbed his baldpate while he looked at the check, knowing it was his gain and hair loss.
The old sewer dwelling man came to a junction in the narrow pipes ahead and had to make a choice between several alphabetized openings, “Hmm, let’s see, tube E, or not tube E”…
The ravaged raven was enraged as he raced down the ravine.
Vanity thy name is vanity
Clothestraphobic = people who cannot or should not be seen naked.
Represponsible = the person that teachers make an example out of for bad behavior in class. Represembles = a thing that looks like something else closely enough to represent it. Cacophony = a stuttering person with a fake cough. Exciting = removing a traffic ticket from a windshield Hiccup = what a hillbilly drinks from. Hourglass = the sole drinking cup in a hillbilly’s house Bedazzled = more than a-dazzled but not as good as c-dazzled. Psychoconscious = when someone wanders down the primrose psychopath. Overstand = when someone either knows or doesn’t know what you just said. Dramabysmal= a horribly over the top performance Abnatural = the state of being unnormal Inement = used by a person who cannot pronounce eminent Beaurocrap = the stuff that fills your drawers Tea totaler = someone who counts tea bags I don’t know what dizzies he died of. I can’t wait to grow up and have unisex.
Crapetitious (syn. crapetition) = repeated trips to the bathroom
Another C.J. Faege book:
A Sympathet Tickly Griped Ream (click the preceding title) by C.J. Faege Genre: Humor & Comedy -Paperback: 76 pages - $11.50 The book is available at CafePress.com.
I'm not out of my head, these words are. They are not opinions. These are accurate reflections of the way things really are, as I see them, so you know they are solid facts. I hope you can see the difference. Thus far, everyone else has been lying to you and you have finally reached the truth. ---- perhaps the previous statements were true, perhaps half-true. Perhaps they are a combination of reality and complete delusion, but one thing is for sure; they are part of this book. If you can read, this book might make you smarter, if not, you can at least look at the pictures or enjoy the smell of the paper while it still has that new book smell...
What does the title mean? Glad you asked. I think it could mean the author sympathizes and tries to tickle you while griping about everything in a ream of paper... it might mean that, but could mean something else, I'm just second-guessing here.
Sample from page 38:
Secret Backwardsian American’t Careers -- By Millie Terry
Glittering generalities, stereotyped for convenience
Promises to American Indians were lies
American Indians become homeless become alcoholic
Alcoholics become bartenders
Rehabilitated people become counselors.
Child molesters often become priests.
The Daily URTH News CD .... audio version on compact disc of the best stories from the crazy newsletter. Want to hear the news you've been missing? Check out the generous one-minute long sound samples for each track.
A collection of the Daily URTH newsletters (1999 to 2001) with real and imaginary contributors. Not your typical topical tripe, this satirical newsletter captures a plethora of fiction, news, facts, tips and humor. The softbound book version is available at The Push & Pull Outlet Store
WOW, ANOTHER SALE ! A WHOLE URTH ANTHOLOGY - SAVE ALMOST $10 and get a signed copy direct from the author now for just $15.00!! Just click on the "add to cart" button:
Description: Nearly a complete works in one edition, save for the fact that there really is still a bit more than this and to come. A special combined edition of Swept From the Streets, Hug the Wind & the Blue Moon Tales, Clear Blur, music selections and the novel Evertil Infinate, A Gothlandic Fantasy.
Includes photos and illustrations by C.J. Faege.
508 pages from URTH Press and CafePress. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Book Information: · Paperback: 508 pages · Binding: Perfect-Bound · Publisher: URTH Press (November 2004) · Product Number: 9764938
The following three links take you to my CDs now also available through CafePress. As a result of clicking on the links, there are sound samples of each track available to check out, and please have no fears of clicking on anything here. There are no shopping carts unless you actually want one, so feel free to click the following links and listen to the one-minute sound samples.
Following is the cover for all three volumes of Imaginary Themes in one box set.
Each of the 64 tracks on Imaginary Themes is owing to spiritually significant segments of my lifetime. Spiritual love, spiritual sadness. Great joy and exhilaration on Saturday morning and a bitter realization of mortality may arrive unexpectedly on a Tuesday. I find that my mind also demands that I attach music for these feelings, for without them there would be no reason inside of me to search for a sound for them. Thus this music might only have been imagined but never realized were it not for romantic sentiments and the need to express those moments. The moments become a living feeling and are born as music. Hope you like my kids.
This is a wonderful set of 3 cds that is a must for all you music lovers out there. It is rich in beautiful soundscapes, and is great for relaxing to. What makes it all the more amazing, is that Charlie plays every single instrument on these cds (except sax). I suppose you could say that it is in the New Age style, but it really goes beyond that. This is not elevator music, or music that bores you to sleep. Every track on here tells it's own little story instrumentally, and there is such variety between the tracks. Some are even helped along by sound effects that really liven things up. "URTHERAPY" for example (cd 1 track 21) would be right at home in Jurassic Park, while others have a very exotic Eastern flavour to them. Some tracks will make you smile, and some will put you in an introspective mood. But all will delight the senses, guaranteed! This is beautiful music, and should be in everyone's collection.
A few more comments from a few of my heroes ......................"I really like your album! It's great music to work to. Have you ever thought about doing film scores?" CAL SCHENKEL, ARTIST FOR MOST OF FRANK ZAPPA'S ALBUM COVERS, MARCH 2002........ "From one musical explorer to another - this really is some great music." ESSRA MOHAWK, singer, musician, songwriter recorded by & worked with Vanilla Fudge, the Shangri-Las, Procol Harum, Cyndi Lauper, John Mellencamp, Jerry Garcia, was a member of the Mothers of Invention, et al......"I liked the wide variety of instruments and orchestrations. Some fine lyrics, too." BILL BRUFORD - DRUMMER/PERCUSSIONIST OF YES..................... "I truly enjoyed hearing your music." - KATE BUSH ..............."I enjoyed the music. This work shows a lot of personality and emotion and there is some great music on the Imaginary Themes 3-CD set. Truly a man of many talents. I at first enjoyed the graphics and then the tremendous variety of music images." JOHN DOAN - World renowned Harpguitarist and recording artist with Hearts of Space Records................"Never mind the production/instrumentation; that's more than adequate. These songs are very convincing." BILL BRUFORD - DRUMMER/PERCUSSIONIST OF YES.................... "I got (Imaginary Themes Vol 1-3) in my CD player the other dayJ I think your music is very “moody”…you got a sort of sad tone in it. (I like that). Tomas Bodin, fantastic keyboardist from The Flower Kings, Karmakanic and many other progressive rock groups".
... more URTHrelated sites: Be sure to check out Harpguitars.netwhere you can learn the mystery and allure of this fascinating instrument, or just look around at some wonderful instruments at the most detailed and dedicated instrument website you may ever visit. The photos are remarkable.
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Compare CD prices for Imaginary Themes I, II & III CD box set withAmazon -- they aren't the cheapest by any stretch, but they've usually got "IT" in stock...
Check out the pictures in the Photo Section or you can write something in the URTH News section if you want. More Links has more places in further detail.
This is a fantasy/fiction story of a character named Evertil Infinate, whose amazing story begins when he leaves Number 48 City to find a way to Alwayston, as he encounters many obstacles like powerful wizards, Simbats and nightmarish creations like that of Juan and Reginald, the skull with two faces. The accidental hero Evertil tells his own love story as it happens. The pathos, plausible irony and humorously subtle connections to life anywhere between the 20th-25th centuries are scattered like seasoning throughout the story. There is really not a book quite like this one that I've read, unless you could take a smidgen of Alice In Wonderland, a Star Wars dollop or a Catcher In The Rye snippet; then completely forget about those smidgens, dollops and snippets only to find that this is something completely different and dripping in imagination. 21 Chapters, 150 pages, illustrations, 7.50" X 9.25" paperback from The URTH Press.