"The impressive “Short Fuses” applies acoustic guitar as a credible rock instrument in a manner reminiscent of ‘60s Pete Townshend. There are some vaguely Indian (as in Help! or Wonderwall Music) threads in the arrangement, but they’re used an ingredients in a complex recipe." -- Bill Kopp, Musoscribe, contributing editor at Goldmine: The Collectors Record and CD Marketplace, and Jazz & Prog Editor at BLURT magazine.

"An infectious melody and some inventive, world-music inspired guitar work make this one really special." - Richard Rossi, Power Pop News

Radio Play

World premier on
This is Rock 'n Roll Radio with Dana and Carl,
Spark Syracuse! WSPJ 103.3 and 93.7 FM
Syracuse, NY, 5/15/2022

  Futureman Records


Lights up, scene repeating the same day
Camera shooting the same way
Monster beneath the bed
Eyes up, tear myself from the memory
Like a page from Maxim’s reverie
Thoughts better left unsaid

And the days go round and round
And the fuse burns down and down
Timepiece ticks hypnotic sound
And the days go round and round

Worn down, beating a path through the carpet
Looking for some place to park it
Tell us if you want fries
This ain't Tales of Brave Ulysses
We know myths are for sissies
Rock and roll never dies

And the days go round and round
And the fuse burns down and down
Broken clock runs ship aground
And the days go round and round

Dark clouds arriving, skimming the sky now
Raining hurricane
shards of steel
But on the first breath of Spring, still the young girls sing

Rear view, fish-eye lens distortion
Slippery sense of proportion
Been since I don’t know when

Step back; blurs become an impression
Dispelling gray of depression
Light in my eyes again

And the days go round and round
And the fuse lies dead and drowned
Coiled spring is now unwound
And the days go round and round

Music: Carson/Gordon/Stoeckel
Lyrics: Carson/Gordon/Stoeckel

Stoeckel: backing vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, bass
Gordon: lead vocals, vocal arrangement, acoustic guitars
Carson: drums, percussion, strings
Tinnel: acoustic guitar

Mix: Carson