“So long and thanks for all the fish.”

That’s what it said on Machine Go Boom’s website the day I found out they were breaking up. The Singular has been the musical baby of mine and a lot of other people’s over the last ten years. It has brought people into my life that have made me a better person. It has pushed us to be better artists. It has frustrated us and forced us to realize that for art to be truth it has to be made without care for who might or might not consume it. I want to thank everyone who has listened to our music, everyone who has given us a shot, everyone who has come to a show. 

I remember the only time I ran into someone who wasn’t friends with someone in the band who loved our music. That probably gave me the energy to push the boulder up the mountain for five more years. I think art is best made to shout into the void with no expectation of anything in return. The idea I’ve always wanted to express can be boiled down to “I am here now.” I don’t care about enduring legacy. I don’t believe in that. Sometimes we are fortunate enough to be present inside of a perfect moment. The Singular has given me a lot of those. I hope it has for you too.

My life is an amazing journey and I am the man who has everything. If I were to complain about anything I would justifiably be tarred, feathered, and run out of town. What I find myself most in need of right now is rest. I believe I will make more music in the future, but this chapter has come to a close. From the bottom of my heart thank you to everyone who has contributed a verse.

The Singular’s final show will be on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at Art House Kent. We would love to see you there.

The Singular is:

James Pequignot

Terry Mortensen

Nichole Catalano-Miller

Mark Bradbourne

Miles Cobbs

The Singular has been:

Jason Chicatelli

Jordan Valentine

Tim (He never liked his last name published)

Evan Tachocsky

Thanks to:

Eric Miller (The Sixth Singular)

Tom and Debbie Pequignot (The world’s biggest Emmet fans, begrudging supporters of The Singular)

Every member of the Catalano/Miller family who has lent a hand

Rose, Jenna, and Jillian Bradbourne

Nicky Mortensen

Malcolm X Abram

Jason Novak

Jeff Niesel

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