i love you And I Miss You.
i love you And I Miss You /
i love you And I Miss You - 1996
The i love you And I Miss You double cassette was created
to capture a feeling. The past school year had been a great meeting time
for rob, who was encountering musicians and writing his first songs in the stairwells
of Baltimore City.
One of his newly found friednds was Will
Schaff- a man of incredible artistic ability, incredible vision
and incidentally, a great singer/songwriter.
The past year had seen a series of
grafitti stickers springing up in almost every school building, on lamp
posts, down in the men's rooms in the Harbour, all sorts of everywhere.
They were simple black and white Xeroxes of 70s family scenes with the
hand scrawled caption "i love you And I Miss You".
Will wanted to create a musical version of the melancholy feeling that
he received from the stickers, and stole the name for the project. (It
later turned out that the stickers were part of a performance art project
by fellow MICA student Greg McKenna).
snagged a flattered rob and two other friends,
Carin Wagner and Sonny
Roelle, and put together a two-cassette package
that came with a 40 page booklet of art, poetry and lyrics, illegally
copied at Kinko's off a stolen card.
The group did three shows as
i love you And I Miss You before all going their separate
ways after college.
These recordings are now available on CD for those of you who
absolutely MUST have all the little weird odds and ends of rob's
early songwriting Life. Drop him a line
This is a little weird - and rob will try to put up something about this
eventually - however each "edition" was different. Will, Sonny and
rob each made different mixes on the cassettes we sold, and eventually
Sonny put out a sort of "master" edition on CD.