Theodore Horowitz

We got off the road on March 12th, 2020 last show was in Key West Florida. We barreled home in my Chevy Van 1000 miles no stopping. It seemed the world was on the verge of shutting down. So I was home in isolation with a bunch of guitars, drums, amps, microphones losing my mind.

I started writing songs. I wanted to make people feel better so the first was “Can I Call You My Friends?” The answer was a resounding yes. We had 30K hits on social media almost overnight and the outpouring of love was both healing and mind boggling. So I continued writing and recording. No musicians in the studio so I had to use my skills, my balls and my soul. All I had! Luckily there was a never ending flow of ideas that stemmed from what was going on in America and the world. 

This record is as true as I have ever been in 60 years on the planet. It’s birthed from love, desperation, fear, frustration, pain, joy, sorrow, and resolution. Like you, I have been pushed to the limits of my humanity by the pandemic. But music sweet music has set me straight once again and I offer this work with humility and devotion to you all. 

Popa Chubby: All instruments and vocals Written, recorded, produced and engineered by Ted Horowitz during the period March 16th to Sept 29th 2020 Recorded at Chubbyland Laboratories in the Hudson Valley, New York.

This record is dedicated to the memories of all the souls who departed this mortal coil due to Coronavirus disease. May truth be our light to guide us through this dark night.

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Track Listing

1 Tinfoil Hat 4:11 2 Baby Put On Your Mask 2:46 3 No Justice No Peace 5:07 4 Someday Soon (Change Is Gonna Come) 4:15 5 Can I Call You My Friends? 3:53 6 You Ain’t Said Shit 3:21 7 Another Day In Hell 6:09 8 Boogie For Tony 4:42 9 Cognitive Dissonance 4:27 10 Embee’s Song 4:26 11 1968 Again 4:28