Waiting for Niko

by Waiting for Niko

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There's always gonna' be Something you cannot have. Something that you need -- six inches away. Every memory, More true than the present -- Since 1993, I was riding onward. (Refrain) I guess we'll never see Which one of us benefits. Go climb another tree Faster than the others. (Refrain)
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I'm a smoked out fat **** cowboy, With a smoked out fat **** girlfriend, and I don't know, and I don't care, and I don't know. I'm a smoked out (smoked out, smoked out)... With a smoked out (smoked out, smoked out)...
She's drifting through the breeze, looking for someone with answers. Ah! He's drifting through the ocean, looking for somewhere to drop his anchor. Ah! We're out there in the trees, looking for our Savior. Ah! We're sitting in our heads, looking for something worth waiting for. Ah! Hah-ah (x1000)


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Waiting for Niko


This is a collection of songs about searching, chasing, and... waiting.


All proceeds from this album will be passed along to the Patrick J. Carroll Memorial Endowment, which "exists to further Patrick’s legacy of loving without reservation, courageously facing challenges without complaint, and appreciating the beauty of the present moment." The endowment benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Michigan.

Though I never met Pat, his impact on the West Michigan music community was profound. You can find his music at catperil.bandcamp.com, which I can only hope to one day parallel in depth, message, and tasteful mixing.

More info on his endowment here: www.gtrcf.org/give/our-funds.html/235/


released April 21, 2017

Waiting for Niko is:
Ryan Schmidt -- cln.
Liz Boyce -- vla.
Nic "Cole" Herman -- vcl.
Gabriel Ellis -- pno. & vox.
Niko Schroeder -- gtr. & vox

Recorded live in PAC 1410 & PAC 1525
Mixed in PAC 1412

Thank you to my friends, family, mentors, and supporters. I am particularly thankful to Dr. Ryan, Nate Bliton and the aforementioned musicians, who directly supported this project in crucial and irreplaceable ways.


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Niko D. Schroeder Columbia, Missouri

Creator of prepared and improvised sounds -- student, composer, and advocate of contemporary classical music.

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