This album is technically John Templeman's (J.T.) second solo disc. It is a departure from his first album (2005's NYC Acoustic Demos/Restoration e.p.) as it features many different styles of music ranging from rock, punk and acoustic to country, electronica and stoner metal. The general themes of the album are life, death and small town America, hence, the title GIRARD (named after J.T's hometown in Ohio). Special guests on the album include Danny Shapira (The Look), Karaoke Bob (Johnny Mohawk and the Assassins), Novot and Dennis the Jet.
J TEMP 13 is... J.T. - Lead/Backing Vocals, Electric/Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Drums & Programming. With special guests... Danny Shapira - Keyboards on "Phonic Suicide" Karaoke Bob - Guitar solo on "Phonic Suicide" Novot - Bass on "Into the Garden" Dennis the Jet - Backing vocals on "Pear"
Girard takes the listener on a lyrical journey by dealing with such topics as life in small town America, Buddhist philosophy, suicide and ultimately death. The musical backdrop consists of a wide range of styles including rock, punk, stoner metal, acoustic, country and electronica. This 11 track, 32+ minute work is a must own for anyone who appreciates diverse music with honest lyrics. Enjoy!