Daily Distraction: Listen to a previously unreleased recording from Saintseneca

The demo version of 'Such Things' track 'Soft Edges' is available on a new charity compilation for Rick Dirck

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
Zac Little of Saintseneca

Back in 2013, Glenn Davis recorded a demo version of the Saintseneca song "Soft Edges," which ended up on the band's 2015 album Such Things in a different form. If you don't recognize the title, it's the one that features Zac Little singing, "The cruelty of existing/The cruelty of exiting," with some "do do do" scats in between.

Now you can hear that original demo version on a new compilation, Go Fly A Kite: Songs for Rick, a charity album for New Hampshire DJ Rick Dirck, who is battling cancer. The comp also features Columbus-connected bands like All Dogs and the Sidekicks, plus some indie-rock favorites like Waxahatchee, Radiator Hospital, Empath, Mirah, Swearin' and more.

Read below for info on Dirck and the comp, and below that, listen to "Soft Edges" via Bandcamp.

"Go Fly A Kite: Songs for Rick is a compilation created for Rick Dirck: father; friend; DJ and long-time volunteer at the Portsmouth, NH community radio station WSCA 106.1 FM; full-hearted believer in the power of music; flyer of kites; and endlessly more. All of the bands featured here are loved by Rick; he played them on his radio show, and some he even booked live gigs for at the Button Factory Stage at WSCA.

This compilation was created with three intentions: to present Rick with a collection of new songs by his favorite bands, to share our gratitude and love, and to raise money to help support his family as he contends with cancer.

We appreciate any amount you can donate—and if you can’t, do as Rick always does: revel in the music."