Thank you, Carie--I really appreciate your comments (and I'll pass them on to Paul). I'm the older brother (by five years), in the back on the front cover (the picture was taken the night before my college graduation, so we were in a celebratory mood; Paul was about to turn 17), and on the right on the inside cover, not that you can really see what I look like in either picture--a conscious choice, you can be sure.
Paul and I did share a room for awhile, but we moved when I was nine and he was four, and we each got our own rooms in the new house. So Disembodied Voices did choke me up a bit--but there's a limit to how deep the conversations between a 9-year-old and a 4-year-old can go.
Once again, happy birthday!
(Oh, and if by "'Tim' in the little high part" you mean the "A chance is made, a chance is lost" bit at the end of the bridge, that's me--I meant for Paul to do it, but we got our signals crossed, and by the time I received his tracks back there was too much deadline pressure to go back to him).