PLEASE ADD YOUR E-Mail for new explorations into Truth and Beauty.... First Installment "Days of Christmas Time"
Today we preview a new Holiday song for 2020. Stay tuned tomorrow the premiere of the wonderful lyric video for this song.
It comes out officially December 3. I don't want to rush the season too much. Today, however, fingers are crossed that radio programmers will take a listen and put it on their holiday playlists. It's not the usual jolly syrup of the season so who knows. Like my friend Chris Simon said after seeing the preview of the accompanying YouTube lyric video, "A Christmas ballad for our Times." I will keep you posted.
This is the landscape that lays my soul bare. The best way I can respond is musical. Over the past year, 2020, a momentous year, I have been laying down songs for a solo album which is titled, "Nothin' Lastin." As the project came to fruition I started compiling extensive notes which can be found on this website. I made a limited run of CDs and booklets, notes on steroids, to people who had supported me as musicians on the album, to a few dear friends, and to a few people who I respect for their exquisite ears. I'm too embarrassed to share the unsolicited comments that I got back from this preliminary test run. To say the least, they gave me heart to move forward.
What has happened since, is that I fell in love with the notes to the album, so much so that I decided to expand working towards a chapter of a musical memoir for each of the fifteen songs. Each story will resonate with each song in some abstract way.
I've lived a life of exploration. Much has been either making music or exploring it and other forms of grass roots art. In the search for beauty, for meaning, I accumulated a treasure trove of experiences which have resulted in the songs I write.
So that is what is happening. I get up early each day, this autumn, build a fire and write down my recollection of a life exploring. So stay tuned, tuned and ready to play.