“Sunrising”

Happy New Year everyone, enjoy!

 

She only pretends to sleep
Her eyes are on her window
Soon the sun will be rising
Will she forget the feeling

When the world is new
And everything is dangerous
She tries but she can’t choose
between the man and the world outside her window

Will she fall in love
And what happens if it ends
Soon she’s going to know

That there’s no way
There’s no way
There’s no way
To keep the sun from rising again

She still pretends to sleep
But she heard every word that he said
We’re coming apart
And there’s nothing i can do

When the world is new
And everything is dangerous
She tries but she can’t choose
Between the man and the world outside her window

If she falls in love
Will she hold on until the end
Soon she’s going to know

That there’s no way
There’s no way
There’s no way
To keep the sun from rising again

Gratitude

I spend a lot of time talking with others and while a lot of it is about the “music” and about “that time this or that happened” it’s a big thing to have so much history with so many and be focused on the future at the same time (this is a trick friends and if you can figure it out for yourself, you’ll be way ahead).

How do you talk about the movie you’re going to make when the last one … was really so good that everyone will compare anything you do to it?

Gratitude is the thing that keeps me locked in.  I am forever grateful to all the people who surround me, support me, engage with me, and believe in the relevancy of what I do, not that music is just a passing soundtrack to our lives, or some kind of trick passage to becoming famous or rich, but that it’s an art, something that has message and purpose and can incrementally make our lives greater in relationship to how far we dare to listen.

Thank you and here’s looking forward to 2020!

 

The Extended Play Fallout Shelter Sessions

Video Recap:

Waiting on a Rainy Night

Last Night

Dock of The Bay

More with less

A big thanks to all the birthday wishes from everyone, it’s appreciated.

I spent some time recording my thoughts on my number one tech device (*pictured below) on the holiday (coinciding with my birthday) and in the age of smart phones I was questioned on using such a primitive device in lieu of the massive handheld computer we all carry around (because it’s clearly less).

This recorder is dedicated to my song ideas and sketches.  Any absence from view or any lack of it in my surroundings reminds me I’m not keeping up on my writing.  This miracle simplicity is so often overlooked, that we are capable of doing “more with less,” we often miscalculate our options and choices with what we do and how we do it, and so we throw out the old ways in a dash for the new.  Many of the greatest math and engineering minds did more with pencils and paper than some of todays science rockstars.

The 15 “Renegades and Healers” song selections were taken from a group of 100 that were born on this little sony handheld.  And making rough drafts of each of them also means having the task of listening to them and deciding when it’s time to throw some away (delete) and move on.

 

The new line-up

I started on an acoustic guitar. I write most material with an acoustic guitar.
It’s time to give you “Renegades and Healers” (and yes, the original version of that one is in it).

I’ve been dabbling with this recording for years, trying to decide how to do, what to have on it and when I’ve played demos for others they’ve always asked when will it be here, and why was I waiting so long?

I wanted to go back because there were a few things I know I could do better, and with no band and no overdubs, everything here is live stripped down songs and I needed to feel each one individually while I was recording it.
No overdubbed guitar solos.
There’s even mistakes that Bob Nash (recording engineer, essentially my only “go to” for advice convinced me it was good).

I hope you enjoy it guys.

Airplanes
Can’t Go Home
Endless Summer
Falling
Grey Lines
Hardest Part
Horizons
Last Night
Let Me
Let’s Burn Everything
No Stranger
Renegades and Healers
Sailing Again
Sunrising
Waiting On A Rainy Night