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Feb 6 “History of Deviant Behavior”

This character in this song reminds me of a lot of folks in my teenage years.  Not me of course.    For some reason all guys have to go through a time period where tearing things up is cool.  Getting away with it was always a plus.

That’s what “History of Deviant Behavior” is about.  That kid you see walking down your block that you know doesn’t have the best intentions in mind.  Maybe this song stems from the kid that threw a snowball at our house the other night and ran up the street.

The music has a little bit of a Curtis Mayfield vibe.        Thanks for listening!!

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Feb 5 “Dreaming Through The Zig Zags

My gig down the mountain got canceled last night so I spent a late night in the studio writing and recording.  I haven’t done that in a while.   I did manage to write and record guitar and bass parts for seven new songs.   I’m trying to get ahead before my crazy work (and gig) week next week.

So now, I’ve got a bunch of songs to put words to, which is a great luxury to have.  “Dreaming Through the Zig Zags” is by no means the best of the bunch from last night musically.  It’s just the first one that came up when I sat down to write tonight.

It turned out pretty spacey with a lot of atmospheric delay on the vocals.  I need to experiment as much as possible seeing as how I’ve got 300+ songs left to record this year.

The words are kind of a little motivational speech I’m telling myself to hang in there and keep dreaming big.  Even if I am doing hard labor for a living.

Thanks for listening!!      Hear “Dreaming Through the Zig Zags”  below.

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Jan. 2nd “Snow Day”

Day two in my quest to write a song and brief commentary every day of 2010.

I’ve had a rare Saturday off on a windy cold snowy day and have gotten to work in the studio all day.

I worked on “Let Out the Zoo” from my upcoming album ‘Follow the Feeling’ and then I wrote and recorded this one.

“Snow Day” is obviously inspired by the coveted snow day school cancellation each student and teacher anticipates each year.

All the instruments are one or two takes and I got to play Jason Peeler’s drums for the 2nd day in a row!


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