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Driving in Two Directions

No matter where I am in life, I seem to always be doing lots of driving.  Whether it’s all nighters after gigs or out selling spray foam or whatever I’m selling at the time.  Lately I’ve averaged a thousand miles a week.  Too much.  Wait for the Sonic Youth style break down towards the end of this one.  Thanks for listening!

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Rearview Destiny. November 21st

More awesome weather in Asheville.  Which somehow led to a song about a desperate character driving through the desert.   A logical subject for a beautiful Sunday afternoon in western North Carolina.  Thanks for listening!

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May 27th “Who You Wanted to Be in Life”

I’m sure this song came from a bumper sticker I probably saw one day driving up the mountain.  Am I who I wanted to be in life?  Probably not.   I should have finished graduate school or a million other things but I’m happy so does it matter.  I’m still playing music that’s always been part of my big vision.   I’m not making millions doing it yet but at least I’m still trying I guess.

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April 27th “Fine Line Between Life and Dreams”

April is already almost gone.   This year is going quick.  I can honestly say I’ve utilized every second of every day this year.  That’s one cool thing about doing this song a day thing, I really get the best out of every second whether it be working, writing, hanging with Adair, recording, driving etc.

At this point I am feeling pretty level and good, that’s quite an accomplishment.   That’s kind of what “Fine Line Between Life and Dreams” is about.

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Feb 15 “Favorite Song for the Moment”

Three or four days a week I drive up and down the mountain about a hundred and ten miles.   I usually listen to a book on CD.  Mostly biographies, but I’ve listened to every biography in the Buncombe Co. Public Library system so now I’m unfortunately into fiction.   Currently I’m listening to the 26 disc Anna Karenin,  book I’ve already read in my college days.

Anyway, today’s song “Favorite Song for the Moment” is about driving and getting lost listening to music (not a book on Cd).   Sometime’s, even when you’re feeling really bad, a song will come on the radio and make everything okay, at least for a little while.  That’s what this song is about.

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Jan 29 “Driving in Two Directions”

Over a foot of nice fluffy snow and a whole weekend to be snowed in.  It’s nice to look out of the studio window and see it hanging from all of the trees outside.  And I think it gave me a good photo to use as the album cover for January’s songs.

I will be putting out a cd every month with all of the songs.  Look for the first one in about three weeks.  I can’t believe it’s been 29 days already.

Anyway I wrote and recorded music to four songs today and so far have managed to put words to just this one.I’m also doing the guitar parts for our “Follow the Feeling” album too, so I’ve been switching back in forth between the two.

“Driving in two Directions” is kind of an analogy comparing driving to healthy relationships.  The character in the song seems to always drive but never actually get there.  I coaxed Adair into playing the keyboard parts on this one too.         Thanks for listening!!

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