A cautionary song about getting caught in the past. And here I am posting songs I wrote forty years ago, like this one…
Another of my psychedelic experiments from the 1980s.
The title says it all.
I dedicated this one to my daughter’s father-in-law, who lost a long painful battle with cancer many years ago.
This is an experiment to have the muddy background imperceptibly rise in volume until it completely obscures the melody line by the end of the piece. Alas, I started the string melody too low to begin with, so the effect was lost and the whole thing just sounds poorly mixed.
Written in the 2000s, I was trying to capture the feeling of a mountain storm surrounding you out in the open – both majestic and a little bit terrifying or at least overwhelming – something I’ve experienced for myself several times when section hiking on the John Muir Trail in the Sierra.
I wrote this one in the 1980s while beginning to seriously consider a major lifestyle change. Lot’s of hidden messages and Easter eggs in the lyrics.
A little bumper that could be used to go from one scene to another in a movie or as a commercial jingle.
Last half is significantly different than the earlier version. Written and recorded in the 1990s.
One of the first multi-track recordings of mine when I switched from reel to reel 4-track to digital on the computer, back in the 1990s.