The Past Is Present

The title of this collection - "The Past Is Present" - comes from a line in the tune "All This Stuff" which basically tells one of the rare "true" tales of my conundrum with going through past letters, photos, songs, memories, and other life accumulations, while simultaneously living in the here and now with some semblance of looking to the future.

The cover photo depicts me offering a dandelion - my favorite flower! To me they're reminders of beauty, strength, resilience, and creativity. (When's the last time you saw a rose bush sprouting up in your driveway?)

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All This Stuff

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A song about a guy who goes down into his basement and gets caught up for a long time in the past: tapes, photos, memories, love, lost, etc.  What to do with it all?

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Coming Home

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This song is pure imagination of course; I haven't been to any of these places!  Still, the sentiment of being or feeling far away (either physically or emotionally) - yep, I know that one by heart.

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Jenny's Web Cam

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The "Jenny" character here is strong, self-sufficient and in control of the picture you're seeing.  In other words - you're not seeing the half of it.

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No Way Winning With That Girl

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After reading a tragic news story of a woman murdering her lover while he slept, I wrote and recorded this piano vocal demo.  The macabre is, and continues to be, a reoccuring theme in my work.  Dark subject matter with some nice chords and melody - gets me every time!

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Don't Be Angry Little Finger

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A song about the proper care and handling of one's middle finger.

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Homemade Movie

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A fanciful song about life through the a lyrical lense of a film maker.

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Around Town

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Lots of gigs, playing with a lot of different groups - inspired by the many great players I've played, gigged and traveled with - here's to more of that!

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She Kissed Me

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Classic conflict and confusion offered up with this subject matter. I wanted other players on this track but that's me on drums and everything else.  Written with a rock band in mind - no particular one, just that vibe.