Category: music

  • Observations – Track 6

    Track 6 – I Love You So Bad It Hurts I probably like this song more than it deserves. Most of the things I like have that effect on me. I particularly enjoy the way that the last line of each verse repeats the first line but from a slightly different perspective. I also like […]

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  • Observations – Track 5

    Track 5 – Magdalena This is not a song about Mary Magdalene, unless it is to you. Who am I to tell you what this song is about? To me, it’s about missing someone or something that was probably never more than a vague dream. Or something that was real but is gone now, living […]

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  • Observations – Track 4

    Track 4 – Let That Bird Fly Away This is the oldest recording on the album, performed in that distant, pre-Covid world. It is one of the few songs I have recorded with a drum machine and I thought it made a nice change of pace in the middle of this collection. It came fully […]

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  • Observations – Track 3

    Track 3 – The Lovelorn Blues I built this song around an unusual (for me) chord configuration containing sharp minor and suspended second chords that resonated with me for a strange reason: because it annoyed my cat. Getting a reaction from a cat, even a negative one, is some kind of achievement. I remember writing […]

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  • Observations – Track 2

    Track 2 – Ghost Town What is it going to take for people to see the damage we are doing to the planet and each other? The human race might need to write off people from my generation, and older, so that the people who grew up in the demented world we created, and have […]

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