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 fullyContinue reading “Observations – Track 4”

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 writingContinue reading “Observations – Track 3”

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 haveContinue reading “Observations – Track 2”

Observations – Track 1

Track 1 – It Ain’t No Good To Me In which my old bandmate from Racy Dates, Nancy, comes out of retirement and nails her part in one take. I have sung with a lot of people over the years but never enjoyed any of them more than her. There is something special about singingContinue reading “Observations – Track 1”

Music 101: Observation

The final lesson in Mr. Mike’s Remote Learning Experience is for the more advanced student. Before attempting to undertake this one, you should have mastered at least one of the preceding lessons, namely: Gratitude, Grace, Humility, Patience, Humor, or Passion. If you have not mastered any of these, you should think long and hard aboutContinue reading “Music 101: Observation”