Observations – Track 8

Track 8 – Keep Your Eyes Wide The last song on the album is also the last one I wrote for this collection. It was written in the early days of the pandemic, when I was seriously quarantining. I didn’t leave the building for months. All the horrors of disease and death were so closeContinue reading “Observations – Track 8”

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 likeContinue reading “Observations – Track 6”

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, livingContinue reading “Observations – Track 5”

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”