Category: Songbook

WE DID IT!!!

When I say ‘we’, I am talking, of course, about all the wonderful people that are supporting my album project. When I say ‘did it’ I’m talking about making the goal of $5,500 to record my second album. You may have heard me mention the project once or twice. Things really kicked into high gear…
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Songbook: The Greatest Divide

This one stems from my wandering thoughts about how best to live life. In reaction to the whole media hooplah over the “you didn’t build this on your own” quote I wrote this tune. Fundamentally we do not do anything on our own. Our ability to succeed is inherently tied to our communities, family and…
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Songbook: It Didn’t Work Out That Way (that’s okay)

As Jenn entered her 3rd decade she was ruminating on how her life had turned out. She told me about the dreams she had for herself when she was in her early 20’s and how she would never have guessed that her life would be what it is like now. It got me thinking of…
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Songbook – Made from the Same

This is part of my Songbook series…unfinished tracks right out of my songbook, as they’re written, to document the journey from concept to album track in my next CD. With this tune I wanted to step out of my comfort zone a bit so I decided to do something in a traditional blues 12 bar…
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Songbook – My Love Will Never Rest

This is part of my Songbook series…unfinished tracks right out of my songbook, as they’re written, to document the journey from concept to album track in my next CD. As with so many other songs, apparently for me, this one had it’s beginnings on the riding lawnmower. I was thinking “I really hate doing this”…
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Songbook – Open Wide

This is part of my Songbook series…unfinished tracks right out of my songbook, as they’re written, to document the journey from concept to album track in my next CD. This tune is in response to a series of conversations, revelations and otherwise concerning acceptance of GLBT individuals and couples, especially after reading this article and…
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Songbook – Breathing Grace

This is part of my Songbook series…unfinished tracks right out of my songbook, as they’re written, to document the journey from concept to album track in my next CD. This tune was a bit of a journey, and I’m uncertain whether I captured the essence of the thought sufficiently for others to get it upon…
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Songbook – I Let My Dandelions Grow

This is part of my Songbook series…unfinished tracks right out of my songbook, as they’re written, to document the journey from concept to album track in my next CD. I know I already did a blog post on this tune…but you didn’t get to hear it! It’s been a rough few months of anticipation for…
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Songbook – Heroes

This is part of my Songbook series…unfinished tracks right out of my songbook, as they’re written, to document the journey from concept to album track in my next CD. I was having a discussion with a friend recently and through the course of it I got the sense that we all,┬áno matter how good we…
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Songbook – My Favorite Part

I’m starting a new project, the online songbook, of which this is the first piece. I thought “You know, the recording process takes so long and I write songs rather frequently…it might be cool to put all these new song ideas on the web and update them as the songs develop towards their finished state…
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