Category Archives: Music

Walk on By

Notes I love when Rebecca sings this song.  It’s a pretty simple little break-up song with lyrics I know I’ve stolen from other places, but the way Rebecca sings it makes the song very fresh and very real to me. … Continue reading

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Second Street Blues

Notes The lyrics are taken directly from a walk I took one day near my work.  As I walked, I hummed tunes into my phone and came up with stanzas based on what I saw and heard.  It’s interesting to … Continue reading

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A Little Wine

Notes Midway through February Album Writing Month (FAWM) we ended up with a deluge of rain.  It was Friday night, just before the rain really broke loose, and Amy and I had been enjoying a wonderful evening of dinner and … Continue reading

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Little Bird

Notes The first song written and the first song on the album, Little Bird is an homage to our dog, Sarah, who has this funny little bird call she does when she wants to go out for a walk.  One … Continue reading

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Walk on By (Practice Track)

Rebecca and I have been practicing for weeks, now, getting ready to play Honolulu Harry’s on Saturday night (June 5), and during practice I keep turning on the recorder on my phone to give us an idea of how we’re sounding. This is one of those recordings – “Walk on By” – and it shines a light on the creative process as Rebecca and I play with different vocal lines and harmonies. Continue reading

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Shine Out Bright for You (Practice Track)

For Memorial Day, here’s a practice recording Rebecca and I did of “Shine Out Bright for You,” a song about the very personal wars going on in the hearts and homes of the families of servicemen and women throughout the country. Continue reading

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Album Update: Instrumental Tracks

Last weekend I holed myself up for two days (about 20 hours) and recorded 11 of 13 tracks for the new album, finishing out the instrumental work. Continue reading

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Just Three Minutes

This song is sort of a departure from the genre and feel I’ve been going for, but it’s fun enough that I’m not worrying about being 100% period accurate. It’s the story of a musician who, upon looking out in the crowd, sees a girl that catches his eye. He ends up playing his heart out just so that the girl will notice him, but in the end… well… you’ll just have to listen to find out what happens. Continue reading

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Walk On By

This is song number two for FAWM 2010 and I’m working again on that Motown sound. This is your classic break-up song – guy done wrong by his woman and trying to get over it. Continue reading

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Little Bird

Song number one of the 2010 FAWM is here! Other than Summertime, this is my first attempt to get a recognizable Motown sound and generally I’m happy with the product. It’s a happy song about finding joy in the song of the world around you. Continue reading

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