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"Well I don't want to shock you... but I've got a plan!"
The current crop of music mavens say that making CD's is history, nostalgia for out of touch "oldsters." People don't have the time interest or attention span to listen. I, for one, couldn't care less what they say. There are still plenty of folks like me who love to hear the Full Monty of a wave file over big speakers. For those of us committed to making music till the wheels fall off it doesn't matter how many we sell. Sure we'd love to make back part or all of our investment in time and money- maybe even make a few Drachmas, but we have no choice. This is who we are and this is how we do!
Having said that in full awareness that many won't care.... but hopefully many will... I have just put three... thats right, THREE new CD's up on this site. They include 62 tracks recorded since my last CD releases. John McLane and I worked tirelessly to confound you with my usual melange of songs written and performed in every musical style I could wander into and then sequenced them in ways designed to simultaneously comfort and jar, hopefully you, the listener.
CD#1 is appropriately called "MIXED MESSAGES." 19 tracks, mostly new, a few updated, as all my songs, musically and lyrically are, for me, works in progress. This is simply the best I can do!
CD#2 is called "STORIES I'VE LIVED TO TELL." The title says it all. This is the short one with ONLY 16 TRACKS including my first ever studio re- recording of "SHANNON." Thought I should do this while I can, according to me anyway, still hit the high notes. Songs go from Hard Rock to a Scottish ballad to a 1959 Greenwich Village style tribute to Lord Buckley!
CD#3 is called "NEW ORLEANS, NEW ORLEANS." There are 26, that's right, 26 songs from the romantic comedy musical I wrote, along with the "BOOK" I co wrote with the brilliant writer/director/ actor and humorist, Ed Greenberg. While he was directing my "One Hit Wanderer" one man show several years ago we stumbled on a unique story idea no one's ever done. It's a riot! I then took some of my best songs and rewrote lyrics to fit the story as well as at least a normal CD and a half's worth of new songs. A mammoth undertaking we hope to see on stage someday and perhaps this novel approach of releasing my versions of the songs first will help us find a serious third party interested in reading "The Book" and sharing our dream of seeing it produced. As I wrote years ago: "What You Dream Is What You Get!" I still believe it today.
All the music was recorded and performed with my partner in crime, John McLane, who's generosity and multi talents have made the continuation of my recording journey possible over the past 15? years!
Once again, as has become a tradition over the years, the photos and design of the CD covers was done by my long time pa,l Steve Satterwhite and, as you'll see, are among his best.... which, in my opinion, is saying something.