Like a lot of people, I write songs. Well, sometimes. Anyway, I found a couple of recordings I’d made that were experiments.
This is an XX-sounding melody, but keep in mind it was written in 2010.
I really like the climbing, off-center guitar that comes in after a few stanzas. Directly inspired by Brian Eno’s work on the 28 Days Later soundtrack.
I was fortunate enough to visit Lake Chelan with my daughter last weekend.
The Internet Archive has made all backissues of pulpy sci-fi mag “If” available for free online. This is a wonderful gift, full of that heady optimism for the future that early sci-fi had.
“Are You Mine” is a soft song. There’s a sweet sadness, a sense of vulnerability and acceptance in the song. It’s made all the more poignant by the liner notes:
“I live with my mother, who has Alzheimer’s.
In the house she’ll stop me, put her hand on my arm, and dearly ask, ”Are you mine?”
I say back to her, ”Yeah momma, i’m yours.”
The collection of salt and pepper shakers in the video, were her mother’s.”