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.”
The fool who is angered, and who thinks to triumph by using abusive language, is always vanquished by him whose words are patient.