Muse was the first
experiment and is somewhat autobiographical. Maybe not
too much revealed. Art should focus on the experience of interpretation.
Most of the songs were “first pass,” so there are any number of
boogers, but, hey, you gotta start somewhere.
Mostly, though, I love the cover
art, which is borrowed from the Ziegfield production of "Rio
Rita," a great spectacle of a show that is all about the great
grand vision of big entertainment.
Rita was also the name of my great
Aunt, who saw much work and toil in her life and never lost her
sharp wit and humor and she loved beer.
|Beat O' My Heart
These tunes have various
sources of inspiration. “Kinkajou” was the title of a tune from
“Rio Rita,” featured left. It turns out that a kinkajou is a
real thing (thanks to the Left Coast) see
National Geographic Article. Other bits (King’s Rumour)
include a nod to the 18th C. French spycraft in the
Smithsonia Article. Great read. “Minute for Mike U” whose
own tunes feature soaring solos inspired this minute of mayhem,
reminiscent, as Mike says, of late 60s Cream. Old fingers can
sometimes be coaxed to rock.
and Cheeze is the theme song from a yet-to-be-debuted ribald
Kathy and Regis-style talk show (c’mon girls, get going,
think the best songs aren’t love songs. Party On with
a B-52s/Clash-like diddy.
The cover from another buried treasure sheet music.
|Fallen Trees and Flowers
*A complete kit for a
Saturnalia Winter Solstice fun can be found
The image is from the top of
the Blue Ridge during a Spring walk down from the mountain.
A tremendous wind pummeled the
oldest trees, knocking them thither and yon. The flowers emerged
bright like new snow and covered the tired wood with new life.
So it goes.
Lady Titans Soundtrack
So this friend of Liv's Jason
is working on a documentary about the TC Williams High School
Girls Crew team, Title IX, their coach and their long successful and
slightly addled during a conversation about same, I agreed to
sketch out a few instrumentals for this endeavor. Les voila.
short trailer of this work, go here: