Friday, May 12, 2017

Thank you WEXT and the "Local 518" show!

Radio station WEXT played "Something That I Said," on their local music show last month. Thanks to Andy Gregory for making the selection. It was especially surprising because I had not submitted anything for the show. He found the song on my Soundcloud and let me know he was scheduling it to broadcast. Very nice!

Rave On, A Madchester Celebration

The Blog That Celebrates Itself (tbtci), a primarily Shoegaze blog run by Renato Malizia in Brazil, regularly releases free compilations on Bandcamp with various invited artists covering some of Renato's favorite bands and trends in music. I was honored to be included on this compilation, celebrating the scene in Manchester UK during the 80's and 90's. I chose to cover Pleasure, by The Soup Dragons. It's a really cool song, quite a bit out of my usual style, so it was a challenge to work on something out of character for me. I have to say, I really enjoyed it!! I'm especially proud of the Jeff Beck-inspired guitar solo. A free download, all the tracks are worth hearing. Great songs, covered creatively by so many talented bands.

We're Cinematic

WE'RE CINEMATIC
We're cinematic
We're good
I know we'll be in touch
We're cinematic
You're nice
You're easy to talk to and they could make a movie about us
Was I surprised by your invitation
Imagine my elation
When I realized who you were
The legendary girl from my past and at last
We meet again
Maybe we'll be friends
Or possibly something more
'Cause I'm not quite as shy as I was before
We're cinematic
We're good
I know we'll be in touch
We're cinematic
You're nice
You're easy to talk to and they could make a movie about us
We'll do museums and lunch
Take in a movie and such
It appears this affair is set
And we haven't even talked on the telephone yet
We're cinematic
We're good
I know we'll be in touch
We're cinematic
You're nice
You're easy to talk to and they could make a movie about us

1982

1982
What were you doing in 1982?
I swear I remember you
Oh my god it’s true
I had the biggest crush on you
You went away I had to stay
In that dead end job
I felt so uncool
When you went back to school
You had adventures I had mine
In darkness and in light
With all the changes over time
You were always on my mind
Why at this time of our lives are we here today?
Maybe I’ll stop referring to you as the one who got away.
You got a new name but you’re still the same   
Neither of us had a clue
I was standing right next to you
I want to hear what you’ve been through
We’ll have to get together soon
Talk about what’s old and new
And I still have that crush on you

The Grace of Grace

THE GRACE OF GRACE
She has the grace of Grace Kelly
The elegance and poise
And the serenity of the Dalai Lama
Has she the same effect on other boys?
The infinity of clear blue skies
Are no deeper than her eyes
Her voice is liquid silver
With all the brilliance which that implies
Nobody but you could take my breath away
Nobody but you could make me feel that way
Nobody but you could lead my heart astray
How could anyone not be swept away
She has a glow that’s supernatural
An aura that sets her apart
Her beauty is extemporal
Not the result of any art
Nobody but you could take my breath away
Nobody but you could make me feel that way
Nobody but you could lead my heart astray
How could anyone not be swept away

Miracle

MIRACLE
 Lost and found    
You came around
One door closes    
Another opens
We reminisce    
On years we missed
My disbelief    
You’re next to me
Is this heaven    
It’s beautiful
Should I question    
A miracle
I wonder if    
I deserve this gift
From the past    
Will it last
If I’m dreaming    
Of our first kiss
Am I making    
Too much of this
Is this heaven    
It’s beautiful
Should I question    
A miracle
I won’t question    
This miracle

When I Met You

WHEN I MET YOU
What I know I could fit inside of a shotglass
I’m a bore I’m a drag I’m a drip I’m an outcast
I could make you a sign but I can’t draw a straight line
I’m alone in a crowd I’m at home when I’m out of town
 I can do no wrong when I’m with you
I hear a beautiful song when I’m with you
The sun looks bright when I’m with you
It’s Saturday night when I’m you
Now I’m broke when I woke I felt all kinds of down and out
I’m confused and diffused I’m afraid and I’m full of doubt
What the hell I can tell when a good thing has gone astray
Should have know it was too good to be true anyway
I could do no wrong when I met you
I wrote that song when I met you
The sun looked bright when I met you
It was Saturday night when I met you