Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Same Side of the River


THE SAME SIDE OF THE RIVER
I found the note
You wrote your number on
I never phoned you
I was afraid to
Loneliness is safe
What did it cost you?
What did you want to say?
I would have lost you anyway
When I’m alone I’m safe
We’re from the same side of the river
There isn’t anything I wouldn’t give her
To help her get back here
I’ll keep the pathway clear
When will we run out of time?
Do I ever even cross your mind?
What’s up with this waiting game?
I’m dying but I keep that flame
Burning in your name
We’re from the same side of the river
There isn’t anything I wouldn’t give her
To help her get back here
I’ll keep the pathway clear
I missed the last train out of nowhere
Now I’m lost searching for somewhere
Maybe it’s for the best
I can’t find your address

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Playing in Stereo


PLAYING IN STEREO
This is cool, it’s great
It’s more than I hoped for
It’s meant to be, it’s fate
And that’s what we’re here for
What will be, will be, but I don’t know
I’m daydreaming all the time
Imagining scenarios
When you say what I think
We’re playing in stereo
We’re different channels in sync
Playing in stereo
The stars align, it’s a sign
It’s part of our astronomy
We get along, I see
According to astrology
This is amazing, and sublime
The chance of a lifetime
My thoughts are racing overtime
But everything will be fine
When you say what I think
We’re playing in stereo
We’re different channels in sync
Playing in stereo

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Video for "The Grace of Grace"

A Dropout from the School of Love


A DROPOUT FROM THE SCHOOL OF LOVE  
I never learn
I never pay attention
I always get burned and end up in detention  
It’s like I’m asleep
I miss all the signals
Then I’m in too deep and I face dismissal  
I’m not unlucky
I’m a dropout from the school of love
I didn’t learn anything at all  
I’m going nowhere
They’re not gonna graduate
The one they could not educate  
My brain is a sieve
It has no retention
Mistakes I relive land me in suspension  
When I think love is real
Then my fate is sealed
Once again I’ve been fooled I just can’t be schooled  
I’m not unlucky
I’m a dropout from the school of love
I didn’t learn anything at all  
I’m going nowhere
They’re not gonna graduate
The one they could not educate

Bad Timing


BAD TIMING
We were working on a single heart
But it fell apart
Bad timing
She’s into photography
And all the other arts
I’m into her geography
That’s how it starts
I never met a girl like her
She’s so unique
I hang onto her every word
Whenever she speaks
We were working on a single heart
But it fell apart
Bad timing
How did i go from kissing her
To missing her
Bad timing
I wonder how long this break will last
And when it ends
Could we ever become something more
Than just old friends
When love gives you a gift
You must beware
The dark side of a miracle
Might be your worst nightmare
We were making a single heart
Now it’s torn apart
Bad timing
How did i go from kissing her
To missing her
Bad timing

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.