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“This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music.” —Bob Dylan

Between 1991 and 1997 I wrote about 40 songs, and then the well of teenage angst dried up. I wrote a few songs after that, but those five years were my really creative period for lyrics. About a decade later I got my hands on GarageBand (the consumer version of the Logic Pro music software). Tom Robinson, who kindly gave some feedback on my music, had used it to remix one of his early albums. I figured if it was good enough for Tom it was good enough for me and I began fleshing out the songs with bass, keyboard and string parts. I’m just about at the point where my singing voice is as good as I think it’s going to get. I have decided which songs to include, so if I can just find a window of time I might finally record an album. If I can finish it, I hope to get a limited run pressed on vinyl. Here’s the working title and the tracks that will be included in order.

Myrtle Avenuecover

Side A
1. Pictures
2. Stay
3. By The Numbers
4. Day In My Life
5. Caged Bird

Side B
1. MJ In The Limousine
2. Clockwork
3. Myrtle Avenue
4. Where I Live
5. More (And More)

I have a nice collection of guitars to use for the recording comprising (in purchase order) a Fender Japan “62-reissue” Jaguar with upgraded hardware, a Gretsch “62-reissue” Tennessee Rose (from before the Fender buy-out), the ninth Maton MS500 12-string ever made, an Ovation deep bowl semi-accoustic with oak leaves, a Tanglewood resonator with embossed Hawaiian scene (not shown), and an Indiana, converted into a mirror replica of the Strat that Hendrix played at the Newport Pop Festival in 1969.

 

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