Hello to you all!
It is Spring, and here I will make the obvious connections to new beginnings and share with you all that this page marks one for me. I've been absent from the music world for a few years now, quietly ignoring my piano and notebooks for months on end, and then diving into them with fervor only to be banished back outside, into the hallway, where I am supposed to think about the things I've done. Banished by who? Well, myself I guess. Anyway, it ain't easy but as I've learned in the past few years I think writing songs is part of how I live in the world. It's as much for me as it is for anyone who is generous enough to listen.
For my first post here, I am going to put up a song that I wrote and recorded about 5 years ago (5? Really?!?!) but have never put anywhere. So, here's a start! It's called Violent Waves and I wrote it after reading the great book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. It's about the book but also about all the other stuff floating around my head that relates to the book... and now listening again years after writing it, it kind of reveals it's meaning to me; a relevance that had escaped me when I belted it out all that time ago.