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HOW IT FELT WHEN YOU WENT AWAY – PART 2

I had two “anniversaries of the heart” this week. Monday was the day my father died and today is Jason’s birthday. Continue reading

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HOW IT FELT WHEN YOU WENT AWAY – PART 1

I’m far too emotional and vulnerable at this time in my life to do any live performing. I’ve chosen to use my emotion as a beautiful addition to my recordings instead. Continue reading

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I SEARCHED FOR A SMILE

I bent close to my mother’s face. I clutched her hands and they were soft and warm. It was just the two of us. But we were not really alone. I felt the presence of death and so did my mother. I put my head against her cheek and she slowly mouthed a kiss upon me. I began to cry. Continue reading

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MORE THAN YOU KNOW – PART 2

Although I thought the original arrangement for my song “More Than You Know” was quite beautiful, it dragged. I felt that my song had great potential if it were more up-tempo. I love expanding my musical horizons. I made an appointment with my arranger, George Reich. Initially, I told him he could simply work with the older arrangement and use it as a template for a faster song. We ended up arranging the song without my guitar playing as the underlying basis, and that gave us many more options. As George experimented with different sounds, the arrangement that developed was decidedly different. I am very enthused as I share my newest version of a song I wrote so long ago. Continue reading

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I KNOW YOU’D TELL ME

I called my dad in the afternoon and he sounded terrible, but he said I had woken him up and that was why. When his nurse called me around dinnertime she told me what I expected; he needed to go immediately to the hospital. She said he was close to death. Continue reading

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MORE THAN YOU KNOW – PART 1

After Jason died, I went back and rewrote the lyrics to change the meaning of the song for me. It was no accident that I wrote . . . “when the warmth of you did leave.” However, the loss of warmth can be about something other than death. I am keenly aware that I want my songs to be relatable to many people. Currently, there is still one line in the song that is not true for me. I say: “How could I have guessed that our time would be my best?” That simply isn’t true. Right now if the best time in my life.
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