Please consider this as an invitation to eavesdrop. It's a hobby of mine & about time the table was turned. It will be as though we're sitting together while I talk to myself & you check your email.
I describe these posts as excerpts of visions — thumbnails of writing. Whereas my 2020 Black Sparrow Press debut Cutting from the Tangle was more stanza-based, these will be presented mostly in something I've just discovered called "paragraphs" which you may have seen in books or long-winded text messages. Initially, they'll be released under four headings. Here is the alleged syllabus:
1. MUSICAL DEPICTIONS will be for those of you who've heard some of my releases & possibly even purchased them. It's recollections about cataloged tracks, but also unreleased strains & covered airs. i.e writing about either songs from my albums, unreleased outtakes or covers.
2. INTERNAL DESCRIPTIONS will be non-musical & more like me interviewing myself midway to an investigative puff piece, i.e contemplations on the wondrous bruise of living.
3. EXTERNAL CHARACTERIZATIONS will be bulletins from & about my current location where I'll talk you through property lines of fortified boundaries to point out the fauna in the flora as witnessed safely from imagination, i.e reports on my surroundings.
4. GENERALIZED REACTIONS is where I broadly address the gist of a smattering of posted comments, assuming there any. If there aren't, I'll make some up. In my experience, specific replies create confusion & sometimes unintended havoc. Think of it as a late-night radio show where I field reader comments instead of insomniac phone calls & you're listening while having a midnight snack you'll regret in the morning.
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That's the picture. Ready to begin?
My first offering is an outtake of a song entitled "Fater" recorded in 1995 at Wavelab Studio in Tucson AZ as a monsoon was taking hold. The official version for the out-of-print-upon-release album on MCA, Devotion & Doubt, was a second take. This first attempt became an unplanned duet with an uninvited guest pounding outside to get in like a locked-out ex who just wants to know why you haven't called them back. The result — Fater (monsoon version)