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Thoughts on the Songs

Thoughts on the Songs Each song has a narrative – a story – holding it together and guiding and reflecting the music. ‘Who You Gonna Run to?’ for example, is an older guy giving advice to a younger, married guy. The younger one is considering doing something

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Older Than I Look – the story behind the song

‘Older Than I Look’ (subtitled ‘Younger Than I Feel’) is one song that is not based on a true story. It’s based on observation and experience distilled into a coherent tele-play narrative. ‘Older’ is a kind of ‘fish-out-of -water’ story. It’s the story of an older ‘fish’

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Keep On Rollin’- the story behind the song

All of the songs on the album, ‘Feeling Fifteen Again’ are based on life experience. Some are nearly literal in their retelling of a personal story – ‘Keep on Rollin’ is a prime example.  When I was young (so many, many years ago) my family was exceptionally

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Feeling Fifteen Again – the story behind the song

The questions most often asked about the album ‘Feeling Fifteen Again’ and the title song is ‘Why Fifteen? What so special about 15?’.  My answer is simple; That’s when I first got hooked on performing music. Being naturally long-winded, here’s further explanation. When I was 15 years old,

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Brushes with Greatness; Greatness with Brushes

At the urging of Cat Brown, I went to Kamasi Washington’s concert at Legacy. An incredible performance of musicianship and powerful music. True masters, all. Very humbling, to be sure. Afterwards, Ronald Bruner Jr, one of Mr Washington’s two drummers approached me. “I saw you out there!”

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