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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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Feeling Fifteen Again wins Award!

  I’m very pleased and honored to announce that my solo album,  ‘Feeling Fifteen Again’, will be given an award at the annual Kankakee Area Music Awards (KAMA) in my hometown, Kankakee, Illinois, for ‘Best Album of the Year’. And if that weren’t enough to knock my

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Wildwood – the story behind the song

Wildwood Wildwood is a song of lost love and the illusions of love. The ‘Wildwood’ is a metaphor for that illusion. When writing this song, I modeled it loosely on the olde English ballads; the Childe Ballads. These told long stories in verse (ballads) with repeated phrases

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Small Town Boys – the story behind the song

“Small Town Boys’ Nota bene: The song is based on personal experiences of more than 50 years ago. Explaining the references therein is approaching a treatise on social anthropology. Sheese! To understand the story behind this song, one must hearken back to an earlier time before personal

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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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