I promised myself I’d release Strange, volume 3 this year and… time’s up. I just published it to Bandcamp at 11:59 p.m. The illustration was done by my friend Joe Borzotta who did the art for the previous two “Strange” compilations. Scroll down this post for liner notes on each song…… and HAPPY 2017!!!
Do Ya Love Me?
The opening track on the third and final installment of the Strange trilogy. Georgie makes a cameo – always a bonus .
All I Could Do Was Cry
My friend Jamal gave me a copy of Etta’s At Last LP when my second daughter was born last year. As soon as I got home I recorded this.
Tears For Sale
About the saddest man in the world. It’s a barrel of laughs.
A song for my daughters.
Me & Julio Down by the Schoolyard
A photograph in sonic form.
Early one morning I stepped out on the front porch, looked around at the trees and sky and birds and felt like a creature of this Earth in a way I hadn’t in a long time. That’s what this song is about.
You’re Alright By Me
I was out walking around the city one bright sunny afternoon looking at the billboards and the people and general rush and scramble and I made up this song.
Joanie (I Still Talk To Her)
What I love about songwriting is how you can start a song about one thing, then expand it to be about more things. This one drifts from my Grandma to drugs to my wife and back.
No matter how old we get, or what brave face we put on, we’ve all got a hurt, scared, lonely child inside who’s pulling all the strings.
I Wanna Be A Grandpa
A funny thing happened when he died — it’s almost like he became part of me and I feel him with me more now than ever before. Love you Gramps.
You Are My Sunshine
My second daughter Lulu loves this song, and come to find out it’s one of the official state songs of Louisana. Ain’t life strange?
Just A Day
A private little melody of reassurance. I need them now and then, who doesn’t?
Someday You’ll Be A Diamond
Rewrite on Wild Thing.