Memory Lane (demo)

· Layers of Meta, Memory Lane, Music, Musicology, Songs for Beginners

Once I feel a song is written I try to record a demo without getting too hung up on the instrumentation or even the full arrangement, to help communicate to other musicians primarily how the song goes.

This one has a lyric shared with me as part of a large set of song lyrics around 2010, or possibly earlier, by my old old friend, brother, and aspirational writing partner Peter K. Hirsch.

I could hear in my head how it should go but at the time did not have the chops to harmonize it, let alone figure out a way to play the bridge.

Now, I’m hoping to include it on my forthcoming album:

“Feeling the joy and the pain…”

Memory Lane

· Layers of Meta, long story short, Memory Lane, Music, Musicology, Songs for Beginners

Here is the first song in a five-song mini-concert recorded last month and initially posted on ye old booke of faces. This one has lyrics by Peter K. Hirsch:

Seeing the hindsights…

Next up, a bit of early 20th century science history, “Giving Zoo Wolves Lessons in Music.”