Brent Flickinger | Flesh and Blood

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Flesh and Blood

by Brent Flickinger

This album takes you from the pain of infertility to the joys of adopting a child, all the while using a variety of musical styles to uplift even the saddest of songs. It's a journey of stories full of hope and humor--and happiness.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. Low Grade Fever
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2. Common Bond
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3. Grieving for What Never Was
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4. Shot in the Dark
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5. Petrie Dish Love
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6. On Hold
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7. Support Group
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8. Looking for Someone to Blame
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9. Mothers Day
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10. Before You Came Here
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11. Flesh and Blood
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12. I'll Die Happy
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13. Miracle Boy
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14. Daddy Daughter Day
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15. Strong of Heart
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
After four years of struggling with infertility we finally adopted Emmie. I was working full-time and in night school for a year after she came to us. I left early in the morning and came home late at night so I I had limited time with her.

Then I got sick for about a week and decided to quit school and spend much more time at home. I picked up my guitar after a long time of not playing and many of these songs sprang forth. I felt like they were pulled out of me, often late at night. Because these songs, and others I have written, were a gift to me, I’ve had the conviction over the years that I wanted to offer them to those of you who might relate to the struggles, the sorrow, the humor, and the joy of this crazy process of trying to have a child and finally adopting one. So, after years of delay and five years of fitting in time in the studio, this project has finally given birth. I'm joined by Treasure Camero, a beautiful vocalist, and other musicians playing keyboard, flute, and percussion. I offer this album of songs to you and to others with love.

Though many of these songs speak directly to those who have experienced the ups-and-downs of infertility and adoption, I think that songs like “Low Grade Fever,” “Looking for Someone to Blame,” and “Strong of Heart” address the more universal struggles in our lives.

I would also love to hear your stories. Perhaps some of them will be turned into songs. You can e-mail me; I look forward to hearing from you, and you can look forward to at least one future album with more songs about infertility and adoption.


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Gbasik@comcast.net

Wow!
Half-way through, my eyes were wet. By the end, I was in tears. You hit a home run! The lyrics convey so much emotion, and there is some wonderful, and profound, phrasing. I was also impressed with the surprisingly high production quality.

Trish

Fills an empty place...
The lyrics and music in this emotionally real and deeply honest work fill an empty space for those struggling and those needing to be seen and heard. Infertility is a lonely place, a consuming passion for couples with whom I work in therapy who feel guilty, angry, sad, lonely, and afraid to hope even as they refuse to give up hope. One couple, now the parents of a child through surrogate parenting, struggled for most of their married life and this cd speaks directly to the heart of that struggle.

This is a gift beyond words that reaches into the experience of anyone you know who has struggled... and will let them know, that you do truly share in it whether they continue to struggle or whether they have moved into parenthood.