original liner notes:
for many years i was afraid to simply allow the music which comes out of me naturally to be expressed. although i\'ve enjoyed my years as a singer-songwriter, i often felt this particular path was more of a conscious choice because it was a category i could fit into. yeah, i\'ll own it, this was a marketing decision.
many of the songs in this collection don\'t easily fit into any category. in the end, however, this is a collection of music which i believe is complete. included are many elements which haven\'t always made it into my previous projects: experimentation, humor, playfulness and anger, along with a good old-fashioned dose of existential angst. this is me and much of who i am.
this is a collection of avant garde pieces which often flow from this composer; there are many found sounds (vacuum cleaners, baby\'s cries, computer printers) and rhythms in this experimental and amazing collection of songs. note this recording was entirely conceived, written, recorded, produced and performed by david, with the exception of the found sounds (which were of course, found) and a flute and whistle part...
i grew up in new jersey and when i was young, i felt life everywhere. i experienced every natural thing: rocks, trees, plants, even the air, as living, feeling, breathing. music was the background to this and life was complete.
things changed in middle school when i was beaten up by twelve boys older than myself. not knowing what to do with this experience and this new way of understanding how life can be, i lived in constant fear of the next possible incident. music somehow got me through.
i neglected school but promised myself i would never miss a day in my life of playing an instrument. the things i was scared of as well as my loves, hates, feelings, promises and hopes all came out through drums, guitars, pianos, voice and the random things i would smack to get a musical sound. i started making strange percussion instruments with pieces of glass, metal and wood and started to feel alive again; music not only helped me to get out of fear but started allowing me to feel an even deeper sense of life.
these feelings took me to different places with my instruments: traveling around the world and later, walking across the country in 1990 (LA to NYC). following musical dreams, i went to new your city and finally, moved to california.
fast-forward to now and i still carry that spirit with me. i am a school counselor and a therapist who uses music as a guide as i work with adolescents who have gone through trauma. i speak and play at schools and conferences and i communicate some of the things music has taught me.
i am raising two children with my wife and we experience music through our own playing. we don\'t watch TV in our home, we sit, play, listen and feel life in some of the same ways our ancestors did--before many crazy inventions such as television or email created isolation and disconnection.
my music is about connection, feeling and yes, healing. i hope it helps you connect with something in some way. enjoy!