You have arrived at the page for “SHEMP!”, my newest record. “SHEMP!” is made up of songs from different projects that were abandoned for shinier things. They were really great – but I couldn’t stay in those relationships – it was ME, not them. Here’s some details;
1) Shempistan! – written as a trailer for a modern day Romeo and Juliet movie, set in Israel and Palestine.
2) Hello, How Ya Doin’ – the opening song for an improv-musical from several years ago called “Life=Choices”. It was about psychiatry, quantum physics and religion. It only lasted five shows, but happily confused all who watched.
3) Face In The Darkness – I wanted to write a song about the roots of desperation, and I found whole passages in the Old Testament that just SCREAMED to be put in a rock tune.
4) Da da duhDUM – a segment of a piece I did for a post-production company’s industry reel. Other pieces jump in and out of the record, acting as glue.
5) Flowers – a love song! About a gurl who loves flowers.
6) Let There Be Peace – was part of a spiritual record I abandoned – along with a few other tracks on here, most can be found on Kelly Corsino’s record ‘Within”
7) Topiary Waltz – something to drink to when you’re being dramatic.
8) Sugarcane – another song from “Life=Choices”, where the Preacher would read from the Book of Denial, extolling it’s virtues.
9) Goodnight Ohio – another from the musical, featuring the Druthers. About driving on a long, lonely freeway on a dark, foggy night – playing with the radio and finding a station that plays his history in song. And he’s nowhere near Ohio.
10) Proses Five – from a love song record called Proses, where I got arty. Snork.
11) Send Your Love Around – from the spiritual record – a real nice vibe (modesty!)
12) Connecting The Rainbows – from the musical – sorta atheistic monkeys smoke cigarettes. Oh, to be like the Guy In The Ad.
13) Hold – a new version of a song from my last record “Framistan”. This gets quieter AND louder. I like this one better.
14) Feets Get A-Movin’ – more of the piece for the post house – it was a really good piece, but the company instead used “Goin’ Up The Country” by Canned Heat to showcase their cutting edge CGI graphics. I kid you NOT.
So that’s the record – if you want lyrics and credits, please go to my website. OH one more thing - all the songs seque into each other, so if you just buy ONE, you'll notice the starts and endings get bizzy. So why not buy the whole thing, hey? And make your friends buy it too. I love living indoors.