“Maybe the titles are more interesting than the music” That was suggested about one of my previous projects. I hope the same cannot be said about the adventure that has been called “Never Turn Your Back To The Ocean” Maybe not so much an adventure to listen to, but definitely an adventure to produce.
So, what was the inspiration for the titles, and /or the music? Or were the names just an attempt to avoid having a bunch of songs called “untitled” ?
“Which Way to the Witch Weigh?” It has been surprising to hear the ideas people have about this one. It really was just a play on words.
“First Light” It was 6:00 in the morning, and we had to call it something.
“Liquid Chalk” Inspired by the music of Hassan Hakmoun, which is great, and named for a spoon full of a prescription that tasted like, liquid chalk…which wasn’t so great.
“The Dream’s Dream” The dream is my daughter, and her dream is her daughter. The song is a conversation between the two.
“Friends of the Family” Remembering those that have been so much a part of our lives, that are no longer with us.
\"It\'s Only Fair\" One of only 4 or 5 songs,I have ever written where I was able to accurately convey the melody and rhythm exactly as I originally \"heard\" the song. The instruments used, however, are a very different matter, since the song was originally intended for a horn band.
“Version 7” Edited with version 7 of a particular program, and performed on 7 instruments.
“Point of Contention” Isn’t there always?
“The Landonian” I’ve never been to Landonia, but I’m sure if there were such a place, there would be some very interesting characters.
“En La Barranca de Mi Corazon” Actually based on a greeting card,but the line sounded too smarmy in English.
“The Queen of Knives” Isn’t there always?
“Bebo!” If this one makes the listener think of a small child, then we have succeeded. Just the simple joy of music.
“The Tea Tree” I guess we saved the strangest for last. An office plant that thrived for years, until its owner moved to a different location, and gave the plant to a friend. The friend promptly killed it, or maybe it was the change of scenery, or maybe the plant missed the original owner, but it died. Tea drinkers started hanging their used tea bags on it, creating what some have called ”an unusual work of art”. We hope the same might be said of the music. Unfortunately, a photo wasn’t available at the time, and neither was the song “Never Turn Your Back to the Ocean” The title was not so much a warning of danger, but instead a matter of \"you never know what you might miss.\" We hope the same might be said about the music.