Lie back and let the good times ooze! These sounds are “sticky” in every sense of the word: unforgettable, seductive, purely pleasurable fusions of jazz, rock and throbbing electronics. Slide over the edge and let yourself be led astray by Richie's insistent guitar and keyboard thrumming.
The delicacy of touch with the fullness of electronics. A lovely, clear and invigorating exploration of tubular bells. Set to an upbeat Brazilian samba with subtle tempo graduations.
True story. I was getting ready to do a sound check at a local cafe. I connected with one of the patrons who said she was a musician. I offered my stage and what followed was a soundcheck I wish I had recorded! She gave me her business card and on it was stamped 'Mermaid'. This song is about her and that event.
sunny day love
True story. A romantic friend of a cousin flew in straight from Beijing, People's Republic of China. I asked her what her favorite kind of music was. She said country. This track is the closest I have ever been to playing country music.
i can dance
I wrote this piece for a full band including saxophone, drums, bass and guitar. I didn't have the band at hand, so I recorded this one off instrumental piece instead. It captures the essence of what I felt all on a beautifully balanced Ovation acoustic guitar.
Got the blues.
big wide world
When you're single there's a whole new world out there. This piece explores that notion. There's a real jazzy feel and complex patterns embodied in the relatively simple chords. The backdrop is evolving personal relationships intertwined with the melody.
i love peace
My contribution to world peace.
can we make it
A ballad with intricate guitar work.
it's how you feel
While big business luxuriated in the pigs trough of the latest Olympic games thousands of desperate hungry and homeless citizens wandered the streets and alleys of Vancouver BC Canada. At the same time more than two dozen gangland killings in cold blood and in public seemed unstoppable by a political system helpless to stop it. It's all in the recording.
A short but rich classically motivated piece. When I was writing this music the chord progressions just naturally flowed. In no time at all i was hearing the depth of an orchestra which I added to the track, including tympani and cello.