Who am I?
I grew up watching the "Brady Bunch" in suburban New Jersey, and from this very Brady beginning, I soon discovered that the world was not as sugar-coated as network TV would have had us believe, so I stopped watching television at an early age, focusing instead on creative projects, like writing and composing songs on the upright piano my Grandmother generously gave me.
After receiving more degrees than I will ever need, I began working for an airline directly after Grad School for the sole purpose of traveling around the planet to discover new and exciting worlds. Besides meeting interesting and beloved people in far away lands, my exploration also opened my eyes to political and environmental atrocities, which led to my activism in Human and Animal Rights. I now concentrate on Peace and Justice issues, especially locally in my home-town, San Diego, California.
I am a self-made, organic musician and song-writer. I record all of my own music in my solar-powered, mobile studio which I bring out to the desert during windless days. This creates a natural sound-proof studio better than any boxed-in building in the city. Desert silence creates an amazing crispness to sounds.
Please visit my website (www.drewsearing.com) to discover my other talents and works of art: musical, literary, and visual.
About THE LAST SLOTH SMILE cd:
1 ALEX'S SONG is about living in the now.
2 THE 100th MONKEY is an amazing example of our mind's capability.
3 THE ALIEN INDIAN OF SEDONA knows that humans can evolve above fear.
4 THE LAST SLOTH SMILE would be a bad thing to see.
5 THE JACKRABBIT OF THE SALTON SEA read my mind instinctively.
6 THE LEGEND OF THE TEE SHIRT was written when I was fifteen years old.
7 POO @ THE ZOO tells it like it is.
8 ETHEREALITY is an escape.
9 LOVE IS A BROKEN TOY among other things.
10 POLLY VON is the story of a hunter whose life was undone...
11 THE PALINDROME SONG is one palindrome after another.
12 THE DRIVER IN FRONT OF YOU may one day be you.
13 ODE (to the NIGHTINGALE) is a tribute to Carole King - lyricist extraordinaire.
14 THE LAST SLOTH SMILE (reprise) is more of the same.
15 SHARE, JIMMY, SHARE please?
16 WE ARE connected to everything in the universe (whether we want to be or not).
17 LULLABY WRINKLE puts me to sleep; how about you, kids? ; )
Kid's voices are sung by Hannah Dicus, Sarah Searing and Alex Dicus. All other voices, sounds, and instruments are by me, Drew Searing (except the excerpt stolen from Saint Cher). All songs written (except Polly Von which is traditional), recorded, produced, and whatever elsed by me, too. I'm hoping that Indigo children of all Ages will enjoy my creation.