Original – Untold

I wrote this song for my uncle Wayne in 1995 after hearing that he had taken his own life.  The words and music flowed through me that night, as if he was telling me to sing this song to let everyone know he was in a better place now and at peace.

That’s me at age 2 in the photo above, with my first guitar.

Original – Lately

Sometimes I write sad songs when I’m thinking about a lost loved one.  This song, “Lately” was written and recorded in 1999 about a girl (of course).

Writing out and singing my emotions is incredibly therapeutic.

Vocals recorded with my Shure SM-58 mic, played with my Ovation acoustic that had a very “thin” sound.

I recorded this in 2 tracks: 1st take was playing the rhythm guitar and singing simultaneously; 2nd take was the added guitar licks/lead.

Original – State of Mind

Another embarrassing old song I wrote in 1994…  This one is as touchy-feely, sappy, and sickeningly-sweet as could be.  Yuck!  Excuse me while I go throw up a rainbow.

The photo above is of me entertaining my friends Chris and Joe, as I would do frequently back in the day.  Chris would also say, “Dance, monkey. Dance!”