Category Archives: The Sauna Tapes

1. Overture to The RPM Challenge

This instrumental has been in existence for quite some time. It was originally performed at the funeral of my grandmother, in 1995. And it wasn’t new even then. It is one of the few substantial classical pieces that I’ve ever … Continue reading

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2. The Homecoming

A rockin’ tune. It turned out quite better than I’d hoped for, and also a little different. I re-wrote the chorus part for the Challenge, lowering it a whole note. The lyrics are about this guy having a night out, … Continue reading

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3. Would That I Could

I had the verse and the chorus parts going into the album making process. But it needed some lyrics and a bridge. I sweated with the words for a long, long time, and I’m still not entirely happy with how … Continue reading

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4. Try Again

This song was inspired by the great Swedish songwriter Evert Taube. I hope to have conveyed at least some of the vivaciousness and flare of his truly great spirit of songwriting. While I can never hope to approach his lyrical … Continue reading

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5. You and I

Originally a drone and more of a soundscape. A song turned into a chant, and a chant turned into a song. I’m not entirely sure about the lyrics. It seems to suggest the picture of a woman left grieving on … Continue reading

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6. Do What You Wanna Do

The lyrical concept of this song is to capture a brief, fleeting moment in time: The breathless seconds passing between the moment of his asking for her hand in marriage, and her reply.

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7. Going Home

This song was written years ago, but has lacked a musical home. It pleases me that it finally found its resting place on this recording. The composition is a collaboration between myself and a good friend of mine who I’ve … Continue reading

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8. Taste Love Again

A mellow tune. It seems I got a lot of those on the album, somehow. I just hope it ain’t the age showing. This one’s about heartache, and the curious human trait to be able to get past grief so … Continue reading

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9. Good Night Daddy

This one was supposed to have lyrics and vocals. I just couldn’t come up with any lyrics, so I almost decided to leave it out altogether. As an experiment, I just played the melody to the background I’d already recorded. … Continue reading

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