Kaleidoscopy

Title of this blog entry is the title of the new Strummindude album. Another RPM Challenge album done! You can listen to it here, and I will update this site with some liner notes and the lyrics to all of the songs in the days…

The 2011 RPM Challenge

This year’s RPM challenge is in full swing, and the halfway point has just been passed. This will be my fourth album-in-a-month, and so far it’s going really good. I’m keeping a blog at the site updating the progress, and I’m also posting some demos…

Strummindude-Three album artwork

Three

Hot off the press, here is Strummindude’s new album “Three”.  

CDBaby

The Writing On The Wall album is now up for sale at CDBaby.com. Click on the icon below to visit the page and purchase your own copy. It contains a four-page booklet with liner notes and the lyrics to all of the songs. The whole…

1. Writing On The Wall

Kicking off the album with a loose and happy sounding middle-of-the-road tune that should bring back images of head-bobbing 60’s pop, playing loud in an open convertible cruising down the parkway. It is not meant to be fancy, but rather square and maybe even a…

2. Gimme Water

This is a pretty hard edged rocking tune, although leaning heavily on the acoustic guitar groove. This combination I think keeps its naked feet solidly dug down in the earth, whereas with different instrumentation including distorted electric guitars and bigger sounding production it would surely…

3. Good Times Again

If you enjoyed the early Eagles or other southern California based 70’s country rock, I think you will smile in recognition when listening to this song. It is a homage to those ballads in 3/4-time that were an all but compulsory entry on the albums…

4. Always Have a Haven

I had the great privilege of working with Roger Gustafsson on this song. He had the groove already down for the verse and chorus parts when I got into the picture. Together we worked on tweaking it, adding a bridge, structuring the form and writing…

5. Dark Eyed Lover

I find that a song that sounds very good just singing it to an acoustic guitar, can sometimes be hard to translate to a full band setting. That’s especially true with ballads. It’s seems a lot of the natural dynamic balance of a composition often…

6. Stay With You

This is an example of one of these songs that come to me while driving. I don’t know what it is about driving a car that kindles musical inspiration, but it seems to happen quite often enough for it to be more than a coincidence….