Lessons in Real Life
I collected ideas for these melodies over a period of years. One night I got up out of bed and began a tireless effort to complete the arrangements and create a recording. The project was on and it lasted about 6 weeks ... recording, re-recording, tweaking, listening, and recording some more. I wasn't only happy with the results, I was ecstatic!! I had been able to capture moods and emotions in the music that I had aspired to, run from, and even tried to forget. It spans my emotional life ... or mayve even my emotional lives. The music is me ... even more than I am myself. As it has turned out, the music has the same effect on others. Years after I have given copies of 'Lessons in Real Life' to friends, I find that they still listen to it often or, at least, keep it close at hand for those times they need to connect with themselves through music. It seems that the automobile is the best place to listen to my music as that is where many copies of 'Lessons in Real Life' are found. I hope you add it to your own collection. In times of emotional and economic pressure, it's great to have a friend. I'll be honored if I can be that friend to help you forget your problems and re-connect with yourself.