This album is the follow-up to my 2004 release 'Borrowed Time'. That album in retrospect has a much lighter, more fun feel, to me at least. And even though I had begun writing this album while working on the first, the two though connected, are very different in terms of mood and message. Life is a story and I suppose the telling of that story is always more a perspective kind of thing than simply telling what happened and when. In that way, this album is very different because my perspective changed quite a lot along the way. You get older, the days seem shorter and things that bothered you before seem unimportant or at least less important. This happened to me along the way. I found things I would never have touched on, bothered me a great deal and that led to the songs on this album. If I were to guess, I'd have to say I think less than one out of a thousand people will understand what I'm trying to say in this album. The message seems clear enough to me but, life and attention spans being what they are today, I doubt many will take the time to really understand or care to for that matter, what one guy in the middle of California has to say about anything in particular. Are you that one in a thousand? Friends and critics alike have asked on more than one occasion if this album came first. To be honest, I don't understand the question. Of course it didn't come first, my friends at least should know that. They know me. Critics on the other hand only know what they hear or see so I suppose it's not such a dumb question to them. The thing is, they see this album as dark and somehow less polished than the first and I guess that leads them to think as they do. To me, it really doesn't matter but, for those of you who might also wonder, no, this album did not come fiirst. In a way, the first album could be thought of as my childhood though there are adult ideas in that album. This one is more of my adult years a darker more cynical view of the world around me is the best I can describe it. Through my music, I'm sharing a bit of myself with anyone who listens. If you gain some insights into who I am, then my efforts as a musician and writer have been successful. It's my story after all, warts and all, and that is what life is truly about. Sharing our individual stories.