It's about frickin' time!
Yeah, we've been threatening for a while, but finally got our first song up for the world to listen to. "Momma was a Beatle" was one of the first songs Larry and I wrote together and is the first to be born. Many more songs are in the pipeline, but we don't want to release anything until we feel it is ready. Kinda picky that way.
For those of you just discovering us, Hi. Welcome. If this site and my occasional ramblings seem a little haphazard, well, it's probably because we are... I am. I gotta admit, this is all new to me. I'm doing my best to figure it all out - keeping this site up and running all the while trying to continue to write and record new music and finance everything by working a more than full time job. For the past 25 years or so I have been a supervising sound editor for movies and TV shows. Worked on some good ones too. Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Legion to name a few. This music thing has come late for me, but I'm doing my best to catch up. I've learned I have a LOT to learn. So please be patient with us.. with me. We have a bunch of songs in different stages of completion and want to release them to the world, but, not to repeat myself - repeat myself - not before each song is ready. Hopefully they will be worth the wait.
So... who the HELL are we? Funny you should ask...
Larry and I started writing songs together a little over 5 years ago. I'm the writer, he's the musician. I'm more of the instigator while he's more of the facilitator. I write words, melodies and sing, he composes/arranges, plays and records the music. Very symbiotic. We generally work well together... generally... we are after all - BROTHERS! We've been getting some great help lately by some incredible musicians. Dave Bach has been replacing our temp drum tracks and adding his percussive touch. Dan Antunovich has acted as our co-producer, playing bass and some keyboards and helping us finish these songs. And the great Scott Page (Pink Floyd) has wailed on his saxophone on a handful of songs. So, a lot to look forward too (and a lot of work still to do to "get 'er all did!"). These guys have been a tremendous help to Larry and I, and we will need more help in the weeks/months/years (hopefully) to come.
It's all very exciting to me as I'm the newbe in all of this. You see, I wasn't a musician, a singer or a song writer until about 5-6 years ago. It was something I had dreamed about when I was young but as I got older figured it was just a fantasy. But then I reached an age where I let go of my fears and insecurities and decided to go after the many things I had always wanted to do in my life but had been too afraid to try. So I began having art shows, and learned to scuba dive and surf. And then in 2013 I decided to go after something I wanted to do more than all the others...
It started almost as a lark. I just thought it would be fun to write some Blues songs - but not sad, depressing Blues - more of the funny and maybe a little risqué variety. Hell, at the time I didn't know what I was even going to do with them. I've been an artist and a writer since my teens, but I was never a real musician. That was Larry. I took a year of piano in high school, but I didn't keep up with it. Never really held a guitar until after I started writing these songs. And there was no way I was going to sing. I haven't been able to sing since my voice cracked (shattered) when I was 14 years old! For years I had convinced myself I would never be a song writer because (as I used to say) "I'm not a musician and I can't sing worth shit!" But as Larry and I began to work together, everything changed. It's amazing what the mind can do when you put enormous energy and drive into it - when you want to do something so much you WILL it to happen.
And now, after 5 years of work, it is happening.
"Momma was a Beatle" is our first song and sort of represents what we're all about - borrowing styles of past musical eras that we love and rearranging them into something (hopefully) fresh and new. It will be a very broad landscape - a musical journey. Where will we go?