Gemini Suite 2
This is my latest compilation of creative musical indulgence. Many of these tunes were recently unearthed and were recorded about 7-8 years ago in Bradley Beach, NJ and/or Hollywood, CA.. Thanks for listening! Kokopelli's Lustration - a mystical sound track for ancient moonlight dance rituals.. Dorian Gray's Eternal Lament - We pick up where Dorian left off on the debut Phantom's Opera album.. Thunderbird - On route 35 in Mantaloking, NJ there used to be a huge hotel right on the beach with a huge Thunderbird symbol as it's sign - I was always drawn to it. My Mom was a cocktail waitress there, and many hours were spent as a little kid playing in the pool, stealing cherries from the bar, and sneaking into the night club to see live bands. Many years later while roaming in Hollywood I got a Thunderbird tattoo on Sunset Blvd. to remind me of those summer daze. A few months later, Kirk West the road manager of the Allman Brothers Band informed me that the Thunderbird symbol signified power and courage. I have tried to summon the energy of the Thunderbird in this instrumental guitar jam.. Caravan - an evocative camel ride in the Middle eastern desert.. Later we'll be entertained in opulent tents by bare mid riffed women in silk scarves.. About It - Sometimes the distinction between true love and codependent obsession is difficult to discern.. Nothing Lasts Forever - I wrote this song nearly twenty years ago after graduating from Sayreville War Memorial High School. A few months ago I recorded it for my 20th reunion party which I ended up not attending. The song encapsulates the feelings and nostalgia of a quintessential high school experience.. Rum Running Blues - sometime I make music, other times I just need to make some NOISE.. Same Old Song - Ya gotta love the good ole I-IV-V - in moderation of course.. Fly (featuring Brianna Brice) - my Daughter's follow up to her smash hit 'Heart & Soul'.. Take Your Time - A simple tune with a simple heartfelt message.. Alleluia - a spontaneous rant featuring a gothic surf organ, rippin' blues guitar, and some very Morrisonesque vocalizing.. Right To Be Real - a fierce blues rocker written during the 2004 election and expressing my political views of the era or error as the case may be.. Fidelis (Presidential Mix) - recorded in 2003 as a protest anthem against the Iraq War, Brian from audioattitude.com remixed the tune with Presidential speech excerpts fom George W. Bush and John F. Kennedy expressing opposing viewpoints on government transparency and freedom of dissent.. Cascadian Rhythms - spontaneous improvisation over a strange feedback loop.. Black Keys in January - Graham Nash once told me his secret about the piano's Black Keys.. Basically you can't go wrong :) Anyway here's a Wintery jazzy improvisation.. Our Wedding Day (remix) - composed as background music to my own wedding video for my first wife. Maybe my Daughter will use it again someday.. Deep Blue Chill (bonus track) - more new age blues..