Keep on Walkin'
Five of the sixteen tracks on the CD were co-written with Canada's Juno Hall of Fame member David Henman (April Wine). A sample of what some DJs around the world had to say about 'Sing Like Johnny Cash', the first single from the CD: - "Excellent. Let's have more from Glenn, please." - Doreen Christensen, STVNS Radio, Denmark - "Smart little ditty that sounds good and lively - sure to put a smile on your face." - Maurice Hope, Rock 'n' Reel Magazine, UK - "Johnny Cash meets Billy Joe Shaver. Well written" - Ian Bell, TD1 Radio, UK - "He's the bomb! Let's have more from him, please." - Barbara Allen, U105 FM Radio, Ireland - "10 out of 10 for this." - Brian Lewis, Hobart FM Radio, Australia - "Made me chuckle - good music too". - Don Shultze, Radio Eurohertz, Germany 'First rate song and act." - Etienne Berthels, Radio Terre Franche, Belgium The writer's notes on the inspirations for the individual songs: Keep on Walkin' CD - What the Songs are About 1) Keep on Walkin' - One of five songs on the CD that was co-written with dear friend and occasional co-writer David Henman, Juno Hall of Fame member and founder of rock icons, April Wine. When we initially wrote it with our band called "The Business" the lyric was written quickly and had little or no meaning. For this project I re-wrote the words to reflect the struggles my friends Sam and her life partner Brenda have been facing while dealing with Brenda's cancer. 2) The Only Thing - A love song, pure and simple. 3) Remember Me - One of two songs on the CD that are directed to my daughter, Gerreke. This one is a little angsty, concerning a disagreement that we had, and still do. I love her like crazy, but our children can exasperate us sometimes. I make up for this complaint later in the CD. 4) I Will Be Your Man - Originally written to chastise a friend, this lyric was also re-worked to become what it should have been in the first place. A love song. 5) Little Voices - Everyone's heard them, haven't they? Those little voices in the back of your head that tell you that you just have to see more of that girl/boy/insert-gender-preference-here. 6) A Perfect Summer Night - One of my favourite things. A guitar, a warm summer night.... 7) If You Please - Written shortly after I met my wife, Cindy. The writing was already on the wall.. 8) Sing Like Johnny Cash - Okay, Mom would not have told me that. She wasn't that big a Johnny fan. But artistic license aside, it's still a fun tune with a bit of a message. 9) In a Little While - I told you I'd make it up to Gerreke. This song is about being a single Dad living 200Km (120mi. For those of you that are metrically challenged) from your little girl. It's a bit difficult, still, to sing without tearing up a bit, but in the end the message is still "I love you", and that's always good. 10) Cold, Cold Night - I don't think you ever get over losing your Mom. This is just me, letting her know I'm in love and doin' fine. 11) She's my Inspiration - Another love song. Hey, when you feel it ya gotta write it. Ironic that this song comes in order just before the next one. 12) One Little Rainbow - Written after one of the numerous times when I've behaved like a twit. I suspect many listeners will be able to relate. 13) Not a Cloud in the Sky - I was intrigued by the idea of writing a country whiner complaining about the fact that I can't write a country whiner because I have nothing to complain about, if you follow me. 14) Go East - Another homage to my favourite province, bar none, Nova Scotia. If you're from there, and you ain't there, you're probably homesick. Bonus Tracks 15) A Piece of This Country - Okay, Nova Scotia is my favourite, but I've lived all across Canada, and I've always found good folks with well-earned pride in their region. I was smart enough to ask Jade Dunlop to sing it for me, and in my opinion she aced it. 16) A Mother's Son - Inspired by a Toronto Star photo of a Canadian soldier's mother in grief. I'm anti-war in any form, but very pro those-who-fight for their fellow Canadians. The 48th Highlanders let me use their rendition of "The Maple Leaf Forever", which I've always felt would make a much better national anthem than "Oh Canada".