We're Never Far Apart
As John Lennon once wrote, ' I used to be angry young man . . .' Like him I've been very angry and upset about the insanity and inhumanity of war and the rampant violence and injustice. But I've chosen to set it aside for now. On my new album, We're Never Far Apart, I've shifted my attention to love --- love of self, love of wife and family and others, love of nature and beauty itself. I celebrate it all with an 'Attitude of Gratitude' and joy. ' I've got a family that loves me, who could ask anymore. They make me feel so wanted, when I walk through the door'. And I love them very deeply as well . I still cry for the suffering I see and feel in myself and others, but for a few moments I take a break from it all and sing from the bottom of my heart, with tears of joy this time. Though I've recorded six albums now, the songs still keep coming, sometimes at the most inopportune times. In the middle of the night, upon waking, at 2:00 in the morning while I'm working on another song. I've learned over the years to go with it when it comes --- write it down as soon as it starts to surface, record even a rough draft at any time, night or day. I never refuse the Song Gods when they call. I've heard that if you don't take a song that's given to you and develop it into a reality, the Song Gods will get angry and may not give you anymore, at least not for awhile. So I honor the Song Gods whenever and wherever I hear them. When I started this latest album, I had intended to record some older songs that I'd never recorded. But soon so many new songs emerged than I couldn't fit them all on the album. Of course, since this was an album of love songs and others, I had to include the songs I'd written for and sang at my sister Joann's and my sister Mary Kay's weddings. I'll let you guess which ones they are. I hope you enjoy listening to my music as much as I've enjoyed creating it. With love, Michael Gillotti.