Uncle Dicks Martinis
It is easy to get caught up in the rat race, and forget about what is really important in our own lives. Often we overlook things that will give us a better perspective throughout the day. Good art offers you that. It is the artist's job, to offer you a fresh perspective on your daily life. Through the artists perspective, you will be able to slow down, take a deep breath, and experience it to it's fullest. An artist such as Pat Gallagher can offer you this very gift in a matter of minutes. In his self-produced debut release, "Uncle Dick's Martini's", Pat presents both light hearted and revealing stories that are relative to seeing the important things in your life.. For example, in the feature song " Uncle Dick's Martinis", he talks about how the small things in life can become the catalyst for something greater. It's a story about Pat's real life Uncle Dick and his talent for making killer martini's at family reunions, to help everyone relax and enjoy time spent together. This song illustrates the importance of family, and the value of spending time together (Dick sings solo at the end, recorded over the phone via Wisconsin). Have you ever read a book that inspired you so that you wanted to have the same experience as the author? One that gives you a deeper sense of purpose in life? In Pat's next song, " Girl from south of Mexico", he talks about being next to a fire at night, with a beautiful woman, and the feeling of being more connected to the earth. The song invokes strong shadowy images of a remote desert, with bright stars, a warm fire, and unseen worlds beyond.. The story invites the listener to transport themselves to a different reality, for about 31/2 minutes ( This song was inspired while reading Carlos Casteneda). In " Dug a Hole", Pat explains that in life, we find that we dig holes for ourselves in many different ways. Obviously, you could physically dig a hole that you could get stuck in, but more likely, we dig holes for ourselves when we are dealing with relationships. We inadvertently dig these holes for ourselves when we focus our attention on working too many hours, and our careers. Instead, we should be focused on what is really important to us, the people in our lives that matter the most. "Uncle Dick's Martini's" is the perfect analogy for Pat Gallagher's philosophy for life, one can drink a martini in a matter of seconds, or you can enjoy the experience for as long as you want to.