Heart of Man- Blood of Your Mother
This Album is a collection of tunes that I plucked from my writings and spanning 45 years or so--I always wanted to release some of my own stuff and now have fulfilled my dreams by doing so! I have worked on so many other's person's releases in the past-- I decided it was time to do one of my own- -Where do the songs come from?? - -I have worked in the field of Child care and in the Theater, Music and art communities a long time--My great Grandfather and Grand mother and Such Had a theater in Dresden -that's no more--and I seem to like the field as well. My mother Sang all the time--- At an early age I would just sing along with almost any tune that pleased me-especially KNOW--a folk rock new wave radio station in Austin Texas--Crimson and clover--and such--ha--all those really cool old songs--I loved most songs--I would hide in a corner and sing----Peter Paul and Mary--I loved their harmonies--All the old blues men---whenever I could get a glimpse ---I started helping a psychedelic band in 1968-9--with my older brother and Bill Miller --That got me going to some old Clubs in old East Austin- A group of people and a part and time of day I was not used to being a part of--==--That was an experience I treasure- -I had many Friends in this community ( East Austin) already because I was working in a child care facility and we were driving all over Austin Picking up Children-severe and profoundly challenged -and my mother Disregarded the racial barriers that were in place--coming from Nazi Germany she would have too--right--of course!--. It would not belong till I was hearing Stacy Sutherlands Guitar Leads nailing down the tunes to the Elevators Music--with Roky punctuating the night with his voice--and then Ike Ritter Playing his guitar interpretations with Ramona Ramone and the four Daddios- I would go to Houston With Ike and T J--( Ike and I would travel some and lived at 33rd street--I would get him to help me on the guitar-and we played a little . Let's not forget Cracker Jack--Oh-Man--When they played at the New orleans club in Austin Texas that was something!--and Storm at the one Night club--Oh-Man--What a bunch of people --But this is not what I play--?? I Don't know why??? I play folk rock--for now-??!! But this all had an influence on what I did and do now! Starting at age 7 or so--I'm not kidding--I supervised the play yard for severe and profoundly challenged and dual diagnosis children at Hope House Inc.--My mothers new school---- and worked there till 2006---Oh Man--what a trip- This has blurred my interpretations on boundaries some what--I've had to actualize just what is acceptable and not from a strange perch -- I was very lucky for the group homes of 33rd street In Austin Texas-- they really helped round me out a little--- Any way--It was not long before and at age 16 I walked into a friends home--Evelyn Erickson--My older brother introduced me to her and a host of other really cool Austin People--Thank God for older brothers--even very very troubled ones like Michael was----he introduced me to allot--She was the mom To Roky Ericskon--of the Thirteenth Floor Elevators--And we struck up a friendship--this led to me help found a band -The Blieb Alien ( Roky Erickson's First Bands after the Thirteenth floor elevators)---That was an experience I would not sell---What a performer and writer he is--I moved out of home and into the group of Homes at 33rd street at 16 years old--I was a born Quaker and a natural protester and in theses years the school district did not condone such--it was ruff--and combined with me already having a good job--(s) several of them --it seemed--I did not need to stay in school--so I quit-and moved to 33rd street---I was not doing very well in school anyway--Lots of very serious early child hood medical traumas had played a heavy hand on my mind and out looks--And you can hear some of this in my music--I'm thinking---I'm also a conditioned and born social worked --and when you do the job it is not an easy one! I'm not kidding--But I would not trade it for anything-- Just get me started and let me write some stories about hauling 40 severely handicapped persons with 10 staff through what was the wild days of the Mexican High way system to Guadalajara Mexico--in three or so vehicles--what a trip--well--This is what my songs are about--and there is one sarcastic song in the mix--and this is not my nature--it's the maintenance man blues---With the Great Powell St John playing the Harp--and Topaz McGarrigle playing the Sax--And the wonderful theater piano Player--Lyova Rosanoff on the piano--And Sarah Harris on some distant vocals--yes--it's a treat of an album--straight from the streets and happening of Austin Texas and San francisco--and the lonely cerebral hours upon hours of driving the roads to Guadalajara Mexico--singing all the way-........