Curse of Mercury
At the simplest level Curse of Mercury is about boy girl stuff. The songs are collaged together from myriad stories of my near-50 years-some real, some professed, some pure fantasy. I have always been drawn to the lifestyle and culture of making records. My serious involvement with music began in the 1970s-the heyday of the concept album- which inspired me, and expanded my vision of music and it's possibilities. In the making of Curse of Mercury my intent was to harken back to those days of naïve discovery, and to use the storyline or thematic nature of a concept album to give depth and structure to my work at hand. The underlying theme of this record is a string of stories about affairs of the heart, running the gamut from naive to divine. One might propose that Cupid or Psyche are more accurate harbingers for the theme of this record-relationships and transformation-but in keeping with the greater arc of the story I find "The Trickster" Mercury more apropos.