Vanilla World View CD
Sassure is part singer/songwriter, part author, part mystic, part visionary -- a combination that may be a first in the realm of pop music. Named after his book, The Vanilla World View CD continues pioneering the new linear-song format. 'A song should be engaging,' Sassure says. 'With repetition the listener grows bored. These songs don't bore you with tired, drawn-out introductions. They start fast, are intense, develop as they go, and often finish far from where they started....but they are still full of hooks.' Asked what his mission with this CD is, Sassure replied, 'This CD mixes the sexual and the spiritual, which is the way things should be. Imagine if the Beatles, after finishing their Magical Mystery Tour album, had continued exploring Eastern religion and meditation, and had actually used consistent themes in their lyrics. I am, in a way, picking up at that point and moving forward into uncharted territory. I am also carrying forward D. H. Lawrence's idea that love, the sexual, at some point becomes something almost spiritual.....'