A quick note about the arrangement and recording. There is no “programming” on this recording. The different instrumental voices were all played live in real time by me either on keyboard or acoustic guitar.

The spoken word you hear in the background came about after I listened to the music a few times. I heard this “nearly intelligible” conversation going on in the background so I went to an old book of poetry I have, given to me by a friend of my grandma’s back about 35 years ago, and picked out three poems and read. Panned one left, one right and the other dead center and there it is.

My left coast brother in songwriting, Steven Wesley Guiles is partially responsible for the creative outburst as well. He has hornswaggled me into trying this thing called FAWM (February Album Writing Month). More about this later. In the meantime, thanks for reading and listening!

January 31, 2009

Crown of Stars.mp3