monday song #87: nocturne

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nocturne

this is one of the prettier songs i’ve written. as with many of the previous posts, it’s guitar, plus harmony vocal; tunes for the latest paul n linda record.

i pictured the atmosphere of romantic poet like edgar allan poe: a moonlit cemetery looking down on the ocean.

it took me forever to figure out the harmony, until i came across the simon and garfunkel style, like an echo, or a conversation. i even moved some words around so the responses would make sense.

 

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monday song #86: the farm

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andy_farm

when i grew up, we used to visit my grandparents at their farm in northeast new jersey. we called it ‘the farm.’ there were chickens, and sheep, and a big sheepdog named mike o’toole, and for a seven-yr-old, it was heaven on earth. read more >

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