At John Campbell’s suggestion, I’ve added lyrics and chords for most of the songs. Maybe that’ll make it easier for those lazy musicians in LA and Nashberg to learn them!
I’ve got a couple of goals with this website.
First: I’ve written maybe 70 songs over the years, that I remember and still play sometimes. A few I’ve forgotten because they were forgettable, but usually I don’t bother to invest the time and effort to finish a song unless I think it’s a keeper. Then I keep it. Some songwriters write “throwaway” songs for “practice,” a new one every day or something silly like that. Not I.
It’s about time I made a list of these great songs (editorial comment) and a collection of audio and video to go with it. For some there are recordings: older or newer, solo or with other musicians, video or audio only, professional studio or home studio or simple demo. Others, I’ve never recorded at all. It’s about time I catalogued them and made sure each one has a decent recording. Otherwise, how would my friends and family ever hear them, except live when I picked up a guitar felt like playing one of them?
Second: maybe somebody beyond my dear friends and family might like some of these songs. How would they ever hear them if I kept them squirreled away, secrets in my private collection, cassettes in my closet?