Ah, Teddy's Tango... Exciting, dynamic... People seem to like it.... and you an dance to it! There is a softer interlude in the middle where you can make closer passes with your partner. Like all Tangos this one entangles the passion, romance and mixed messages that are love....Read more
I wrote this one while in San Francisco... Nice little town, I love it here. Winters are particularly nice... then again Autumn & Spring are pretty good too. So I wrote this song. I wanted to get away from the slow stuff I have been fooling around with and I wanted to avoid one of the odd time signatures I seem to be drawn to. So I stuck with an eight, counted 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2, giving it a bit of a lilt. I had to throw in a extra beats now and them when the phrasing insisted.... I just try to do as I am told....Read more
This one is actually part of a larger suite that I call Parlor Passages. It is intended to recall the frenetic energy energy of a children's playground. It is quite short, just over a minute a bit of brightness to be inserted in a longer ensemble....Read more
It is serious business piloting these steam ferries around the San Francisco Bay... shoveling coal, watching gages & twiddling valves... the fellows have to hustle to makes sure everything runs on time. For the passengers it is a different story. They arrive in 3/4 time, serious in their demeanor, on their way to work in the Tall Buildings. They are thinking about the upcoming deals and business of the day. They might not be shoveling coal but it's still a work day....Read more
The Distance from Blanding, Utah to Bluff, Utah is only about 25 miles but if you plan carefully you can make it in 200. I had planned carefully... I had planned to be responsible, put in a day and and drive from Blanding to Torrey. After all The previous day I had driven 120 miles and landed 21 miles from my starting point... I needed to make "progress" gol darn it! and 175 miles farther down the road was furthering my cause. I was less than two blocks down the road when I saw a sign that read "Mexican Hat 50 miles."
Mexican Hat! Just the day before I was talking to a couple & heard about a really cool road between Mexican Hat and Natural Bridges... I gotta go that way! ......And then... 15 miles down the road to Mexican Hat I saw a sign that pointed to Hovenweep National Monument. "Oooh, what's that?" Cried the hopelessly digressive airhead in the car, "That sounds interesting..." and the corner was turned without another thought. But my thinking muscle came back on line & realized the sign didn't say how far this National Monument was. Time to pull over & check out the maps....Read more