Album's Out! Now Here's Its Hidden Message...

This is actually a picture of my parents taken just before senior prom by my grandfather Davis (note the cool Granny Smith sunglasses in my mom's hands). The negative apparently had degraded over time and when I scanned it some 60 years after it had been taken, this was the resultant image. Interesting, yes?

This is actually a picture of my parents taken just before senior prom by my grandfather Davis (note the cool Granny Smith sunglasses in my mom's hands). The negative apparently had degraded over time and when I scanned it some 60 years after it had been taken, this was the resultant image. Interesting, yes?

A long time in the works, my album of original music, Mish Mosh Pit is finally out in the world. At this point in time, having worked on it for so long, I have no idea if it's any good or not so I leave it up to you to contribute your thoughts.

That being said, I'd like to express some ideas about my work and what this album could mean to others. As of this posting I am 56 years old and all of my adult life have hoped to be a successful songwriter/recording artist. My early years with recording music were spent working on other artist's projects - some more successful than others. Never the less, I never really gave my own work a real shot. Then I got married and had three beautiful kids, and spent my time doing the best I could in partnership with my wife to raise them (BTW, I think they're coming out magnificently!) Now that they're slowly but surely becoming independent,  I'm finally finding more and more time to work consistently on my music. Hence, this album.

The notion here is that although I'm rather old by some folk's estimation, I am by no means done with life or my dreams. I may drop dead tomorrow, but I'll not go down without making a go of what inspires me and keeps my heart beating. And if you ask me, that's what the message is behind this album. 

So, if you are "old and in the way" (good album, btw) and still hold onto dreams of expressing yourself in ways that the world has yet to know about, PURSUE IT! It means that there's a part of you that is asking to come out and both your physical and mental health are completely dependent upon you expressing yourself. Putting your work into the world makes all the difference and in part, that's what this album is about.