To lose it would be, for me, the start of the end of civilisation. We live in the days of globalisation, economics, nationalism and the race to stay ahead of the pack. Why destroy artists ? Why make music irrelevant? What will fill the vacuum? What will we dance to? Music must have soul. Is streaming 20,000 songs soul? Is background music soul? Do we really want to be dictated to by the record companies and the television stations ? Maybe it is us not them. We should turn off the TV and boycott the records that are just cynically aimed at the young, impressionable market, and demand more real music shows, and respect and encourage artists. Their music will live on long after the television executives and economists have gone.
Wow what a rant! Are you still with me?
As a songwriter I need people who “can get inside my head” and understand what and how I want to say something, and then to add their own musical knowledge and experience to what I have going on. I never expected to find these people, and indeed had long ago suspended the search. However, out of the blue, I found not one but two!
My thanks will always be with Jeff Burstin and Bruce Haymes for enabling me to realise my dreams. Two professional musicians whose knowledge and expertise have been honed over 40 years of playing and touring, and living the mercurial life of a musician with its ups and downs.
Greatest Hits Vol 1
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Greatest Hits Vol 2
Greatest Hits Vol 3