Shake It BABY!

It really has an upbeat tempo and very dance-able and just plan frigging fun. Listen to the words, as I call my baby, sweetheart, darling and the best line towards the end of the song, ” just like dripping honey!” – Let me know if you can, “Shake It!”

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“SHAKE IT”

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Working On It has an up tempo tune with some nice hi hat cymbal action. The beat is like a machine shop beat, let’s call it a pile driver as this beat repeats throughout the song. The lyric theme is i’m working to get you to be with me, as i’m working on it. Catchy and rhythmic, a nice song to play anywhere at anytime.

Working On It 

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Not just another broken heart love song. Strong guitar licks and a interesting guitar lead makes this song unique. I started writing this song almost 2 years ago and came back to it numerous times but just couldn’t get it the way I wanted it. Then one night I started flipping through my library of unfinished songs and came upon this lead guitar riff that struck me, “This will fit in this song”. The next few hours I worked it into the melody and worked out the basic lyrics – It took me another 3 months from that time to get to the finished song, “Stolen Away”. Hope you enjoy it!

I Know you’re going away – My love you’re throwing away – I can’t convince you to stay – My heart you’ve stolen away

Stolen Away

 

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Da da Dee Da is a whimsical little number that the rhythm and vocals just keep laying over one and another. It started by me just playing an acoustic guitar riff over and over. As it progressed I tried adding lyrics but all I kept coming up with is DA da Dee Da in which mimicked the guitar riff. So I took the notes and added a horn section and layered that in the back ground. A sax solo fit in very melodically with that haunting like echo on it. I just kept laying vocals in all ranges and at one point I called my wife in and had her lay down a few vocal laying tracks. In fact the last vocal Da da Dee da you hear as all the other vocals fade out is my wife’s vocal. One thing about this song is that when you hear it once Da da Dee Da will stick in your head for the rest of the day.

Da da Dee Da

 

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Knowledge is Power is one of my favorite songs on the album. The heavy guitar riff leading into the vocals just works so well. The lyrics are interesting as the main guitar riff lends itself to the key vocal line, “knowledge is power”. The full lyric verses were a little more difficult to come up with. I knew what I wanted to convey and say but I could not come up with the words to convey it. Thus, let’s go to google and put in the phrase, “Knowledge is Power”. So many different idea’s started to form around that phrase. The actual phrase was formulated by philosopher Francis Bacon during the time of Enlightenment. I was immersed in many different ways to convey “Knowledge is Power” but now I had to make the words fit into the song and for it to make sense (at least to me). After I got the first verse down and the phrasing to the music, it all clicked and fit in. One of my favorite lines in the song is, “Putting our knowledge we know, In the hands of machines”. The guitar lead comes after the 3rd verse, it follows the acoustic guitar and then comes in heavy and eclectic. Listen to the words as the meanings are profound.

Knowledge is POWER

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The song, “Losing You” was imagined and created by Kimo. It was an ode to Tom Petty in a way as it was written around the time of Tom’s death. It has a Petty style to it in musicality, words, phrasing and the way it was sung by Kimo. I did all the production and engineering on the song, played bass and did the backing vocals. As this song for me is very different then the genre I usually play in, it was a pleasant difference that it took me a little while to embrace, although it became one of my favorites to listen to with it’s soulful lyrics and harmonica licks in select spots of the song.

Please enjoy a Kimo original 

Losing You

 

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In My Dreams is a bit autobiographical, written with my wife in mind. Certain lines like, “Now it’s just the two of us” is about our children that are now grown up with lives of their own and we only have each other. The chorus is my admiration for my wife and our love together, how I will be true and always love you. The dichotomy of the song is the guitar lead that I wanted Kimo to come up with in which it is similar to Chris Isaak’s, “Wicked Game” lead guitar riff, as I just loved that guitar riff. In wicked game Chris Isaak sings (I really wish I had his voice) just about the opposite of what I’m singing about. Although if you watched the video for “Wicked Game”, he’s making love through most of it with this beautiful babe, Helena Christensen. But he sings about her making him fall in love with her and how wicked that is by her to do that to him and ends with, Nobody loves no one. In My Dreams is a melodic love song with smooth flowing music ending with the subtle rumbling of waves slowly caressing the shoreline.

In My Dreams

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Have you heard of an older band from Bay City in Michigan, “Question Mark and the Mysterians”? They were kinda a one hit wonder back in the early mid 60’s. Actually if you read up on that band, some say they were kinda the precursor to early punk bands with a very different and unique sound. When I was working at the Mudd club in New York City as the production manager, Steve Maas (owner of the Mudd Club) had booked the band to play on a Saturday night. I distinctly remember the hit song 96 tears and loved the Farfisa organ in the song and the texture and sound that added to make the song great. When writing shake it, that organ riff type and sound stuck with me as I incorporate  a similar sound style into this song called Shake It. It really has an upbeat tempo and very danceable and just plan friggin fun. Listen to the words, I call my baby, sweetheart, darling and the best line towards the end of the song, ” just like dripping honey!”

Enjoy and Dance to this Youtube Music Clip of

“SHAKE IT”

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As many of the songs on Eclectic Collaborations were written and performed by both Kimo and I, these song writing collaborations brought out the best in him and I.  Kimo added many instrumental touches & textures to songs that I wrote, that absolutely gave some new dimensions to my songs that I really enjoyed. We became, over the last 8 months close when working together on this album. We would play off of each others idea’s and develop them into cohesive flowing songs. I would say adding the lyric’s was the most fun as we would come up with a name for the song and then just run with the lyric’s. Take the song “Hanky Panky” for instance, as we were writing this song Kimo said to me, ” it’s sounds like Hanky Panky”. The next night I was alone listening to the playback and the words for Hanky Panky just started to flow. The New York vibe and the feel of the city and looking to ,”Get me some” played in my mind. The next session I said to Kimo, “your voice is perfect for this song”, and I stuck a mic in front of his face and gave him the lyric’s. The first take was great, although a few of the lines didn’t mesh exactly as we wanted. A few tweaks here and there and Kimo’s gravely voice was perfect -Up on 96th Street, Good God!

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