My newest album, MY HEART IS A GEIGER COUNTER, A BLACKBIRD IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL is out today. It contains ten brand new original songs. The first song on the album is
MY HEART IS A GEIGER COUNTER
from the album MY HEART IS A GEIGER COUNTER, A BLACKBIRD IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL
*Lyric looping: Certain words, ideas and catchphrases that are repeated and echoed in a group of songs.
*Exclusion zone: I love this term.
*How long?: Radiation levels around the plant remain so high that authorities do not expect the area to be inhabitable for between 180 and 320 years.
*The Elephant’s Foot could be the most dangerous piece of waste in the world.
*Thematic Metaphor: a metaphor that is echoed in every song on an album.
Instruments used on this album:
acoustic 12 string
bottle neck guitar
Moog bass synth
Recorded in Boston Ma
using Neumann and Shure microphones
and Steinberg Cubase and Wavelab.
mixed and mastered in Boston Ma
cover design by C. Robertson
Being with you is murder, my sweet.
MURDER MY SWEET
you’re no good, you’re no good, you’re no good. Baby, you’re no good.
KISS OF DEATH
Oh, how times have not changed.
The idea for the Song Collection “Noir” came about when I was searching through a list of Film Noir titles looking for something I hadn’t seen a million times. As I was reading the titles, I said to myself, “Damn! Some of these would make great song titles.”
So I decided to select a few of the the most visual and melodramatic and write songs around them. These are not based on the movies, they are just riffing off the titles. They are all original and, hopefully, hold together as a collection.
One of the cornerstones of Film Noir is the “femme fatale”; and this naturally plays a big role in these songs.
I hope you enjoy this Collection as much as I enjoyed writing and recording it.
fom the album NOIR
I would do ANYTHING to have you back.
Meanwhile, back at 365 songs in 365 days, we have