All these songs either came from dreams (mostly the melodies, but sometimes the imagery and even the words), or from dream-like activities (washing the dishes in a daze, collecting kindling for a fire, or gardening). I think we enter another state of reality while engaging in these activities. Things emerge that are healing to the soul and connect us to a greater reality beyond our understanding. Hopefully these songs are somewhat healing to your soul, either by making you smile or connecting with you in some other way. When the songs come in dreams, I often record the idea as soon as I wake up. They are like little seeds that the song grows from. I included little clips of those spontaneous recordings before some of the songs as a sort of weird way of getting to know the song.
Thanks for listening, and enjoy!
released 14 July 2012
All songs were recorded on the Zoom H4n in various random locations in Roanoke VA, mostly in the Republic of Grandin Village. They were mixed on Garage Band on a trusty Powerbook G4 Mac. except: “One”,
Recorded and mixed by Sam Hensley in his home studio in the Republic of Grandin Village.
Thanks to Richard Harvey, Lucy de los Rios, Jordan Rivers, Charlie Gibson, Meredith Marsh, and the general existence of Another Roadside Attraction. You guys are beautiful friends and bandmates! Thanks to Sam Hensley, Charles Reynolds, Cat Conover and Camellia Delk for your generous time, energy, and support. Thanks to the beautiful musical community of Roanonke. Thanks to my mom and dad and brother for being an awesome, supportive family. Thanks to all my friends and family. Thanks to my dreams and to Light Morning for inspiring me to pay attention to them. Thanks to Grandin Gardens. Thanks to YOU for listening! Be well.
Meredith Marsh plays viola on the hidden track.
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