I wasn’t going to. My daughter said I shouldn’t. I want to. I thought about it, then decided that the purpose of music is to have fun, so if I can’t have fun with my songs, I should go into accounting*.
You might not be able to tell, but this song uses the song structure of “All Out Love” by Air Supply. It’s much different, but the structure is the same.
I don’t even drink that much**, but I enjoy a drink once in a while. I’m part of a super cool beer group, Frosty Bottom Brew. Roy is the guy in charge. So when you get to that part of the song, you’ll understand that. He makes and delivers the beer, with help from his friends.
I even have a video almost done. Stay tuned. It’s coming.
(*Nobody enjoys accounting. Some people may get satisfaction from it. Some people may like what it allows them to do (track/make money), but NO ONE enjoys it. If you do, let me know, and I’ll write a song about how you’re lying to yourself.)
The Title track, “Do You Dare?” Was inspired by a discussion about what it takes to be noticed. Friends were talking about what it takes to be noticed for your music. Bob suggested “Putting on large red sunglasses, bright yellow shirt, and pink pants and walking around town with a sign.” That would get attention. And after you decide what it takes, do you dare to do it? What happens after you get off the couch to get your dreams and you fall flat? Do you sit back down in “loserville”? Or do you have the guts to stand up again? And the so the question comes, Do You Dare?
I had 35 songs this year. I’ve paired it down to 26 songs. Now, I’m putting on the finishing touches and preparing the album. This year’s album is called “Do You Dare?” I have shirts, stickers, and the album on their way.
Get your T-shirt while they last! Grey or gray. You’re choice, although I think in reality they are called “gravel”? These t-shirts are for the new album coming out this year “Do You Dare?” 20+ songs. AND a cool t-shirt. Oh ya. The cds won’t be ready for another month or so, but the t-shirts are here now. Pretty cool, huh? For now, email me firstname.lastname@example.org to order. Or use the PayPal button below. Let me know your size, small, medium, large, and XL.
Election Prediction. You heard it here: The President will call fraud in the 2020 election after losing the popular vote by 12 million votes. The Supreme court will deny his fraud charge, and he will fight that and say they are wrong. Will America’s government be strong enough to handle this? We will see.
However, the Chili Peppers do add a few extra surprises…a couple extra bars after the chorus to say “ya ya ya”. I’m not sure why that works but it obviously does. And the guitar intro that uses the notes in E, is beautiful. I also like how the sound is crisp and builds to the chorus then holds you there. Always one of my favorites.
I’ve used this chord progression myself a lot…probably the most obvious song is my “I Need a Song” song, where I used this chord progression sort of ironically. When I play live and I forget what to do next…go with what works. I V vi IV. It works. It sounds good.
June 5, 2020. A new version of one of my oldest songs is being released on June 5, 2020., called “Got My Guitar”. It’s a song about how I started playing music. Listen on Spotify, Apple, Deezer, or whatever platform you like.
This is my guitar playing genesis story in a bluesy rock style, and is one of my favorites to play live. “Got my Guitar” can get the crowds joining in for the chorus. We may not have a clue, but somehow time keeps traveling on. The rhythmic strumming and jumpy chorus makes a good listen. Join me for the online release celebration on my social media pages and, of course, on Spotify. Thank you so much! Wizbe