I was born in 1962.
This January, I turned 62.
At the end of October, I got this crazy idea. I have a bunch of new recordings close to finished… what if I do something really special with them to celebrate, like make an album of 62 songs?
At first, the idea actually made me laugh out loud. (I mean – it’s not like I was making a commitment or anything – it was just a thought… a moment of folly.)
But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that it was doable. I have many unreleased recordings, and many others that next-to-no one has ever heard – and some of those wouldn’t mind a little attention in the audio department.
And so that folly-full idea grew legs.
Over the ensuing three months, I’ve been putting the final touches on the new recordings I’ve been working on, resurrecting some previously released ones, and mixing and/or mastering others – some of which have never been heard. The oldest one dates back to about 1977, when I was 15.
The result is 62. 62 tracks and 4 hours of music that stretches over 4 decades.
It released on 1/21/2024 – my 62nd birthday.
There are pop songs, rock songs, quirky little songs, and both long and short-form instrumentals. 21 new tracks plus a boatload more. It’s by no means perfect, but I’m proud of the work, and trust that the songs will touch someone.
They represent a life of music.
The album is available at Bandcamp.
I’ll also have a couple of neat video releases coming out to coincide.