"ALL IS VANITY"

 

"IN THE HOME OF THE BRAVE, IN THE LAND OF THE FREE,

IT'S THE DAWNING OF THE AGE OF INSANITY.           

 FROM THE SPACIOUS SKIES, FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA...

KINGDOMS RISE TO FALL,  AND ALL IS VANITY..."

Recorded over 20 years ago (as an experimental track with a 48 piece string section), this song just becomes more timely with each passing day. It was eventually released as the "odd" track on the "MAELSTROM BEACH" album. The current state of our world compelled us to make this lyric video.

"THERE'S NOTHING LIKE LOVE"

DON'T YOU WORRY"

"Come Back"

"DON'T THROW OUR LOVE AWAY"

 Imagined Brian Wilson and Jimmy Webb collaboration... with props to Jean Sibelius.

"Caliphornia"

 This is one of those songs that somehow just happens... it was written and recorded within a 3 hour period. Wayne Erwin (of Rockin' Foo and The Monkees' fame) played the guitars on the 1982 demo, which can be heard here. Rather than re-record the song from scratch we just superimposed some new elements onto the demo from 1982. "California Myth" shattered, lol.


 

"Straight Faced"

"No Exit"

Miss Blue

"Make My Burden Light"

  

Written in Atlanta, which helps to explain it's obvious Southern elements. Screams out for a 'call and response' from a gospel choir.

"EVERYTHING I NEED"

"The Road To Ruin"

A good ol' folky protest song... No "fanfare" for the common man.

"A LITTLE HAPPINESS"

The "happiest" song ever, lol. Like just one fry shy of a "HAPPY MEAL" ( McDonald's are you listening?)

"24/7"

  90s' Era "DEMO"

"LOVE LIKE YOU'VE NEVER BEEN HURT"

90s' Era "DEMO" - Remember "Boy Bands"... when Zomba was a "thing"?

"DREAM"

Will put you to... sleep.

"DON'T YOU WISH IT COULD ALWAYS BE CHRISTMAS?"

90s' Era"DEMO"  for a Christmas movie - had THE BANGLES" in mind (I think).