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Monday Monday Song 45 – Spies by HBG

In the summer of 1995, Peter Sabath and Josh Welter often visited my home studio in West Virginia to hang out, jam, and perhaps record some music. In the process, a rather strange musical creation named Harry B Gone (HBG) was born.

Josh and Pete RR 96 (2)During the course of our collaboration, we gave a few concerts locally and also recorded several songs in my studio. These songs have never before been released, but they did lay the groundwork for Belly Hymns, a CD collaboration which was released in late 1997 (some of these songs (remastered) can be heard on SoundCloud under The Belly Hymns Project).

In my continuing attempts to digitize my substantial archive of music, I am in the process of remastering and releasing some of these recordings. While HBG’s studio recordings were more “normal” songs, much of what we did, especially live, was spontaneous, improvisational, and experimental – ie. making stuff up on the spot.  Peter would play a lick he had been working on, Joshua would join in on bass, and then I would start singing. Needless to say, we didn’t really know where we would end up, but it sure was fun.

“Spies” is one of these improv songs, recorded live at an HBG concert (and no, I didn’t, and never have, gotten high – honest truth). I made the lyrics up on the spot (bet you can’t tell) because I thought the lick sounded, um, well, “spyish.” Enjoy!

NEW SONG ON SOUNDCLOUD! Monday Monday Song 44 – Journey

This song was recorded live in 1996 using a Tascam 424 Portastudio 4 Track recorder and transferred to digital in 2016 using a Lexicon Alpha interface from a Pioneer tape deck then mastered with Audacity.

Part of the Belly Hymns Project.

A 2016 PeaceGrooves Production

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Nearer To Thee (Monday Monday Song 43)

img_20160103_202706.jpgNearer My God To Thee (excerpt/remix)
Keith Lyndaker and Brian Gorman on vocals
Brian Gorman and Mijin Pak on violins
April 3, 2016
Washington, DC

 

Lover (Monday Monday Song 42)

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I wish it could last forever, but forever is a dream. I felt the water washing my feet when I waded in your stream. Now I find that I’ve got to leave this river behind.

Thank you. Goodbye. Hello again. Thank you. Goodbye. Hello again, my friend.

Please say you won’t forget me and all of the times we shared, all of the places where you touched me, your fingers running through my hair.
Now I find that I’m leaving a piece of my heart behind.

Thank you. Goodbye. Hello again. Thank you. Goodbye. Hello again, my friend.

So now we sit here together crying our tears. I think we’re going to make our own river and I wonder what happened to my fears.
Now I find that I’m leaving some of my night behind.

Thank you. Goodbye. Hello again. Thank you. Goodbye. Hello again, my friend.

(Written June 21, 1991 for the WSSY people – 25 years ago – wow!)

Some Days (Monday Monday #Song 41)

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Some days I feel every bump in the road.
Some days the wind is so cold.
Some days I feel like just another product to be bought or sold.

This body will let me down.
Freedom is a state of the mind.
In the silence without sound,
I will seek and I will find.

Some days I can barely get out of bed.
Some days there is so much static in my head.
Some days circumstance makes me wonder if I’m alive or dead.

This body will let me down
Freedom is a state of the mind.
In the silence without sound,
I will seek and I will find.

Some days joy rises with the sun.
Some days there is a love bigger than everyone.
Some days there is a deep contentment when the day is done.

This body will let me down.
Freedom is a state of mind.
In the silence without sound,
I will seek and I will find.