It is interesting to me to compare what of my music I gravitate towards and replay versus my cyber audience out there. No matter how pitifully small such an audience may be in comparison to Steely Dan, or The Doobie Brothers, or Garth Brooks, or even non musicians like most of radio these days, the information sometimes still provides me with an interesting split between which of my songs I react to positively over time and which ones they surprise me with choosing. At the bottom of this blog I will put the list and links to a place you can listen to the songs for free if you desire. Meanwhile I offer a few retrospective observations evoked by my reviewing them.
The top seller is VERY recent and yet outstripped many others that have been ‘out there’ for years. Additionally, it is one I performed, recorded, and produced entirely myself, though as a stripped down piano and string ballad that is not terribly difficult.
The 2nd place finisher is also a stripped down piano ballad instrumental version which I crafted and used in a documentary film a long time ago with professional engineering assistance. It was one of my first recording activities in the modern age. Though there is a song and lyrics as a separate release for that tune the cyber audience prefers my vocal silence. #s 1, 2, and 6 all feature only my performing though I enjoyed engineering and mastering assistance from fine professionals and former collaborators on 2 and 6.
All of the others have studio players in collaboration with me on the music and there are selections in them from 3 different producers and recording studios. And all but one of the others include drums (with one of them getting its rhythm solely from an acoustic guitar). The flavors of them range widely from easy listening to soft rock adult contemporary to genuine country. Phew, at least I’m not stuck in one hole.