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Words Unspoken

by Grandpa Rock & Roll

Since my lifelong musical journey has been about lyrics and the meanings they impart to me, I thought to try the proverbial artistic “stretch” and do a cd with out any words at all.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hallie's Song
1:15 $0.99
2. Limelite
5:32 $0.99
3. Gettin' After It
4:22 $0.99
4. Carthage
3:50 $0.99
5. Warmin up the Faithful
2:58 $0.99
6. Gidee Yup
4:57 $0.99
7. Dah-Do
7:13 $0.99
8. Whisperin' Sweet Nuthins'
4:21 $0.99
9. The Knarly Maine Woods
7:09 $0.99
10. Pine Cones
3:33 $0.99
11. Zuni Boogie
3:55 $0.99
12. Endless Loop
4:45 $0.99
13. Funkerish Washerwoman
4:14 $0.99
14. Das' Ende'
6:50 $0.99
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Album Notes
HALLIE’s SONG: Is, of course, my grand-daughter Hallie, workin’ away with GrandPa and / or her Mom on the piano and singing in the tub. I spliced it together...I love electronics.

LIMELITE: Is one I have been playing for a long time whenever I pick up a guitar so I slapped on a capo to make it interesting to myself and there it is.
It is one I dreamed of playing live onstage.

GETTING’ AFTER IT: Is basically the same premise. I tend to play this tune whenever I sit to a keyboard. That being the case, I tried to put a finish to it after all these years. The different sounds available from my Roland amazes me still. I started out in the era when the Beatles were chopping up
tape to get effects and we were putting heavy thumbtacks on the hammers of old pianos to get a harpsichord sound. Now look at us... all in one lifetime!!!

CARTHAGE: Is where I was trying for an older sound, so I settled upon the
Vox electronic piano sound of the 70’s & 80’s and this came along. I love to program drums on my DR880 drum machine so I really went after them on this one.

WARMIN’ UP THE FAITHFUL: I was working on this when I happened to add the electronic choir to it and it named itself from then on. It made me think of attending church in my youth only…wishing the possibility of having this kind of backbeat when I was sitting there. Not in my day folks... not
in my day!

GIDEE-YUP: Well it is how this tune made me feel. Also, there was a neat happening as I composed this. The piano lick that this is now based upon
Really came out of nowhere. I was playing a completely different tune when upon playback I heard this brief lick and it reminded me of the type of chord
structure used so often by Gentle Giant. I really liked it, so once again I grabbed my trusty mouse and cut this out of my original work and built a completely different tune around it. Neat how things grow and evolve from their beginnings.

DAH-DO: I had been playing around with this for some time. When I am in the do-dah selected mode on the Roland it gives me a different synthesized voice pronunciation depending on how hard I play the keys. It is a neat effect and I never really quite know what I am going to get. It is either do or dah. I added the pipes because I really like the sound of someone sitting
in a very large western red rock canyon and playing flute to the gods. Whoever they may be, I hope they are listening.

WHISPERIN’ SWEET NUTHINS’: This one just had me thinking of an evening that is enjoyed together by a fire or even on a beach with someone in your arms and a mood evolving.

When I was a child my dad, my brother and myself had to make a church trip to the Caribou, Maine are area and soon after our departure from Bangor our automobile’s heater failed. It was in January and below zero out there. Needless to say the Black Woods of Maine taught us a lesson that day that we still refer to...brrrrrr; but, road-trippin’ got into my blood and has never left.

PINE CONES: Being in the woods under much better conditions and finding some...once they’re found, my Lovely Fay then brings them home to make beautiful decorations. We had all we could do to resist the temptation to gather a few from the Giant Redwoods when we were there, but alas...

ZUNI BOOGIE: Seldom have I been in a community so much in need of livening up! I hope to send the ZEN to the gods to break up the hate and mistrust this community is so steeped in. I hope for the place, but have given it all of me I can. Again, I am off... The fuzz guitar is actually my Roland again. Sure glad I switched from drums to keyboards in my high school years.

ENDLESS LOOP: This tune is so named because it repeats the main riff over and over but I like it as much as my niece who gave it the best compliment of any song I have ever done saying, “ that it was one of those that you hoped would never end and / or one that you play over and over and over.” It was released on a previous cd but since it is instrumental...Annalyn this one is for you.

FUNKERISH WASHERWOMAN: I had to re-issue this one also. I wish to thank my brother E. Curtis for hammerin’ his dulcimer for me to include a tune that reminds me of our very Irish Mom. I was then able to take this and cut it up and add my own funk and rock & roll to it so to give it a stamp of my own style. If you missed it on the “Acoustically Speaking” cd I hope you enjoy it this time around.

Das ende’: This one is from my first solo cd “Jerusalem Boogie” and I wanted to include it again as it is one of only a very few songs I ever collaborated with Corey Stevens on ( on all
the way to completion, and I want that remembered. We have been good friends, even to a sidekick level when I lived in LA, close enough to him to
visit the Tiki Bar on his roof, sip some wine, “whopper” it up, and even
golf together regularly. Earlier times.

CONCLUSION: I hope you enjoy these tunes as much as I did creating them. I thank you for the time you give listening. As we all know time invested is a very valuable and scarce commodity



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