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Musical Ontology

by Jonathan Budd

This album is classic folk rock with an emphasis on artistic melodies, thoughtful lyrics and virtuoso guitars. The song writing is memorable and will leave you wanting more.
Genre: Rock: Adult Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Sands of Time
4:45 $0.99
2. Waiting in the Wings
5:22 $0.99
3. Any Way the Wind Blows
5:07 $0.99
4. Musical Ontology
3:55 $0.99
5. I Heard it on the Wind
3:49 $0.99
6. Drum Solo
3:05 $0.99
7. The Void
3:55 $0.99
8. Your Eyes Give You Away
4:08 $0.99
9. Drifter
3:04 $0.99
10. Rock'n
3:57 $0.99
11. Love's Funny That Way
3:37 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
You will be very pleased that you have this album. It will be one of those things that you will enjoy and appreciate for the rest of your life. This album is a labor of love dedicated to the one and only love of my life, a woman whom I knew many years ago.

The title track entitled, “Musical Ontology” as well as the songs called “The Sands of Time”, and “Anyway the Wind Blows” are cerebral works reflecting on the mysteries of our mortality as well as human existence. They are all messages of hope for the human condition.

My drum solo is the culmination of a lifetime of playing the drums. I started playing the drums at a very young age and passionately pursued this art for over forty years. I started performing at school dances in the early 1970’s and by the time I was 16 years old, I was already (albeit illegally, underage) performing in bars and nightclubs. I have relentlessly pursued practicing and performing on drums ever since.

One of the banes of being a drummer is being subject to the whims of singers and guitarists. I found myself drumming right behind the rear ends of toothless cowboys who only knew how to play three or four open chords on a barely tuned, abused, acoustic guitar with strings that haven’t been changed in months. If I played anything other than the bare minimum on drums, they felt threatened and whined about it. It is like driving a corvette slowly through a Sonic Hamburger Stand Parking lot. It is a waste of talent. Therefore, I am very particular about whom I will now play drums with.

The tracks on my album entitled, “Rockin” and “Drifter” are both hard rock, road songs reflecting my roots in Rock and Roll.
The track entitled, “The Void” is a very rare virtuoso acid-jazz instrumental. It is rare because it does not prescribe to the typical 4/4, 3/4, or 6/8 times. Every instrument, drums, guitar, bass, and saxophone provides a skillful performance that cannot be easily mimicked. I cut the drums tracks on the first take.

The songs entitled, “Waiting in the Wings”, “I Heard it on the Wind”, “Your Eyes Give You Away,” and “Love’s Funny that Way” are all love songs dedicated to the one particular woman I mentioned earlier. I wrote these songs while performing on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, West LA, and San Clemente Island, California.

When I was a drummer performing in Denver, I met and fell in love with the love of my life. Unfortunately after a brief but intense romantic relationship, things didn’t work out the way I had hoped they would and I moved to Los Angeles to try to make it in the music business.

LA is a hard place for musicians. It chews them up and spits them out. I was no different. I spent nearly 10 years there performing in local bars with many, many bands. I met many wonderful, talented musicians, many of whom helped me with my album. I was however, able to become quite proficient at songwriting, producing, and playing guitar, bass, and keyboards. It took a long time and an incredible effort, but I was able to finish recording my album. It was one of the hardest things I have ever accomplished. I still could not however, forget that woman. Even after all the years, she still haunts my dreams.
This album although independently produced and distributed, has a very loyal fan base. It has stood the test of time. It will be a valuable addition to any serious music lover’s collection. You will enjoy this album.

As a side note, I recently tracked down the love of my life and found her in a small town in Colorado. I booked a local gig there and she did show up. We recently got married. But that is a different story that I promise I will write about later.



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