Patti Rothberg | Ephemeral

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Ephemeral

by Patti Rothberg

The blindness and willingness to enter a relationship is recorded in song, truly ephemeral and fleeting in nature and ironically in doing so, cemented forever in the form of Patti Rothberg's 7th album. The music spans from rock gems "Floor Model" to heartbreaking ballads "where were you" takes you from electric guitars to flutes in no time flat.
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1. Already Broken
4:49 $1.29
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2. Ephemeral
5:34 $1.29
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3. Where Were You
4:48 $1.29
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4. Floor Model
3:40 $1.29
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5. Countdown to Pig
5:13 $1.29
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6. Any Given Day
2:55 $1.29
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7. Bank
3:14 $1.29
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8. Life Tells Lies
3:44 $1.29
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9. Any Takers
3:15 $1.29
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10. Blinders
3:06 $1.29
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11. Think Nothing of It
4:19 $1.29
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12. Praise for You
2:30 $1.29
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13. The Cards
5:08 $1.29
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Appearances on Leno, Letterman and Oprah. Award ceremonies in Japan and shared stages with the best names in rock. Number one hits and being played on MTV and the radio. This is the dream. This was also Patti Rothberg's reality. 20 years later she writes of the fleeting nature of reality and the dream in a 7th heaven CD collection of songs she calls "Ephemeral".
Ephemeral deliberately borrows from the music that my elusive counterpart and I were listening to at the time. In already broken, guitar chimes which are evocative of the band "Bread" sneak in, while the whole song is a nod to Led Zeppelin's "Tangerine" and also "Stairway to Heaven" with its flutes that come in. "Where Were You" uses a capo and almost the exact "Bread" riff from the song "Everything I Own" as a deliberate musical tribute to what we were listening at the time which defines that ephemeral time.
Floor Model is a nod to Billy Squier, a little harder in its delivery but also what we were talking about when we were getting to know each other. Countdown to pig is a reference to my very own song "Treat Me Like Dirt" as it makes its snarky commentary that it's only a matter of time until prince charming does something to sully the sultry fairy tale and bring us down to reality. Life Tells Lies has a Hey Jude chorus which lyrically reminds us we are all l iiving in a dream and in our hopes...The piano ballads "Bank" and "Blinders" come later in the cd and are for when sleeping beauty wakes up from the dream and questions her prince. The music has been described as "neo-classic rock" as it is steeped in all the FM radio which surrounded us growing up as well as all those hipster records deliberately experimented with along the way. The approach is to say something totally new within the language we all speak so fluidly. As usual there is lots of wordplay and lyrical rhymes to hold your interest plus a smile, even one delivered out from behind a tear.

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