Shawn Gilley | Turning Minutes into Years

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Turning Minutes into Years

by Shawn Gilley

In 2011 at the age of 22, I was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer. Now eight years later, I am bed bound and in hospice. This album represents my last few years of the struggle, exploring feelings of insecurity and despair as well as wonder and hope.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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1. When I Forget That I'm Sick
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2. Undone
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3. Missing Piece
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4. Free Fall
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5. Lighthouse
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6. Heaven's Door
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7. Beautiful to Me
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8. Arielle's Song
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9. Enough
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10. Not as Good as I Look
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11. Love Me When I'm Gone
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12. Closest to My Heart
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13. I Need to Be Me
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
It all started when I mentioned to one of my hospice care staff that I could no longer record in my favorite place with my favorite sound engineer - Craig Williams from Dr. Caw Recording. First, the studio is down a set of steps. Second, it is 45 minutes away, too far for me to travel.

The solution was simple - "if you can't get to the studio, we'll bring the studio to you," she said. And she then arranged to do just that.

Starting in May and ending in June of 2019, Craig came to Oak Park a total of eight times for three-hour recording sessions. After trying out a few locations, we chose the kitchen as the quietest place to record.

One by one we tackled the noises still present: Power to the refrigerator was turned off. My oxygen concentrator was moved to a bedroom behind a closed door. A blanket was put over top of my potassium pump, another blanket over the computer on the hospital bed that supplies air to the mattress.

After the first two recording sessions, I lost my voice for a week. Typically after a session I'd fall sound asleep as soon as Craig walked out the door..

But you won't hear any of that exhaustion in the recordings themselves. Adrenaline is a very powerful drug, and it worked its magic during each of the takes to produce a powerful set of songs to give you a glimpse into my life through my years of battling cancer.

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Carolyn

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I just received my copy of turning minutes INTO YEARS. It is wonderful! The songs make me feel! Thank you!
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