Christmas eve of 2015 in Northeastern Pennsylvania was 70 degrees. That was very unusual for an area that normally gets blizzards in late December. I asked myself if this was a fluke or the result of global climate change. Either way, we have to start thinking of new ways for Santa to deliver the toys on Christmas eve. Those thoughts prompted me to write this song.

My intention was to create a song with a playful nature …

This song was written while stuck in traffic. Interstate 81 near Pine Grove, Pa. was under construction and traffic was backed up. I decided to bypass the long delay by going through Pine Grove,, only to find that the main road through town was also under construction. As I sat at a stand still, voicing my frustrations, I realized that my situation was a prime topic for a country song, so I wrote a song that …

Although inspired by beautiful weather near the bay, this piece was an experiment using some of the features of Cubase 7.5. A chord track combined with midi loops and an arranger track constructed this entire arrangement.

Cover photo by Rachel Hutson.

“The Master Number” is based on numerology’s master number 11. When all digits in a number add up to 11, it is said to be the master number. On this album, all tempos, including tempo changes within a composition, have digits that add up to 11. All of the digits in each track length time also add up to 11. The title of one piece, “Five 409s”, adds up like this: Line up the number 409 in a column until …

Because “Google It” is a household term, I felt it appropriate to write a song about it. With the fast paced lives we all live in today’s society we need to get information quickly…at the speed of life. There is no time to look through an encyclopedia on your book shelf or search through a library full of books on a particular topic. All you need to do is Google it.

I thought Google …