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October 16, 2020

rocket ships


friends,

 

episode 729 is here,

along with some thoughts

about lost dreams,

regret,

disappointment,

et. al., +

the (often, seemingly)

hidden beauty

that's on the other

side.

 

as mentioned,

this is - rick beato

and this is - what makes a song great

 

for the record

(to my ear),

this is probably - the best pop-rock song of all time,

mostly due

to the amazing - brad delp,

and the magic of - tom scholz.

 

thank you for being here.

 

i hope you'll - join me.

 

the songs:

- gold visor (demo/b-side, 2015)

- i wouldn't've learned a thing (demo3, 2020)

- i can't help but fail (live, 2015 version)

 

love,

russell

 

ps - the apple podcasts widget on this page appears to be dead...

 

pps - until i can figure that out, here's - the link.

 

ppps - or you can search @ apple podcasts for "simple muzik podcast"

October 09, 2020

the whispers


friends,

 

episode 728 finds me here

with some old songs

i'm rather happy

to share.

 

seems to me

there are threads

that run through us

from beginning

to end.

 

i wonder if you agree?

 

i'm thankful yr here,

+ hope you'll - join me.

 

the songs:

- in other words (b-side, 2012)

- i wouldn't've learned a thing (demo2, 2020)

- older than upon the rocks she sits (demo, 2008)

 

love,

russell

October 02, 2020

unconvinced


friends,

 

episode 727 is a welcome to october.

 

i'm working through

a number of things,

both internally

+ externally, both

with songs

and without.

 

thank you for

bearing with me

through the process.

 

i hope you'll - join me.

 

the songs:

- something beautiful (demo, 2008)

- shutters (demo3, 2020)

- roses (demo, 2015)

 

love,

russell

September 25, 2020

transformations


friends,

 

tonight is episode 726.

 

some songs from past and present,

+ some thoughts about

opportunity.

 

it's difficult at times

to be in the moment,

+ to see value in things

we'd rather weren't the case.

 

i'm thankful yr here,

+ hope you'll - join me.

 

the songs:

- i like to keep it low (don't even try, 2012)

- shutters (demo2, 2020)

- footprints (demo, 2020)

 

love,

russell

September 18, 2020

accepting it


friends,

 

episode 725 is a short one.

 

it's inspired by two more songs from 2012,

a new song as it evolves,

and thoughts about

desire,

suffering,

spirituality,

so on.

 

this - feels related.

 

the songs:

- edith in paris (don't even try, 2012)

- i can't stop my worrying (demo2, 2020)

- telegraph (don't even try, 2012)

 

thank you for being here,

i hope you'll - join me.

 

love,

russell

September 11, 2020

shipwrecks


friends,

 

this week is episode 724.

 

twin songs +

another from 2012 +

some lyrical dissection.

 

the songs:

- survivors (demo2, 2020)

- survivors (demo3, 2020)

- clearly misplaced (don't even try, 2012)

 

i hope yr well,

and that you'll - join me.

 

love,

russell