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April 13, 2018

silent birds


friends,

 

episode 598 is a simple one - just me with a few new + evolving versions of songs-in-progress. the title of the podcast ("silent birds") is taken from one of my more favorite lines within the opening song...

 

"and i'll always have the march thereafter

candles poised upon the laughter

a nation dropping to its knees

the birds fall silent for the bees..."

 

i'm not sure what it all means exactly, but that feels about right.

 

the songs:

- confidence (2018 new demo)

- she understood (2018 new demo)

- that's it (lost demo)

 

i hope you'll join me.

 

love,

russell

April 06, 2018

triplets


friends,

 

episode 597 is here, and finds me excited by the potential of three new songs. i admit they're a bit ragged around the edges, but thought it'd be fun to share them nonetheless.

 

i'm working on new + improved versions as i type this, and will keep you posted! ;)

 

in the meantime, i'd be honored if you'd listen.

 

the songs:

- free (2018 new song + demo)

- confidence (2018 new song + demo)

- how cruel (2018 new song + demo)

- she understood (autotune experiment)

 

love,

russell

March 30, 2018

bedrock


friends,

 

tonight's podcast is - episode 596.

 

it's a short one - just me thinking through a few new versions of a recent song.

 

things are busy at the moment, but i'll be back with more soon!

 

the songs:

- she understood (2018, fast demo)

- she understood (2018, slow demo)

- clear and present (2018 demo)

 

i hope you'll listen.

 

love,

russell

March 23, 2018

samsara


friends,

 

in posting this week's podcast, i'm reminded of the concept of saṃsāra.

 

as i understand it (in my, admittedly, simplistic way), the meaning is something like "the mortal/mundane world of life and death," which is to say - this one, here and now, where we struggle and work and ache over and over again.

 

maybe escape isn't the question?

maybe there's a wisdom in accepting it?

maybe it's possible to appreciate it?

 

i don't know,

but i hope there's a way.

 

in that spirit, yr invited to join me for - episode 595.

 

i hope you will!

 

the songs:

- safe (2018, demo1)

- safe (2018, demo2)

- the hope side of it (2018 demo)

 

love,

russell

March 15, 2018

math


friends,

 

tonight's podcast picks up where we left off last week. it's me again, with a few demo songs, feeling a bit small in a big world.

 

it's episode 594.

 

the songs:

- lotto (2018 demo)

- she understood (2018 new demo!)

- unwanted (2018 demo)

 

i hope you'll listen.

 

love,

russell

March 09, 2018

melodies


friends,

 

this week brings us to episode 593. it's a short little mini-podcast (just 20 minutes) centered around a few new song ideas.

 

my plan for the coming months is to explore these songs (+ others), and share as they evolve toward a more complete form.

 

yr invited to join me!

 

i really hope you will.

 

tonight's songs:

- cards (2018 demo)

- she understood (2018 demo)

- upon consideration (2018 demo)

 

love,

russell