I’ve started a new thing on the Err Bear Music page. Each week or so I’ll pick one song, working though the alphabet from A to Z, and write about it a little bit. When someone plays me a new song, I am often curious about how the song came to be, what inspired it, is to autobiographical, etc. So we’ll take a spin through the alphabet and see what turns up.
As an aside, it amazes me how often I forget what inspired me to write a song. I’ve talked to other writers (including a few who wrote songs you hear on the radio) and it seems like I’m not the only person who has that problem. Worse case basis, I’ll have a resource to look to when I forget more.
The other song I just finished the music for is one for, about and named Delaney.
I finished the words about a year ago and it took me this long to get the music right.
I just finished up a couple of new songs. The first one is called Blues for Maggie.
It started out as a song about a friend of mine’s dog, and ended up being about all sorts of things.
The Err Bear Music page has been updated. Take a look at our new, hopefully better, format. We added some new MP3’s and even a new song or two. Our goal is to have complete MP3’s for 80% of the catalog available by the end of the year. Many of the current MP3’s are only partial songs. We’re updating them regularly so stay tuned.
Update: Err Bear Music is now at ErrBear.Com. All demos are full length, fully arranged and available for streaming.
Here’s a sample.