I've Got This Song
Released 2019, this collection of songs and guitar instrumentals is a celebration of Jim's early works. The following brief descriptions will give you an idea of the content of the music. "I've Got This Song" is the anthem of the album. Music gives me resiliency and strength. "Waiting" is a part of life. Waiting for love is a special part of life. "These Mountains Sacred" tries to reach a mutual understanding of Indigenous and Western spirituality. "Breathing Arctic Light" -- a guitar instrumental, exploring the merging of the senses. Imagine breathing in space and colour. "That Pounding in My Brain" is a voicing of my nuclear anxiety which I know I share with many listeners. "Through Eloquent Light" -- my channeling of guitarists Egberto Gismonti and Pat Metheny. "Behind Glass Curtain" reflects upon the human condition; the search for love, friendship and meaning. "I Never Really" describes the denial of love when one party alters the emotional landscape. "The One In a Thousand Goodbyes" is a 'song story'; this one about heart break. "The Bison Plains" -- a guitar painting of the plains before human cohabitation. "The Leaves are Turning, Turning" -- "It takes me back, takes me back -- young boy running through the field". "The Magnetic North" -- trying to capture the magnetism of an Arctic landscape on guitar. "Women" is simply all about the feminine mystique. "If Only"--a contemplation on a world where compassion is forefront to all considerations.
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