Welcome to the barely competent recordings section of the website. and thank you for purchasing My Brain Has A Mind Of Its Own. I am thrilled that you are interested enough to hear how the songs sound. I must apologize that I’m not a performer, but hopefully these recordings will be good enough to give you an idea what they should sound like.
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all songs (c) Richard M. Rose, 2018. all rights reserved
ME AND JULIO
(original by Paul Simon)
TOILET PAPER BLUES
For those not well-versed in Shakespeare, you should know that the quote “A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!” is taken from his play Richard III.}
(original by Schwartz and Dietz)
Our pastor was giving us some guidelines on how to manage our money. Part of his guidance in keeping track of expenses, a statement he made a couple of times, was as follows: “When you go out to eat, that’s not part of your food budget, that’s entertainment.”
I felt this advice was worth commemorating in song
WILL YOU RETURN TO ME?
This song doesn’t belong in a humor collection, but if you’re listening straight through it’ll definitely provide a break between the similar styles of the other songs. If you don’t need the break and don’t want to hear a sad country song, you can move on.
Please keep in mind, if any objections arise, that this song was inspired by my wife, although it doesn’t particularly look like her.
Sometimes I write songs because I like the way the words sound. This song started that way, a tune and refrain that I woke up with one morning. I just started writing whatever came into my head and a theme developed without advance planning.
WEST VIRGINIA WIGOUT
The words are all WV towns past and present. I’ve been to many of them.I named the song West Virginia Wigout in honor of pastor Phil Dunn, who rarely misses a chance of a Sunday to mention how much he loves West Virginia, and of whom, if you saw his shiny head, you might well think that someone had thrown his wig out.