These demos have haunted me for ten years or more. All of these songs were intended to be officially recorded, but so much time has passed that I've realized I couldn't re-record them now without losing their sentimentality--the cracking and uneasy voice; the nostalgic improvised lyrics; the guitar tones; the awkward performances; the reverberation of my parents basement room. For me, listening to these songs has become more like looking at photographs of myself as a teenager; There is no going back and altering who I was then. Why would I change what has happened in the past--why be ashamed? For me, releasing these demos means embracing the person I always was, not the person I tried so hard to be.
I am sharing these demos in hope that you will understand that I could not go one more day keeping these memories locked away--I am letting my guard down; For your contribution of just 2$ you can share in some of the most special moments of my life, preserved and forever accepted.
These demos are dedicated to Vincent John, Roxanne, and Aurora Catherine.
released June 22, 2016
I created all of these songs in my parents basement.
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