March 2022: RPM Challenge: More Minute​-​Long Songs

Mr. Guy Capecelatro.. if you’ve read any other posts here, you’ve seen his name again and again. He’s remarkable in so many ways and this is yet another challenge tossed out to us – his musical friends. There are a ton of us that jumped into this RPM Challenge. I hope you enjoy it. You’ll find me on track 40 ‘Darkest Places’.
As always, Guy, thank you. I love the random challenges.. You’re wonderful.
More Minute Long Songs – Various Artists

More Minute Long Songs – Various Artists

Abandoned Christmas Trees, Guy Capecelatro III

Guy Capecelatro.. are you used to seeing his name yet? If you’ve looked through this discography, you’ve seen his name again and again. He’s remarkable in so many ways and this is yet another challenge tossed out to us – his musical menagerie. There are a ton of us that jumped into this RPM Challenge.

You’ll find me on track 40 ‘Darkest Places’.

I hope you enjoy it!

Splintering

Splintering

Hello out there folks. This post is woefully overdue. I’ve been a bit at a loss for how to write about this. But here it is.. a post filled heartache but also bursting with honor and incredible pride.

My dear, dear friend Guy Capecelatro III (yes, you’ve heard me talk about him before!) had an incredibly tough 2017. After a battle with cancer, his amazing wife Pam passed away. I met Pam only once when I was visiting Guy’s adorable little corner of the world. She had a warmth that put me instantly at ease. She was funny and kind. Needless to say, I liked her. And knowing Guy, she was one hell of a great woman in many, many ways!

Somehow, Guy has remained prolific throughout this challenge. Holy smokes.. what a heart. I’m ever impressed with his ridiculous talent, but even more with his drive to continue on and express these experiences. Too, the courage to be raw and honest. Generally, he’s a master creator of stories – woven tales about people and places that a somewhat fictional. This record, however, is all very real. Guy has created a materpiece about very real emotions and very real pain. Here’s a great interview with Guy.

He asked me to add supporting vocals to a track on the record. It took a couple of days before I could start singing. I basically needed to listen to the track over and over and cry it out. I eventually managed it. This record was released on September 5th (2018) and I am incredibly honored to be part of it. You’ll find me on track 4 ‘The Body Heals’.

This disc is available all over the place. Here are a few options: BandCamp, CD Baby, Apple Music, Spotify, the list goes on..

Guy, if you’re reading this, thank you for trusting me with this. I love you.

Minute Long Songs – Various Artists

Minute Long Songs – Various Artists

Abandoned Christmas Trees, Guy Capecelatro III

My fantastically gifted friend, Guy Capecelatro III, has swooped in again to issue a fun challenge. His request: a couple of songs that are 60 seconds long.

Now, for me, this was a total delight. For starters, the turn-around time was almost none, so there’s no time to overthink anything. Secondly, I don’t know how it happens for other songwriters, but I have a zillion little ideas that later need to be hashed out into full songs and here’s my friend telling me he needs JUST the little idea. What a delight! I could have recorded another 20 or 30 of these I think…

So here are my two songs (tracks 2 & 48) along with a bunch of others…

I just love this guy, Guy….

March 2014: Minute Long Songs.. Guy strikes again!

My fantastically gifted friend, Guy Capecelatro III, has swooped in again to issue a fun challenge. His request: a couple of songs that are 60 seconds long.

Now, for me, this was a total delight. For starters, the turn-around time was almost none, so there’s no time to overthink anything. Secondly, I don’t know how it happens for other songwriters, but I have a zillion little ideas that later need to be hashed out into full songs and here’s my friend telling me he needs JUST the little idea. What a delight! I could have recorded another 20 or 30 of these I think…

So here are my 2 along with a bunch of others…

I just love this guy, Guy….