Hey folks...it's been awhile since we've posted anything, but we've finally gotten around to doin' some work in the studio. That being said, I gave myself the task of trying to compose something with a little "Keiff/Mick" swag to it ...something a little grittier, and this is what I have come up with. I hope you enjoy 'She's More in Love (With 5th. Avenue)
Hey Folks!! Maintaining a relationship can often be a complicated proposition, the most important aspect of which, I believe is the ability to communicate effectively, and again the most important component of THAT being the ability to LISTEN. A wise person once said we were given one mouth and two ears for a REASON! ???? There is ANOTHER old adage that goes something like this: Love is like a handful of sand....held too tightly it will find its way out...held too loosely it will slip through your finger, so hold it gently. And so, we give you our latest song "A Handful of Sand (He Said/She Said)" a song about a relationship gone sour for the above-mentioned reasons. Once again, thanks to Chris McGuire for his keyboard wizardry. Again, thanks for listening. Den & Jim.
Okay folks...here's another new tune, a Mulveney composition which explores one of the more trying periods in a person's life...that being the inevitable prospect of having to deal with the failing health, both physical and mental of a loved one. From a physiological/mental perspective, it is said that as the mind deteriorates, the LAST part of the brain to go is that part which deals with things MUSICAL. "They say that music is life", a line from this new Mulveney composition makes the point that often, there comes a time when music becomes our ONLY connection to a loved one who's mental health is in decline. So I give you "Nowhere to be Found", a touching song which explores a life well lived with all its heartfelt memories, but also a life in decline. It is our hope that should you find yourself in a position of having to deal with the failing health of a loved one, this song might perhaps help you through that situation by making the point that in these times, it is best to remember WHY that person has left such a big imprint upon your life....how THEY have perhaps had a positive part to play in molding YOU into the person that you are. Again, I would be remiss in not thanking keyboard wizard Chris McGuire for his very sensitive and stunning keyboard work on this. Den and Jim.
Well folks, everyone knows we Canadians LOVE our hockey….particularly a nice CLEAN game. However it is a well known fact that on OCCASION…in a close, HEATED game… tempers flare resulting in a fight. Today’s fights in professional hockey though are a little different from when I was a young man when “bench clearing” brawls would erupt and fists would be flying left right and center. ( hmmm…one wonders if this is where this phrase came from??) BECAUSE of this, some years ago, the NHL instituted a “Third Man In” rule whereby, if a fight erupted on the ice and another player got involved in that fight, he would be immediately ejected from the game (but not before getting a few good punches in!!) because he was the “third man in”. Fair enough. So let’s go back a few years to Long Point Ontario where Jim and I are building a combination garage/workshop/bunkie at his cottage. Jim and I had been HARD at it for a couple of days and we had arrived at a point where the plywood cladding for the walls and roof were being installed and who should show up but our good friend Rick “Fatty” Muldoon. (And right now yer probably wondering why I’ve gone from the NHL to cottage bunkie….trust me…I’ll get there! ????) Well you can imagine how pleased we were to see him! This meant that Jim could concentrate on cutting the sheets of plywood, I could install them and Fatty could transport them to me and hold them in place while I nailed them down. We were BOTH very thankful for his presence as it made things a lot more efficient, and at a certain point I yelled down: “HEY FATTY!!...good to have you on the job site!!...makes things a LOT more efficient!!” …to which he replies “NAH!!!....I’m just the “Third man in!!”…after which we both looked at each other and commented in unison “ HEY …GREAT title for a song!!” And thus Mr. Rick (El Fatador) Muldoon became the inspiration for this new tune. So…ladies and gentlemen, I give you a composition which encompasses HOCKEY as a metaphor for a “not so happy” marital situation…. (And right now yer saying …Only in Canada could you get HOCKEY as metaphor for MARRIAGE!!!”….To which I say …Well YEAH!!!) This one has SIMMMERED for awhile, but I think it is worth the wait Here it is: “Third Man In” ….I would be remiss in not mentioning the “always correct and always astounding” keyboard work by good friend Chris McGuire on this. ENJOY!!
Hey folks!!...Yet another new song. Those of you who have grown accustomed to our "country/folk-rock-oriented" songs will find this one a little different. This one falls more into the "Smooth Jazz-a la Steely Dan/adult contemporary" vein...While we HAVE gone there before, admittedly the bulk of our music falls into the former category. But ya know...every once in a while one of these kinda bubbles to the surface and demands to be heard. This song, entitled Pop's Hideaway was originally intended to become part of our "Seasons Suite", this one encompassing SUMMER...so yer gonna have to use your imagination a bit here and think of a sizzling hot, busy, noisy inner city, and a young professional couple with a young family coming to the realization that there's gotta be more to life than busting yer ass 10 hours a day, and MAYBE it's time to head out to the oceanside for a break. I would like to thank my brother Jean Pierre (Gus) Lauzon for the inspiration. Additional thanks go out to "The Babilon Sisters" Marie ( Mawdie) Butler, Roseanne ( Nawny) Owen and Mary Marguerite (Maggie) Lauzon for their backing vocals. Also, last but not least, I'd like to thank Peter Cavanagh for some great sax work. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Pop's Hideaway!!