I just posted my latest song "Avenue of Broken Hearts" on Reverb Nation and Soundcloud. You can listen and download to the left.
This song started out last summer with a stream of conscience session where I started with the line "Does this road take you where you want to go" and by the time I was done had a page and a half of notes. I also had a bit of a tune to go with it.
Surprisingly, as I worked through this song, only the original line remained in the song and the music took on a whole new life of it's own. That's how it goes sometimes. Maybe those words and that tune will come back in another song.
This song is more a ballad than anything else I guess and it relies heavily on the piano to carry it through. While I've played piano on several songs, this is the first to really have a solid part to it.
I hope you like it. I had the song posted on a songwriting web site and got a lot of nice compliments about both the lyrics and the song.
Drop me a note and let me know what you think. I'm flattered when you take the time to listen.
Since the holidays, my Cincinnati standings have fallen to around 15 or so. The number of hits to the website, plays of the songs, facebook and twitter likes, etc. are all used to calculate the rankings so take a minute and hit those links :).