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November 25, 2013

waves

friends,

welcome to monday! i just posted episode 374. it’s me back with more music and thoughts from my little just-released group of homemade songs. as a reminder, you can find and listen and download the .mp3’s at simplemuzik.com.

if you have time, i hope you’ll take a listen... :) thank you again for being here. and have a great week!!

peace,
russell

ps – if you're in the u.s., happy thanksgiving!

November 18, 2013

lip service

friends,

i'm happy to present episode 373 tonight. it's part one in a series of podcasts featuring music from (and commentary on) my 2013 group of just-released homemade songs. letting each of them out into the world on their own is satisfying and scary in a way that's hard to describe... like an end. or graduation. happy and sad and wistful and wondering what's next?? all at once. that's where i am tonight. mixed with self-consciousness and doubt for trying to say anything at all about aspects of the world that are as imperfect and inscrutable and incomplete as they unavoidably should be.

in and around this, most of all, i'm honored and very thankful that you're here. that you take the time to check in and listen and participate with the music and the podcast means a lot to me. really and deeply. and truly. thank you. :)

the songs are available in .mp3 format for free streaming and downloading at simplemuzik.com. if you're interested, i hope you'll visit!

cheers
& love,
russell

November 11, 2013

making the best of it

dear friends,

i hope november is treating you well. tonight finds me still finalizing my 2013 group of songs. i'm not quite there... but almost. to mix things up a bit, i just uploaded episode 372 of the podcast. it's me re-listening to some songs from last year, along with some thoughts about the strange/opposing ways that self doubt and faith sometimes present themselves.

i hope you'll listen! + more new music soon. i promise. :)

love,
russell

ps - for those who haven't checked in a while - simplemuzik.com is newly updated to reflect the upcoming new project. if yr interested, i hope you'll visit! you can download the songs from tonight's podcast (for free) by simply following the "download" links on the front page...

November 04, 2013

here's to hope

friends,

welcome to november and episode 371! the death of daylight savings finds me in the midst of sifting and editing and mixing songs from 2013... which reverberates me into a bit of a related reflective mood. in that spirit, this week's podcast mixes some new tracks (recorded live tonight) with a few older demos i've recently rediscovered. i'm a bit too close to know if things gel together as i imagine. but i hope you'll take a listen!

all songs are from the 2010's, and (perhaps as expected?) seem to revolve around some common themes - sadness, despair, hope, faith, trying to make things better, not giving up, wanting to understand. stuff like that.

the songs are:
-finally (2010)
-the problem is i want it all (2013)
-collapsing (2013)
-state#36 (2011)
-paris is worth a mass (2010)
-i'm going to stop now (2010)

thank you for being here. truly and deeply.

love,
russell