Steve records with an Ibanez Euphoria
Carvin Electric Acoustic
Jerry Jones Choral Sitar
“I’m Your Secrets”
Additional Percussion: Jeremy Colson and Gregg Bissonette
How The Song Came About:
All through the year I capture little tidbits of ideas in the form of riffs, keyboard hits, vocal meanderings etc. etc. etc. whenever they come up and I have the means to capture them. I have been doing this since I was 10 years old and have stuff that dates back to 1970 when I was playing the accordion, before the guitar was even a twinkle in my eye. What a tiny sounding voice I had back then. The pieces are anywhere between 5 seconds and, hmmm… maybe 20 minutes at the most. Some of it has potential and some of it’s crap.
It’s usually the week between Christmas and New Year that I go through all this stuff and archive it into my Trash DAT Library. At this time I am up to DAT # 49. The DATs are 2 hours each. This does not include the stuff I have recorded in the vault. Not too obsessed, ay?
Sometimes I pull things from the library and develop them into tracks. I’m Your Secrets is one of them.
What Was I Thinking:
The album liner notes:
Additional Story Info: In the place known as “Under it All” there exists a pond known as the "waters of your being." It can reflect things, or out of it can come various things once you look into it. There are no defenses one can have against it’s reflections because what it sees is the truth. When she gazed into it, from it came the manifestation, in physical form, her inner most everything.
We gathered a bunch of nice percussion things then Jeremy and Greg went into the studio and we built the track.
The vocals are heavily layered. I think there are 15 or so vocal tracks I did.
Ibanez Euphoria Acoustic
There goes Mr. Lydian again.
There is something very sweet about this song. Although the melody is relatively unorthodox, it’s very melodic and sing-able. My first thought when it came time to putting this song on the record was that most people, when hearing the intro for the first time, will expect an electric guitar melody to come in and for one brief moment I thought about doing that, then I reminded myself that that’s not what this record is about.
I’m always thrilled when I get an idea and then make it real and it turns out better than I expected. It’s an honor to be able to do this.
This song was about capturing a warm place and becoming a part of it. I welcome you to join me there.
You only get one first listen, enjoy it.