Cool vibe eerily married to the dark content… I kind of want more verses to see what happens!
Thanks for the comment James! I love your story about your Senior year.
This “Skating” song is fun to listen to. I’m on my second time thru. Definitely unique!
This is a beautiful poem sung beautifully by Barbara. Barbara passed on during August 20, 2019. Barbara was no only an extremely intelligent individual, she was ever so sweet and compassionate…always willing to listen to and be there for others who were going through rough water.
This is exquisite Michael. I HAD NEVER HEARD WYN SING…DIDN’T KNOW SHE COULD EVEN AND RABYN’S PLAYING…ALL BEAUTIFUL …PERFECT.
Beautiful lovethis song
Beautiful song,love it.
Life is full of “feathers in the wind.” Another bright star in the night sky.
Beautiful. Did you write this when your child slipped into eternity?
Amazing and beautiful!
Beautiful. My dear friend 💛
This is amazing. I love this song. I was born in 1961 and was aware of the war as a child. It was a big world lesson for a little mind that if you were a young guy you would be forced to fight and die in a country on the other side of the world, and I saw this on the same tv I saw the GI Joe doll ads aimed at little boys. Later as a teen I had the vision of the guys on stage thrashing out the rock & roll and punk, the living spirits of the dead boys, armed with guitars and drums and skill and rage. Thanks for writing this song. It has a fine groove.
My last post tonight I promise! Here is the link to the video of James Michael Taylor and Sam The Lion - Shipping & Receiving 06/14/19 LIVE on YouTube PLEASE, somebody else watch this video and either confirm my belief SAM THE LION can own whatever song they want… or tell me I’m full of… ahhh… stuff… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRbr9wj71Nw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1a3LFyCzsLpCKu22Szezh220UAsmbq7vMacCVx1lC3GJl1jZWljQnsyLQ
HEY! I just had a GREAT idea! Hey… SAM THE LION… hey, you guys… hey, you, SAM THE LION guys… I watched the video of you guys doing your set of JMT songs… you had JMT on stage with you… (LOVED IT!) How about this… DO THIS SONG !! And have BOTH JMT and Rick Babb on stage with you! Maybe also do “Quiet Tonight” ??? Hmmm… start strong with HCLonely and then go softer with QT ??? Or… maybe start soft with QT and then break out strong with HCL ??? Hmmm… which way… which way… What a nice decision to have to make! BUT MAY I SUGGEST… do them… either, both, or all of them… as SAM THE LION songs! Do NOT simply “cover” the Babb/Taylor versions… own the songs. (that is… “own the songs” period… end of sentence!) I watched you SAM THE LION guys play on that “Songs of JMT” video… and after watching it, it is my firm belief… you guys can “own” any damn song you want!
Here is ANOTHER great Rick Babb song!
Yes, this is a great song. When I was allowed the honor of choosing my own “Best Of JMT” collection, I am proud to say… in that collection, I included another great Rick Babb song… “Here Comes Lonely” You know, Jimmy… I think I have a CD… someplace, in some drawer or box… tossed in with my collection of JMT “Works In Progress” and my collection of… “Hey, JohnQ, here is new song I’m working on!” CD’s… well, that CD I am thinking of… I believe it is called… something like… Babb-ylon… ??? Maybe even a Babb-ylon II… ??? Think I’ll go look… see if I can find it… see if I can find them…
Very nice! I like the way you’ve composed this song; it is musically expressive of the central metaphor. Jenni Mansfield Peal
Great groove and lyric. This might be the best GC song I’ve heard. You have all your images working. A total success. Vocal, production…all fully realized.
SKATING is another of my suicide songs.
I must do a trip to your coffee table group sometime.
Maybe I take that challenge. But my song would be about Patti Meadors who transferred to my school in the middle of my senior year and tho she ate lunch across the street at the elementary school cafeteria with me just a few times and then transferred away before the year was over I will never forget her and…we never had that first date.
“That was brilliant. We are crying.” Maria Moss
If I lived near you I would want to be part of this tribe.
Florencia Di Concilio It’s not the first time someone writes me a song, though it is the very first time I actually like it. I love the song, to tell you the truth! You’re awesome James Michael Taylor! You made my day. ❤️
Laurie Callinan - Its very beautiful. Love the line about the garbage trying to sleep.
Connie Pittman Ramsey Visually sorrowful and heartfelt…. Thank you James, once again, for going where most dare not go
First, the guitar sound is amazing. This friendly little project is is special in so many ways.
You asked me who Jack Hardy was…He was a friend of mine, now gone. Beloved by many. This was a bit of teasing him, imitating how he sang. He and I shared a mutual respect. The first time I met him I was sitting under an awning at the Kerrville Folk Festival and he pulled up a chair and said, “Sing me a song.” We were buddies from then on. The day he would arrive at Kerrville was always joyfully anticipated, not just because he made such great spigot. Here is a link to more about him:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Hardy_(singer-songwriter)
That bass is awesome! Great build!
This is beautiful.
Wonderful, James. Thank you for singing the songs in your heart. This world needs them.Summer Loraine Russell
Mighty powerful feelings of aloneness and independence, songs and songwriting/singing a perfect fit! Keith Haas
This immediately puts me in a mythical meadow with fairies and crickets and lightning bugs at dusk…
This is such a solid track it could go a dozen ways.
Also, thank you for your comment. I had a 7th line clear up until my final mix when I realized how useless it was…your response verifies my thot. The song was start to finish this afternoon.Thanks again.
“The years can kill your spirit. The years you can’t explain
The years that simply melt away… like mascara in the rain.”
Damn… what great words. JMT words.
Words that paint a picture… on the canvas of my spirit. `
Crisp and crystal clear!