So many of my immediate circle of friends and Facebook friends are artists, designers, writers, and sculptors or teach the same.
I always enjoy discussions about that nasty mistress the muse. At times, one works for months only to have the baby be misshapen. Other times it takes a year, and it’s just what you wanted or more.
Than there are those rare moments (“that rare random decent” in Sylvia Plath’s words, where it all falls together in seconds). I’m sure you have all experienced the spectrum, but that “rare random decent” is sure nice. This song, Old Fashion Streak, was like that and it’s one of my favorites. I recorded it a while back with some friends in Illinois. (Names to follow.) This acoustic version was recorded about six months ago in Brick Road Studio in Scottsdale with Scott Leader engineering and playing some piano. Thanks for the help Scott — see ya soon, but not in the morning this time ha. You will notice the difference!
Back to the genesis of this song. I had this crazy redneck uncle you was always on top of me and my hippie friends, but the Goth style was coming on and he looked at me one day and said, “at least you hippies (freaks) read.”
Well that started me thinking that things don’t really change, and the words and song name came right to me ” Old fashion streak.” Well streak rhymed with freak and the rest of the song wrote itself in about ten minutes. Wish that was the way it always happens. Alas.
I had to add a chorus with the hint of a broken heart of course, and the good women left behind. But, there it was: “Ain’t no freak, just an old fashion streak.” I have lyrics that I have been working on for years. Funny how that works. I guess the song is partly also about growing old, but one only writes those songs when young.
The original band members who recored this in Champagne Ill were: Tom Durso, Bass; Bill Studzinski, guitar and vocals; T.K. Wayland Drums; and me. (Wake up Tim) All rights to Paul Reynolds and Stacked Deck Productions (BMI). Maybe someone has it on Disc and can post an original on my Facebook page. Gene, sounds up your alley. All other song’s on reynoldsblong web site or Facebook are Plancks production, Paul Reynolds rights (BMI).