"Look at my Face" cover photo; self-portrait, California 1978.

Look at My Face   1979
Recorded on 1 or 2 cassette machines.
Currently unavailable due to poor quality of master.

1. Look at My Face
2. Brighter Side
3. United Flight #47
4. The Reason
5. Paris
6. I want to Hold You
7. That's the Kind of Love

This was my first attempt at multi-tracking with whatever cheap-ass 
equipment I could pull together. Any sound-on-sound layers were done 
by recording a cassette take, playing it back through the best system I 
could muster at the moment, and recording the second track live by 
playing along. Result = massive tape hiss, take-it-or-leave-it mixes and 
tons of fun! Steffan Soule was there for the recording of "Look at my 
Face" and "I Want to Hold You".

This "technique' of recording became somewhat of a (bad) habit. Result = 
several albums of material with 3rd rate sound quality... but full of 
enthusiasm, hope and tons of can-do attitude!
I dig the guitar playing (I was gigging 5 times a week, so I had my chops 
in shape) and most of the songs are pretty ok too. A little over the top in 
the wistful romanticism, but POPISH to say the least. 
I would call this "showcase" length, and I shamelessly submitted a copy 
of it to every major record label at the time. Result = rejection letters!

Poster by Mary K. Sherwood, 1979 concert

Concert recording, June 17th  1979
cassette master

1. Love Came Easy
2. Pray for Rain
3. River of My Dreams
4. Let it Out
5. Drink Thee a Cup of Tea
6. High Energy
7. We May Be Roses
8. I Speak of Life
9. Go Back Home
10. Joy Runs Wild
11. One Dream
12. Sweet Summer Lovin'
13. The Lion
14. Again & Again
15. Right Now
16. Natural Man
17. If I Had a Hammer

One constantly red-lined cassette master remains of one of the best 
performances from my early life.

Jody, Bruce and Abby in the kitchen

Jody in front, me and Abby in my apartment on Thomas Street, 1979.

Jody Moore helped rein in the "space cadet within". We put on a tight, 
fun 2-set show at the beautiful former-church that was owned by the 
Seattle Times and eventually torn down for parking.
I saw John Renbourn perform there as well as Stefan Grossman in the 
early days of Windham Hill.

Demo tape for Stan Johnston and A&M Records  1980

1. That's the Kind of Love
2. Sad as Sad Can Be
3. In the Single World
4. Part of You (is Shining Too)
5. Dance of the Divas
6. The Bridge Between Us

Yes, I know. I threw "That's the Kind..." at them again. I couldn't believe 
no one was jumping at the chance to make me famous. Recorded at the 
Baltimore Hotel in L.A. (it was on the corner of 5th and Los Angeles near 
the Greyhound depot) on a very crappy little cassette machine with no 
external microphone. I made copies of this at a dubbing place... yes folks, 
I paid money to copy this tape. "Sad..." and "Part of You..." are my 
favorites, and had been totally "lost" to me until digging into the archives.

I was living (in a roach-infested room in a drunk-infested hotel) in L.A to 
try to force my way into the "industry". I managed to hang out through 
sheer determination 3 times at Rudy Records while Crosby Stills and 
Nash were recording "Daylight Again". Stan Johnston was my "great 
white hope". I was also playing several nights a week in Venice at 2 
French restaurants, and some other engineer/producer "discovered" me 
one night. He gave me one free studio session at 4am, to record tracks 
for what we both hope would be the theme to a film he had an in to 
score. The title was "The Bridge Between Us".. (to be shot in Lake Havasu 
City where some couple reunites from their London love affair of decades 
ago on the "replaced" true London Bridge... brilliant plot, eh?) and I 
composed the theme.

The Latin influence on these songs is both deliberate and shameless in 
an attempt to convince Herb Albert that I could be a star on his label. 

I lasted 4 months in L.A.

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