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From my songs “Acid” to “Blackwinged Bird”, I have always felt that the ballad communicates more of who I am. I even found it necessary to turn perfectly rockin’ anthems like Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me” and The Clash’s “Straight To Hell” into orchestral ballads. I felt the pull to start writing again this year, and decided to make an album that goes deeper than my cheery pop song repertoire.
This project began a few weeks ago with a song called “Forest Fires” and just recently a song called “Desperate Lengths”. These, and the songs yet-to-be-written, will be ones that I dive deep into, and that you can escape into. I was inspired by the song “The End of Me”, which appeared on my last album. After writing it, it quickly became a favourite for me, and was also covered by a few of you. Joe Corcoran, who produced “Torrential”, will produce again, adding his magic to these songs in a way that lets them breathe, speak and come to life.
I also reviewed my album “Girl Versions” which is the only album I recorded singing and playing piano at the same time. I feel this is a necessary approach this time to give the songs the life and feel they need.
There never seems to be rest for my heart and mind! I hope this album will be one of my best. I can assure you, it will be one of my most sincere.
Get the digital download of 21st Century Ballads in your choice of MP3 or FLAC
The new album, “21st Century Ballads” available on CD.
The new CD, “21st Century Ballads”. Signed, with love, by me.
She’s Gone – Hall & Oates Cover EP on CD from 2012. Features: She’s Gone, Adult Education, Say It Isn’t So and METHOD of Modern Love. Produced by Darryl Lahteenmaa and Joe Corcoran. Handmade album, signed and personalized.
Limited edition only 100 made album from 2005. Handmade album, signed and personalized. Features the songs: Crystal Falls, Case of Tornadoes, Angeltown, The Crying Rain, Billy Hang On, Fast Exit, Star/Crossed, Saturday Night in Nowhere, Ex-boy, Win the West, Bulletstorms.
New 11×17 poster featuring new photo and artwork from new album. Signed by me, packed with care. [photo by Terence Gui]
My solo record from 1995 which started everything. Re-issued and re-mastered. Produced by Frank Gryner in Los Angeles. Featured the tracks Higher, David, Strange Heaven, The Winter, Five Days, Coming To Me, Trike, Lay Back, Safety In Solitude and bonus track What You’re Making. Signed, only 100 available. Comes with digital download.
Signed & Personalized Hardcover Emm Journal. Cover features my lyrics and some poetry. [photo by Lan Fisher]
Any song I’ve written over my career, written out by hand, on 8×11 speciality paper, packed with care and delivered to you or a friend.
I’ve learned a lot over nearly 20 years in the anti-biz. From health, to vocal tricks, fashion, gear, career strategy and image, let me talk you through whatever you’re getting great at.
Let’s chat for twenty or thirty minutes, about whatever is on your mind, music or life. Phonecalls kick emails in the arse!
Piano Lesson via Skype or in person (within 200 km radius of Toronto). 30 mins of work on whatever you want to get better at, some tips, some technique, some tickling (ivories only).
So many of my friends are rock n rollers with kids. I’ve been through the baby stages and some early toddler adventures. Let’s circle up and talk about our feelings about these two amazing jobs.
Vocal Lesson via Skype or in person (within 200 km of Toronto). Specialized attention on breathing, support, vocal care, and posture advice. How to sing for nights on end!
12 songs made (sort of) easy for piano plus chords. Signed and personalized.
2) Almighty Love
3) Blackwinged Bird
4) Ciao Monday
7) Phonecall 45
9) The End
10) This Mad
12) Wisdom Bus
Based on your sentiments for a friend, I will write a poem for them and handwrite it on speciality paper. (Please, only nice sentiments, although I am able to write lots of downer verse, as you know.)
Your name in the liner notes, forever preserved. Autographed CD. My thanks forever for helping me make this new album.
The original lyric pages from the songwriting sessions for 21st Century Ballads. The first scrawls, the first ideas, the first stream-of-consciousness words. I can’t guarantee what paper these will be on. Could be note paper, could be a very, very old wet napkin.
Choose a cover song you’d like me to record and I’ll deliver it to you digitally, as well as make a CD with a handmade, signed, hand-drawn cover. A great gift idea, any cover you’d like.
Nothing celebrates a special day better than a beautiful speech, a heartfelt letter or personal song. Let me write a tailor-made song for your special day. Delivered digitally and on CD.
It’s the ultimate gift, a hand-tailored song about the couple of your choice, maybe it’s even you. Or, a birthday gift for you soulmate. You can tell me all about who it’s about, and I’ll transform the story into lyrics and song. Comes with handwritten lyrics for framing, and a personalized CD.
You want to come to the show, forever? No muss and fuss with tickets, you’ll always be on the list. Will you want to see me when I’m 80? I want to see you!
(photo by Ben Tong)
I’ll bring my piano and guitar and my microphones and perform for you and your friends and family. 2 45-min sets, complimentary copies of “21st Century Ballads” for you and your friends. All the hits, all the time. (photo by Johann Kwan)
30 mins of music, sung by me at your special day. You can pick the songs, they can be mine or covers. I would prefer not to sing Monster Mash. I may wear a dress. But I won’t be more beautiful than your bride. Or you. [photo by Karen Baer]
Have a song you want mixed by a pro? Give the files to Joe Corcoran and he’ll whip it up to sound bad-ass. Bowie said his version of Space Oddity was the “most poignant ever”. Like, yeah.
The highest honor of them all…executive producer credit. You’ll appear in the album liner notes and on back of album with your new title. Plus, I’ll love you forever.