MY MUSEUM Peter Eldridge
Hey out there - thanks so much for allowing me this schizophrenic assembly of originals from my somewhat sordid past. A bit humbling to imagine but it covers about thirty years of songwriting and recording, born in various studios and home studios in the Northeast, and comprised mostly of tunes that never quite made it on to one of my ‘official’ album releases. Not ‘rejects’ in any way
(at least I don’t’ think so), but compositions that just didn’t quite fit a particular project.
I’d also like to grab this opportunity to finally thank in writing a number of killer musicians, who played or sang and added their uniqueness to the tracks represented here in ‘My Museum’,
(many of whom are mentioned in the following descriptions),
among them Tim Lefevbre, Tony Scherr, Zev Katz, Paul Nowinski, Jon Herrington, Marc Shulman, Keith Ganz, Ben Butler, Peter Calo, Darmon Meader, James Shipp, Lauren Kinhan, Andy Ezrin, Natalie Galey, and Kim Nazarian.
Presiding over a lion’s share of the tunes here though is ‘o captain, my captain’ Ben Wittman, who I can’t even begin to thank in an appropriate manner. Ben and I started our musical/producing/playing together/brotherhood journey way back in the early 90’s, and I have admired and appreciated every single contribution he has made to my music. And then there’s our ongoing friendship. Just can’t say enough about that either.
Bottom line is I consider myself very lucky. There are numerous other songs I’ve written over the years that could be included in this mix as well, but this is a good start. Nothing would make me happier than to hear someone ELSE sing any of these tunes, that they live on in some small way. Take them and make them your own.
That would indeed be the best thing as a songwriter.
Leadsheets at the ready – thanks again, PE