photo and cover art THEO BLECKMANN

photo and cover art THEO BLECKMANN

MY MUSEUM

Peter Eldridge

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This new digital release features 21 songs !

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MY MUSEUM

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 

Thanks again for checking all or some of this music out – though it’s been quite a few decades since I started songwriting, I feel like I have much more to say lyrically and melodically, and sure hope to continue to have the opportunity to say it, no matter who listens. Thanks for listening.   

P E

Tune descriptions/histories/players 

21 songs:   #1.  In My Own Time   #2. The Deep Down   #3.  Diego’s Waltz   #4.  The Day I Woke Up 
#5.  The Walrus Said  #6. Long Way Home  #7. Just How You Like It  #8.  Two Solitudes
#9.  Never Gonna Go Away  #10. My Museum  #11.  Out There Holding On  #12.  Precious Time  #13. Home  #14.  Extraordinary Alien  #15. Saving Grace  #16.  First Morning  #17. Believe You Me   #18. Voices in My Head  #19 Bittersweet  #20. Room for Two  #21. Prove me Wrong

In My Own Time

written in the late 90’s. I was seeing life fly by and feeling a bit frustrated by my progress (or lack thereof) and watching others establish themselves so confidently, and felt the need to write a  song to validate my own journey. I was also listening to a lot of my favorite acoustic singer/songwriters of the time which inspired the tone and instrumentation.
Recorded at Acoustic Recording in Brooklyn, NY.
The track features the amazing Jon Herrington on guitars,
Brian Mitchell on accordion and my hero Tim Lefevbre on bass
(with Ben Wittman on drums of course).  

The Day I Woke Up

 – written in the mid-90s I believe this somewhat ‘live’ version was part of an unexpected album project called ‘One Afternoon in August’ – some wonderful musician friends (Ben, Paul Nowinski, Darmon, Lauren) and I wandered into Acoustic Recording in Brooklyn and just started recording a bunch of recently written tunes of mine and some covers. A very spontaneous, creative and rewarding day. Mixed by Jody Elff.  

Just How You Like It

– yet another song from the mid-90s. I think I had been listening to a considerable amount of Bonnie Raitt one summer (many summers probably), and wanted to write something a bit ‘earthier’ from what I would normally write. This is also from the ‘One August Afternoon’ session, featuring the divine Lauren Kinhan and I on backgrounds, my NYV brother Darmon Meader on tenor, and rascally talented (and funnier than anybody) Andy Ezrin on organ. The tune found its footing on live gigs and could really shake the place up. I remember performing it in a concert at my folks church in Guilford, CT and (though certainly PG-rated at best) my mom asking me to ‘alter’ the lyrics a bit to not offend anybody. I acquiesced.