Say Goodbye to Hollywood (and hello to a brave new world)

This was an emotional day; a crossing of the Rubicon as far as this project goes. Look at the photograph. This is the picture of a brash, egotistical, self-centered (a bit of an asshole), but joyous young man. I know him well; he is the sound track that’s been banging away inside my skull since this started. He is me but I am not him and for now, at least as far as this project is concerned, I have to let him go.

If this “resurrection” is to happen I have to be authentic to myself as I am now. I no longer have his voice, but I have my voice and this voice may not be as strong as his but it has actually lived through all the joy, pain, triumphs, tragedies, miracles and mental breakdowns that that young man only wrote about.

He was obsessed with fame and that probably was his downfall. For me, the “Fame Train” has long since left the station. All that matters now is self-expression and my almost desperate need to take the music in my mind and put it into the world for better or for worse.

I truly hope what comes out will be enjoyable and maybe even meaningful to the many (or few) people who hear it, but that could just be the ghost of old vanity talking (and with me crazy is never off the table).

Wes Graham 3-9-17

(T-minus 25 days and counting to the first day of recording)

Something New

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I don’t know if I am just lucky, the recipient of some kind of Divine miracle or I accidently sold my soul to the Devil and forgot about it. For most of the last quarter of a century I’ve been, for the most part, unable to play piano well because of Arthritis pain and unable to sing with any power because of asthma.

Right around the first of February this year (2017), that changed. The first thing I noticed was that my hands no longer hurt and I thought I’d try and play again. On Feb. 6th I had my stepdaughter’s little spinet piano that had been stored for years tuned up and gave it a try. To my shock and surprise IT WORKED! Then I started to sing and really open up, NO COUGHING!

In the past 26 days amazing changes have occurred and the pace of the improvements is still accelerating. I am actually booked into a great local studio here in Dallas to record 2 or 3 songs and there is a real chance that I may end up recording more after that. To say I am surprised and amazed is a vast understatement and I keep expecting to wake up and find that this is just some fever dream. If, by chance I am not hallucinating this, I should have something new to post soon.

More will be revealed,

Wes Graham 03/04/2017