Sand Castles a song on many levels

Sand Castles a song on many levels

Sand Castles is a song near and dear to my heart. On the surface it is a song about the fundamental fragility of life and how our “Best laid plans” can all come to naught even when we think we’ve got it all. On a deeper, more personal level it speaks to me of a time when I literally lost it all.

My Castle of Sand was on Foothill Boulevard in the city of Glendora CA. I was a very fortunate man; I had a lovely wife who was pregnant with our first children (twins), we lived in a gorgeous home and I believed with all my heart that the foundations of my life were solid as stone. Then, in a moment as startling and as catastrophic as a lightning bolt, we were informed that my wife had a terminal disease.  In an instant, solid stone turned out to be shifting sand and I lost my wife, my unborn children, my home, everything.

After many years I have rebuilt my life and now live happily once again, but I have never lost the lesson that all things are transient and that we must cherish every moment because we never know when the tide is going to come in.

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Sand Castles, The Second Single?

Sand Castles started life as a simple parable about “Not building upon the shifting sand” but during the production process it grew in meaning. I now see it as a story about a great personal loss I experienced and it was an emotional experience to record it. The song is not mastered yet but this is a small sample.

Riding the Whirlwind

Life has sent me a continual string of surprises, mostly great ones, thank God. I’ve been commuting from Dallas to LA for the recording sessions and getting VERY familiar with the big blue bus in the sky (Southwest Airlines). The commuting is making the recording take a while but we’re moving right along with the first two songs, What Would I Have to Do, a bluesy, R&B, (and real fun to play) “Heart break” song and Sand Castles, a soulful ballad. Our plan is to release these as singles. At the current pace we will look to be finishing them by mid-summer. I’m so excited by how well the tracks are coming along and it’s driving me nuts to stick with our plan to not put any “samples” out until they are ready for release. I’m so happy with them (The rough mixes and scratch tracks) that I want to play them from a giant loudspeaker mounted on the roof of my house, but I’ll resist.