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FreeAudioPlayer Compilation Volume 1

Includes the Jon Solo/Kim Novak Collaboration "Beautiful Brown Eyes."

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Kim and Friends' Songs
Acoustic

Songs

Lily Come Follow Me Down 

Kim Novak

A song about memories of living on Courtney Street and embracing change, whether it be the seasons or life in general.

From Baltimore to Murfreesboro 

Kim Novak

A song I wrote in memory of Barney Barnhouser from stories written by Susan Adcock at pitcherlady.com. Rest in Peace, Barney.

Boones Ferry Days 

Kim Novak

Inspired by visits to my Aunt Alice and Uncle Emery's house in Wilsonville, Oregon, south of Portland. Wilsonville used to hold an annual celebration called Boones Ferry Days in memory of the ferry that used to take people across the Willamette River. The ferry was run by Daniel Boone's grandson, Alfonso Boone. Uncle Emery's house was next to the south ferry landing.

Valentino's 

Kim Novak

An homage to my college days centered around a pizza joint in San Marcos, TX. I wrote it after I visited for the first time in years and agitated many dormant memories.

Sugar and the Supersweet Trio (A folk opera in five acts) 

Kim Novak

This song was inspired by my former supervisor, Gary, who thought the emphasized syllable in aspartame was the second one. That made it sound like a superhero name instead of a sweet chemical. So I made four sweeteners into people and sang about them. I invite other songwriters to listen and finish the story. I lost steam at the end.

Saturday 

Kim Novak

This song came to me the first day of National Solo Album Month when I was supposed to be writing and recording music, but all I wanted to do was nap (like most Saturdays). Watch for a behind the scenes video to be released sometime during this millenium.

Fandango 

Kim Novak

This is a tribute to the movie Fandango that I wrote during National Solo Album Month.The song started as a guitar riff, and as I was listening to that and trying to find lyrical inspiration, the words "the look on his face" came to mind. That made me think of the look on Kevin Costner's face at the end of Fandango, and that's when I decided to do a tribute song. I actually ordered the DVD with overnight shipping so I could get the details right.

11:11 (Wishing on the Clock) 

Kim Novak

A song I wrote for a friend. When you see 11:11 on the clock, be sure to make a wish. It can't hurt.

Madam Mam's Thai Cuisine 

Kim Novak

Dedicated to my favortie restaurant, Madam Mam's Thai Cuisine on Westgate Blvd. in Austin, TX.

When Anaiya Smiles 

Kim Novak

The chorus is for the Aes Sedai whose only beauty most considered to be her smile. The verses are for me.

Salt and Pepper 

Kim Novak

A song about a crush and why it's better that way.

Blind Ignorance 

Kim Novak

I'm not really going to be queen of the world, but, boy if I were.

Dear, Dear Adam 

Kim Novak

An ode to Adam Duritz and all the women he writes songs about.

Shadow of a Girl 

Rose and Blows

I wrote this for the indie film Two Days by Paige Carl Griggs. I read the script and put myself in the place of May, the female lead. Duane helped me by adding slide guitar and harmonica. I hope you like it. You can also hear it in the Two Days trailer.

Peaceful Easy Feeling 

Rose and Blows

This is an acoustic cover of The Eagle's song. It was fun to let loose on those high harmonies!

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo 

Voices in the Wilderness

This song recognizes that the key to true spiritualism is within us... not with any messiah. Chanting "Nam Myoho Renge Kyo" is the most fundamental part of the practice of Buddhism and recognizes this. It allows each individual to tap into his or her innate enlightened nature.

Whatever You Want To Do 

Rose and Blows

This song used to receive a lot of airplay on Shaky Tee's "Divas and Dames" show at Artistlaunch.com. It's one of the early recordings from Rose and Blows. It's funny... it seems the earliest recordings are the fan favorites.

Thru Our Eyes 

Voices in the Wilderness

An ode to a higher power. A creator who can help stop the fighting, help stop the suffering. Another song I played bass on. We alone are nothing without your love.

Space Needle 

Kim Novak

I took a trip to the Pacific Northwest in 1996. I spent three days puttering around Seattle and Vancouver by myself. It was incredible. There were no compromises. I don't mean that in an Extreme Sports kind of way--but in a "I'm in charge of my life and don't have to do what anyone else wants to do" kind of way. I had just experienced an emotional few weeks and the trip helped me work through some things. There's a slide show with some pictures from my trip here.

Smile 

Bobby Bensley

Bobby asked me to do background vocals on this one. It's my favorite of all of Bobby's songs. We added it to the first Colorado Musician's Internet Collaborations (CoMIC) CD. Unfortunately, it's no longer available on the internet.

Right Again 

Kim Novak

The most important part of this song for me is the bridge. Our herione starts off asking God to make things right again. But immediately, she realizes it's up to her. She says, "I gotta make it right again." This song is being considered for inclusion in the student film Heaven.

Our Love Don't Get It 

Rose and Blows

This one is a favorite among Rose and Blows fans. This is the first duet we released publicly. It spent some time at #1 on the MP3.com Folk Rock charts.

Now 

Rose and Blows

I provided the backing vocals to this one.

I Knew 

Kim Novak

I found the lyrics for the chorus to this song in my abandoned lyrics file. They made me think about that moment that you realize you're in love.

Dance The Night Away 

Rose and Blows

A song about love that didn't work. I like the line, "Maybe we'd have made it before, if we had danced a little more."

Craziness 

Rose and Blows

A song about following your heart. Even if it seems to turn everything you know upside down. If it feels right, it's right... no matter how crazy it is.

Brown Eyes 

Kim Novak

I wrote this song when I was in high school. It was "Beautiful Blue Eyes" back then, but I decided to change it to "Beautiful Brown Eyes" when I recorded it. Many think it's a song about unrequited love, but it's not. It's about a love that can't happen yet. But it will.