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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
Rock

Songs

Sandman Stories 

Kim Novak

This was inspired by Jane Jensen, although it didn't turn out anything like what I was inspired to create. For lyrics, I just relayed some of the weird dreams I've had.

Cosmosis 

Intrinsica

Another duet with Stevie Wood of Dog Dreams under the name of Intrinsica.

Tell Him No 

Kim Novak

He doesn't want to hear it, but for your own sake, tell him no. You matter.

Any Song Will Do 

Intrinsica

Stevie Wood, the fella behind the Dog Dreams animal rescue CD, wrote this duet and asked me to sing the girl parts. It gives some insight into why some guys ever pick up a guitar in the first place. Fun!

Swiss Cheese and Chicken Patties 

Andy Van Duyne

Andy Van Duyne's my buddy from Box of Chocolates radio at the now defunct Ampcast.com. He needed some girl parts sung on this tale of a man who knows what he likes on the menu.

Brown Eyes (Polyaxis) 

Polyaxis

Stevie Wood took my Brown Eyes vocal and added 12-string, electric guitar and cello. It's reminiscent of Lynyrd Skynyrd meets Journey meets Smashing Pumpkins. Love that guitar!

Unbeliever 

Bob Savage and Kim Novak

This is the second song Bob Savage and I did together based on a fantasy novel. I described the story of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever to Bob, and he wrote an epic piece of music with that in mind. Then I added the lyrics based on the "Lord Foul's Bane," the first novel in Stephen R. Donaldson's Unbeliever series.

Wish For Tomorrow 2.0 

Raspberry Silk

I don't usually "hear" in my head how a song arrangement can be different. But I could hear "Wish For Tomorrow" rocked up in a big way. So I asked Milo if we could do it as a Raspberry Silk song. I tell ya... Milo made it RAWK!

Best Without You 

Jon Solo and Kim Novak

This is a heavy song and the first that Jon Solo and I wrote together. It's a song about someone smothering you and wanting you to change, and you realizing that although you don't wish him harm, you're best without him. The music reminds me of one of my favorite bands, Stabbing Westward.

Cast The First Stone 

Voices in the Wilderness

Another well known passage from the Bible (John 8:7). Jesus points out the hypocrisy of men. This track is soft and sweet at the beginning and then rocks out at the end. Who is without sin among you let him cast the first stone.

Where's Lumpy? 

Grumpy, Jumpy and Frumpy

You wanna know what you miss when you take off to the restroom? Spontaneous jams! This is the first song I recorded with my Dean Rhapsody fretless bass. Milo was playing with his brand new Gibson Les Paul, and jeez was playing with his new Pod amp modeller. Rock!

Oil on Water 

Raspberry Silk

People have different masks that they wear for friends, for parents, for co-workers. It might be intentional, or it might be a function of reacting to the other person's personality. This song is about the more sinister side of wearing masks. As the lyric says, "you see what I let you see."

Never Be The One 

Raspberry Silk

Milo says "Kim's song "A Place For Me" (lyric by Jeremiah Gilbert) explores the gentle and resigned hopelessness of unrequited love, and listening to that song got me thinking - dig a little, and you'll find anger and frustration down in there somewhere too. In this case, our heroine knows that she's looking at the end of her secret dream, and behind her brave face is the resentment which she knows is wrong, and can never express, but still can't help feeling."

Katmandu 

Grumpy and Lumpy

Here's another big collaboration with people from all different places. England, Maryland, Nova Scotia, Texas, and Alabama. I think this song started as "Fat Man Blues", but morphed into Katmandu. Of course, I could be completely wrong about that.

Geraden's Champion 

Bob Savage and Kim Novak

Bob Savage sent me the music for this one, and I wrote the lyrics based on the first chapter of Stephen R. Donaldson's "Mirror of Her Dreams", the first book in Mordant's Need. It's the first real heavy song I recorded. It debuted at #1 on the Traditional Rock chart at 1Sound.

Don't Be Afraid of the Night 

Grumpy, Lumpy, Stumpy and Frumpy

A four-way internet collab from England to Texas to Maryland to California. It's a melding of eras and styles. Axemeister Bob Savage adds his heavy lead guitar to a Duane Tate composition and a Milo Black production. Oh yeah... and I sang.