Back From Santa Fe
This album was part of an online challenge called AAW/WTFF, or An Album in a Week, With Twists for Fun. The entire album was written and recorded between July 16 and 21, 2007. Some of the songs were responses to some suggested "twists." Complet liner notes can be found at http://www.rossdurandmusic.com/backfromsantafe.html.
In the Desert
I had quite literally just returned from Santa Fe.
This is about being a liberal living in a politically conservative neighborhood.
A New Car
About the luxury the wealthy have to promote "green-ness."
I have always loved backwards music - referential to the song that follows.
Inspired by a paradox presented by the most basic of kids games.
Best Birthday Ever
About Happy Gap at Arrowbear Music Camp.
Written in response to a challenge to write a song using only 2 chords.
The Ballad of Max the Cat
A tribute to a fellow songfighter.
A direct response to the challenge of trying to complete an album in a week.
In the Dessert
An interesting bookend to "In the Desert."
Part a play on a phrase a good friend uses often and part a celebration of a great day with my oldest daughter.
Epilogue (you sing)
I have always enjoyed a pensive ending - and the album had to be 35 minutes.