Saturday, February 20, 2021

Living in Oblivion

According to Spotify, this is my most streamed song in the past month. It's called Living in Oblivion, from my latest album, Embers. It's about how democracy requires a certain degree of civic literacy in order to properly function. Basically, if someone is oblivious to objective reality, then they cannot make informed decisions.

I wrote this riff about eight years ago, while practicing on my back porch when I lived on a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It's good to finally put it to use. 

Please note that when I say "We need a revolution," I don't mean it in a militaristic sense at all. I mean that we need to fundamentally redesign our public institutions for the benefit of our fellow human beings. We are all in this together.

Speaking of which, here's another song that follows a similar theme. It's called Now or Forever? and it comes from my 2017 album Mechanical Bull

Fun fact: On the album version of this song, I'm playing two similar but separate lead guitar parts throughout the song with one balanced to the right and the other to the left. 

Enjoy. Share. Stay cool always. 

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