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MP3 Gene Gregory - The Soundtrack Inspired By Rear View Mirror The Autobiography

Demanding vocal prowess. Soulful and powerful; vulnerable and passionate. Couple that with his dynamic percussive power and command of the guitar and he is unstoppable.

13 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Acoustic, ROCK: Roots Rock

This whole idea of making a soundtrack to a book is the most unique thing I think I’ve ever done and I am very proud of the direction that it has lead me. I met Cindy Callinsky on Myspace several months back through another musician and immediately took interest in what she was doing. I happened upon some of her blogs on Myspace and realized that she was posting parts of her book, “Rear View Mirror”. I immediately started reading and was intrigued to say the least. Unfortunately, my attention span for staring at a computer screen is very short. So, Cindy offered to email the entire book to me. This way I could print it out and read it in time. As I read on and on, Cindy again offered to send me a paperback copy of the book for me to hold in my hands and treasure with my eyes. I was delighted to get the real product.

I read the true stories of love lost, both through family and through relationships and felt connected in many ways. There are so many stories of music and true life passion that there is no way that I couldn’t relate. I could hear the music as I read the pages. I was so inspired that I started telling everybody about Cindy and Rear View Mirror and got others hooked. I soon realized that I should write a song that would serve as the title track to the book. At first it was a far off thought. Because, Im not sure if this kind of thing has ever been done. I know there are title tracks to movies. But, a book? While working on this song, Cindy had asked me if I wanted to do a blurb or write-up to put inside the new presses of Rear View Mirror. Now, Im very bad when put on the spot and started procrastinating. Well, as soon as I started thinking of what to write, one of my songs, “And The Music Played” kept on playing in my head. So, I sent the lyrics to Cindy and she agreed that the song fit perfectly with Rear View Mirror. This really started the ball rolling. I finished up my version of Rear View Mirror and realized that I had many songs written from my past that seemed to fit perfectly with the book. What a coincidence, huh? No such thing.

Cindy and I had gotten together and recorded these songs on her video camera. Just me sitting around playing my acoustic guitar. As simple as could be. After listening to the audio, we decided we could use these versions and make a complete soundtrack to the book. How simple is this? The sound of these songs are rare in these days of mass-produced music. They are bare bones and raw, as if I was sitting in your living room playing for you. We both felt that the simple emotions and recordings of the songs transcend perfectly with the books honest and raw emotions. As you hear the songs and read the book, you will feel the honest, from the heart stories that are told and oneness of both the book and the songs. I hope you take these songs to heart and enjoy. Thank you all for being a huge part of our experiences.

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-Gene Gregory
June, 2007

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