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MP3 Gashouse Dave - Santa's Wild Ride

JAZZ new groove, Beat poetry with blues guitar

12 MP3 Songs
SPOKEN WORD: With Music, JAZZ: Weird Jazz


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TRUE TALES, Beautifully constructed poetic tribute to the Holiday season, leaning on the side of noire prose. Yes/perhaps-it''s the kind of present you are afraid to give to the mainstream family, so you LEAVE IT IN THE CAR? You give it to yourself. It is a time of happiness, but you know by now how the homecoming visit bends, dark and scary. Presents, some old cases of nerves, (Mom) backpeddling, intrepidation, (the ex''s and in-laws?) and angst, and even that inevitable battle with "I remember when." Television marathon/ when 24 hours of Darin McGavin and Peter Billingsly do everything to get close as father and son, but the lugnuts to the cold Buick spin slowly in the headlights of the passing traffic. All of a sudden its Christmas time again. You dial long distance/to wax melancholic. It would be easy just to post the lyrics to the title track, and the story would make just as much sense except that I did not tell everything. The stories are layered on top of blues and jazz music beds, and groove nicely- but it’s the storylines and characters that help Santa set his STAGE. The autobiographical plot to the title track, unravels in Elko County, Nevada down at the horse corral, across the "wrong-side-of-the-tracks" on Christmas eve. The FFA- Future Farmers of America asked me to chaperone their Christmas carol hayride, which ended down at "Donna''s" & "The Hacienda". The ''working'' girls would lean out the frosty windows. I had no one to be with. Everyone had gone home. The art teacher whom I had been dating gave me her tree, with lights and ornaments! She hit the road to visit her folks in a town outside Vegas. I couldn''t possibly say; "no." When school ended that Spring and I headed back to San Francisco, they gave me a certificate of appreciation. I still have it. It would be an understatement to say that it was a Great night- and that''s why I made this collection for people like us!

*Influences of Donald Fagan, Tom Waits, Jesse Ed Davis, Charles Bukowski, Chester Himes, Mark Twain.

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