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Honestly I wrote the lyrics and recorded the vocals all within two hours! The music was done in segments. I recorded the acoustic guitars in one take, even though I was critical of this decision. The electric guitars are composed of three layers, and I used a cool Mesa amp my friend purchased. I also used some other toys. The solo tone is a miracle! Mark dialed-in a cool, biting tone that I instantly found inspiring. My hope was to create a song that didn't sound entirely like some other band. There are too many "clones" out there, and I don't want to be one. Music is a sensitive issue, just about everything has already been done. So to establish my own musical identity I allow very little preconception. Most times I just grab a guitar and start fooling around with basic chords. If I get onto something I think I can work with I expand the idea. Solos are rather undisciplined, and I like that! There's a "raw" feeling in my guitar solos because they are spontaneous, so recreating them on stage would be...uh...challenging! Haaaa! But I would definitely capture the essence of the original recording. Thanks to Mark H. My guitar buddy and a great player. Nobody could be more passionate about guitars than Mark! Thanks to everyone who supports and encourages my music. Rock On!