66/55 [off still echoes (2013) and written in 1996], a love song to old Rte 66 and the 20th century America of my youngest days, backs up a Bellais family adventure with Magellan penguins in Punto Tombo, Argentina.
Les mignons petits pinguoins de Punta Tumbo.
Musique: 66/55 par Westy Reflector
Fwiw, as of this writing, 66/55 is the most downloaded track of …Continue reading
Des baleines … encore des baleines … on adooooooore !
Musique: Crystal never hurts par Westy Reflector
The Bellais family from France is traveling around the world in a converted old fire truck for 2-years. They’ve used a few of my tracks in …
Otaries, baleines, phoques, pingouins, orques … Vive les plages de la péninsule de Valdes.
Musique: “The 12th step” par Westy Reflector
The Bellais family from France is traveling around the world in a converted old fire truck …
she still echoes (like a summer) [off still echoes (2013)], a song about long-ago choices and now-consequences, lends a poignancy to this travelogue of sea life in the Argentinian Valdes peninsula by David Bellais.
La péninsule de Valdes
Musique: She still echoes (like a summer) par Westy Reflector
The Bellais family from France (David, Camille, Lucile et Félix) is traveling around the …
How cool is this? she still echoes (like a summer) [off still echoes (2013)], a wistful track about long-ago summer loves and the consequences of choices, soundtracks the creation of a cookies ‘n cream milkshake on the ridiculously fun Brazilian cooking show, Torrada!Torrada! (Toast! Toast!). Guest starring Brazilian fashion and cultural phenom Karina Milanesi, this video is just everything good (and sweet) …Continue reading
A snippet of my track she still echoes (like a summer) runs over the closing credits of a meditative short film called “Conversations,” directed by Jaume R. Lloret, which competed in Spain’s Jameson Notodo Film Festival. Also was selected for the Radio City Festival in the section “Valenciana Shorts” and a finalist in the …Continue reading
Among my thirty tracks at the Free Music Archive as of this post, 66/55 is the most downloaded. The track was written in a backseat down Interstate 55 from Chicago to Peoria, Illinois, on a 1995 trip to say goodbye to my wife’s grandmother. The song looks back and around …Continue reading
My wife, Cat, is an xclnt, award-winning film & tv costume designer, and my front row seat to her work is electrifying and teeming with inspiration. That said, her job takes her away from me, sometimes quite distant, for very long stretches.
When she filmed Kill Bill in 2002, she shuttled between Los Angeles, Tokyo and Beijing for 8 months, came home to …Continue reading
Music Manumit’s Music Only Podcast is co-hosted by Tom Ray of Lorenzo’s Music and Doug Whitfield of Netizen Empowerment Federation. My track “i must have love” off of still echoes was Tom’s pick to lead off the December 8th show. Those guys have interviewed and showcased a lot of creative commons artists that I dig, and the podcast opens as many worlds …Continue reading
Following Dave Kent down Bull Run.
Bull Run trail one of the latest addition to the Belmont Regional Park, built by Belmont Area Mountain Bike Association (BAMBA).
More information about mountain biking in Belmont Regional Park.
Music: One City by Westy Reflector
Filmed on GoPro Hero 3 with Chest mount
Settings: 1080p at 30fps
This vid made me smile this week. Releasing work …Continue reading
My track Words Of Release soundtracks an extreme ride down Uganda’s White Nile River. Awesome that a song about peace makes such sense against raging waters. Wonderful cinematography. My track starts approximately 01:50.
Uganda’s politics around self-expression and gender are not aligned with mine (understatement), but you rarely have control over where your music is placed (just ask Chrissy Hynde about Rush Limbaugh’s daily …Continue reading
The music was co-written in 2001 with Bill Kollar, a brilliant New York-area engineer and producer, who coaxed out the glorious rhythm guitar verse progression and overall tempo.
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I hear noises outside my door.
They’re the kinds of noises you can’t always ignore.
Drunken lovers stumblin’ to their floor.
Ain’t it funny when the everyday becomes such a chore…
this one’s for lovers forced to live apart b/c of distance and/or time. not sad, tho. it’s in that moment when one knows the other’s coming home.
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we’re stronger than this day – that’s all I know all along
and your distant night flight voice – is just the prettiest song
you left this life for the myth –
This track materialized one night after a friend of mine off-handed challenged, “Westy, I bet you can’t write something unabashedly happy.”
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(downtune guitar 1/2 step, play in open C form. B=C, F#=G, E=F)
B Bsus4 B Bsus4
Walk down the street, it’s easy to see
B Bsus4 F# E
All those lonely people looking at me
a rock/pop song sneaks out from behind an ambient intro. what you never know never hurts.
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crystal, I was truly blessed by that
necklace prism rainbow
splashed across your breast.
now look at the sky we made
and all the stars we named
they’re just goodbye songs.
what you never know never hurts
if we never meet again, rest assured.
wrote this in 1996 on a chicago to peoria drive.
shirley got electricity back in 1939
kept the milk from spoiling and rotting right there on the vine
just so happened when i drove through
shirley said she didn’t but i knew that she knew
all that power wasn’t flowing through the lines
normal had its heyday back in …Continue reading