#DaCaLuF 128: Crystal Never Hurts Whales

Crystal Never Hurts [off still echoes (2013)] travels with whales trailing the Bellais family off the coast of Argentina.

Des baleines … encore des baleines … on adooooooore !
Musique: Crystal never hurts par Westy Reflector

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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

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#DaCaLuF 127: The 12th Step On The Open Ocean

The 12th Step [off still echoes (2013)] plays with sea lions, whales, penguins, seals and orcas off Argentina’s Valdes peninsula in this Bellais family adventure.


Otaries, baleines, phoques, pingouins, orques … Vive les plages de la péninsule de Valdes.
Musique: “The 12th step” par Westy Reflector

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The Bellais family from France is traveling around the world in a converted old fire truck …

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#DaCaLuF 126: She Still Echoes Through Wildlife

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

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The Bellais family from France (David, Camille, Lucile et Félix) is traveling around the …

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milkshake echoes #torradatorrada

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) …

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she still echoes: short film end credits

Conversaciones (Conversations) from Jaume R. Lloret on Vimeo.

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 …

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66/55 for 07/04

66/55 at the free music archive

66/55 at bandcamp

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 …

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Words Of Release Ride The Planet

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 …

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the 12th step

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.

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…

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like these chords

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.

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 –

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i must have love

This track materialized one night after a friend of mine off-handed challenged, “Westy, I bet you can’t write something unabashedly happy.”

:^D

(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
B E

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crystal never hurts

a rock/pop song sneaks out from behind an ambient intro. what you never know never hurts.
– :^D

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.
don’t waste

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66/55

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 …

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