Monday, November 22, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

DREAMLAND

In 2005 I wrote,directed and produced an indie film called
DREAMLAND. It told the story of an amusement park in
Greenville, SC that was open from the 1920's to the 1940's.
It was owned and operated by the Floyd Family. This special
place meant alot to members of "The Greatest Generation"
who spent their youth there during the Great Depression
and World War II. The story of DREAMLAND is one of
love, hope and devotion. I also wrote and recorded a
song cycle based on the DREAMLAND story. It is a story
worthy of such heartfelt efforts.

Here is the Dreamland Film split into 4 parts.







Tuesday, November 2, 2010

TRACKING DEMOS


















I RECORDED SOME INSTRUMENTAL
DEMOS OF SOME NEW SONGS
PLAYING ALL THE INSTRUMENTS.
WANT TO GET THE FULL BAND
DOING THESE SOON..

SEE YOU ON THE FLIP
LET THE CURTAIN CLOSE


SEE YOU ON THE FLIP, TIME TO RUN
GRIP THE WHEEL, WALK IN THE SUN
TURN LEFT AT THE CORNER
SEEING STARS
NO MORE BARS
FORGET THE SCARS
SEE YOU ON THE FLIP

LIVING IN THE MOMENT, THAT'S ALL I GOT
FROM 0 TO 60, IN 3 SECONDS TOP
HIGHWAY IS GLISTENING,
DIAMOND IN THE SAND
GIVE ME YOUR HAND
IT'S AT YOUR COMMAND
SEE YOU ON THE FLIP

IF YOU'RE THE KING OF NOTHING, YOUR RAIN WILL STING
AND YOUR PRAYERS, WON'T MEAN A THING
YOUR ONLY SERVANT
IS YOUR OWN IGNORANCE
DON'T SIT ON THE FENCE
MAKE SOME CHANGE WITH YOUR SENSE
SEE YOU ON THE FLIP

SEE YOU ON THE FLIP, IT'S RAGING OUTSIDE
YOU GOT NOWHERE TO RUN, NOWHERE TO HIDE
TURN LEFT AT THE CORNER
SEEING GHOSTS
MAKE THE MOST
SKIP THE ROAST
SEE YOU ON THE FLIP

SEE YOU ON THE FLIP
WORDS AND MUSIC BY WM.BATES
T21MUSIC2010



WITH ALL MY HEART, I GIVE UNTO YOU
ALL I AM AND EVER WILL BE
WITH ALL MY SOUL, I WILL BE TRUE
NO TORTURED COURSE IN FRONT OF ME

STORMS MAY COME AND GO
LET THE MYSTERY RIVER FLOW
LET THE CURTAIN CLOSE
LET THE CURTAIN CLOSE

IN THE FOREST DEEP
WHERE THE ANGELS SLEEP
LET THE CURTAIN CLOSE
LET THE CURTAIN CLOSE

UP ON THE HILL, SEE THE VALLEY BELOW
HOW IT SHINES IN ITS GHOSTLY GLOW
THINGS MAY LOOK SO BAD TODAY
BUT IT'S NOT ALWAYS GONNA BE THAT WAY

REPEAT CHORUS

LOVE IS LIKE A WILL-O-WISP
IT'S A PHANTOM FIRM IN YOUR GRIP
HOLD IT CLOSE, DON'T LET GO
LET IT BURN THEN LET IT GROW

REPEAT CHORUS

LET THE CURTAIN CLOSE
WORDS AND MUSIC BY WM.BATES
T21MUSIC2010
 

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