Originally published: Friday, Jan 11 @ 1:01 PM
The album,”The Way of the Wild Heart” was originally recorded in 1993 and released in 1994. All the songs, music and lyrics, were written by me. The title tune is either an allegory or a fable, depending on how you look at it. It is one of a couple of songs that came out of a painful divorce that I was going through at the time. One of the more cruel moments in the process of recording the album was when I masochistically asked my soon-to-be ex-wife to sing background on a couple of songs. She had a decent voice, and we had even done a few professional gigs together. I had also asked guitarist, Neil Haverstick to play on a couple of tracks. Next thing I know, Neil was hitting on my estranged wife (yeah, the divorce was pretty much inevitable, but it wasn’t official at that point). Suffice to say that created a bit of a strain between all parties. As something of a testimony to just how big town Denver can be, I have not seen my ex in the twenty intervening years (even though I know she still lives somewhere in the area). Shit happens, y’know?