What's It All About, Alfie?

Choosing a title for an album like "Time Flies" should be no surprise for anyone who knows what it's like to get through most of a lifetime and, if they're lucky, get a chance to say something about it. I'm still here and I'm that lucky. 

Someone once said something like songwriting is poetry that has been forced into a girdle. What you communicate in a song comes through in the rhythm, the beat, the tempo, the melody, the structure so the words you choose need to fit those elements. When someone asks, "What comes first, the words or the music?" I say, "Neither." The words and the music are like the mind and the body - they are not separate and they cannot exist without the other. A song needs all of you to create it, to sing it, to hear it and to feel it. 

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