Ghosts In Command

  (2010)

Synopsis

Ghosts In Command is my first fully-produced album. It features me on guitar and vocals as well as electric guitar, viola, and slide whistle.

The title comes from Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow:

But this was a spring night, and the sky was gusting red, warm-orange, the sirens howling in the valleys from Pittsfield, Lenox, and Lee—neighbors stood on their porches to stare up at the shower or sparks falling down on the mountainside… “Like a meteor shower,” they said, “Like cinders from the Fourth of July…” it was 1931, and those were the comparisons. The embers fell on and on for five hours while kids dozed and grownups got to drink coffee and tell fire stories from other years.

But what Lights were these? What ghosts in command? And suppose, in the next moment, all of it, the complete night, were to go out of control and curtain part to show us a winter no one has guessed…

To celebrate the release of the album, I gave a concert at the GE Theatre at Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady, NY.

Cover art by my friend, Hannah Yetwin.

Tracklist:

Introduction
No Rain
Come On
All The Way
David Jones
Song No. 3
Go Away
The Tent
Winter Song
I
It Won’t Be Long
Sex In Space
December
Ghosts In Command
Interlude
Your Wings

To purchase, visit my Bandcamp website.
To read lyrics from any of these songs, visit my lyrics blog.