In February of 2009 I wrote and recorded a pair of songs about my desperate need for travel. We thought it would be nice to share them will all our supporters, so here, absolutely free, is the MP3 of [download id="1" format="joel_default"].
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About the Music
Inspired by a photo I saw of a caravan of camels, taken from the air. Miles and miles of red sand, and those camels trudging across the waste. Something inspiring and grand about it.
Other than cymbal, mandolin, vocal, and egg shakers, this is all my cheap Casio keyboard. Since I've never been able to make looping work, I actually played all repetitive percussion tracks (eight of them) all the way through. Assisted on the egg shakers by Fiona who was 4 at the time.
Camel's Lash is the instrumental introduction to . . .
Not Just Believe
for Robyn Davidson (and myself)
A long time ago in I heard someone on TV talking about how restrained their life had been, how they'd read about far off places but never been anywhere. She summed it up by saying, "I want to know, not just believe, the world is round." It struck me, even then, that I've always felt that way.
I could make these liner notes into a book about how badly I suffer from wanderlust.