If you've ever met, owned, trained, or been trained by a
dog, this one's for you, your friends and your relatives! Give
it a listen and take a good look at the complex human/dog relationship
by identifying with the daily experiences of the working guide
Read on for more details!
"Guide Dogs, First Hand" is my first recording to
be released. It contains 11 songs which address many aspects of
living and working with a guide dog, not usually covered in basic
brochures. I composed, performed and recorded the music and lyrics
in my Santa Cruz studio. This CD has many unique features including
sampled recordings of 3 guide dogs. The dogs become one of the
instruments and can be heard throughout the CD.
This CD has received
a very enthusiastic response so far. People have laughed and cried;
and several hundred have purchased a CD already. Responses have
included comments such as,
"How did you get inside my head and write that?",
"This ought to be required listening for all sighted people.",
"Now I understand a lot more about how to raise my puppy.",
"I use this CD every day to help me through the many challenges and problems that come up.",
"I have never heard the lives of blind people described this accurately in music before."
...and much more.
It is designed to be both entertaining and educational.
"Guide Dogs, First Hand" can be yours for $10 per CD or cassette.
If you'd like to know more, feel free to download and listen
to any of the short samples on this page. You'll find two versions
of each song sample. Both are in mp3 format, but one gives you
higher fidelity, the other gives you a faster download.
Otherwise, if you haven't already seen it, find out how "We Woof You A Merry Christmas". Then you've just got to meet "The Guide Dog Glee Club"! Of course you'll want to make that appointment to check up on "Diabetes Melodious", and if you haven't already heard them, peruse the list of new songs, From The Song Banks Of Laurel Creek. Then I hope to see you on my order page.
Enjoy the rest of this site and don't forget to invite your friends!
If you've never downloaded music from the internet before, and want to know what to expect, you can read all about it by following the link titled Downloading and Saving Audio Files. Then enjoy the music!
"He's Mine" (high hidelity 390Kb)
"He's Mine" (faster download 163Kb)
"Something's Missing" (high fidelity 683Kb)
"Something's Missing" (faster download 260Kb)
"My Next Dog Will Be Perfect" (high fidelity 553Kb)
"My Next Dog Will Be Perfect" (faster download 228Kb)
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