Timing is Everything – Story of the Song

Song: “Timing is Everything”

Album: “Set My Soul Free” 

Released: 2007

Label: Independent

Universal Truths

When I write songs I try to tell a story.  Some are about things I’ve experienced.  Some are about what I see others going through.  Some are just off the wall, trying to be funny.  I have been writing songs since my high school years.  And I have been going into recording studios since the early 70s, starting with small studios and working my way up to bigger ones.  I usually include some bit of advice to myself or to others.  As I looked back at my songs, I began to realize many universal truths have been included.

“Timing is Everything” is from my “Set My Soul Free” album.  The advice given is self-evident.  When an opportunity presents itself and feels right, don’t let fear hold you back from taking a chance.

While in Boston, we stayed with our friends, Ellie and Barry Feldman.  I hadn’t finished writing this song.  But, dream inspired, I got up early, went to the living room and finished it with Ellie and Barry listening, making this their favorite song.

Back in the studio, with my friend and producer Andy Wheeler, we began putting together instrumentation and beat.  It was just the two of us playing on this song.  Andy called the beat “Cowboy Reggae.”

This is the song I would end all my shows, with the audience getting involved. So, the title song, “Set My Soul Free”, is my most requested song and the title song of my best selling album.

Where to Listen

You can listen/purchase this song on iTunes and Google play and Spotify  Below are the links. 

Hear it on iTunes (apple devices)

Hear it on Google Play (android devices)

Hear it on Spotify (all devices)

Please share this with others.  Enjoy

Set My Soul Free – The Story of the Song

Song: “Set My Soul Free”

Album: “Set My Soul Free” 

Released: 2007

Label: Independent

My Most Requested Song and My Best Selling Album

For 13 winter seasons I played Happy Hour at a Caribbean beach bar in Cane Garden Bay, British Virgin Islands.  I wanted to write a song about all the great people I encountered there.  And I really wanted to make it special.  During one season, we had come back to the apartment after a Bomba’s Full Moon Party and while I was sleeping, I had this amazing dream, where the music and most of the lyrics came to me.  I said to myself, “I’ll write this down in the morning.”  My inner voice told me, in no uncertain terms, “Get up now and write it down or you’ll forget.”  So at 3:00 in the morning I did what I was told. 

This is the song I would end all my shows, with the audience getting involved. So, the title song, “Set My Soul Free”, is my most requested song and the title song of my best selling album.

Where to Listen

You can listen/purchase this song on iTunes and Google play and Spotify  Below are the links. 

Hear it on iTunes (apple devices)

Hear it on Google Play (android devices)

Hear it on Spotify (all devices)

Please share this with others.  Enjoy

Ahoy KapEye Fans

I’m going to be trying something new.  I have 4 albums released…all with original songs.  Once a week I will post one of my songs on my website and on Facebook that you are free to share with your friends.  I will also include a back story to the song…how it came about, what motivated me to write it, why I chose to record it, and what is the hidden meaning if you play it backwards.  Of course I will include the song itself.  The first song I will start with is a song from my first album, which is from my pre-island influenced days.  Give me about a week to figure out how I’m going to do this (translated means I’m going to ask my computer friend Andy (aka Merlin).

Update—–Really—-A True Update

My ankle…things are going really well and I hope to get this boot off in a couple of weeks.  My doc is being super careful so that nothing goes wrong.  I’m with her on this one.

Since I’m not out performing for right now, I’m putting my efforts into marketing.  I am working  with a company that will basically act as my agent, putting me in contact  with specific agents, managers, and performers that are looking for original songs for their artists to perform and record.  As most of you know, I have released four CDs …all with my original songs.  In addition to my island influenced tunes, I’ve written songs in different genres such as  blues, rock, country, humorous country,  and some sweet ballads. The company will definitely have a variety of styles to work with.

So that’s what I’ve been doing.  If any of you have any helpful suggestions in this venture, please email me through this website.

One more thing….See you next season in the islands.