Welcome to my singles!
Did the “video kill the radio star?” Fortunately, Bobby Angel isn’t a radio star, so it’s a mute point. But I also know that video, and specifically YouTube, is the new vinyl, or something like that. So I just don’t write and record songs (around the campfire), I also put them to video, too. Below is a list of all my songs to date.
Hope you enjoy the audio and visual blend,
Deep Dives into Singles
This song may seem simple …
But it’s tightly constructed, too.
Stay on afterwards to hear the interview
Why the Lusitania has always loomed large in my imagination, for what reason I am not sure. In part was that it wasn’t the Titanic. How many ships have sank since the Titanic went down? Probably thousands. Yet we don’t know any of their names, and here’s the bigger point: The Titanic is somehow still making front page news. The more immediate backstory on the song: Somebody posted a cartoon featuring the Titanic on Facebook. Call it the straw that broke the camel’s back, a week later I’d written this song. I’ve since been told by a history buff that some of my facts are a little off. For example, Captain Turner wasn’t on the take. It turns out he didn’t know about the munitions in the cargo bay. Well, my take: Maybe he should have. The buck stops with the captain in my book. In its finality, by both way of its tone and its subtle yet strongly anti-war refrain, this song could be one of my best. I think it coveys a closeness and intense longing for a time gone by. I hope you enjoy.
It’s where you end up,
Not where you begin …
That defines who you are in life.
Washed out bridges and …
Ruins of old water-powered mills.
Welcome to the Gunpowder River.
When do you know …
It’s finally time to retire?
Answer: When Bobby Angel shows up at your door with a song you can’t refuse.
There’s one hit wonders …
And then there’s a smash hit.
Stay on to hear the interview after the song
What took me so long …
To record this song I’ll never know.
What I can say is it’s withstood the test of time.
Becoming a park ranger …
Is a bit like dying and going to Heaven.
Not sure where working the visitor center fits in.
Riding solo …
A cowboy arrives into town.
Or is he just passing through?
People are always amazed …
How clear everything is whenever they fly.
The stories add up over time
Then there are the pilots that fly all the time.
More than just a major maritime disaster …
It’s my first anti-war protest song.
Song and interview
Not that it’ll ever knock the Titanic off the front page.