It (Song 26 of 52)

This is the half way mark in my fifty-two song blog and it’s been a year since I began. This means I’m posting at half the output I had originally planned on. But even my accountant keeps telling me, “Rog, no one’s counting. Hell, no one’s even watching.” I really appreciate his support.

Actually I am really backed up with new songs. Of course, there are worse ways to be backed up… so I’m not complaining. I am looking forward to making the time to record and post them!

This week’s song is “It.” In stand-up comedy the word “it” is effective in creating set-ups because of its ambiguity. The word also makes for easy double entendres where the hidden meaning is often sexual. Although I no doubt got the idea from comedy, this is not what I’m going for in this song. My accountant says, “It’s hard to believe!” But hey, I’m just thinking about love.

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Hold Me Like A Hostage (Song #25 of 52)

First off, this song title is no reflection of my years at Barrington High School (lol) and I was sorry I was unable to attend my class reunion this past weekend. To my fellow classmates, let’s keep good buddy, Jay Higgins, in our thoughts for a speedy recovery.

I realize this blog is looking more like a monthly than a weekly. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I do plan to resume the weekly song posts soon. (Wow, there’s an old saying… Even Abe Lincoln would be thinking, “I don’t know what a broken record is but it sounds way before my time. When the hell did you attend high school Bates!?!”)

This song is the result of a collaboration with the very notable North Carolina songwriter Dean Caputo. “Hostage” has gone through several rendition, genres, time zones, etc but it is one of my favorite songs to sing! I hope you enjoy.