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.


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.