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October Blue 03:22
have a glass, share a smoke and some small talk we put on our coats for a short walk September sun in her eyes and leaves start dancing raising my head from the pillow view of the world through her window October Blue is the sky a floating feeling the autumn sun never lasts why'd it set so soon? and will I ever get past October Blue? I knew her light couldn't last why'd it end so soon? looks like I'll never move past October Blue buzz the door flight of stairs narrow hallway together again on a fall day September stars in my eyes but I'm just dreaming (copyright 2019 Gabe Pope / Tune Herder Music)
Westbound 01:12
the world won’t stop spinning so why should we be grinning? the absurdity exhausts and causes pain yet at the least it keeps us entertained I'm greetin' the morning with a swagger in step I see the sidewalk bouncing back to meet me kill the clouds with a raise of my chin the sunshine wants to hear me whistle so sweetly yesterday I was walking dead in my tracks without a reason or a rhyme to hold on to caught your eye and the fire came back were you the someone new that I could belong to? the swinging pendulum of life moves on and on my friend I know, ‘cause I’ve been to both sides and back and forth like a yo-yo so meet each morning with a swagger in step and feel the whole world turning ‘round to greet you raise the sun with a smile and a song you gotta savor what you know won't last long (copyright 2019 Gabe Pope / Tune Herder Music)
Zingiber 03:24
Snow Dreams 03:56
takin' a chance on you incognito rendezvous merry-go-round for two and I'm laughing like a fool try the best I can can't avoid the quicksand won't escape this love wonderland fly me through your mind set reality aside sing a samba tune let me dance it back to you eternal carnival join the band take my hand here to stay in love wonderland funny how at first I couldn't see you through a foggy ordinary day a double take shook me awake silly then how you were hesitating to take me on this heady holiday now wonderland's waves will wash away the dull taste of past lives (copyright 2019 Gabe Pope / Tune Herder Music)


Album download and CD also include complete ALTERNATE TAKES of each tune for a total of 16 tracks!

GABE POPE drums, bass, piano, vibraphone, marimba & accordion

NICHOLAS BARTELL tenor sax & flute

ABBY GRAF vocals




released October 15, 2019

Music & Lyrics by Gabe Pope

Produced & Mixed by Gabe Pope

Mastered by Mark Whitcomb at DNA Studios, Madison

Cover painting: "Planet Squiggle" (detail) by Gabe Pope

Graphic design and layout by Nick Sirianni



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