Happy Birthday, Jim Emmons

Posted by The G on November 17, 2011 under Celebrities | Be the First to Comment

Photo of the “In The Absence of Red” album cover by G.

Jim Emmons - In The Absence of Red

Jim Emmons - In The Absence of Red

Happy birthday to singer/songwriter Jim Emmons.  It still goes down in G history as one of the most surreal experiences of my life when I was contacted by Jim after my involvement in working on the “Ultimate Prince” CD and my book “Sketches of Verbal Alchemy.”  Jim got in touch with me via email (as we live in different states), one thing led to another and the next thing you know we were making music together!  I provided the lyrics, Jim arranged, produced, played all instruments and sang the songs!  This collaboration has already yielded two albums: “In the Absence of Red” and “Throwing Stars.”  The first album was released and was for sale on I-Tunes before Jim and I ever met face to face!  If that’s not a Bernie Taupin/Elton John-esque type situation, then what is?!  As Elton and Bernie are two of my heroes, I couldn’t be more pleased with our willingness to take some creative risks and collaborate.  Check out Jim’s website as he often posts “in-progress” songs he’s working on and he’s super creative, so there’s new content all the time.  There are also some exciting new projects Jim is working on, but that’s an announcement for another day.  Happy birthday Jim!  I look forward to many more collaborations!

jimemmons.com is Live!

Posted by The G on April 11, 2010 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

Photo courtesy of Jim Emmons.

Visit www.jimemmons.com for some new grooves.

For all fans of funk, R&B and jazz, today is your lucky day.  The extremely talented singer/songwriter Jim Emmons�has launched his official website!  Emmons is a self-taught musician who cites influences such as Prince, George Michael, Vince Guaraldi and Ella Fitzgerald, just to name a few.  Jim and I started collaborating on music in the summer of 2007 when he came across my book Sketches of Verbal Alchemy in a google search.  After a series of emails, I started emailing him lyrics, with no particular melodies in mind (a’la Bernie Taupin and Elton John) and before long, we had well over an album’s worth of finished songs.  Our first album, “In The Absence of Red,” was recorded and released before Jim and I ever met face to face!  The album was met with critical praise and we’ve been working on music together ever since.  Currently, we are putting the finishing touches on “Throwing Stars,” another collection of music that seeks to inspire, challenge established norms and will be the soundtrack for the listener to get their groove on.  The album will be released in 2010.

In Time

Posted by The G on June 25, 2009 under The G Spot | Read the First Comment

I’m so excited to share the latest collaboration between the multi-talented singer Jim Emmons and yours truly.  The track is called “In Time” and the way it works is not unlike the magic of two of our heroes – Bernie Taupin and Elton John.  I write the lyrics and then Jim writes the music and records the song.  This track is from the upcoming album “Throwing Stars,” and as soon as there is a release date, you’ll here about here first!  If you can’t wait for “Throwing Stars,” you can check out our first album “In The Absence of Red” here. The track might take a second to load, but be patient – it’s worth it!


LYRICS:

In time the sea will crash into you and me
In time everyone repressed will be free
In time even the blind will learn to see
In time

In time you will find your place in the world
In time you will learn to love all boys and girls
In time your squiggles will become swirls
In time

In time you will learn to spread your wings
In time you will open your heart and sing
In time you will realize none of this means a thing
In time

Chorus:
Time is like age
It’s just a number
It doesn’t make you a sage
Only you can awaken from your golden slumber

In time we will be friends
In time we can separate the beginning from the end
In time we’ll learn real vs. Pretend
In time

In time you’ll see that less is sometimes more
In time you’ll know to stay inside or get out and explore
In time you’ll see it’s you that I adore
In time

Chorus:
Time is like age
It’s just a number
It doesn’t make you a sage
Only you can awaken from your golden slumber

In time you’ll regret the promises you break
In time you’ll appreciate the choices you make
In time you’ll learn to give more than you take
In time

In time you’ll be able to start life new
In time you’ll figure out what you need to do
In time you’ll see that change begins with you
In time

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Music by Jim Emmons, ASCAP.
Lyrics by Geoffrey Dicker, ASCAP.

(c) 2009 The Underground Recording Co.
Do not reprint or reproduce without permission.

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