Throwing Stars by Jim Emmons

Posted by The G on August 9, 2010 under GNN | Read the First Comment

Photo courtesy of Jim Emmons.  Cover art by Wilf Frost.

Throwing Stars by Jim Emmons. Now available on I-Tunes!

In 2008, I collaborated with singer Jim Emmons on a project called “In The Absence of Red.”  Working in the style of Elton John and Bernie Taupin, I wrote song lyrics with no melodies in mind and emailed my contributions to Jim.  He then took the words and crafted R & B, Pop and Jazz songs around the words and before long, the 11 song album “In The Absence of Red” was born.  We released the project on I-Tunes and it was more successful than we could have ever imagined.

We’ve continued to collaborate ever since and our second collection, “Throwing Stars” is out today on I-Tunes! The album features the slow jam “So In Love,” the funky as hell “In Time,” the rockin’ “Something” as well as “Pride,” which will surely become the anthem for a community that is finally starting to see equal rights.  You can hear samples of all of these songs at Jim Emmons’ official website, so get to clickin’.  We hope you enjoy listening to the album as much as we enjoyed making it.

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 by Jim Emmons

Posted by The G on April 6, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Cover art provided by Jim Emmons.

In Time by Jim Emmons. Out now!

I’m very excited to announce the latest single by the fabulously talented singer Jim Emmons – “In Time.”  The lead-off single is taken from the album “Throwing Stars,” which is due to be released in 2010.  The track is funky!  Music and vocals are courtesy of Mr. Emmons and lyrics are by your favorite blogger G.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.  Please give us your feedback.  And if you’d like to license this track for a film, inquire within – we’ll give you a good price!  Speaking of that, the song can be downloaded here for the bargain price of 75 cents (US).  We appreciate your patronage!

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

In time, you will find your place in this 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 will awaken from your slumber

In time, we’ll be friends
In time, we can separate the beginning from the end
In time, we’ll learn real versus pretend
In time

In time, you’ll see that life 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)

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

(guitar solo)

_________________________

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

(C) (P) 2010 The Underground Recording Company.

World Exclusive Preview: “Mantra” by Jim Emmons

Posted by The G on October 23, 2009 under The G Spot | Be the First to Comment

Here’s a nice Friday treat. A world-exclusive preview of the latest track by Jim Emmons. Your favorite blogger G wrote the lyrics for this new jam called “Mantra.” This song is taken from the forthcoming album “Throwing Stars,” and we hope you like it as much as we do.

Please leave your comments below for us and ENJOY!

Mantra

When I get up on Sunday morning
I can never find anything to wear
So I pull the covers over my head
Wishing you were there
The last time we saw each other
I thought we had so much fun
It seemed like a religious experience
Every time we made each other come

I don’t like to pray because I’m detached from the outcome
And I don’t have a mantra but I keep saying
I love you, baby
I love you, baby

Can I get an amen?
Can I watch you take you off your clothes?
Let’s play in the garden like they did before there was sin
You don’t have to take me to Tibet to make me believe
As long as I can make you scream like that
I know you’ll never want to leave.

I don’t like to pray because I’m detached from the outcome
And I don’t have a mantra but I keep saying
I love you
I love you

Open up your books
And turn to page 20, chapter 35
There’s a verse that I wanna tell you about
To keep your love alive
It says “If you ever think about looking left, or looking right,
Just remember the love we make tonight”

Repeat it over and over
Until you believe the words
It’s sort of like a mantra
Or another way of saying
I love you, baby.

I love you, baby.
__________________________

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

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

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

__________________________

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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