Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Free album: 'Watershed' by w.p. bluhm (1985)
To me, these 14 songs fit together as well as any group of songs I've ever assembled among the 20 albums I've inflicted on friends and family. I handed out C-45 cassette copies to anyone willing to listen.
By the way, there was only room for 13 songs on the 45-minute tape, which is why "Anybody Here" is unfinished here; part of my original vision for the project, it was the song I decided was expendable.
Why the name Watershed? I learned the word refers to the point where water finds its direction. Turn one way, and the water flows into a great river; another, and it meanders into a completely different body. Every moment is a time of watershed, some perhaps more so than others. These songs came to me as such a time.
I thought it might be fun to put those 20 albums out there for the world to hear, and this is one I thought turned out pretty well, so it's the first one I offer you. Click here or on the cover art to download. Thanks for giving it a listen, and let me know what you think.
1. Christine (3:27)
2. Sweet Sarah Wilde (5:08)
3. My Baby's Gone (Two Women) (4:20)
4. You Can Tighten My Belt (3:19)
5. Love Can Be (1:45)
6. Anybody Here ("bonus track") (2:39)
7. Almost Every Love Goes Bad (2:43)
8. Seems Like Old Times (2:27)
9. Blood Friends (4:23)
10. Sha-la-la-la-la-la (1:51)
11. Margie and Weasel (2:39)
12. Mama Come Out (2:34)
13. Teach Me to Lean O'er Again (4:53)
14. Just Today (2:43)