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We were among the many who evacuated during the Valley Fire in September 2015. About six months later, upon hearing about an upcoming benefit - I was wondering what I might perform... when this song manifested itself. With lots of volunteer help, we managed to put together a band, recording studio, community chorus and a music video! The Lake County Sheriffs Dept even let us use some of their horrific dashcam footage!

Visit to watch the video and donate to help survivors and first responders. Like the last line in the song: "We put you out, but you're not done." There's much still to be done. Unfortunately, the Santa Rosa and Southern California fires have also been tragic. I used to perform at a couple of clubs and hotels that are no longer there.


Click on song title to play mp3 sample
Digital downloads are on iTunes and and Google play many other sites.

Get the CD's at or

Many thanks to Kevin Hayes for some very tasty drums, and Robert Butler of Coyote Creek Studio in Sebastopol for the engineering and our final mixing. The mastering by Justin Weiss at Trakworx in San Francisco really topped it off.

Please send me your input. Which one is your fave?
Which one should I make into a video? Is there a name for this style?
Let me know, thanks ~

SONG LYRICS: Paradise Bird, So Damn Happy, Polynesian Eyes, Terror of Tinytown, My Brand New Start, Temptacious Eyes, Give the Boy his Due, My Beautiful Dream, PLANET VEGA$, Giant Question Mark.
* grandson Levi adds the crying on "Terror of Tinytown" in the style of son Silvin ~ the original. Painting and songs by Robert Battaile.