columbia '72 demo # 1  -  song notes

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on this page, i give brief biographical and contextual information about each song,  how it came to be written, etc.   for a more detailed biographical memoir  by kendell kardt, click the link: ' the poems of bernard rudolph ' on the home page.   be sure to read the disclaimer before proceeding.  

clicking of the title of any song will take you to the lyrics page.



1)   buzzy and jimmy  -                                for a note on this song, click here.




2)   funky song   -                                          for a note on this song, click here.




3)   greyhound depot  -                                 for a note on this song, click here.




4)   gypsy dance  -                                          for a note on this song, click here.




5)   hesitation  -  among the songs i wrote for Varda Perry, several of which appear on this group's page, [gypsy, little sparrow]  were a few that expressed serious misgivings, if not naked terror.  somethimes the disparity between our ways of seeing the world seemed truly frightening, as if someone had slipped me a dose of acid on the sly and left the room. sometimes Varda asked questions which made me feel as though she regarded me as some kind of clever wind-up toy she had stumbled upon by chance.    anyway, this is one of 'em.



6)   little sparrow  -                                         for a note on this song, click here.




7)   marylou  -                                                 for a note on this song, click here.




8)   oh, my friend  -    if you've taken the trouble to discover my memoir on this site, you'll eventually come across a detailed account of my friendship with the singer, Van Morrison.  i use the word friendship loosely because i don't believe that Van really had any friends.  he just sort of generically mistrusted everyone equally.  which made it rather difficult if you genuinely got to like him.   i'm almost embarrassed to admit that i wrote this song for him.   because, first of all,  just liking him felt 'embarrassing'.  sort of like feeling affection for a rock or something.  you didn't want to let on, certainly not to him.  so, naturally,  he never heard this.




9)   silver engine  -                                           for a note on this song, click here.




10) you let me down  -                                    for a note on this song, click here.