Slice of Life: A Demo Song for Someone I Don’t Know

(This is for the Slice of Life challenge for March, hosted by Two Writing Teachers. We are writing each day about the small moments in the larger perspective … or is that the larger perspective in the smaller moments? You write, too.)


My bandmates and I are in a strange situation. We lost our singer and bass player, and then lost our practice space (see: lost bass player). So the four of us now huddle in the drummer’s basement, jamming quietly and seeking a way forward.

And I keep writing songs for a band that I don’t know will come to be (but have faith that it will). I write for a singer I don’t even know exists (but have faith they will find us as we find them). I keep on writing and playing because I can’t imagine any other way. I’ve written near a dozen new songs since the fall (and tossed away at least another handful that didn’t make the cut).

This is the latest demo song, written after I read a piece in a magazine about memory, and then I read a short story of a man who remembers a kiss from the past, and accepts that tender memory for what it was and is. I like the haunting feel of the tune. Whether it has legs for the eventual band, I can’t say.

Here is the demo. Eventually, if the song goes further, I will play saxophone on it, but I recorded this all myself, with live guitar and voice, and the rest as instrumental tracks on the computer:

Peace (in the song),

  1. I love this post and I love the song you wrote, Kevin. You are a multi-talented man and we are fortunate that you are a part of our writing community. I love the line, “When you turn back time fades away.” Love the multi-meaning of this phrase–all so true. Good luck in your band member search!

  2. Your song is a gift to the future Kevin. May the current gaps in your musical existence resolve itself quickly. While listening to your song I felt it had a Ryan Adams quality to it. Thank you for sharing another slice of your many talents with us.

  3. I really enjoyed the song! Lovely sound to it. I also love the idea that it’s a song for people and situations that you are taking on faith for now.

  4. Kevin, I was hoping to listen to the song but I can’t get into it so I listened to your demo. Keep on writing songs. it is your calling.

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