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Writing down your thoughts, is like thinking out loud. Things crystallise. Serious, goofy, rants or praises. Just like a musical note disappears the moment it's played, so does the context of your thoughts, the moment they're written.

Dear friends,
Just want to let you know about a new track I did with Szhirley, a great Danish singer with whom I've had the pleasure to work with a bunch through the years (to all my Nomads friends: she also did a show with the us at Fredagsrock in Tivoli-Gardens a few years ago where she completely rocked the house!) We've done several fun recordings together, but this one is very special. It's a beautiful song written by Szhirley (in Danish) about parenthood. It's called "Som en Drøm" (=Like a dream). Lyrics that any parent will connect with instantly.
It was done a few years ago, during a turbulent and emotional time in my life. She gave me her beautiful vocal tracks and I proceeded directly to my studio one late evening where I re-arranged, produced and performed everything else on that track. Listening to it today, I can hear the place I was at, but also the resolve and clarity I felt at the time. I just love the way Szhirley sounds and how you can feel her vibe through the speakers.
Check it out. Check Szhirley out! Hope you dig it.
Best,
Chris
iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/dk/album/som-en-dr-m-feat.-chris-minh/id1157936327?i=1157936581
 
Spotify:
spotify:track:2zWPMxiKRKvUa6VmvVMJlF
 
 

Today’s my mom’s 82nd birthday.

Even with her advanced Alzheimers, I’m glad she’s still here.

This morning, as every morning, I got up and turned on some music while making coffee. I had it on random, and the first tune that came up was Herbie Hancock’s ‘Don’t Stop’. It completely stopped me in my tracks. Haven’t heard this funky track in a very long time and it made me think of when I discovered this album and listened to it, non stop. I was about 15 and while my mom wouldn’t sing along when I’d blast Miles, Live at the Plugged Nickel - she would sing along, dance and ask me to play this Herbie track, again and again. For one thing, it goes to show you how hip my mom was - but that track also completely describes her.