I have, in My Pictures… a lovely photo of me, all excited, holding my autographed copy of Maybe Some Day that I received in the mail a couple of weeks ago from my dear friend Raggy from Malaysia. If not for my gross ineptivity, you would be admiring it right now. (I tried for over an hour on the weekend, every which way, to upload it here and sadly, gave up…) But!!! The good news is (are???) that the cd, as of the 24th, is now available to the masses. And I whole-heartedly recommend it. It’s available here at CD Baby. You can buy the cd or mp3s. There is a discount for multiple copies right now. You can also email him from his site to arrange for an autographed copy.
The range of music is amazing. You may have pre-heard it by now, he’s made the un-mastered tracks available for quite some time. I’ve listened to it over and over and have picked my favorite tunes. This is one cd, however, that I don’t skip any tracks when I listen 😉
Raggy’s voice is smooth as silk and clear and refined. I was equally, if not more, impressed with his guitar playing ability. One track, Anything You Want, conveys a love that will never be consummated. Yeah, if it catches me in the right mood, I cry. Cultures and Requiem showcase his fancy guitar delivery. A couple of the tracks have a definite Country sound. When he does the Blues numbers, his voice changes to rough and raspy and makes me worry about damage to his vocal chords (yes, chords is now an acceptable spelling in the dictionary, but only recently. I’ve always spelled it that way…) Living in Poverty was (pre-release) and still is my absolute favorite track on the cd.
Raggy has revamped his site and now has a page for each song on Maybe Some Day. He’s got lyrics, why he wrote the song and tips for playing the songs for all you musicians out there. It’s not complete, but nearly. If you haven’t visited there yet, please do.
And Raggy, let me thank you once more for sending the cd and the sweet and kind words. I’m proud to have you consider me a friend as well as a fan. If there is anything you would like to add here, please feel free.
*You’ll be famous.