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She's A Diamond was recorded in my studio on Cedar St. In Idyllwild around 1990 with me playing a 12-string acoustic guitar in Open-D tuning and Bill Plummer accompanying me on stand-up bass. At that time Elaine Latimer added some high harmonies and I overdubbed a six-string acoustic. In 2008 I transferred the song from analog tape into my computer and added the rest of the harmonies, a tambourine, and remixed it. The song was inspired by a couple of excellent lady singer/songwriters I have known who have worked as waitresses to support their craft. I think it's beginnings date back to when I was in Hawaii in the mid 1970's and saw a lady named Ginger Johnson perform. I recall that she had a very powerful presence and a beautiful hippie gleam to her eyes. c1984-2008 by Joey Latimer - All rights reserved I began writing Audrey at my friend Barbara Bevan's place in New York City on her acoustic 12-string in Drop-D tuning. Barbara worked as an administrative assistant at Family Computing Magazine and helped see that I got paid for my work and expenses there. About the time I became friends with her she left the magazine and eventually became a casting director at Comedy Central. Unfortunately, she developed breast cancer and after a long fight she lost her life to the dreaded disease. I made a point of finishing the song and recording it in her honor. The first recording I made of the tune was in around 1985 on my 4-track Teac. I transferred those tracks into my computer in around 2003, cleaned up the song a little, and re-recorded it for my Emerald Green Universe album in 2004. It has been one of my most popular songs on iTunes, so I decided to include it on Inthology. c1984-2008 by Joey Latimer - All rights reserved In Love is a song that I helped record a demo of back in the early 80's when I worked at Fidelity Studios in Studio City, California. I really dug the tune and in 2003 asked the writers if I could take those tracks, transfer them into my computer, and fashion my own version out of it. In 2004 Larry Vineyard, who played percussion and sang background vocals on the original recording, came to come to my studio and redid some of his parts and added new ones. I fixed a few guitar and bass glitches, re-sang the tune (Dennis Shore sang the demo) and remixed it. ------------------------------ Percussion, Background Vocals: Larry Vineyard Bass: Mark Erwin, Joey Latimer Guitars, Background Vocals: Dennis Shore Guitar OD, Vocals: Joey Latimer c1983 by Dennis Shore and Mark Erwin (Tinker Tunes ASCAP) - Used with permission Played in Standard tuning, Fine Line came about when I was jamming on two chords I used to play with my old friend Larry Dunlap from a song he wrote called The First Day He Came To Town. At one of our potluck jams I ran the chords past sax player Paul Carman. But, instead of playing them with slow arpegiated finger-picking (like Larry and I used to play them) I played a fast, strumming groove. That seemed to work nicely with the sax, so it became the basis for the intro section. The rest of the song is kind of a Beatle-ish descending pattern with a similarly Beatle-type melody and lyrics based around a fantasy evening with a beautiful woman that I have a strong attraction with. I imagined going out for a fun evening, getting caught in a rain storm, and sleeping together in an old, dilapidated barn somewhere. c2005-2008 by Joey Latimer - All rights reserved ------------------------------ Congas, Percussion: Mark Simonian Sax, Flute: Paul Carman Guitars, Keyboards, Bass, Percussion, Vocals: Joey Latimer I began writing Califlower in Princeville, Hawaii when I went there on a golfing trip with my friend Gary in 1979. I had worked as a produce guy at a large supermarket in Honolulu and noticed that cauliflower hardly ever sold and often I had to throw it away because people didn't seem to want it. Gary, at the time, was hoping to meet a cute girl on our trip and none of them gave him much attention. One day we were in a gift shop and noticed that Gary in Hawaiian is 'Kali' which also means 'hesitation' or 'wait.' Somehow I made the connection between Gary waiting for a girl and cauliflower waiting to be sold at the market and started singing 'Califlower' over and over. Gary, of course, hated it, but I couldn't get it out of my head and wrote this song in a modified Open-G tuning (GGDGBE) then recorded it in Idyllwild in 2004. ------------------------------ Violin: John King Mandolin: Don Reed Percussion: Larry Vineyard Bass, Guitars, Vocals: Joey Latimer c1979-2008 by Joey Latimer - All rights reserved ------------------------------ Drums: Larry Vineyard Bass, Guitars, Organ, Vocals: Joey Latimer ------------------------------ Acoustic Bass: Bill Plummer Background Vocals: Elaine Latimer Guitars, Tambourine, Vocals: Joey Latimer The Things You Do is a song about trying to be a good friend to someone who has a hard time being a friend to them self. While I was writing the song I heard that fellow songwriter Elliott Smith had died under unusual circumstances and felt a deep emotion that translated directly into the song. Sometimes people oscillate between wanting friendships and pushing people away when they get too close. To me that is one of the most difficult aspects of true friendship. At some point it is good to stop trying to change self destructive people and let them take personal responsibility for their actions. ------------------------------ Drums, Bass, Organ, Guitars, Vocals: Joey Latimer c2004-2008 by Joey Latimer - All rights reserved In my senior year of high school I worked for the Lynwood Children's Theater as a tech and set builder. I was always in the wings, or running the lights or sound during shows. Often I'd take my Gibson Blueridge guitar to the theater and play it because the stage and dressing rooms sounded so echoey. During one production, I remember this talented girl who had a very small dancing part, but had to wait for a long time in the wings nervously for her specific entrance time. I found it more entertaining to watch her waiting then to watch what was going on in the show. I had this fantasy of how it would be great if I was the lead male dancer and could hold her up in the air and spin her around like I'd seen done on tv. The only problem was, she was much younger than me (too young to ask out) and I couldn't dance without falling over my own feet. So, I tuned my Gibson up to Open-G tuning (GGDGBD) and this song came out as I played in the dressing room after the show. The lyrics are very simple, but the guitar parts are fairly complex and basically the soundtrack to a dance I envisioned performing in my mind. ------------------------------ Flute: Paul Carman Percussion: Larry Vineyard Bass, Guitars, Vocals: Joey Latimer c1972-2008 by Joey Latimer - All rights reserved Robin's Birthday came about when I found an old picture of my wife, Robin's 18th birthday. She was with her sister and friends friends in the kitchen and they looked like they were having a very cool time (see picture) at the swim party. Robin is seen holding a glass second from right.Robin's Birthday I had been fiddling around with an instrumental song I'd made up in Open-B tuning when I found the picture. It reminded me that Robin's birthday was coming up and I hadn't thought of what to give her. So, I finished the song, with the picture in front of me, and recorded it. I gave it to Robin for her birthday present in 2007 and the CD had the old picture on it and I called the song Robin's Birthday. Guitar notes: The way I discovered the Open-B tuning was that I came up with the idea to play a C chord in Standard tuning and then tune the strings up to that chord so that when I played the guitar open it was exactly like a fingered C chord. After playing that way for about a week the tuning slipped all the way down to Open-B tuning, but I hadn't realized it until I went to tune up for recording the tune. It was then that I realized that
She's A Diamond was recorded in my studio on Cedar St. In Idyllwild around 1990 with me playing a 12-string acoustic guitar in Open-D tuning and Bill Plummer accompanying me on stand-up bass. At that time Elaine Latimer added some high harmonies and I overdubbed a six-string acoustic. In 2008 I transferred the song from analog tape into my computer and added the rest of the harmonies, a tambourine, and remixed it. The song was inspired by a couple of excellent lady singer/songwriters I have known who have worked as waitresses to support their craft. I think it's beginnings date back to when I was in Hawaii in the mid 1970's and saw a lady named Ginger Johnson perform. I recall that she had a very powerful presence and a beautiful hippie gleam to her eyes. c1984-2008 by Joey Latimer - All rights reserved I began writing Audrey at my friend Barbara Bevan's place in New York City on her acoustic 12-string in Drop-D tuning. Barbara worked as an administrative assistant at Family Computing Magazine and helped see that I got paid for my work and expenses there. About the time I became friends with her she left the magazine and eventually became a casting director at Comedy Central. Unfortunately, she developed breast cancer and after a long fight she lost her life to the dreaded disease. I made a point of finishing the song and recording it in her honor. The first recording I made of the tune was in around 1985 on my 4-track Teac. I transferred those tracks into my computer in around 2003, cleaned up the song a little, and re-recorded it for my Emerald Green Universe album in 2004. It has been one of my most popular songs on iTunes, so I decided to include it on Inthology. c1984-2008 by Joey Latimer - All rights reserved In Love is a song that I helped record a demo of back in the early 80's when I worked at Fidelity Studios in Studio City, California. I really dug the tune and in 2003 asked the writers if I could take those tracks, transfer them into my computer, and fashion my own version out of it. In 2004 Larry Vineyard, who played percussion and sang background vocals on the original recording, came to come to my studio and redid some of his parts and added new ones. I fixed a few guitar and bass glitches, re-sang the tune (Dennis Shore sang the demo) and remixed it. ------------------------------ Percussion, Background Vocals: Larry Vineyard Bass: Mark Erwin, Joey Latimer Guitars, Background Vocals: Dennis Shore Guitar OD, Vocals: Joey Latimer c1983 by Dennis Shore and Mark Erwin (Tinker Tunes ASCAP) - Used with permission Played in Standard tuning, Fine Line came about when I was jamming on two chords I used to play with my old friend Larry Dunlap from a song he wrote called The First Day He Came To Town. At one of our potluck jams I ran the chords past sax player Paul Carman. But, instead of playing them with slow arpegiated finger-picking (like Larry and I used to play them) I played a fast, strumming groove. That seemed to work nicely with the sax, so it became the basis for the intro section. The rest of the song is kind of a Beatle-ish descending pattern with a similarly Beatle-type melody and lyrics based around a fantasy evening with a beautiful woman that I have a strong attraction with. I imagined going out for a fun evening, getting caught in a rain storm, and sleeping together in an old, dilapidated barn somewhere. c2005-2008 by Joey Latimer - All rights reserved ------------------------------ Congas, Percussion: Mark Simonian Sax, Flute: Paul Carman Guitars, Keyboards, Bass, Percussion, Vocals: Joey Latimer I began writing Califlower in Princeville, Hawaii when I went there on a golfing trip with my friend Gary in 1979. I had worked as a produce guy at a large supermarket in Honolulu and noticed that cauliflower hardly ever sold and often I had to throw it away because people didn't seem to want it. Gary, at the time, was hoping to meet a cute girl on our trip and none of them gave him much attention. One day we were in a gift shop and noticed that Gary in Hawaiian is 'Kali' which also means 'hesitation' or 'wait.' Somehow I made the connection between Gary waiting for a girl and cauliflower waiting to be sold at the market and started singing 'Califlower' over and over. Gary, of course, hated it, but I couldn't get it out of my head and wrote this song in a modified Open-G tuning (GGDGBE) then recorded it in Idyllwild in 2004. ------------------------------ Violin: John King Mandolin: Don Reed Percussion: Larry Vineyard Bass, Guitars, Vocals: Joey Latimer c1979-2008 by Joey Latimer - All rights reserved ------------------------------ Drums: Larry Vineyard Bass, Guitars, Organ, Vocals: Joey Latimer ------------------------------ Acoustic Bass: Bill Plummer Background Vocals: Elaine Latimer Guitars, Tambourine, Vocals: Joey Latimer The Things You Do is a song about trying to be a good friend to someone who has a hard time being a friend to them self. While I was writing the song I heard that fellow songwriter Elliott Smith had died under unusual circumstances and felt a deep emotion that translated directly into the song. Sometimes people oscillate between wanting friendships and pushing people away when they get too close. To me that is one of the most difficult aspects of true friendship. At some point it is good to stop trying to change self destructive people and let them take personal responsibility for their actions. ------------------------------ Drums, Bass, Organ, Guitars, Vocals: Joey Latimer c2004-2008 by Joey Latimer - All rights reserved In my senior year of high school I worked for the Lynwood Children's Theater as a tech and set builder. I was always in the wings, or running the lights or sound during shows. Often I'd take my Gibson Blueridge guitar to the theater and play it because the stage and dressing rooms sounded so echoey. During one production, I remember this talented girl who had a very small dancing part, but had to wait for a long time in the wings nervously for her specific entrance time. I found it more entertaining to watch her waiting then to watch what was going on in the show. I had this fantasy of how it would be great if I was the lead male dancer and could hold her up in the air and spin her around like I'd seen done on tv. The only problem was, she was much younger than me (too young to ask out) and I couldn't dance without falling over my own feet. So, I tuned my Gibson up to Open-G tuning (GGDGBD) and this song came out as I played in the dressing room after the show. The lyrics are very simple, but the guitar parts are fairly complex and basically the soundtrack to a dance I envisioned performing in my mind. ------------------------------ Flute: Paul Carman Percussion: Larry Vineyard Bass, Guitars, Vocals: Joey Latimer c1972-2008 by Joey Latimer - All rights reserved Robin's Birthday came about when I found an old picture of my wife, Robin's 18th birthday. She was with her sister and friends friends in the kitchen and they looked like they were having a very cool time (see picture) at the swim party. Robin is seen holding a glass second from right.Robin's Birthday I had been fiddling around with an instrumental song I'd made up in Open-B tuning when I found the picture. It reminded me that Robin's birthday was coming up and I hadn't thought of what to give her. So, I finished the song, with the picture in front of me, and recorded it. I gave it to Robin for her birthday present in 2007 and the CD had the old picture on it and I called the song Robin's Birthday. Guitar notes: The way I discovered the Open-B tuning was that I came up with the idea to play a C chord in Standard tuning and then tune the strings up to that chord so that when I played the guitar open it was exactly like a fingered C chord. After playing that way for about a week the tuning slipped all the way down to Open-B tuning, but I hadn't realized it until I went to tune up for recording the tune. It was then that I realized that
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Format: CD
Label: CDB
Catalog: 0312815
Rel. Date: 11/18/2008
UPC: 634479933288

Inthology
Artist: Joey Latimer
Format: CD
New: Available $15.98
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DISC: 1

1. She's a Diamond
2. Audrey
3. In Love
4. Fine Line
5. Califlower
6. The Things You Do
7. Captive Dancer
8. Robin's Birthday
9. I Look Around 1
10. Aromaraga 1
11. The Rain Is Gonna Fall 1
12. The Treasure 1
13. Emptiness 1
14. North Fork Excursion 1
15. Inge Railway 1
16. Hana Side

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She's A Diamond was recorded in my studio on Cedar St. In Idyllwild around 1990 with me playing a 12-string acoustic guitar in Open-D tuning and Bill Plummer accompanying me on stand-up bass. At that time Elaine Latimer added some high harmonies and I overdubbed a six-string acoustic. In 2008 I transferred the song from analog tape into my computer and added the rest of the harmonies, a tambourine, and remixed it. The song was inspired by a couple of excellent lady singer/songwriters I have known who have worked as waitresses to support their craft. I think it's beginnings date back to when I was in Hawaii in the mid 1970's and saw a lady named Ginger Johnson perform. I recall that she had a very powerful presence and a beautiful hippie gleam to her eyes. c1984-2008 by Joey Latimer - All rights reserved I began writing Audrey at my friend Barbara Bevan's place in New York City on her acoustic 12-string in Drop-D tuning. Barbara worked as an administrative assistant at Family Computing Magazine and helped see that I got paid for my work and expenses there. About the time I became friends with her she left the magazine and eventually became a casting director at Comedy Central. Unfortunately, she developed breast cancer and after a long fight she lost her life to the dreaded disease. I made a point of finishing the song and recording it in her honor. The first recording I made of the tune was in around 1985 on my 4-track Teac. I transferred those tracks into my computer in around 2003, cleaned up the song a little, and re-recorded it for my Emerald Green Universe album in 2004. It has been one of my most popular songs on iTunes, so I decided to include it on Inthology. c1984-2008 by Joey Latimer - All rights reserved In Love is a song that I helped record a demo of back in the early 80's when I worked at Fidelity Studios in Studio City, California. I really dug the tune and in 2003 asked the writers if I could take those tracks, transfer them into my computer, and fashion my own version out of it. In 2004 Larry Vineyard, who played percussion and sang background vocals on the original recording, came to come to my studio and redid some of his parts and added new ones. I fixed a few guitar and bass glitches, re-sang the tune (Dennis Shore sang the demo) and remixed it. ------------------------------ Percussion, Background Vocals: Larry Vineyard Bass: Mark Erwin, Joey Latimer Guitars, Background Vocals: Dennis Shore Guitar OD, Vocals: Joey Latimer c1983 by Dennis Shore and Mark Erwin (Tinker Tunes ASCAP) - Used with permission Played in Standard tuning, Fine Line came about when I was jamming on two chords I used to play with my old friend Larry Dunlap from a song he wrote called The First Day He Came To Town. At one of our potluck jams I ran the chords past sax player Paul Carman. But, instead of playing them with slow arpegiated finger-picking (like Larry and I used to play them) I played a fast, strumming groove. That seemed to work nicely with the sax, so it became the basis for the intro section. The rest of the song is kind of a Beatle-ish descending pattern with a similarly Beatle-type melody and lyrics based around a fantasy evening with a beautiful woman that I have a strong attraction with. I imagined going out for a fun evening, getting caught in a rain storm, and sleeping together in an old, dilapidated barn somewhere. c2005-2008 by Joey Latimer - All rights reserved ------------------------------ Congas, Percussion: Mark Simonian Sax, Flute: Paul Carman Guitars, Keyboards, Bass, Percussion, Vocals: Joey Latimer I began writing Califlower in Princeville, Hawaii when I went there on a golfing trip with my friend Gary in 1979. I had worked as a produce guy at a large supermarket in Honolulu and noticed that cauliflower hardly ever sold and often I had to throw it away because people didn't seem to want it. Gary, at the time, was hoping to meet a cute girl on our trip and none of them gave him much attention. One day we were in a gift shop and noticed that Gary in Hawaiian is 'Kali' which also means 'hesitation' or 'wait.' Somehow I made the connection between Gary waiting for a girl and cauliflower waiting to be sold at the market and started singing 'Califlower' over and over. Gary, of course, hated it, but I couldn't get it out of my head and wrote this song in a modified Open-G tuning (GGDGBE) then recorded it in Idyllwild in 2004. ------------------------------ Violin: John King Mandolin: Don Reed Percussion: Larry Vineyard Bass, Guitars, Vocals: Joey Latimer c1979-2008 by Joey Latimer - All rights reserved ------------------------------ Drums: Larry Vineyard Bass, Guitars, Organ, Vocals: Joey Latimer ------------------------------ Acoustic Bass: Bill Plummer Background Vocals: Elaine Latimer Guitars, Tambourine, Vocals: Joey Latimer The Things You Do is a song about trying to be a good friend to someone who has a hard time being a friend to them self. While I was writing the song I heard that fellow songwriter Elliott Smith had died under unusual circumstances and felt a deep emotion that translated directly into the song. Sometimes people oscillate between wanting friendships and pushing people away when they get too close. To me that is one of the most difficult aspects of true friendship. At some point it is good to stop trying to change self destructive people and let them take personal responsibility for their actions. ------------------------------ Drums, Bass, Organ, Guitars, Vocals: Joey Latimer c2004-2008 by Joey Latimer - All rights reserved In my senior year of high school I worked for the Lynwood Children's Theater as a tech and set builder. I was always in the wings, or running the lights or sound during shows. Often I'd take my Gibson Blueridge guitar to the theater and play it because the stage and dressing rooms sounded so echoey. During one production, I remember this talented girl who had a very small dancing part, but had to wait for a long time in the wings nervously for her specific entrance time. I found it more entertaining to watch her waiting then to watch what was going on in the show. I had this fantasy of how it would be great if I was the lead male dancer and could hold her up in the air and spin her around like I'd seen done on tv. The only problem was, she was much younger than me (too young to ask out) and I couldn't dance without falling over my own feet. So, I tuned my Gibson up to Open-G tuning (GGDGBD) and this song came out as I played in the dressing room after the show. The lyrics are very simple, but the guitar parts are fairly complex and basically the soundtrack to a dance I envisioned performing in my mind. ------------------------------ Flute: Paul Carman Percussion: Larry Vineyard Bass, Guitars, Vocals: Joey Latimer c1972-2008 by Joey Latimer - All rights reserved Robin's Birthday came about when I found an old picture of my wife, Robin's 18th birthday. She was with her sister and friends friends in the kitchen and they looked like they were having a very cool time (see picture) at the swim party. Robin is seen holding a glass second from right.Robin's Birthday I had been fiddling around with an instrumental song I'd made up in Open-B tuning when I found the picture. It reminded me that Robin's birthday was coming up and I hadn't thought of what to give her. So, I finished the song, with the picture in front of me, and recorded it. I gave it to Robin for her birthday present in 2007 and the CD had the old picture on it and I called the song Robin's Birthday. Guitar notes: The way I discovered the Open-B tuning was that I came up with the idea to play a C chord in Standard tuning and then tune the strings up to that chord so that when I played the guitar open it was exactly like a fingered C chord. After playing that way for about a week the tuning slipped all the way down to Open-B tuning, but I hadn't realized it until I went to tune up for recording the tune. It was then that I realized that
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