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One other approach I am taking to put the songs "out there" is to get on I-tunes or some other commercial download site(s). Current demos are home-recorded, so at some point I want to get into a studio and re-record them with better sound engineering and mixing.

The songs can all be heard at

The lyrics for Eyes of Blue are by Christina Olaveson, and Lady Blue we co-written with my son Ben Parkanyi. All the other music and lyrics are mine.



I've been writing for 30 years or so, but only have started recording in earnest since September 2010. There are over 50 musical ideas and songs in the hopper, with 20 recorded already. As I've been recording the older ones, new also come up - out of the 20, 8 are entirely new since then, with another 4 new ones in various stages of completion. One song - Minamisanriku - was performed by myself and a jam band I work with at a benefit concert in Ottawa for the Japanese disaster victims.

My daughter Maddie (she's 10 currently and has Down Syndrome) absolutely loves the songs. She sings them, dances to them, and makes us play them in the car constantly (driving the rest of the family nuts). She's my canary in the coal mine to know if a song is going to be good or not.

My objective is to eventually have some of them taken up and performed by established acts. At 55, not having rock star cachet or stage presence, I'll be happy to perform where possible, but it's really for others to take the baton and make them sound really good.

As mentioned, the Beatles are one of my influences. I have the same birthday and spiritual orientation as George Harrison, so I'll take that as a good thing. :)