and recapture all that we’ve lost
but I couldn’t give up all that we have today” —Everything But The Girl - The Spice Of Life Lyrics (via johnyzuper)
life is short. sometimes things you think are gonna last forever don’t, and some things you aren’t sure about end up lasting. what have we discovered? that things are not always hard, and remembering what we really wanted and who we really are means very simple things. for me, it is that i love music to no end, and i love to hear carl play the guitar more than just about anything else in this world. i play to hear him play. it’s that simple.
together we have a world no one else really knows. we often do not even need to speak - we just know. we joke about how we share one brain. of course, that means when one of is stressed, the other cannot help but be affected. we find ways to balance this - and most of the time it really works. yeah, we have had bumps in the road, and on occasion it seems as if we may never recover from these bumps, but we do.
so now it’s three years later, three years since the last record. we are still together, and we are still very much in love. we found a way to get back to all the things that really matter, and of course, at the heart of it all, is music. making music. creating this other world.
this new record - it started in 2009 with a series of recordings carl had under taken. i had a solo record - our close friends told carl to make a solo record. he recorded, on and off, for maybe 18 months. all by himself, and amassed a wonderful inventory of tracks to work with. then valentines day 2011 was coming, and his gift to me was this cd of tracks he had done, all alone, and a lot of them new, just for me. i loved them, all of them. i played them all day every day for months. carl told me it was music just for me, and no one else would ever hear it.
you imagine your very favorite guitar player in the world making music just for you. just for you. think of how wonderful that would feel. if carl really did not want anyone else to hear it, so be it. i had new music just for me, and i was overjoyed.
i love these two, and their words on marriage are always beautiful and honest.