Beauty

Doug Elkins

A brand new song I’ve been working on for ages. When I started writing this song, I set out to tell a dreamy boy meets girl story in the tradition of some of my favorite songs like Prince’s ‘Ballad of Dorothy Parker’ or The Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood”. I recently looked back at the very first Protools file I created to start work on the track (in 2005!) and I had named it ‘Dorothy’. So, if this track has a Prince vibe I admit it wasn’t entirely unintentional. I was thinking about Prince (and Miles) when I first wrote the guitar line. Some songs demand to be written quickly, some songs make themselves at home and put up their feet on the couch for a while. This one picked out a bedroom and started unpacking so I was content to let it grow up in it’s own time. 14 years later, I can reflect on all the hard work that went into it making it, but in the end it is just 3 minutes of music that I hope you enjoy listening to. Much love.
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Mother Jones

Doug Elkins

Disenfranchisement. The bitter truth: the real people in power here in America and abroad simply could give a ‘f…’ about anybody’s interest but their own. Companies like Monsanto continue to poison the world, the financial systems that gutted the world economy continue to thrive, etc. The guilty go unpunished. The huddled masses continue to huddle. My bleeding liberal heart is sickened -- can someone please heal my Mother Jones?
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