Ruth Garbus ~~ two tracks out today ~~
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Today I'm writing because I've released two new songs.
Think of it like a single with an A side and B side. It's called "We'll See Eachother Soon," and you can find it here on my Bandcamp page. It costs $4.
Today is the last Bandcamp Friday - for today only, Bandcamp won't take a cut. So if you'd like to purchase, today's the day!
That's the short version ~ below is a longer tale of this music for those who are interested ~~ Also I've actually posted the lyrics on the Bandcamp pages for each song if you want to dig deep.
And ps ~ I encourage you to support other musicians on Bandcamp today as well! It's a truly wonderful platform that I and many other people have tremendous respect for.
Here's a few of my personal favorites/friends in no particular order: Bernice, Kalbells, Chris Weisman, jib kidder, King Tuff, Sasami, Mal Devisa, Lucy Boy, Sam Gendel, Sam Wilkes, Omeed Goodarzi, Lily Konigsberg, Wendy Eisenberg, Matt Norman, elie mcafee hahn, Nick Bisceglia, Ko T.C., Palberta, Boule Goes Boing...I'll stop there's too many.
("We'll See Eachother Soon" cover art)
I should have released these two tracks about 8 months ago when I wrote them. I was saving them for some imagined perfect release, a full album that would include the batch of songs I was going to record back in March 2020 before the pandemic changed those plans. I realized with a sick shock about two months ago that I’d made a mistake. I was reading an interview with a famous director who was talking about sacrifice. “Nobody talks about artist’s sacrificing anymore,” he said, or something like that. I had something like the inverse of an “aha” moment, maybe an “oh no” moment is what it was, but it did feel like an epiphany. I suddenly realized with horror that I’d been focused on strategizing and maximizing when I could have prioritized giving my music over fully to a greater service. If nothing else, music can help other humans feel emotions and digest the complex energies that flow through and around us all day long and through the night. By holding back when the songs were fresh I maybe missed the opportunity to provide some solace during a really rough time.
Now that the vaccine's are rolling out, I hope it’s not too late, and that these songs will still serve a purpose in this world!
Thanks so much for listening :) "We'll See Eachother Soon"