During a dark time in my life some years ago, my therapist was helping me dig out of a hole. Our sessions covered a lot of things that help folks recover from depression. Thing like eating well, exercise, prayer/meditation, self-care, etc...
But during one session, he became very animated when he re-remembered I was a musician. He shared that playing music creates the very same brain endorphins that eating well, exercise, and meditation do in others.
"Eric, you've got to play your music," he said.
Who am I to argue with my therapist?
From the moment he said it, I've found it to be true time and again.
Music is one of the things in life that saves me from the abyss.
Maybe you're that way too. Maybe you'll be moved and inspired by the songs here. I'd be humbled and honored to be a part of your journey.
You might have been looking for something else when you found this site...
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Thanks for finding me...and, again, welcome...EF
"rock hammer to the stone"
I wrote this song on New Year's Eve, 2021. It sums up a lot of how I'm feeling right now.
I've been deeply inspired by "Shawshank Redemption," and this song is inspired by its metaphor of tunneling out with a rock hammer.
I wrote a column about all this for the Oak Cliff Advocate.
"The SUn Is Gonna Show"
Here's a new version of a song from my first record. It features a selection from WH Auden's "For the Time Being," a work that inspired by this song, and the title of that record.
BTW, you can still get a copy of the record right here.