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Podcast Episode 17 Q4. Paul Kitchen | Live from the InSync Asylum

Three Live Performances and some unreleased music from the archives. Episode 17 of Live from the InSync Asylum!

Welcome to Episode 17 of my podcast.  Let me take you on a tour of over 40 years of words and music, Live from the InSync Asylum. Featuring rare and unreleased music as well as live performances. This episode features two unreleased tracks from the archives, as well as live performances of ‘I Can’t Get Along Without Her’, ‘Two Grey Rooms’ and ‘Embrace the Night’. 

I wrote I Can’t Get Along Without Her in 1992. It was originally released in ’93 on my ‘And We Dream’ album. There’s a 2007 version on my YouTube channel you may want to check out too. I first attempted this acoustic version in 2014, and tweaked that to use for the backing track. It’s one of the few songs I’ve played Cajón on.

I recorded the album ‘Wheelhouse‘ in 2016, featuring my favorite songs by artists that have influenced me. Two Grey Rooms by Joni Mitchell was an easy choice, as I’d loved it since first hearing in on her 1991 album ‘Night Ride Home’. I tweaked and stripped down the Wheelhouse track to use as backing, and did a live vocal with guitar. Love Joni Mitchell. Sending all the best to her.

I wrote Embrace the Night in 1985. It was originally from a collection of songs called ‘Vital Sines’, and i later recorded it on ‘A Matter of Time

Also included are tracks from my recent album Magic Moon and And We Dream, and the stories behind them. Music not available anywhere else!

Click here for the video of the live in studio performance of I Can’t Get Along Without Her.

Click here to view the Two Grey Rooms video.

Click here to view the Embrace the Night video.

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Paul Kitchen | Two Grey Rooms Live From the inSync Asylum

Paul Kitchen | Two Grey Rooms Live From the inSync Asylum 5-23-2020. I recorded the album ‘Wheelhouse‘ in 2016, featuring my favorite songs by artists that have influenced me. Two Grey Rooms by Joni Mitchell was an easy choice, as I’d loved it since first hearing in on her 1991 album ‘Night Ride Home’. I tweaked and stripped down the Wheelhouse track to use as backing, and did a live vocal with guitar. Love Joni Mitchell. Sending all the best to her.

Two Grey Rooms
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell
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Paul Kitchen | Embrace the Night Live From the inSync Asylum

Paul Kitchen | Embrace the Night Live From the inSync Asylum 5-14-2020. I wrote this song in 1985. It was originally from a collection of songs called ‘Vital Sines’, and i later recorded it on ‘A Matter of Time’

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Paul Kitchen | Petty Tyrant Live From the inSync Asylum

Paul Kitchen | Petty Tyrant Live From the inSync Asylum 5-1-2020.

I wrote this song in 1984. Last time I played it was around 1988. It was inspired by Carlos Castaneda. But it sounds like Buddhist take on the ego to me know. Interesting.

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Paul Kitchen | In Trouble

Strange times indeed.  After a conversation with an old friend the other day who has contracted the Covid-19 virus, I decided to release this double single In Trouble.  My friend said the song came to him during a feverish night.  The first track will be on my upcoming album – the 2014 version was slated for Trip Note, my 40 year retrospective.  Things change.  I didn’t fret over this one – it was mixed and mastered in a day and uploaded.  Though it was written in 1983, It’s a song for now I think.  The 2014 version is actually a retread, and includes pieces of the original 1983 eight track version.  I hope to do a podcast soon to share a bit more about that.

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The Making of Magic Moon

In 1970 Paul McCartney and Emitt Rhodes released solo albums, where they played all of the instruments.  I was 12 years old.  I thought that was so cool. And in 7 years or so I was finally trying to learn how to overdub myself, initially bouncing tracks between cassette tape decks. I was hooked!  I progressed to 4-Track, then 8-Track tape before moving to the Mac and then the PC.  42 years later, I have largely performed a lot of my music by myself, playing all the instruments, engineering etc.  Now that I’ve turned 62 and released my 24th collection of songs ‘Magic Moon’, I look back on the McCartney and Rhodes influence, and I certainly see the effect it had. 

Since 1977 I’ve primarily recorded my own songs, but in 2016 I released a David Bowie cover song which lead to my first full covers album, Wheelhouse.  As it turns out, some of these covers are now my most played songs on the streaming services.  So, in my mind, they’re bringing new ears to my music – which is a good thing.   

For the past 5 years or so, I’ve been slowly assembling a 40-year retrospective entitled ‘Trip Note’. It may still see the light of day, but currently it’s being incorporated into my podcast ‘Live From the inSync Asylum’.  Something I discovered during the process of archiving and transferring older material from tape machines (reel-to-reel, DAT and cassette) – was that I could now add to and subtract from tracks which had been recorded many years prior.  I call the new updated tracks Retreads.  4 of the tracks on Magic Moon are such tracks.  To me, it’s cool to hear one solo from 34 years ago, and then a solo recorded a few weeks ago.   

Most of Magic Moon was recorded between June 2018 and November 2019.  For the retreads, basic tracks for ‘Crazy in Love’ and ‘El Gavilan (The Hawk) are from April and May 1987, with Doug Ortega adding some keys to Crazy in Love way back when.  ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ was started late April 1994. ‘Tragic Comedy’ basic tracks are from Nov. 1996 and the uncompleted album ‘Fighting Gravity – which I just might finish someday. 

This project initially started with the idea of doing an album of half covers, half my songs.  But at some point it stretched to a full covers album, and a full album of me covering me, which will come out this June I hope. 

Magic Moon, like Wheelhouse, once again focuses on songs by artists who’ve influenced me, and more importantly reside in my record collection. Jackie DeShannon, Neil Diamond, Dan Penn, Tom Petty, David Crosby, Kris Kristofferson, and Bob Dylan meet that requirement. Donnie Fritts is someone new I recently discovered, and the track by the Immaculate Fools was slated for Fighting Gravity as well. 

I set out to make an enjoyable album, especially after 2018’s darker Blue Tattoo. I think I succeeded.  I’d love to hear your comments…till then. 

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