This disc is filled with Tributes and inspiration. There are many different people who have touched my life in the last year. Family, friends, innovators of music and technology. Let me give you a little rundown. 'Silence In The Corridor' is a tribute to the late great guitarists Gary Moore whom the world lost in early 2011. The first of the Gary Moore albums that I owned was Corridors of Power. Gary Moore was bold. He played with fire and passion. It was oozing out of him. He couldn't help it. I was captivated by Gary's playing on 'Still Got The Blues'. He always found that magical note to emphasize in his phrases. His fierce tone and ability to sit on one note moves me every time I hear him. 'Song For James' This track is inspired by the passing of James Murray. He was a Producer & engineer in Los Angeles whom lost his life in a motorcycle accident in the summer. A week after the accident I was driving down the freeway and pulled off to get a bite before a hike about a block away from The Baked Potato nightclub. I was sitting at an intersection and saw this shrine over to the left and across the street.There were candles, flowers and a hand painted canvas sign that read R.I.P James Murray. I got out of the car and barely got across the busy LA street without getting hit. I stood there in silence for a few minutes to pay my respects while the ever busy L.A. traffic was blasting by me. When I came home I went in the studio and wrote Song For James. The song came out instantly. 'Time And The Inevitable'. This song started as a classical sort of arpeggiated idea. It didn't have a meaning or purpose until I opened my Mac computer to do some writing and saw the Apple screen saver with a Memorial of Steve Jobs and I realized he just passed away. His innovations changed our lives and how we do certain things. And here I am starting my day off with a cup of coffee and heading into the studio. I open my apple computer and there he was. WOW. His innovations changed so much for so many. The water set the eternal sort of mood and the clock represents the fact that time is running out. This was the emotional thread that goes through this track. I don't smoke weed. But if YOU do, I recommend some Dave Grohl chronic and a good set of headphones for this track. 'A Day Of Mourning' was recorded on the 10th anniversary of my Father Tom's passing. 10.20.2011 Nothing more to say other that you know when you get alone and start thinking of happier times with loved ones that are gone forever. It put me in such a dark and melancholy mood to record this track. 'Unforgettable' We had a funeral service for my Grandmother Helen Kollman in the spring of 2011. She was the oldest of the Kollmans who died at 98 years old. My Aunt Barbera called and asked my to record a version of 'Unforgettable'. This was the theme of the service as Helen was certainly unforgettable to anyone who had known her. Well how the hell is a guitar player with a speaking voice in the range of Kermit the frog suppose to follow a classic recording ala Nat King Cole, the smoothest of all vocalists. Once I realized that I'm destined to fall short, I didn't care. I'm doing it in the honor of Grandma, the matriarch of the Kollman family. My closest musician friends all came together to record on the track. I should mention that this recording has a great deal of sentimental value with my wife and two daughters singing on the end of the song and professing their love for grandma with those sweet little voices. What a way to end a record. If I didn't mention a song, well then it's not a tribute. The others are placed in there to lighten the mood. A bit of comic relief.. Stay Inspired !