I moved with my family from Minneapolis to the San Fernando Valley in LA in 2011, and I’m still getting used to it. I find LA to be warm, welcoming, impersonal, weird, and scary at the same time. “Uncanny Valley” is about what it’s like for me to be a songwriter living here in the Valley in 2018.
Hi friends – here’s a song called “Yoko.” A few years ago, I called some musician friends and we made this recording of it. The performance we captured feels like a dream to me, and that’s what the story sounds like, too. So I decided to share it with you again. I think about the people in the lyrics almost every day, even though I never met them. So here they are in a song. Hope you enjoy it. Peace, DW
New Year’s Eve always makes life feel fresh and full of possibilities. What do you hope for in the coming year? Available to stream and download everywhere now, and listen on YouTube!
When I was growing up in Minnesota, the approach of the holidays was always gradual and exciting. The first snow would be the beginning of winter, but maybe even more important for a kid in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, it was the beginning of the countdown to Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year. It was like a 3 month long Advent calendar – a crescendo of lights going up, shop windows being decorated, presents being made, trees coming home from the farms. The more Christmassy it got, the more excited my siblings and I got. Here’s a new Christmas song, Christmassy. Available now for stream and download, and listen on YouTube!
“The Best Gift”
Underlying the Christmas story, and sometimes amidst the holiday hoopla, the themes of redemption and forgiveness still resonate. This is a song about personal forgiveness in that context of universal forgiveness. Available now for stream and download!