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about

Stuff I'd 'written' between 1982 - 1986. Recorded late March/early April 1987.

Mike Weaver was a friend I'd made while training at Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado, in 1987. Mike was a guitarist, and with another weapons troop trainee, Greg MacPherson, we formed a 3-pc band. Every weekend the three of us would jam in the base's recreation center, in one of its soundproof rooms, using its drumset, amps, and mics.

Weaver was in the class just ahead of mine, and so he graduated and left town two or three weeks before I did. But before heading home, he insisted on recording me play the piano. "Just play all your originals," he asked. Gave me his tape deck and a cassette, and I happily complied.

Unfortunately Lowry was a very busy base, with thousands of tech school trainees, and had to strictly enforced its one hour time limit for things like sound rooms with pianos. After my hour--most of which is captured here--was up, a rec center employee kicked me out. So some of my original stuff was never captured here (or anywhere else; I've long since forgotten most of my old piano stuff).

Over the years Mike and I became even closer friends, and jammed quite often with his brother, Jeff, Cliff Fuller, Cliff Lovell, John Williams, Hector Almodovar, a couple other interesting characters whose names presently escape me. One night, after a jam session, Mike handed me a cassette: me playing piano back in the Spring of 1987!

Mind = blown.

I'm very fortunate Mike had me record these tunes!

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released March 1, 2014

(c) 1982 - 1987, Philip L. Thompson

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Phil Thompson Florida

99-year-old white male. Six foot two, three. No pants, unkempt... portly.

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