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Hi! Sorry for the laziness.Mine, not yours. I LIKE yours.

Aw yeah!! Almost all the notes are in place for the next CD! But I won’t be releasing it for a while. Just know, my friends, that this set of songs will kick yer ass!!! And make you cry a silent tear. After having yer ass KICKED!!! And then the tear.

14 songs resplendent in the theme and tenor of my past releases. Recorded at my own studio, with vocals and acoustic instruments recorded at Nightsound Studios in Chapel Hill.  The delicious Meghan Puryear at the controls.

Then we send the various parts to our scientist/taste tester in Fort Myers, Florida, Darrell Nutt, to combine, refine, and give it all the high sign.

So soon you’ll be hearing BIG NEWS about this next set! Which is why I’m not releasing it as quickly or as traditionally as I normally do.

The list of guest musicians is a Who’s Who in What’s What. I will share that soon as well. I love you guys!!!

Home stretch?

hello.theres a song that should be on the new cd that seems cursed.  Two pianist have…demurred…and now, after having laboriously assembled my collection of clumsy piano takes into some semblance of order, the fellow who was to record and arrange a string trio has also found himself too busy. But I really like that song and it’s going to be on the next set even if I have to play the bongos with cummerbund inside!!! 

So…know anyone who can arrange their own orchestration or transcribe mine? String trio? Cello and violins? Anyone? 

This sucks.

Sorry to have taken so long!

This week coming up, I’m gonna hunker down and record! I have some great songs that I’m going to make all shiny and nice just for you! Most of the drums are done, and as the fam is going to Florida for a week, I’ll be all by my lonesome. For a week. Recording.

Not eating pizza. Not sitting in a coffee shop trying to get my Sim City BuildIt population up to 500,000. Not watching “Peep Show” on Netflix. Not poring through the copious quantities of unscanned genealogical documents.

Not watching total strangers play basketball. Or soccer. Not napping to heal from the last nap. Not ruminating upon all the rejection I’m going to get when it’s all done. Not planning my radio show. The one in my mind. Nope. Gonna grab that goddamned Les Paul and turn those demos into better demos and then let some high-priced music industry go-getter put it all together into digestible form. Gonna hone my raw elements in a kind of rock and roll alchemy.

Not going to let all the phone calls and social invitations distract me! All those road trips–they can wait. Not going to Best Buy to enjoy the thought of finally getting one of those sound bars or a pair of wireless ear buds for when I finally decide to go running or learn how to serve a tennis ball.

The world is waiting for Gilbert Neal Volume 5! And the world is gonna get it! Not the creepy Gilbert Neal that doubles back down the aisles at Harris Teeter or tries to find old girlfriends on Facebook. No time for that! The world is waiting for my muse to flower once again like a groovy titan arum, a dance-able dirge, a balladry larger than it’s components, sung by someone who’s old enough to have real cause to be bitter, but wise enough to probably abandon these petty vexings for the sake of future generations. I mean, was Lennon bitter? Kurt Cobain? Leonard Cohen? Wavy Gravy? Never heard of bitter gravy, and I’m certainly not going to start now.

Soon, once my ducks are in a row, watch out for a Kickstarter campaign. The good kind. My kind.

Steve Camilleri: my hero

Steve has tackled a very difficult song with a deft touch and a groove that can’t be topped. I am so grateful for his participation that I cannot adequately express it. Onward!!!!

It’s time! Time to start CD #5!

The great Pawel Kuczynski’s work is available for purchase here

Last night was a great night for me. I pulled together some ideas that fit together nicely and wildly. Finally, things are starting to coalesce. So since I can, I will inform you of the progress I’m making as I go in the journey to CD #5.  

Each post will feature art or music or some other by someone I like, and that you should be aware of. 

As for this first song, one Steve Camilleri had better warm up his para-diddles. 


I don’t think anything approaches perfection as much as this great album from 1973 does. I’m in my cubicle almost in tears listening to “all in love is fair”.

The great and powerful Gary Storm will be playing my music on Oil of Dog this coming Tuesday, June 3, 2014, Midnight Mountain Time (Monday night into Tuesday morning), USA, on KSFR, 101.1 FM, Santa Fe, and online at


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