brian k. saunders

(it's about) time

So, I made a record, and I guess that'd be a little pointless unless I somehow shared it with folks, and if I'm gonna share it with folks, they're probably asking, "What's the deal, yo? What's up with this record?" Well...

I dunno, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Thinking about some of the songs I've written over the past 25 years or so, they seemed to tell a story, they shared a common thread, and... well... why not? It's not like I had anything better to do. I talked about it with some friends - musicians themselves - and nobody called me an idiot. I started talking to Johnny Sangster - also a friend, and a friend who has made some freakin' excellent records - and he didn't call me an idiot. Perhaps making a record would not make me an idiot...

So we did it.

Johnny and I poked at the songs for a while. Some were new. Some date way back. Some were played in bands I was in, over the years. One dated way back *and* was played in bands I was in, over the years - "Stumble Around" was written by my dear, departed friend, Josh Simon. Most of them are about time - moments in time, time passing, time as a concept. One of them is flat-out called "(It's About) Time", and, as I considered the record, that started to seem like the point - the record, in itself and in its making, it's about time...

Like I said, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

 Me, at the Wooster School Talent Show, 1981.  Photo by Jason Raff

Me, at the Wooster School Talent Show, 1981.

Photo by Jason Raff