‘Pacific Blue’ song lyrics

May 4, 2016 in Happenings, Poetry, Scrolling Back, Thoughts

Pacific Blue – From the Dancing with the Moment album

verse 1
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Make it fast, don’t make it slow
It’s chilly and cool, now
But that’s okay

My little brother has no fear
Watch him swim way beyond the pier
Come back now.  What would Mamma say?

(chorus)
Pacific Blue
Oh, what a view!
Don’t it take your breath away?
Pacific Blue
With nothin’ to do
Messin’ ’round on a summer day

(verse 2)
On a blanket soakin’ up the sun
Drippin’ wet, havin’ fun
Watching the people passing by

Hear the music from the candy shack
The Coasters callin’ ‘Yakety Yak
Hey, pour some ketchup on those fries

(chorus)
Pacific Blue
Oh, what a view!
Don’t it take your breath away?
Pacific Blue
With nothin’ to do
Havin’ fun on a summer day

(bridge)
ooo… ah
ooo…ah

Sneakin’ glances at the older girls
An wishing I was in their world
And my every word was really cool

Hear them laughin’ with the boys they meet
They look so fine they smell so sweet
But for now I’ll stay a dreamin’ fool

(chorus)
Pacific Blue…

 

About the writing of Pacific Blue

The song captures the memory of a summer day in 1958 when my brother, Jimmy, and I walked from our home in Long Beach  to the Belmont Shore Pier to spend the day at the beach. Although we went to the beach many times, this particular visit became imprinted in my mind. All my senses were heightened by the smell of the sea, the coolness of the water, the sound of rock and roll (Yes, Yakety Yak was playing), the aroma of french fries, and by the gorgeous Pacific extending its blue surface to the horizon. It also conjures up the dawn of sexual awakening in my preadolescence. I yearned to be around the shapely ‘older girls;, but was cool with staying put in boyhood for the time being.

Musically, it channels the West Coast harmony sound that we were a part of in the sixties (the Peppermint Trolley Company, Bones, the Faragher Brothers), but also melodically a bit of Sam Cooke and Sarah Vaughn. It features a jazzy chromatic harmonica solo in the bridge.

Love and Harmony
Danny Faragher

Photo by Jeanne Harriott

Danny Faragher in Concert for Music on a Warm Summer Night

June 26, 2015 in Events, Happenings

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Danny Faragher, on his promotional tour of his latest Dancing with the Moment album (recently released on iTunes), will be performing at a one night Special Engagement with the Acoustic Music Series on July 18th at 8pm.

TMP-Shoot---Canyon-Hike-PR-065aDanny Faragher will be playing and singing songs from his albums, Dancing with the Moment, and Blue Little Corner, as well as other tunes from his storied career, and will be accompanied by a full band consisting of Tim Horrigan, Craig Copeland, Chris Blondal and Bryan Faragher. Together they will span the musical range from Jazz to Blues to Funk to West Coast Psychedelic.

Sharing the bill is Raspin Stuwart, performing Blues, Jazz, Acoustic Soul and Adult Contemporary.

The show will take place at the West Valley Music Center, 24424 Vanowen Street, West Hills, CA 91307. Tickets are available for $15 by reservation only. Call 818-992-4142.

Reservations can be made on line here: http://www.westvalleymusiccenter.com/acoustic-music-series.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buy ‘Dancing with the Moment’ on iTunes & CD Baby

June 9, 2015 in Events, Happenings

Danny Faragher’s new album ‘Dancing with the Moment’  is available for purchase at the following locations. Preview and download at every location. CD Baby and Amazon offer CDs for sale, complete with full color graphics and booklet featuring the psychedelic artwork of designer Bryan Faragher.

For an autographed copy, contact info@dannyfaragher.com for more info.

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Hear Danny on 88.3 Southern FM Melbourne Right Now!

June 3, 2015 in Events, Happenings

—Official Press Release—
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As part of his recent press tour to promote his new album, Dancing with the Moment, Danny Faragher appeared live on the Purple Haze radio show with host Nick Black, 88.3 Southern FM in Melbourne, Australia.

The interview aired Wednesday May 26th, at 8pm AEST, and featured Danny’s numerous stories from  his long recording career, including anecdotes about his time playing on The Sunset Strip as a house band, the emerging Venice counter-culture scene, and the touring of the late 70s, all the way to his recent experiences of producing his recent solo album Dancing with the Moment with his son Bryan.

The 2 hour interview intertwined around many musical selections from The Peppermint Trolley Company, Bones and The Faragher Brothers, along with numerous tracks from his recent solo album Dancing with the Moment.

For those that missed the original airing on the 88.3 Southern FM website, it can be found here at the radio station’s website.

Dancing with the Moment, which has already been called “one of the greatest albums of the year” by critic Beverly Patterson, also received some kind words and attention from host Nick Black who called it, “fabulous” and “brilliant” and praised the album’s cohesive nature and urged listeners to buy the whole album, not just a single track.

The interview as well as an archive of Danny’s past appearance on the Purple Haze show is available on the Southern FM website, and a copy can also be found here at Dannyfaragher.com as well.

Dancing with the Moment is currently available on iTunes as well as available in CD from CDBaby.com

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Note: Special thanks to Nick Black.

 

Danny Invades Australia – Live on Purple Haze!

May 27, 2015 in Events, Happenings

—Official Press Release—
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On his continuing press tour to promote his new album, Dancing with the Moment, Danny Faragher will appear live on the Purple Haze radio show with host Nick Black, 88.3 Southern FM in Melbourne, Australia.

The interview will intertwine with music selections from past and present, as Danny presents songs from his long recording career, as well as new songs from Dancing with the Moment, which is out now off The Blue Print Sound label. The interview will air Wednesday at 8pm AEST. Back in the USA, that’s 6am EST, 3am PST.

For those that prefer not to wake up or stay up to hear the program at the early hours of the morning, the show will be in podcast form shortly after the original airing on the 88.3 Southern FM website. It also will be available on Dannyfaragher.com once it is available.

Danny is expected to share stories of his time in the music industry from the hay-day of the Sunset Strip to his more recent adventures, as well as talk about the many years spent on his recent album, Dancing with the Moment, which has already been called “one of the greatest albums of the year.”

Purple Haze has recently posted an archive of Danny’s past appearance on their show on their website.

Dancing with the Moment is currently available on iTunes.

 

 

Dancing with the Moment Kicks off with Event Packed Party!

February 20, 2015 in Events, Happenings

———Offcial Press Release——

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Danny Faragher’s New Album “Dancing with the Moment’ Throws Event Packed Party to Kick off Launch

Legendary Singer and Producer Danny Faragher Celebrates His New Album with Exclusive Record Release Party, New Video and Limited Edition EDM Remix

Music business veteran and pioneer Danny Faragher, (The Peppermint Trolley Co., Bones, The Faragher Brothers) has announced the release date for his new album Dancing with the Moment, as well as a special event record release party complete with live performances and the album’s first video.

CD400_outThe album titled Dancing with the Moment has been in the making since Danny’s last album A Blue Little Corner nearly 10 years ago, and will be release on his new label, The Blue Print Sound onMarch 1st.  It’s an eclectic collection of works that represent the many facets of his varied career, ranging from sixties inspired psychedelic folk tunes to California beach sounds, lush ambient piano ballads, a jazz quintet, and electronic productions of soul and classic R&B grooves.

“It is the album that takes a whole life to write.” says Danny Faragher, “There is a track on the album I first wrote in high school, before the Beatles invaded America.”

Critical reviews so far have been nothing but positive. Beverly Paterson of Something Else Reviews called it “Enchanting and electrifying. Dancing with the Moment is one of the greatest albums of the year or any year for that matter.”

To commemorate the launch of the album, a record release party has been scheduled for March 1st at The Guitar Merchant Live Music Venue. Many members from Danny’s past musical projects will be in attendance, from The Peppermint Trolley Company, Bones and The Faragher Brothers, as well as a live performance by many of the original Faragher Brothers playing one of Danny’s songs off Dancing with the Moment.

In addition, the unveiling of the music video for the song Too Much Pressure, will also be a key feature of the event. The video reportedly took 6 months to produce and features the cinematography of Shervin Ahdout.

As a promotion for the event, a limited edition release of the dance version of “Too Much Pressure” will be given out to exclusive guests. The Too Much Pressure –Rebel Sole Pressurized Dance Mix was made exclusively for the event and produced by, EDM producer and DJ, Rebel Sole.

Radio Station KCSB DJ Tibo “Tibonious Funk” Cuellar will have a booth to hand out additional promotions as well, broadcasting a recording of the event on his following show “Cold Cuts”.

 

Dancing with the Moment – The cover art nails it!

December 15, 2014 in Events, Happenings, Uncategorized

CD400_out I originally envisioned the album as simply a vehicle to showcase some original songs.  Then in 2011, I wrote ‘Song in the Night’,a swirling, psychedelic tune with lyrics that dealt with the song’s own creation, a very circular idea. Musically, it projects a heady sense of motion and the passing of time (My mother once told me. ‘Life is a blink of an eye.’). I took a line from the chorus – ‘Dancing with the moment…’   as a theme to pull the entire LP together.  The tracks came to represent the myriad thoughts and emotions experienced through the course of day (or a life): joy, sadness, yearning, disappointment, hope, love, lust…

Having wrapped up the musical side of the project, with all the tracks mixed, mastered and ready to go, my son, Bryan and I set our focus on finding a visual image to compliment the sonic. I racked my brain to come up with  a few ideas.  Alas, I am no painter. My ideas were too literal, too representational .  A dancer precariously  perched atop a shaky pedestal, was one example. When I suggested them to Bryan, he gave me a ‘Come on… Really?’ look. ‘How would you actually do that?’ he asked. He thought it should be more abstract. Going through his original photos, he found a shot taken through the windshield  of a moving car on a rainy night. I then sat and watched with amazement as he manipulated the image into its glorious eye-popping result. I love it! It perfectly fits my idea of motion and time, and it’s beautiful. Check it out.