Out of the Blue
by Kevin Neary
1 – Out of the Blue, George Harrison
2 – Cast Your Fate to the Wind, George Winston
3 – Nothing Will Ever Change That, Carlos Vamos
5 – Full Circle, Carlos Vamos with Stanley Jordan
8 – Loretta and Desiree’s Bouquet, George Winston
9 – Fragrant Fields, George Winston
10 – Hummingbird, George Winston
11 – The Garden, Winston
12 – Lullaby, Winston
This poem came to me almost entirely in one sitting. I was traveling in China and listening to a selection of music that I had copied onto an MP3 player. The dozen song titles within make it seem almost as if this poem wrote itself. After jotting down notes on the train, I returned to finish it a couple months later.
The songs listed were written many years ago and I have known and listened to them for decades. Some of the arrangements for piano became difficult for me to listen to without dragging up some pain from the past. It is curious how sometimes music, a song can be so closely associated with events of one’s life. I forced myself to shut them out until one day all the pain didn’t matter anymore. The curse had been lifted. The final five songs mentioned in the poem are an especially beautiful arrangement for piano. The album titled SUMMER by George Winston is where you can hear them.