This is another of my favorite songs on “Sailing On Fantasies”. Jon came to our song-writing session with most of the tune in his notebook, and we quickly hammered out the rest of the lyrics and worked on the arrangement… Read More ›
This was a very short song that leads into “Sunny Day” on the “Sailing On Fantasies” album. The guitar work is Jon and Ken playing two guitar parts together to imitate the same effect the Beatles used on “Dear Prudence”…. Read More ›
As I have said before, in the beginning I think Jon meant the showdown to be between two lovers. But it ended up as a gunfight at the OK Corral! We had the synthesizer do the wind at the end… Read More ›
“Hand In Hand” was Paul’s only contribution to the Silver Laughter “Sailing On Fantasies” album. We had a great time arranging it. The piano parts just seemed to come to me. It was such an inspired tune that Paul wrote… Read More ›
This song was written before I joined Silver Laughter, but Jon and I decided to adopt the Lennon-McCartney writing style by putting both of our names on all the tunes he and I wrote.
Here is an interesting tidbit. Like I have said before, our manager, Art “Smart” Stenstrom, was always looking for a way to promote our band. Back in the late 70’s, not a lot of rock bands were doing music for… Read More ›
This is one of my favorite songs from the album. Here are the lyrics which are attached to the clip from “Sailing On Fantasies”. If you play and write music, you may know what I mean by this. When one… Read More ›
Sung by Ken, this was our little jab at the work world we left behind. Much like Dire Straits’ “Money For Nothing” or Bachmann Turner Overdrive’s “Taking Care of Business”, we chose to talk about how we took the easy… Read More ›