The Stories Behind The Songs

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Freedom Feet - a tribute to running

(by Pia Fridhill) They claim there are lots of songs about running but most of them only use 'run' or 'running' as a metaphor for freedom, escape, a state of mind, being chased or chasing after something or someone: Born…

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Only Me - all the bright places

(by Pia Fridhill) More seldom than not I read a book that I'll never forget, a book that touches the innermost of my being, either with its poetic and beautiful language like Alice Walkers 'The Color Purple' or with its…

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Breakfast On The Roof - how it all started

(by Pia Fridhill) The year 2002 was the beginning of our musical career, the beginning of our marriage and the beginning of our songwriting learning process. We'd met the British blues- & jazz veteran John C. Marshall, moved to Cologne…

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Soul Cooking - love food, love music

(by Pia Fridhill) For 'Soul Cooking' I spent many months collecting lines, rhymes and phrases about our two favourite occupations: cooking and music. I thought it would be a fitting theme for a funky song and I had this…

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The Vacation - a poem by Wendell Barry

(by Pia Fridhill) Jens loves to fiddle new song ideas on his guitar while watching football (soccer). One of his ideas, an instrumental piece in the style of melodious finger picking guitar, had accompanied him during hundreds of football matches…

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Autumn Love - the growth of a love relationship

(by Pia Fridhill) This song is probably the most multil-layered on the album, content-wise as well as melodically. Autumn Love was hard to write. The lyrics are full of hidden meanings, contraditions and contrasts, unspoken sorrows meddled with positive, hopeful…

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Insomnia Madness - the full moon curse

(by Pia Fridhill) Our pianist Stefan Michalke had recorded numerous jazz albums and compositions of his own, long before we met him. Being an instrumentalist, the large part of his jazz tunes were without lyrics and vocals, which is a…

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