Friday, October 22, 2010

Homegrown Radio 10/22/10

Observant fans of Homegrown Radio may have noticed that I mistakenly included this week’s song in last week’s embedded playlist.  Sorry about that!  Now that it’s the official new song of the week, let’s hear what Joel Murach has to say about “And the World Was On Fire:”

It was a scorching hot summer and there were wildfires burning everywhere in California. I was driving from Fresno to Santa Cruz. I was in the middle of the worst breakup of my life. To top it all off, I rented a documentary about 9/11 that Earl Butter recommended to me. It was devastating. And it all blended together into this song.

I started by recording a voice and a guitar, but it didn't sound so great, so I added more guitars and voices. I hope it sounds better now. I will probably keep working on it because I think this song is worth it.

Don’t forget: Joel has three albums available, & they can be purchased right here thru his website.  Hope you have a happy Friday & enjoy the song!


  1. Nice! And another one of Joel's songs that have a real Neil Young feel. Great stuff!

  2. Hi Roy: Yes, I agree with you on all counts--definitely a Neil Young feel & definitely a very good song.

  3. I like the guitar work in this one. Thanks for sharing it here.

  4. Hi HKatz: Glad you liked this. I've been very glad to be able to bring folks Joel's music this month.


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