Younger Next Year album was inspired by a book of the same title.
Authored by Chris Crowley and by the resulting good health of the tunes composer.
The book teaches us how to stay fit, by doing aerobics 45min a day, lifting weights, Stretching and eating a Mediterranean diet. Each year you feel better than before. Also Daniel Silverstein my first grandson a budding pianist reminded me of my youth which made me feel younger each year. The present 13 original songs now make 61 songs written and published. Each song was inspired by some event in my life. ‘Roaring Fork”, and “Our little secret” came after buying a condo on the Roaring Fork river in Aspen, Colorado. Both tunes were written while sitting and listening to the river. Million-dollar Dog was written for Zorro our 7-year-old amazing Australian blue healer. Magic Sam came after Sam Green our realtor got us our place, which was under contract with another person. Helix 49'r is the 49th song written, a minor blues written when we became partners in business with Helix. You Made Me Cry was inspired by my 40th neurotology fellow who once said I made her cry. "Doc five more" came about and was written in 4/5 time because the composer was able to lift weights 5 reps more than required by his trainers. Waltz for Mike was written for a attorney friend who seemed to make the stock market go up and down. “Friends” was written for all my friends. “Love in My Heart” and “Feelings” was written after I heard Bill Evans play “Why Did I Choose You”. You can use our imagination for the tune “You Can’t be Real”.
Thanks to the wonderful playing on all the tunes by Jeff Rupert sax, Marty Morel drums, Larue Nicholson guitar, and Mike Ross bass.
My heart felt thanks to my many Teachers and coaches, including Mark Lawson, Michael Royal, Mike Markavarich and RichardDrexler. Thanks to Richard Drexler who helped produce and organize the CD, Younger Next Year. Thanks to Beth my wife who has encouraged me though the years and booked me into many gigs and acted as a roady for many gigs. Thanks to my grandsons Michael and Daniel Silverstein for giving me pleasure see them growing up as nice talented boys. Daniel is playing some of my tunes. And he performed Monday Morning in a recital when he was 9 years old.
The Ear Research Foundation has benefited financially through the years from my music endeavors.
I thank all of you who have donated to help our children's hearing program and research projects.