Monday, October 20, 2014

"Our House" composed by Graham Nash

One of my favorite songs to perform is "Our House." It feels like a very October tune. The windows are still "illuminated by the sunshine" (at least here in California) but we're drawn indoors to start "staring at the fire."

I do it as a ballad in a beautiful arrangement by Grammy multi- nominee Wayne Wallace (, who's now known mainly as a Latin jazz composer and player but who has a deep capacity for all kinds of arranging and performance.

This recording, with lovely piano by Frank Martin and acoustic bass by John Shifflett, is from my "What's New, Pussycat?" record: mainly songs about cats actual and metaphoric, but also including a few songs on the theme of home. Jim (James) Gardiner of Pajama Studios in Oakland recorded, mixed, and mastered it (

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"I'll light the fire..."