Dude, I love your music and it's super inspiring! I love writing poetry about deep things and your songs really make me think and expand my poetical thinking. Two questions, a lot of your songs seem to be stemming from a theological background. Do you have Christian influences? Second, would you by any chance have the chords for "The Rhine"? Thanks, it's so cool we can talk to you on here!
Thanks so much Jake! Happy to help inspire. I definitely have an intense Christian background, grew up at a megachurch as a worship leader. Have since found what I hope is a more balanced and open minded view of spirituality and our purpose of being here, but I can't help but comment on Christianity and its themes.
Here's a rough outline of chords for the Rhine. I play it in Drop D, and do kind of a power chord formation, but I leave the G string open for some tension.
Intro/V D Bm D Bm (2x)
Chorus Em A Em A
Em F#m G Bm Am C D Em Dsus/D (2x)
The chords aren't hard, the voicings are just a little strange. Hopefully that helps get you started! Cheers man
Corey, has your father heard your song 23 Years? What did he say?
You don't have to answer if it's too personal, but I'm asking because my parents have gone through some tough times and the song resembles their relationship. It brought me to tears listening to the song (more like sobbing) and thinking about what they must have gone through, especially my mother. I feel so bad for her, but also through them I learn what the true meaning of love is, to die together. My parents are still together, but I sometimes think what it would be like if they had separated because it's often unbearingly painful to see them struggle. And I get so confused and I don't know how to simply "be" between the two as their daughter. It's not merely the matter of who's side I take because it's much more complicated than that. I've just had more time to think since I'm not with them right now (college). The distance definitely helps, but I'm afraid of what's to come when I go back to see them in the summer...
Mr. Kilgannon, in the 9/27/13 edition of the New York Times, your wonderful article on the life and lifestyle of Harry Rosen of Manhattan, then 103 years old (young) was published. Can you tell us what has transpired since? Thank you. Richard HenryCorey Kilgannon responded on 05/17/2018