New Single Out: June 1, 2017
I’m really excited to share this song. The production is as quirky as the text. The text comes from a Lewis Carroll poem called, “Palace of Humbug.” I wrote it with the intention of creating a classical song cycle. A few months ago, I met a wonderful singer/producer named A.J. Teshin. We hit it off and started working on the tune. He created all of the instrumentation and produced the track. I hope you love it!
The Palace of Humbug by Lewis Carroll
(Lays of Mystery, Imagination, and Humor)
I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls,
And each damp thing that creeps and crawls
Went wobble-wobble on the walls.
Faint odours of departed cheese,
Blown on the dank, unwholesome breeze,
Awoke the never ending sneeze.
Strange pictures decked the arras drear,
Strange characters of woe and fear,
The humbugs of the social sphere.
One showed a vain and noisy prig,
That shouted empty words and big
At him that nodded in a wig.
And one, a dotard grim and gray,
Who wasteth childhood’s happy day
In work more profitless than play.
Whose icy breast no pity warms,
Whose little victims sit in swarms,
And slowly sob on lower forms.
All birds of evil omen there
Flood with rich Notes the tainted air,
The witless wanderer to snare.
The night was fled, the dawn was nigh:
A hurricane went raving by,
And swept the Vision from mine eye.
Oh, yet my spirit inly crawls,
What time it shudderingly recalls
That horrid dream of marble halls!