It’s been a topic lately in the news, the intense heat most of America was experiencing lately. I know it’s been damn hot, 119 degrees is like close to Death Valley Hot, or as Matthew Broderick said in Biloxi Blues – it’s like Africa Hot. When I purchased my home a few years ago there was no A/C. How someone could survive even a typical southern California summer in the valley without A/C is beyond me. All it took was one summer for me to go, no way. I’m getting A/C. So I got it installed in the house and in the studio before the second summer. This summer its still been hot inside even with the A/C running. Mind you, its certainly been easier to cope. Though I’m quite sure I won’t be happy with my electric bill when that shows up.
One thing California gets a lot of is Sun. Personally, I like a little change in the weather once in a while and sure enough we finally got a little taste of some clouds in the past two days. So it’s cooled off considerably, to a balmy 85 degrees. What a difference 30 degrees makes on the living conditions. I’m so ready for it to rain. Give me a taste of little rain, that’s what I ask.
Change is a good thing. At least it is to me. When I first started branching out and attempting to spread my own music to more of southern California, that’s when I met more performers. That’s a good change. One night at a place called Twiggs in San Diego, I happened to be playing and hanging with Seth Horan. I featured him hear a while back. That night Seth introduced me to another songwriter by the name of Tim Corley. After our show we all went to local joint to grab some after-hours food as musicians are often want to do.
Tim was very soft spoken, but cool to hang with. He ended up giving me a copy of his then current CD. This was a couple of years back. That night while driving back to LA, Seth and I spent some time playing Tim’s CD in my Bronco II that I had at the time. Seth had heard Tim before, I think he had even played with him too. These songs were my first impression of Tim. This particular song: Beautiful is just that, beautiful. So of course me with my warped sense of connections connected this song to the change in the weather. And thus, this week’s Sunday’s Child.
Tim did release that first demo. It’s not on iTunes but this song is well worthy of some attention. I don’t have an inkling as to why this CD never made it to iTunes, as it’s still a good set of songs. I am a little confused in this day and age where a musician, with a talent like Tim’s, doesn’t have an official website under his name. Could it be that there is an actor by the same name? I don’t know. Maybe he’ll pop by and say why. Until then, enjoy his music.
I’m sure if you contact Tim, he can find a way to sell you a copy of Beautiful, or even the whole CD from which it came – it is available on CD Baby. I recommend it obviously as it’s a Single of the Day.