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Climate crisis is here: I Was Thinking.
Produced by Jon Ireson.
Songwriter Patrick Ames releases two new powerful singles: “Young and Amorous" and “Was Thinking”. They are as opposite as the two edges of a radio dial. Young and Amorous has a dance-floor pulsing beat, soaring vocals, and a universal set of lyrics about growing older. On the other hand, I Was Thinking is an acoustic talk-along on climate change in the likes of Leonard Cohen and Mose Allison. The two singles couldn't be more different except as classic examples of the ever-determined songwriter, 69 year old Patrick Ames, who revels in exposing hidden places and the compromised pieces of life.
I Was Thinking is more than a soft acoustic counter-weight to Young and Amorous. It's the lyrics: serious, contemporary, more poetic at times than singable. The song chastises the slowness of society to admit climage change and climate pollution. And it reiterates the feeling that no one is in control, or succeeding in leading the world to confront our very deadly future. Listen as Ames climbs in and out of his baritone and tenor for emphasis and irony and Jon Ireson’s accompaniment on bass.
Take your pick. Ames has written and released two more jewels of juxtaposition.