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Mike Golay: Across the Bridge - Solo Acoustic Guitar
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Mike Golay: Across the Bridge
Solo Acoustic Guitar
2005 Banshee Records BRCD 002
$15

1. Somewhere I Have
    Never Travelled 3:35
2. Damhsa na Saoirse 3:26
3. A&P 3:41
4. Lost on the Way to Fingal 2:09
5. Peggy Gordon 3:37
6. Reunion March 4:20
7. Anam Cara 3:24
8. Between the Rains 3:07
9. Pukana la Kalalea 2:16
10. Maine Waltz 3:35
11. Resolucíon 2:47
12. Across the Bridge 3:05
13. The Handsome Young Maidens 2:05
14. We Breathe 3:33
15. Welcome to Funkstown 3:54
16. Second Chance 2:30
17. What Took You So Long? 3:19
18. Mele Ho'oluluhi 3:40
Tracks 1, 5, 11, 15 with special guest Al Petteway!
Total Running Time: 59:03
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The second album. With co-producer and special guest Al Petteway.

»Across the Bridge sound clips and liner notes are available below.
»For a heap of scritti, light on the politti, see Across the Bridge: THE EXPEDITION.
»Read the Across the Bridge reviews.

Mike Golay: Half Pint - Solo Acoustic Guitar
Digital downloads:
Half Pint on iTunes
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Mike Golay: Half Pint
Solo Acoustic Guitar
2003 Banshee Records BRCD 001
$15

1oz: Beverly Jane 4:43
2oz: Waltz for Brooklyn 5:24
3oz: Jack of Hearts 3:06
4oz: Chincoteague Drive-In
       Saturday Night 3:16
5oz: St. Martin's 5:13
6oz: Tune for Ruthie 3:12
7oz: Jerry Said 4:25
8oz: 111 Archer Avenue 3:08
9oz: Baby With a Hammer 4:30
10oz: Morning Prayer 2:00
Suds:
St. Martin's (lowdown) 5:42
Little Ruthie (high-strung) 1:04
Total Running Time: 46:24
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The first album. Twelve tunes, all acoustic.

»Half Pint sound clips, liner notes and various details are available below.
»For more information than you probably require, see Half Pint: THE MOVIE.
»Read the Half Pint reviews.

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Across the Bridge Clips and Liner Notes
mike golay: across the bridge - copyright 2005, banshee werks. photo by cabot philbrick. all rights reserved.
You may listen to clips from Across the Bridge and read the liner notes as they appear on the album below.

1. Somewhere I Have Never Travelled | 471kb/0:30 mp3 - Golay
There are places I've always wanted to go but I've had no idea how to get to them. Gentle, persistent nudging, promises of crunchy peanut butter and the help of an excellent travel agent all move me along, tiny step by tiny step. We're en route. With gratitude. read more
CD running time: 3:25
2. Damhsa na Saoirse | 472kb/0:30 mp3 - Golay
Born in a hotel room in Philly, snuck into a duffel while no one was looking, driven unbeknownst across state lines, took a sharp left where the road met the water, learned to swim the hard way, competitively step dancing on the Emerald Isle last we spoke. Also, Michael Flatley is from Chicago. read more
CD running time: 3:26
3. A&P | 471kb/0:30 mp3 - Golay
Al, I wish I had your fingers. Strike that. Your hair. But it's all over for me in either department. read more
CD running time: 3:41
4. Lost on the Way to Fingal | 471kb/0:30 mp3 - trad./Golay
This is based on roughly one-third of an old tune I attempted to learn once (merci, Pierre), but then the doorbell rang. Some time later I wrote a second half and filled in the remaining fifth with sixteenths of - wait - do we have a pie yet? I'm not so good with the figures. Where was I? read more
CD running time: 2:09
5. Peggy Gordon | 466kb/0:30 mp3 - trad., arr. Golay
As far as I'm concerned, this is the quintessential unrequited love ballad. If I could sing it, I would. How lucky for you that I can't, and thus won't. I'd still like it if you would come sit you down upon my knee. No? I'll provide a cushion. What? How about a cask of brandy, then? Fine. Be that way. read more
CD running time: 3:37
6. Reunion March | 480kb/0:30 mp3 - Golay
So sorry for the wait. For all of my marching band friends, wherever you may be. Tuning up at 6am at 12 degrees F. Talk about wasted youth. Donut run, anyone? read more
CD running time: 4:20
7. Anam Cara | 474kb/0:30 mp3 - Golay
Several years ago I was given a ring bearing two words in Gaelic. Not long ago it was replaced with a slightly heavier model inscribed with the same sentiment. I will wear it forever. read more
CD running time: 3:24
8. Between the Rains | 473kb/0:30 mp3 - Golay
For Sean Layton. I remember many things about you. Mostly I remember laughter. Aching, vein-popping laughter. Oh, and sideburns. I remember those too. You are missed. Every time I loose-knee walk, I remember a broken down bus that one night and you loose-knee walking too. read more
CD running time: 3:07
9. Pukana la Kalalea | 472kb/0:30 mp3 - Golay
Hawaiian sunsets are legend, but the sunrises are pretty nifty too. If a vaudeville period had been part of the islands' history I'd surely have been born earlier and learned to softshoe on the sands. I'd also have bought the natives a few more consonants. Hey, what's with the giant sheep's crook? read more
CD running time: 2:16
10. Maine Waltz | 471kb/0:30 mp3 - Golay
Begun in a dimly lit inland kitchen last spring. The opening bit depressed even the spiders huddled in the corner. But later the mood brightens, the days get longer and mud season finally dries out. People from away take all of the good seats and clog I-95. And we keep on coming home. read more
CD running time: 3:35
11. Resolucíon | 471kb/0:30 mp3 - Golay
This tune came together as I sat out on the Promenade des Anglais and played to the Côte d'Azur for days on end in my shabby [Australian-]American boots. I miss Nice a little more each day. read more
CD running time: 2:47
12. Across the Bridge | 471kb/0:30 mp3 - Golay
23 December 2003, 2:11pm, Brooklyn Bridge. I'll never forget the look in your eyes and the quiet, soft joy that enveloped us when you said yes. Best walk of my life, only just begun. read more
CD running time: 3:05
13. The Handsome Young Maidens | 471kb/0:30 mp3 - trad., arr. Golay
I played this at Dick Mack's pub in Dingle, County Kerry, on the ailing house guitar, to a room full of noise, Guinness, shoe leather, hand tools and kitties sleeping in the window. No one heard a note. That's okay. Because I played an Irish tune on an Irish guitar. In Ireland. read more
CD running time: 2:05
14. We Breathe | 473kb/0:30 mp3 - Golay
Written while alone at 2am in the back seat of my Jeep, which seemed to be the only quiet spot on earth at that time. No matter where we find ourselves, it's all the same air, for all of us. read more
CD running time: 3:33
15. Welcome to Funkstown | 474kb/0:30 mp3 - Golay
Paul Beard's resophonic shop is in Hagerstown, Md. During a visit I spied nearby Funkstown on the map. Of course I had to do a driveby. Who knew that George Clinton and Bootsy Collins had a timeshare there? That's Alphonso Brown and friend phunkin' it up alongside. They got da funk. read more
CD running time: 3:54
16. Second Chance | 472kb/0:30 mp3 - Golay
I got one. If you're fortunate enough to have fate (the good kind) pay you a visit, I beseech you: don't screw it up. Make an offer. Close the deal. read more
CD running time: 2:30
17. What Took You So Long? | 467kb/0:30 mp3 - Golay
Three stories. 1) Sometimes really great guitars take a while to ship. 2) Second records are hard. 3) You could have called. Take your pick. read more
CD running time: 3:19
18. Mele Ho'oluluhi | 480kb/0:30 mp3 - Golay
Sleep tight. Aloha. read more
CD running time: 3:40

CD Total running time: 58:42

All music composed and performed
by Michael K. Golay, BMI, unless otherwise noted.
Copyright ©2005 Banshee Werks. All rights reserved.
Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

Half Pint Clips and Liner Notes
mike golay: half pint - copyright 2003, banshee werks. all rights reserved.
You may listen to clips from Half Pint and read the liner notes as they appear on the album below.

1oz: Beverly Jane | 1.07MB/1:10 mp3 - Golay
For my momma. Poodle skirts and sock hops for everyone! read more
CD running time: 4:43
2oz: Waltz for Brooklyn | 1:25MB/1:22 mp3 - Golay
Yo. Brooklyn saved my life. Here's to Brooklyn, and fine days. read more
CD running time: 5:24
3oz: Jack of Hearts | 932kb/0:59 mp3 - Golay
I forget the name of the bar, but it's Irish and it’s on the Upper West Side (which shouldn’t help you a bit). Serial introductions, multiple occasions: the man was always the same. I hope he played his cards right. read more
CD running time: 3:06
4oz: Chincoteague Drive-In Saturday Night | 890kb/0:56 mp3 - Golay
This started as a fiddle tune, turned into a banjo tune, skipped town, went on a bender, then came back months later with a new hairdo and a suitcase full of excuses. read more
CD running time: 3:16
5oz: St. Martin's | 1.05MB/0:56 mp3 - Golay
Written in fond remembrance of the chapel reserved for prayer in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York. For a heathen I spent an awful lot of time in there. read more
CD running time: 5:13
6oz: Tune for Ruthie | 1:05MB/1:09 mp3 - Golay
One of the first tunes I ever put together, and my first attempt at writing something for the purposes of romance. I'm still not sure if it worked. read more
CD running time: 3:12
7oz: Jerry Said | 860kb/0:55 mp3 - Golay
Two sources: 1) A progression I heard Jerry Douglas play; 2) I wanted to do something for my dad, who shares a name with the former. read more
CD running time: 4:25
8oz: 111 Archer Avenue | 722kb/0:46 mp3 - Golay
This one comes from, of all places, Nico and the Velvets, oddly, royally. For Margot, Richie and Chas. read more
CD running time: 3:08
9oz: Baby With a Hammer | 889kb/0:56 mp3 - Golay
For Chip and Mary Chenery, to be sure, but mostly and mainly for Owen Finn. Protective headgear recommended. Teething ring optional. read more
CD running time: 4:30
10oz: Morning Prayer | 815kb/0:52 mp3 - Coste, arr. Golay
Recorded at night. read more
CD running time: 2:00

Suds:
St. Martin's (Lowdown) | Golay
Slower and lower; this one's for the ladies. Should you find yourself feeling a little lonely, have a seat on your subwoofer and enjoy. read more
CD running time: 5:42
Little Ruthie (high-strung) | Golay
1930s teleportation courtesy of Scott. Done up high. And now, bye-bye. read more
CD running time: 1:04

CD Total running time: 46:24

All music composed and performed
by Michael K. Golay, BMI, unless otherwise noted.
Copyright ©2003 Banshee Werks. All rights reserved.
Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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