Me in rocker mode... lyrics on SoundCloud.  Go ahead and follow me there too.  


Attitude of Gratitude
A tune by...

Jaime J Ross: Vocals, Lyrics, piano
Zeph Daniel: Drums, Synths solo, Production/MixUp
ThePhaige: Lyrics, Vocals, Some other instruments

Sometimes I need a bit of perspective, I can get caught up in the day to day annoyances, the news around that isnt good or the misunderstanding with a friend. Sometimes taking the little things for granted or becoming overly intense about this or that and I just need to take a deep breath and think of all the things I have to be grateful for and there are so many things. Lets start with my co creators of this tune. When I went to Jaime with this she was all over the idea of coming up with some lyrics to the simple chorus I had jotted down and some awesome piano which she so came up with and sounds so amazing in the piece. It just sounds so bright and happening. We wanted to sing this harmony style and Im just so happy and grateful for Jaime and her infectious vibe. She came with these great lyrics that were so fun to sing. We sometimes go deep on the lyrical content but we really wanted to stay light and simple here.

So we then passed this over to Zeph who was getting antsy.  He had these killer drum riffs he wanted to put with the track and man do they POP! then I wanted him to do a Synth solo and left a spot for that and Zeph came in with this Emerson, Lake and Palmer on helium vibe that is just perfect in my ear and has a high degree of happiness to it. He really spent a lot of time on the mix and Im sure at times hes would have been grateful if I would just leave him be so he could do his thing. haha I had a blast doing this one and I hope it shows in the finished piece.

The alarm clock is screamin
The coffee is on
The day starts so early
The night..quickly gone

But I stop and I think
How many have not
A job to wake up to
And that...I have got

I'm all about...and attitude of gratitude
I got no room...for hypocritical platitudes
So if you want to join me on my contentment quest
Grab on my coattails and let us...experience the best

I sit down each weekend
And i deal with my debts
Easy come easy go...the pockets empty
I have no regrets

But I'm warm and my belly
Is wonderfully fed
I've a roof to live under
And a nice...comfy bed

Gratitude is everything
Gratitude is everything

The blisters are rockin 
The soles of my feet
Car tire and a nail
Two things that did meet

Miles into nowhere
With no help in sight
Cannot let these times
Get us down

Appreciation for all these things must take flight
Appreciation for all these things














Way Word Hues

Way Word Hues

Piano,Bells,Organ and Vocals - Jaime J Ross
Drums, Harmonica and Production(mix) - Zeph Daniel
Music, Lyrics, Vocals, Vocal Melodies - ThePhaige


This tune came about as I was laying some bass down for She Loves Me/Not and I was goofing around with some blues bass lines. The lyrics are about the trial of life and facing the many demons in our pasts, presents and futures that can and do
refine and purify us as in like a crucible and into the best "We'z" we are desirous to be.

I presented the beginnings to Jaime and asked her for a piano piece to go along with this riff I have sent her and the section at the end is that piece that she created and We took it to build the chorus sections with the organ around her vocals. I absolutely love what she did on the vocal in this tune and brought such an exquisite supernal essence to her singing. I just thought she was perfect and as always we had much fun doing this and going back and forth with the parts and pieces. I love doing music with Jaime and we connect so well and has an incredible sense for the sound and the vibe were after. Jaime also has an amazing ear for detail and quality and was a huge help with certain nuances here and there.

Now for Zeph who I have been following on the cloud for a bit now. I have really seen the brilliant nature in his work and his amazing musical mind is unmistakable,fearless, evident and unequivocal. We got to chatting on various things and it came up that we should collab on something and I told him we had one that we were into that I thought would be perfect. I shot the stems over to Zeph within days and he took and replaced the simple drum placeholder we had with his own that he played, and then just as I decided to add a horn section he came at me with this harmonica aspect that was inspired and it fit like Teflon right into the mix.Then he mastered the thing into what your hearing and I could not be more pleased!
I woke up the wrong side of the dah bed
and everything seems totally off
It really is the same side of the bed
I Just been through the inter dimensional cloth

I climb up and look upon the day
and all that is has a chromatic sway
I think its weird but go about da way
I'm realizing that all i am in miry clay

I try to look normal to the all around folk
as I move in and out and and remain under cloak
I work my mind to determine the scope
as every nuance is a screaming In need of hope

This aint no arm chair journey your on a plane with no wings
your flying at the mercy of whom ever owns the thing
They'll take ya to the left they'll take ya to the other
To find your way to the relief you'll have to call on Another

The persons that ya see are not the persons ya knew
They aint not concerned with if your ecstatic ya flew
So clamp on that seat belt and bring your ass to a still
The ride is just beginning and it gots nuthing to do with will

Did I just say it had nothing to do with your will ...well thats
just partially true but the fact is it has everything to do with yo will! .... And we shall have it....

They was poking all at me with their proverbial sticks
and pulled on me all of their silly familiar tricks
I likened it to being an apprentice of a sort
I soon was shown who they is as I am here to report

Oh The Lord Helped me Oh The Lord Helped me

As I was sayin' and now you know about their snare
They was more than the routine adversarial despair
All shapes and sizes they come in and out of their lair
Some can bend their faces some even covered in hair

Oh the Lord Helped me OH the lord Helped me

They was ultimately after all the innards of me
Parts not allied with the flesh or any parts ya can see
When They was "bene factin" eyes...I nearly came away with three. Cept a rather than all this I chose to surrender and live as free

Seems it's urgent about getting right with God... at the same time you have the New Barbarism of the Communist revolution coming in, building nothing but taking away everything from everyone.  So a talk about that and the seeming simulacrum we're in and what I think God is saying about it--i.e. he wants us to participate in His Creation.  We are brethren in Christ, which is not to say just Christianity, which is full of corruption (as all religions are).  Getting right with God?  No one can tell you what that means for you, you can't just say I accept and that's it.  It's more than that.  It's not just our will, but the Will of the Father.  


Human 2020, or 20 minutes on the 20th of each month to end human slavery and human trafficking by 2020.  Already since this initiative has started a huge shakeup has occurred in this sordid and secret world.  

We talk a lot about God, and I talk a bit about my silence, which was brief, and not particularly guided by any one thing.  So many horrible predictions were being made for September and the big one is Sep 23 and 24.  And basically for the rest of the time.  I wanted to get away from all the "noise" and see if there is anything good.  

Such a great time to be alive, and yet I see so many hiding, suspicious, preparing for the worst, depressed, etc etc.  Well, we may have horrible things happen--they happen every year.  But are we really living to our full potential?  What is God saying...?  What is He not saying?


DCP strikes again, this time with an 80's inspired disco track!  






A Death Camp Parade Track

Rich really tears it up on guitar on this so I had to keep mixing until this thing really punched. Epic theme--conquering and conquered... so sad, so true. People just want to live. A small group wants to rule and enslave. 

I played the Roland TD30 kit and synths and sang. I feel like the topic isn't done yet. And hope to do more telling this story. Best to let the music talk. I hope you like it--I had an earlier version but that was only a rough beginning.

Godspeed to those who cherish freedom.


From the bottom of my heart, to September, with love. Even if the whole thing goes over the proverbial cliff, I still think highly of September.

(Disclaimer: This track is meant to be for entertainment purposes only, any resemblance to reality is purely coincidental and not the intention of the management. Thank you)




DCP aka Death Camp Parade

Remember Rock? Perhaps a throwback to the good ol' days, but with a twist. The theme is Totalitarianism, which results in Tyranny and a destruction of peoples rights, happiness, and basic health. Rock is all about the rebel yell, so I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed.


Rich Keltron Keltner: composition and mix, guitars and synths

Zeph "mondo8" Daniel: Vocals, Lyrics, Mix, Melody, Mastering

Lyrics by Zeph Daniel


I don’t know who I am or what my name is

How I got here, where I’m going

Something happened along the way

I’m not a slave

I don’t listen to you

Now I see who you really are

You thought you had me fooled

And I’m not listening anymore

You will do what your told

And be glad

You will do as your told

and be glad.

I will tell what to do

And you will be…..

Now I know who you really are

Now I can see where I’ve been

No I will not

No I will not

No I will not

I will not do as you say

Now I see who you really are

You really thought you had me fooled

You’re a fool!

Now I see what you are

A Totalitarian

I will not obey

Take our freedoms

turn the military against our own country

No I don’t think so

Now I see who you really are

You’ve got a lot of nerve

To come around here

with your LIES!…


Stay the hell away from me.



Into The Shadowlands 

by Zeph Daniel and Kellie Rowley


Kellie Rowley: Composed musical vignettes, story collab, vocals, lyrics and melodies, acoustic guitar parts
Zeph Daniel: Composition of instrumental tracks, soundtrack, original story, arrangement, dialogue, sound effects, mix and master

I told Kellie the story and she composed all the vignettes and wraparounds for the story. 

This is sonic theater, and it's kind of a fair warning about the after death reality.  It's the realm of horror, sci fi and fantasy.  It is also a musical.  





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