Once Around the Sun
All the recording was done at Newman's studio - the dungeon. We used microphones and everything. All the guitar parts were played by Erik Newman and Mjyke Nelson. Mjyke thinks Newman got to play all the cool parts - whatever man. David J. Russ played all the drums, bass guitar and most of the other sweets that you taste and feel. Bill Brown and his Leslie speaker makes "Beautiful Beauty" sing. Keith Patterson played outstanding bass on "Send A Message." Kristen Solberg and Therese Chesmer sang backups on "I will Come Home." Newman played trumpet on "No One Can Change The World." I played all the piano. Mjyke and I sang backups wherever you hear them. I made up all the words and the songs. I'm also the singer that you hear. Newman and Dave were the experts on getting the sound recorded. They also knew how to make everything sound, so it would be the best that it could be - and they did it! Dave made the final adjustments. These guys spent so much time and did so many great things to make me and my music sound good, that I'm just glad I was able to be a part of it. Dave and a guy named Steve McKinstry listened to this whole project at Salmagundi over and over and over... just to fix the tiniest little things. Finally, Doug Wild and the one and only, David J. Russ etched everything onto the disk, forever. The pictures were taken by Brian Scott Holman at his studio. The layout and other artwork was done by Aric Nissen at his company, Design Time. Robert McCarthy told me who to use to make the copies of all the CDs. I got advice, support and endless patience from Mjyke as well as other friends and family. Lastly, I don't think I would even be a musician if it hadn't been for the encouragement of my heroes, mentors, teachers and two of my big brothers - the late Jeffrey Robert Mayne and John Charles Mayne. This recording is dedicated to you guys - I know you can hear it. You are the reason I sing.