Beatnik Pie

(Composed and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2020 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI)Recorded by Stymie Seamans I forget the precise year I wrote this song but it was an early summer day when I came across the idea. I do exactly remember how I came up with the musical idea, however. I was out for my daily jog in the wooded […]

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Everything Is Always

(Composed and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2020 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI) One day in late March of 2020 I wrote this song quite spontaneously. That does not happen often. I then recorded it on my iPhone in the backroom of our house. I hardly expected the recording to be anything but a demo. An in-the-moment “phone” recording rarely comes

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The Laughing Cavalier

(Composed and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek copyright 2011 Zino-Rephi Music BMI)Recording engineer: Stymie Seamans This is one of many solo guitar pieces I’ve composed through the years. I must have at least 30 of them in my repertoire now. Sometimes I identify songs with specific seasons and this one says “autumn.” Since that season will soon be upon us,

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Dark Eyes

(Traditional)Performed and arranged by Reynold D.PhilipsekRecording engineer: Stymie SeamansVideo by Rene Erickson Happy July. I chose this recording to send out to bring in a favorite month/time of year. This is literally the first song I ever learned on guitar when I was about ten years old. In fact, the reason I still play the piece in E minor (it

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(Composed and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek copyright 2012 Zino-Rephi Music BMI All Rights Reserved)Video produced by Rene Erickson 1965 was a memorable year for me. Although I was only 12 years old I had been playing guitar for two years already and was putting together my first band The Charades (with two classmates at St. Anthony’s grade school). The

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Pubs of London

(Written and arranged by Reynold D. Philipsek 1994 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI) Guitars, vocals, keyboards-ReynoldDrums-Steve Read-SmithBass-Luke KramerTrombone-Zane Schaefer, Lowell LarsonEngineer-Stymie Seamans This song’s lyrics were derived from a list of pub names from the London phonebook. Musically, I really tried to capture the late sixties English pop vibe and I think Stymie and all of the involved players made that

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