(Composed and performed by Reynold Philipsek copyright 2008 Zino-Rephi Music BMI)
Recording engineer:Stymie Seamans
There are several recorded versions of this tune. One with East Side, one with Sidewalk Cafe, one trio version with Matt Senjem and Michael Bissonnette and this acoustic and essentially solo version.
“Tempus Fugit” means “time flies” and who can argue with that idea?
I have spoken before about how, on occasion, (fairly rare) a tune will appear nearly fully formed as if by “magic.”
My only premeditation on this one was that I wanted to write something in honor of guitar great Joe Pass. So I pulled up a few Joe Pass-like chordal turns and the piece appeared. A result doesn’t always follow intention so when something of value appears it’s a good day’s work.
By the way, I am currently working on a piece of music each and every day that I think will shape up to be ready for a new video before summer. The song is called “Windmills” and it summons up not only the literal images of windmills, both ancient and modern, but also alludes to the Don Quixote reference of “tilting at windmills” which means attacking imaginary enemies (a timely subject.)
Historically windmills have been the universal symbols of life, serenity, resilience, self-sufficiency, and perseverance in a harsh environment.
All in all, a title like that offers a lot to contemplate.