We Were the Future

songs by Michael Amo and Rick Fathers

SONG OF THE MONTH/JULY 2016

July 1, 2016
michael

  Here’s a song  dedicated to all those coming of age in a place that makes you feel like an alien.  As a wise old movie poster once advised: “In space no one can hear you scream.”   There is a …

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SONG OF THE MONTH/JUNE 2016

June 3, 2016
michael

Rick and I have written a lot of “winter” songs. That’s what happens when you grow up in Canada. We also watch a lot of movies (long winter nights…) and are big fans of director David Lean. City feels so …

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SONG OF THE MONTH/MAY 2016

May 10, 2016
michael

A song inspired by sitting on a summer patio on College Street in Toronto. No doubt more than a few relationships have started (and ended) there. Madame X. Walking across College secure in the knowledge I am only passing this …

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SONG OF THE MONTH/FEBRUARY 2016

January 23, 2016
michael

  Winter is more than a season in this country, it is a condition of the soul.     I have a hole in my life I’m afraid to show you. I have a need so great, cannot wait to hold …

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SONG OF THE MONTH/JANUARY 2016

January 2, 2016
michael

  If you can’t be competent, you can always be confident…   Take a step. Take another step. Take a trip to the edge of yourself. Take everything in the shadow there. Pick it up. Take it off the shelf. …

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Song Of The Month/December 2015

December 1, 2015
michael

WARNING!: This song contains no nuts and only trace amounts of Christmas content.  It started as an instrumental that Rick composed and that I subsequently managed to sneak into a scene of a TV pilot I wrote called “Befriend and Betray” in …

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SONG OF THE MONTH/NOVEMBER 2015

October 28, 2015
michael

  This is a song for no one. This is a hymn in a hollow church. De-sanctified.  The weather’s fine.   This is the sum of my thoughts. This is the snow melting on the ground without a sound into …

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SONG OF THE MONTH/OCTOBER 2015

September 21, 2015
michael

In honour of the autumnal equinox, here’s a song about one of those rare flashes of calm in the midst of the turbulence.  Complete silence would probably communicate this even more effectively but John Cage already wrote that tune. Outside you could smell …

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SONG OF THE MONTH/SEPTEMBER 2015

September 2, 2015
michael

Rick wrote the music for this first.  I thought it kicked ass and wrote some lyrics accordingly. Oh yeah, I remember my first great love. Who can ever forget a thing like that? High school. Industrial disinfectant. Luv’s Baby Soft Shampoo. We’d hold hands until …

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SONG OF THE MONTH/AUGUST 2015

July 28, 2015
michael

Rick and I did this as background music for a scene in a TV movie I wrote called “Befriend and Betray”.  Great fun to dream up a song as if it was recorded back in the rockabilly heyday of Gene Vincent and Duane Eddy – …

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