"My hope with ‘Idiot Savant’ is to inspire others to THRIVE. I picked a character who I think most of us can relate to which was a 9 year old boy named Ian. Ian has talent with no outlet. Ian’s childhood was robbed. Ian has a special connection with animals. Ian sees things that others don’t. Ian is a Savant in an ignorant world where they view him as an idiot. He has good mentors and bad teachers. I set it in the 30s because I love that era but believe it set some very bad patterns that are still present today. This makes the title of the record actually timely, not archaic or politically incorrect.
The record was inspired when I heard ‘The Logical Song’ by Supertramp. I realized that the original intention for us was to PLAY. Becoming an adult meant getting a ‘real job’ and being bummed out full-time. Over the course of our lives, we become vegetables like the song suggests.
Co-produced by Frank Gryner, the 12 songs on ‘Idiot Savant’ represent moments from the chapters of the book I am also writing by the same name. It chronicles this pattern of childhood innocence trying its damnedest to get back to the spirit of play again.
My hope is not to have some trendy viral event, but a solid life-changing experience where we reunite with who we really are and get back to the things we are passionate about.
I absolutely cannot accept that living in Hell was the original intention for us."
You know, in re-reading what I wrote, I have come to realize that life is challenging enough without someone adding additional Hell.
"Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." ~Plato
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