Kyle Hancharick

The random musings of a quasi-hermit who sings songs.

Had an amazing time seeing James Taylor in concert last night. This is the music I grew up to, thanks in no small part to my parents who came of age to James Taylor’s music.

(Source: Spotify)

"Escape" by David Hayward

“All it takes is one small opening
and one small opportunity.

Just underneath the straw in my cell I found a hatch door.
My means of escape was always available to me.
I just hadn’t seen it yet.

My captors are busy playing their games, planning their next move,
unaware that I have found my means of escape and made mine!

I must make a plan. But I have no idea how to implement it.
All I know is that I must escape.
But I need to be clear how. And when.

I felt like a slave for years. Like I said, I tried to ignore the fact.
Then I tried to change the circumstances.
Finally I had to admit I was enslaved. I had to liberate myself.

But I still needed to know exactly when.
I asked for perfect clarity on when I was to make my decision
and I would act on it immediately.

So many things had to be aligned. Like colossal planets.
Everything had to be perfectly in line. And I knew exactly what had to be in line.

I waited.

Then one day it happened. I knew just as clear as I ever knew anything.
It was time! Immediately. I was done! Done with my slavery.

No time to hesitate. Like the exodus, hastily at night carrying nothing.

So I took a deep breath.
I lifted the hatch door.
And I slipped away.
I stole away as suddenly as a light goes out.
I slipped out of bondage like I slip out of my clothes.

Then I was gone. Never to return.


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Bringing Back the Fretless

There’s nothing quite like the sound of a good fretless bass.

Here are some of my favorite songs that featured the fretless bass…

"The End of the Innocence" by Don Henley
“St. Teresa” by Joan Osborne (played by Mark Egan, a good friend of mine and considered one of the best.)
Most of the album “Graceland” by Paul Simon
Most of the album “How Did You Find Me Here” by David Wilcox

Beach Lake PA, 7/2014

Beach Lake PA, 7/2014

Beach Lake, PA 7/2014

Beach Lake, PA 7/2014

Beach Lake, PA 7/2014

Beach Lake, PA 7/2014