Jerry Boutot Music http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com The Lost And Wandering Ship Of Fools Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:06:38 +0000 en hourly 1 Jerry Boutot is an independent artist, composer, producer, audio engineer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumental musician, MIDI programmer, and the creator of Jerry Boutot Music. He's an 11th Annual Independent Music Awards Nominee. This podcast contains original music and videos, and may contain an occaisional rant. Jerry Boutot Music no Jerry Boutot Music jboutot@appdataworks.com jboutot@appdataworks.com (Jerry Boutot Music) Jerry Boutot Music Keep Up To Date with All Audio and Video Releases From Jerry Boutot Music Jerry Boutot Music http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/images/jerry-boutot-itunes-podcast-image-1400x1400.jpg http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com Spring Hill, FL Cygnus X-1 Book II Hemispheres: Guitar Performance [Video] http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/my-videos/cygnus-x-1-book-ii-hemispheres-guitar-performance-video/ http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/my-videos/cygnus-x-1-book-ii-hemispheres-guitar-performance-video/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:00:37 +0000 http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/?p=81783 In my other life as a regular person who actually enjoys (and is influenced by) the music of other artists, I am an avid Rush fan, among other bands. Rush had a major influence on my music going way back … Continue reading

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http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/my-videos/cygnus-x-1-book-ii-hemispheres-guitar-performance-video/feed/ 0 In my other life as a regular person who actually enjoys (and is influenced by) the music of other artists, I am an avid Rush fan, among other bands. Rush had a major influence on my music going way back to the early 1980's when a 15 year old drummer n... In my other life as a regular person who actually enjoys (and is influenced by) the music of other artists, I am an avid Rush fan, among other bands. Rush had a major influence on my music going way back to the early 1980's when a 15 year old drummer named Ray - who we were interviewing for our band - educated me about Rush, Neil Peart, the connection between Peart and Ayn Rand, and the epic stories of 2112, The Fountain of Lamneth, Cygnux X-1, and the continuation of the story in the song Cygnus X-1 Book II Hemispheres. Up until that time, I did not know anything about Rush. Then me and my bass player Steve Weiloszynski (Stabon Plaizon) purchased Caress of Steel (in vinyl - vinyl was the only way back then) and we listened to it over and over and over again in my little basement apartment in New Milford, CT. Anyway, my love affair for Rush is something I should document in another blog post and probably will. But for now, enjoy this guitar performance of the first half of Cygnus X-1 Book II Hemispheres from the Hemispheres album by Rush. Be AWESOME!!!   Jerry Boutot: Musician, Composer, Producer no yes <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cKO2RpPD1RM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Getting Out Of Jury Duty For The Right Reasons http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/rambleon/getting-out-of-jury-duty-for-the-right-reasons/ http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/rambleon/getting-out-of-jury-duty-for-the-right-reasons/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:25:01 +0000 http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/?p=81777 Unless you live completely off the grid, with no drivers license or state issued ID card at all, have no record of where you live, have never registered with the post office to receive mail at a certain address, or … Continue reading

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Super Bowl XLIX From The Perspective Of A True Sports Hater http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/rambleon/super-bowl-xlix-from-the-perspective-of-a-true-sports-hater/ http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/rambleon/super-bowl-xlix-from-the-perspective-of-a-true-sports-hater/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 17:43:52 +0000 http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/?p=81766 OK, say what you want, but respect my right to my individual choices in life. I choose not to be a sports lover or fanatic, in fact I choose to really distain sports of all kinds altogether. Maybe it’s because … Continue reading

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Cold Cruel World Guitar Performance (Life And Death) http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/my-music/cold-cruel-world-guitar-performance-life-and-death/ http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/my-music/cold-cruel-world-guitar-performance-life-and-death/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:05:34 +0000 http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/?p=81760 A few weeks back I made a post about my new album that I’ve begun working on, which will feature a completely imaginary band.  Writing a new concept album is a process that starts with an idea, then it takes … Continue reading

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http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/my-music/cold-cruel-world-guitar-performance-life-and-death/feed/ 0 A few weeks back I made a post about my new album that I've begun working on, which will feature a completely imaginary band.  Writing a new concept album is a process that starts with an idea, then it takes time to formulate what avenues you're going ... A few weeks back I made a post about my new album that I've begun working on, which will feature a completely imaginary band.  Writing a new concept album is a process that starts with an idea, then it takes time to formulate what avenues you're going to take to illuminate the idea and deliver an experience to the listener. This is a dying art form, you know. And it's not easy to do, which is why most bands don't do it anymore. Even Rush never did any full concept albums, opting to do long form composition pieces like Cygnus X-1 Book II Hemispheres, The Camera Eye, 2112, The Fountain of Lamneth, The Necromancer, and Xanadu. Concept albums that I grew up with and always were a big inspiration to me were Tommy (The Who), Quadrophenia (The Who), Joe's Garage (Frank Zappa), The Wall (Pink Floyd), Thick As A Brick (Jethro Tull), just to name a few. In later years, the only real concept album that has knocked my socks off and really inspired me to do more with my music was Operation Mindcrime (Queensryche). These albums all have one thing in common: they tell a story in a elusive and sometimes abstract way, forcing you to think hard about the words and try and grasp their deeper meaning, a task that can sometimes feel like trying to grab smoke with your hands. But I like a bit more direct storytelling with layers of elusive hidden meaning, which you will find plenty of in Life and Death and Tip of the Sword. On the surface they both tell a very easy to follow story, but the lyrics have depth and meaning and the more you hear them - the more I hear them too - the more meaning comes out of them. This is probably one of the hardest types of musical compositions to write, with not only one song but several songs that thread together to weave a tapestry if imagery and meaning whose total is the sum of it's parts. So, rather than make everyone wait for a year or more for the next new hard hitting, pile driving Jerry Boutot Music album, I decided to start putting out videos of me playing the guitar performances for my already recorded music. And this won't be easy, either. I have to literally go back and re-learn every single guitar part from scratch, as if it were somebody else's music. Why? Because I only perform for the studio recording and in some cases the parts are partially improvised and a "take" the one that really nails it and never play it again. In the case of Life and Death, most of the lead solos are highly structured, and the recordings were done in the mid 90's so I am so far removed from them that I can't remember how to play them. I started jamming with the entire album a couple of weeks ago and couldn't believe some of the guitar work I wrote. It's one thing to hear it, but it's another thing to actually try and play it. So without any further horn blowing on my part, enjoy the first of many guitar performance of my music. Some will have split screens because there are two highly distinct guitar parts, others will just have one performance that captures the essence of the two guitars (where there are two) that play almost the exact same part. That's the case with Cold Cruel World. Support your Favorite Indie Musicians! Have an AWESOME Day! Jerry Boutot: Musician, Composer, Producer no yes <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5xho-dCxxPQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
It’s OK For Cops To Kill People Because They Have Super Powers http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/rambleon/its-ok-for-cops-to-kill-people-because-they-have-super-powers/ http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/rambleon/its-ok-for-cops-to-kill-people-because-they-have-super-powers/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:37:02 +0000 http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/?p=81756 OK, let’s face it, we mere mortals cannot begin to comprehend the power that the police possess. They’re not like us. How do I know this? Well, because if I feel someone is a threat to my life, I can’t … Continue reading

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A Completely Imaginary Band Will Perform On My New Digital Album http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/rambleon/a-completely-imaginary-band-will-perform-on-my-new-digital-album/ http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/rambleon/a-completely-imaginary-band-will-perform-on-my-new-digital-album/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 21:35:22 +0000 http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/?p=75614 This: Not This:  An undertaking that has been long overdue, I have decided to begin production on a completely digital album of brand new, highly intense heavy metal psychedelic music. I haven’t named it yet, but I’ve been mulling over the … Continue reading

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My Right Mind Lyrics Video (Morgan and Boutot) http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/my-music/my-right-mind-lyrics-video-morgan-and-boutot/ http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/my-music/my-right-mind-lyrics-video-morgan-and-boutot/#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:43:54 +0000 http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/?p=69121 Check out the My Right Mind Lyrics Video on YouTube My Right Mind Lyrics Video The second of three collaboration efforts between myself and Alan Morgan, My Right Mind is a really excellent rock song with great harmonies, excellent melody, lots … Continue reading

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http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/my-music/my-right-mind-lyrics-video-morgan-and-boutot/feed/ 0 Check out the My Right Mind Lyrics Video on YouTube My Right Mind Lyrics Video The second of three collaboration efforts between myself and Alan Morgan, My Right Mind is a really excellent rock song with great harmonies, excellent melody, Check out the My Right Mind Lyrics Video on YouTube My Right Mind Lyrics Video The second of three collaboration efforts between myself and Alan Morgan, My Right Mind is a really excellent rock song with great harmonies, excellent melody, lots of performance dynamics between the soft and dreamy verses and the intense and purposefully dramatic lead solo. The song is really an emotional admission of a man who finds himself lost, only to be found again realizing that the answer, everything he needed is already right in front of him. In this song, the delivery of the emotional self assessment seems to be coming from a man that has all he really needs in life, particularly his wife, lover, life partner, but has lost himself and doesn't really know this fact anymore, or has lost touch with the fact that what he thinks he still needs to search for in his heart has already been found. Well I lost myself but I'm found again I'm starting right back here at the end I'll be alright - I'll be alright you'll see 'Cause the answer is right in front of me Starting right back here at the end - this line bleeds paradox. The paradox that I find to be parallel to Pink Floyd's song Time, where in this song the subject sings about how he woke up one day and realized 10 years had got behind him, and so he runs and runs to catch up with the sun. But the problem is the sun is always sinking and coming up behind him, and he can never catch up, no matter how hard he tries. It's like starting at the end, or more importantly, ending at the start! I have made some fortunes I have lost some wars And I have gazed through holy windows Man I've closed some doors But I don't make excuses For the things I've done I've been brave, hey fearless And I've turned tail and run Wow. Read those lyrics and let them sink in. Powerful. I have made some fortunes - refers to the good things that have come into our lives - I have lost some wars - and who among us hasn't tried and failed? And if you try hard enough, achieving success can be a battle much like a war, you know? I have gazed through holy windows - now I never asked Alan, but for me, I interpret that as having experimented with hallucinogens to "open the doors", where your eyes are "holy windows", witnessing the spiritual reality. Man I've closed some doors refers to failed relationships, and I think also means making a conscious decision to close the door on chapters of our lives, or even belief systems. The next four lines are perfect: I don't make excuses. I'm human. I've been brave, and I've run away. I'm imperfect. Then I run away to my lonely spot leave the world behind for a while Then I realize all I've got And I'm coming back to my right mind Wow. Twice! Wow Wow! So we all retreat into our solitude, inside the universe that exists between our ears, and it's in those moments of self reflection that we realize what we have and start coming back to our right minds. "My Right Mind" is the place where everyone should be: at one with themselves, their family and friends, and the universe, especially our Source (God). The next verse is also all about the revelation that I am not perfect. I am perfect in that I'm NOT perfect. I've climbed mountains, won and didn't fail, made my momma proud, but I've spent some nights in jail. And I don't make excuses for the things I've done. Brilliant. The lead solo takes the emotional context of the song into a more intense and aggressive place without losing the basic feelings the song conveys, and transports us into the epic and anthem-like ending. Finally, we wind down and fade out. The answer is right in front of you. Love and Prosperity to you ALL! Have an AWESOME Day! Jerry Boutot: Musician, Composer, Producer no yes <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/2Z2wYbmkyyw" frameborder="1" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Skiing In Vienna Lyrics Video http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/my-videos/skiing-in-vienna-lyrics-video/ http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/my-videos/skiing-in-vienna-lyrics-video/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:35:55 +0000 http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/?p=61666 Watch the Skiing In Vienna Lyrics Video from YouTube! The story behind the Skiing In Vienna Lyrics Back when I was a kid, first learning to play guitar, I had a couple of friends – Paul and Dean. And no, … Continue reading

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http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/my-videos/skiing-in-vienna-lyrics-video/feed/ 0 Watch the Skiing In Vienna Lyrics Video from YouTube! The story behind the Skiing In Vienna Lyrics Back when I was a kid, first learning to play guitar, I had a couple of friends - Paul and Dean. And no, I'm not making that up because it accidentally... Watch the Skiing In Vienna Lyrics Video from YouTube! The story behind the Skiing In Vienna Lyrics Back when I was a kid, first learning to play guitar, I had a couple of friends - Paul and Dean. And no, I'm not making that up because it accidentally sounds like the name of a famous butter eating southern chef, that was their real names. I don't know how to find them today to ask permission use their full names in this story so I'll just use first names. Paul, Dean and I used to steal gum and life savers from the Kings department store and sell them at school. I'm talking Freshman here. This is probably 1974? 75? Something like that. Once we got caught and I actually talked my way out of it by threatening to sue if the store security searched me and found nothing. They sent us on our way and told us never to return. Kings department store later disappeared and was replaced by Bradlees, which also disappeared. For anyone who thinks it's not possible for Walmart or Target to go under, think again. Those were big chains. So one day Paul and I were hanging out in my basement. Paul got the idea that we would all run away and become bank robbers once one of us got our license. The idea was that we would have a van, and the three of us would go to small towns and set off an explosion at one end of town and while all the cops were at that scene, we'd waltz into the bank at the other side of town and rob it. As a side note, imagine my surprise when many years later this exact tactic was used on one of my favorite TV shows, Justified (FX) in one of the first episodes of season 1. That was the plan: sneak into town, blow something up at one end of town, rob a bank at the other end of town, and just drive right on out without any police interference. We went through the whole thing, talking about how the van would have a machine gun mounted at the back so we could throw the doors open and shoot the cops when they chased us. We talked about how we'd live in a cabin in the woods and when the heat got too close we'd take up the floorboards where we hid our money and take off. I'm pretty sure the idea of Skiing in Vienna was born in this time, and for some reason I am remembering that we might have been sketching out the song also, but I can't remember that far back. All I know is that Paul had a hand in the birth of the song and I wrote it - fleshed it out - later. I brought it to my band Cadence and we together tweaked the simple droning grind into a pretty cool song, which was incidentally pretty famous for a few years at Naugatuck High School. You can read more about the birth of the song here: Enjoy the video and have an AWESOME Day! Jerry Boutot: Musician, Composer, Producer no yes <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RR6Yv0_gILA?list=UUO57mrsxR5zwPgx_GEQhsEw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Vote 2014 – Here’s how I voted and why http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/rambleon/vote-2014-heres-how-i-voted-and-why/ http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/rambleon/vote-2014-heres-how-i-voted-and-why/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:46:46 +0000 http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/?p=54628 Old School Conservatives, Candidates that have the balls to admit the Republican Party is an embarrassment and switch sides, Vendettas against those who've let power go to their heads to the extent that they think it's OK to threaten the hopes and dreams of people who love each other, the non-incumbent because no one should be a career politician, actual job creators, voting against the use of sexually suggestive remarks to married women, and for conservation, appointing judges, and Medical Marijuana. See how this musician voted. Continue reading

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Waterfall Lyrics Video (Morgan and Boutot) http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/my-music/waterfall-lyrics-video/ http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/my-music/waterfall-lyrics-video/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:37:25 +0000 http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/?p=45279 Check out the Waterfall Lyrics Video on YouTube Waterfall Lyrics Video Waterfall is the very first song that Alan Morgan and I worked on together. Released on December 28, 2011, it was slated to be the first of about 12 … Continue reading

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http://www.jerryboutotmusic.com/my-music/waterfall-lyrics-video/feed/ 0 Check out the Waterfall Lyrics Video on YouTube Waterfall Lyrics Video Waterfall is the very first song that Alan Morgan and I worked on together. Released on December 28, 2011, it was slated to be the first of about 12 songs we would work on tog... Check out the Waterfall Lyrics Video on YouTube Waterfall Lyrics Video Waterfall is the very first song that Alan Morgan and I worked on together. Released on December 28, 2011, it was slated to be the first of about 12 songs we would work on together, releasing each as a single, then remixing and remastering them for an album release. At least that was the plan. We worked on 3 songs together and then the circumstances of our lives both changed and our collaboration came to a stop. We are still talking about working together again, and I hope we can. We do have 9 more songs on the list to be done for our collaboration album. Waterfall is really a cautionary tale, one which should resonate with many people of all ages and stages of life. For me, not having actually written the lyrics (Alan Morgan wrote the lyrics), I can only interpret. But to me they speak to the age old adage, "You don't know what you got till it's gone". Dream of a lifetime slipping through your hands Dream of a lifetime - oh it wasn't my plan How many times have we all stood there, with that "kicked in the head" and "sick stomach" feeling knowing that we just let the best thing in our lives slip through our hands? I for one can, and in fact I wrote an entire album about it: Tip of the Sword, which is a tale of lost love and the stupid decisions that caused it to happen. Let my rage wash it away... Man it wouldn't be real... Wash it away like a waterfall... Just erase it all and take me back in time... Lyrics like those are just rare these days. And so are leads solos like the solos in this song. And bass lines. This song has one very, very cool bass line. I oughta know - I played it :) Love and Prosperity to you ALL! Have an AWESOME Day! Jerry Boutot: Musician, Composer, Producer no yes <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/LU00w0_7AgM?list=UUO57mrsxR5zwPgx_GEQhsEw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>