A Word from Phil...
Below are the actual top 5 questions people have asked me about Songs for
Nocturna in the month or so it's been out. Enjoy!
- I don't hear a vacuum cleaner, was that a joke?
- No, it's in the "storm" section of "The Waters".
I waved a drinking glass back and forth in front of the nozzle to
create the "whooshing" noise. It was a fun session.
- Why is "My Arm's Asleep" purple on the back cover?
- Nocturna's walls were sponged in various shades of purple. When I
first played open mic nights there, I was so nervous I could barely
sing; the only thing that helped was to start out with something
mellow. "My Arm's Asleep" was the mellowest thing I had, so
people heard it a lot; it became quite popular.
- What's a "Kibble"?
- Like most coffeehouses, Nocturna served an assortment of sandwiches
and pastry-type stuff. I'd always assumed it meant that. The actual
dictionary definition is "coarsely ground meat or grain".
- Who is "Mary Canary"?
- I'll never tell. Suffice it to say, she was a cute blonde
twenty-something singer who showed up once in a while for open mic
nights. You couldn't help liking her, but I hated having to follow her
on stage, the place was spellbound.
- Now that it's over, what's the answer to the "Find the misspelled
- C'mon, go back and look again. (Hint: It's not 'cus or disc).
© 2001-2002 Phil Fox
Art by Kate Phillips.