David the Page

Disjointed Folk Music and Stories


So, I’m a musician (obviously). And that’s just great. Really! I love it, I love playing music, writing music, production, even listening to music really gets me jazzed (get it?). But, what about the other stuff?Sure, I write one (crappy) novel a year, and I love writing – I think I do better at reading books than I do writing them, though. But… What about the dreaded Day Job? Does anyone really care?  I do, but that’s because I have...

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Small Town Musicians & A Tortie


Posted on May 17, 2016

I live in a small town. Seriously. It makes South Park look like a thriving metropolis of doom!In my town, we’re in the mountains, and about 45 minutes drive away from anywhere else. Sure, the views are nice, the air is clean, and it’s impossible to get a burrito after 9 pm… The venues for music are surprisingly plentiful, but they all have their niche. One place loves jazz, and sometimes blue-grass. Another, all about the usual...

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What is Disjointed Folk?


Posted on May 13, 2016

  Disjointed Folk…    Just kind of rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?    Nope. Not really.     So, what is Disjointed Folk?    Short answer: That’s my genre.    Long answer: ….        Well, the long answer is that Disjointed Folk is how I describe not only the music & lyrics I write, but the stories that go with them, the characters that they involve, and – to a certain point – my point of view of all of...

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I’ve had a few people ask me about the meaning of my instrumentals, what the story is, how they should feel about them, and so on… So, let me speak both as a musician who writes instrumentals, and as a listener who loves instrumentals… When it comes to movie scores, symphonies, or operas there is usually a story going along with the music. Instrumental music, be it one track, an album, or a full collection, aren’t much different....

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November is a magical month, when a Page’s thoughts turn to the number of words he can cram into a novel in just thirty days. Every November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Participants, like myself, have just the thirty days of the month to write a novel of at least 50,000 words. Sound easy? It’s not. Sure, there is an entire year to prepare, work through outlines, do character sketches. But, what do I do?...

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Where Does The Time Go?


Posted on Apr 21, 2016

       Having a place at home to record is both good and bad… Sure, I don’t have to pay a ton of money for studio time – which is great when I’m having a day of bad takes, but I still won’t get that Studio Sound that many musicians think of…. But, there is one upside/downside than not many people think about…        When I sit at my little at-home studio, there are times when I come up with song ideas back to back (my all-time...

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So, let’s get this out of the way… I’m kind of a nerd.I research everything that even vaguely interests me; guitars, amps, effects, authors, movies, mics, and even the cables I use for my instruments. So, in the spirit of research, I looked up different topics to blog about. One of them said to write about “the ideal rock star life you want to live!” Yippee skippee… I’m sure a ton of people want to hear about how someone like me wants...

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A Short List Of Thanks


Posted on Apr 14, 2016

I would like to take a moment to show my appreciation to some of the people that have helped me along this journey to this first album.Julie – you gave me a guitar, food, pedals, food, love, food, and occasionally, cookies. Thank you for everything.Timm – thanks for always being Timm. You always inspired me. Made me think and made me laugh. Even now, miles away from each other, and with my bad contacting habits – you’re still my...

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The Storyteller’s Impasse started out as a different album. There were songs about personal issues, songs about politics and the fall of heroes. Things were different when the album first went from ideas to songs. But, as life happens, things changed. Where I lived, how I saw life, even my surroundings changed. With that, the songs changed. More songs were written.Most of the songs started coming to me when I was living in a tiny...

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I’ve been asked where I get the ideas for my songs and who these people are in them… Let me answer this question with a few questions of my own… What did Kilgore Trout daydream about? Who were the other Dread Pirate Roberts? What if the guys from Alice in Chains got hammered with Tom Waits, Cat Stevens, and James Taylor? Has anybody ever wondered what it would be like if Don Quixote were a musician? What if...

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