This week marks the 6th anniversary of Mount Everest as a weekly songwriting project! It has become a tradition of mine to offer up a big free download in gratitude to my faithful listeners for sticking around for another year, so I present to you "S!X" which is a 30 track album that compiles the "Best Of" tracks for the last year. "Best Of" tracks are chosen by me according to a completely subjective and shifting rubric that I keep in a secret vault accessible only via the hidden control panel behind a painting of Robert Oppenheimer inside my walk-in humidor. To download this years gift, head to mounteverestweekly.com
I'm compelled to say thanks for the love and support of Rebecca (my wife), Nancy and Gene (my parents), Eben & Sarah & Hal (the wonderful west coast branch of my nuclear family), my wonderful friends, my talented collaborators, and all you fine listeners out there. I'm also happy to wish my big brother Eben a happy 134th birthday today!!
This week's song is another meditation on the recent election results, concerning which I haven't been shy to state that I think we have made an historical fuckup as a country. For those of you scandalized by the "f-word," I defy you to summon a more accurate description of this likely extinction-level calamity. All that aside, this song keeps a level head about the whole thing. This is a prayer to a God I'm uncertain is there; a hymn about the folly belief. In the wake of this whole thing, I'm searching for something to believe in. All the while I have a feeling that belief in a thing (as opposed to searching curiosity about a thing) is what got us into this mess to begin with.
Thanks for listening to another year of these songs! I'll keep writing them if you'll keep coming back.
released November 21, 2016