"Setbacks are a force every musician must overcome... equipment failures, vocal trauma, arthritic problems from overuse, and even or just as important the 'highs and lows' that performing can bring about (some call it manic depression)... but this does come with the territory. So making it on stage is only a whisper of what it takes to get there. It is good to learn a musician's back story and triumphs and failures getting there... that indeed is what the songs are all about 90% of the time...
Writing, writing writing... not as much producing as I would like to be doing, but I never doubt it will come...I have several new songs on the horizons, some with a bluesy influence some more typical of the reggae/jazz I have been known for. I will keep you posted along the way. 2k16 has promise and fulfillment of expectations flavoring it! Excited to see what unfolds!!"
So thankful for another burst of creativity!!! So many new songs penned and waiting to be produced, I have lost count!!! I went forward with adding "In the Pouring Rain" because I generally loved the way it feels... Hope you will take a listen!
Expectations of great things to come on the horizon. Well, I am still WRITING!!! I just uploaded updated versions of songs I previewed before finishing production to date... These mixes will be found on "The Notorious One" cd. So, I just added "Every Time We Meet" along with the latest versions of "IWishIKnew", "Love Was in the Air","River Love","Seems So Real"...with more to come...
Yes! Music makes my world go round! There are actually 50+ songs, including tunes from the "Velvet Touch" cd (06)and "Halogen Moon" (92)...and just added-- tracks from the "Reminders" album (89)...which blows my mind...discovering all was not lost after all! Hallelujah!!! This was a five song demo, featuring the songs "Homeless People","In His Life and Time","Message", "Down", and the original version of "Could it Be"...
So, I have been at this for years,what is reflected here on this site is just a drop in the bucket of songs written and produced by myself and with others. I have been writing songs (copyright CRoss@'85, '89,'03 & ZZRose @'06,'09) and performing on stage, most recently at the 505 and Coney Island and Falls View Tavern -- all in Oregon City, OR, and Habesha, Secret Garden, Eugenios and the Alberta Street pub,in Portland, OR.
I write, play guitar, play a little keyboard /percussion and sing both lead and background vocals. Most of the songs here were self produced using BR900 system--or else studio recordings. All lyrics have been written & copyrighted by me.
"All I Do" was written by David Estes. The music for "Adversity" was performed here by David Estes in Kansas City for the "VELVET TOUCH" cd.
This site also has "Adversity" [remix version 06], "It Ain't Over Yet" "Issues" (orig 03) & "Near Misses" music originally produced by Eric Schroeder in San Diego).
The nine song album "Halogen Moon" was produced at Taylor Made Music in Spring Valley CA, lyrics were written & performed by me, music created & played by Cliff Brossas and Don Young with Kivu S. all in San Diego county. The "Halogen Moon" album track features "9 songs" altogether-- which includes:
.What it Is!
Also included on this site is "Greatest Divide", from the "Kult45" cd from a midi project-- sung by me, and written in collaboration with Justin Turner-- keyboards performed by Justin, lead by Dave Roberts and bass by Larry Moiola in San Diego.
(I do cover bands when asked (Grace Slick, Aretha, Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Allman Bros, Otis Redding, "Jimi", Stevie Ray, Eagles, Journey, Neil Young, Pretenders..lots of classic rock/bluesy stuff, and modern artists Pink, Tracy Chapman and Rihanna etc.)
Gospel is my HEART. You can check out my Reverbnation and Myspace pages too, same name, ZZRose...
I have raised 2 kids, I now live alone, want to do more with my life. I trying to "position" myself to make it happen, for me...faith without works is dead! I pray for the protection of God's perfect will and purpose for my life....In Jesus name!
The song "Message" is a reminder to always "look within" (ourselves) to find the answers ...'Introspection gives perspective'....
Youthful for my age! Ready, willing and able to do what needs to be done to keep on keeping on. BIG thanks to ALL for checking out the music! Blessings!
"Delight yourself in the Lord, be obedient and He will give you the desires of your heart." My heart's desire is to acknowledge His gift to me, sing praises and sing about love! Shine light into darkness always! Peace and success to all around the world in 2014 and for years to come! "ZZ"[b]