ARs Now Available Everywhere

Thanks so much to all of you who have purchased/listened, and sent messages about my new album ARs. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I can happily announce that it’s now correctly listed on iTunes, and in all major digital/physical portals. If you’re old-school and like a real CD (with 12 page booklet), you can get that via BandCamp or CDBaby. Thanks for your support!

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ARs (2017), an album of music


ARs = Addiction, Recovery, Sobriety (acceptance, redemption, serenity, sanity)

This album represents ten years of work. Not just work on the songs, but also ten years of living sober. An amazing decade of pain, joy, fears, hopes, loss, growth, learning, and change. Ten years of life, fully present to feel, breathe, love, and be grateful. I hope these songs will help or inspire others in some small way. This record was created and offered as thanks to those who helped me. You know who you are.

The songs, nine originals and seven covers, speak of human struggles, and the rewards of living. They’re arranged in a narrative, as Acts I & II. I urge you to read the notes and lyrics (no cover lyrics, but you can find those online). There is much tucked into the songs and writings. Examples: Ars is the Latin word for art, Au is the chemical symbol for gold, and traditional practices held triple meter to be sacred, yet 4/4 was considered “common.” Listen, read, think, and most of all, feel.

This record is my offering to you.  Please enjoy.   And please tell your friends.  Over the next days I’ll post essays for the individual tracks.  Stay tuned…

Please share this music, but don’t steal it. Play it for your friends, buy it for them, or urge them to buy it. The CD/downloads are priced fairly. Please know that proper royalties were paid for the cover songs, plus CD production costs, etc. Thanks, P-Ray.

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© 2017 P-Ray All rights reserved. Tracks 2,5,6,8,9,10,12, © the writers listed


Lamentation and Hope

Lamentation and Hope, by P-Ray, November 8-22, 2016

Some things seemed so obvious, others not too clear.
All our hopes and dreams seemed to suddenly dissapear.

‘Lotta sadness, ‘lotta fear.

we grieve

Confusion all around, like we lost our atmosphere.
‘Lotta folks sayin’ they’re gonna get outta here.

don’t leave

just breathe

The Scholar’s Prayer (unknown anonymous source)

“From cowardice, that shrinks from new truth,
From laziness, content with half-truths,
From arrogance, thinking it knows all truth,
Oh God of Truth, Deliver us.”

It’s hard to sleep, or cope, or even feel.
But we must live, and hope,
and love, and dream, and heal.

Stronger together, and without fear,


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