Calvin Luna Balli
Calvin Luna Balli

Story

Why me? I'm not a country artist...I'm a rocker. Someone has to bring back the life of cowboy artist Charles Marion Russell. I am inspired by this wonderful man, Kid Russell, so I wrote this first song for my album as a tribute to him. I play all the music and vocals and my wife Eileen added the special soundbites. I used a Casio CTK for two different tracks then added drums and maybe six vocal tracks. I recorded all on a Teac Tascam 4-track. All my songs for this album tell a story about Charley. He (me) is singing in the first tense with his cowboy and Indian pals. This one is for my friend, Ron Floyd. Thanks.

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Lyrics

Kid Russell

Words and Music by Calvin Luna Balli

Copyright 2013 Calvin Balli Music

I came from St. Louis by wagon and by train

I came to the Judith to that big Montana sky

Ol' Pike Miller offered me a job herding sheep

I was going to be a goat roper, Ha Ha

I quickly came to my senses

 

I bought two ponies and I made my claim

in the land of the Indian and the valleys of verdant green

I'm a man driven by thirst

a faith in heart of a vanishing west

 

I bunked in with the boys of the O & H ranch

I became my dream...a night wrangler

From Montana I'd paint it…Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

or mold it from clay

a buffalo calf and a mother...Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

 

I can tell you stories of me and my friends

I'm a night wrangler, I'm a night wrangler

Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

I took my ponies to the best grazing grass in all the land

(He's gonna...I know nothing)

 

I go take off for the Judith on the Yogo...go

I'm traveling out for a job and Ol' Pike Miller...he shows me

in camp he says “Hey boy you want to do some sheep herding?”

and he says...I says Hey! I need a job, but you know

it took me two weeks later, I just couldn't hang

I know I got tired of being called a goat roper

I'm Kid Russell. I got...I'm on my own

 

La, La, La,...….....

Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

He's the buckskin kid

I'm going through the woods

gonna get me some beaver and some rabbit tail

I'm gonna be a free man

I'm going to mine like the old men

getting the gold from the...just live with the mountains

That's why I'm Kid Russell, the buckskin kid

Hey come on boys herd them this way boys

 

(Sounds of a cattle herd)

 

Bring them this way Charley, Come on Kid

Come on bring them in here, clear the ponies

Come on don't let them get away from there Chuck

Come on Chuck get 'um , get 'um boy

awwwww boy...Kid, man you can't let them get away like that

He's the Buckskin Kid

 

He wears his sash and got his sombrero properly cocked this way

Yeah he doesn't know a bowl of beans about the guns and nothing

but he sho' can paint, yeah he can paint...sho' paint

La, La, La, La.....La, La, La, La

La, La, La, La.....La, La, La, La

Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

Kid Russell

 

I'm gonna ride the plains of Montana

Gonna chop some wood

Get some game gonna kick back do my paints

I'm gonna show the world I'm gonna be somebody

I'm gonna be someone

Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

(Indians singing)

 

Come on boys, gotta bring the beef to the market

we gotta go to Lewistown

party down in Utica

How about Mary Mary Jane

(coyotes howling)

Calvin Luna Balli
08/14/2013
Calvin Luna Balli

Story

When cowboy artist, Charles Marion Russell first came to Montana as a teenager, he hooked up with Jake Hoover, a mountain man. They lived in the wilderness for nearly two years. One day, Jake bought a piglet to fatten up for the winter. This song is my interpretation of Charles' humorous story of Jake Hoover's Pig originally written in the early 1900s. The highlight of this song is Ned Mefford's bass playing. My friend makes some interesting “pig” sounds at times...listen for them! We did that track in one take.

The intro includes my friends Ned Mefford as Jake Hoover, Barbara Brunton as the Madam, her daughters Eileen Wooten Balli and Susie Boehm as Mary Jane, my brother in law Jason Boehm as Charlie and Gretchen Axelson as Jake's girl. I want my audience to hear Charlie's story but I put my own inspiration in. Charlie was a colorful and often humorous storyteller so pull yourself up to the campfire, grab some grub, then listen to the story of Hoover's Pig. Charlie, this one is for you and Jake.

Calvin Luna Balli
Calvin Luna Balli

Story

Charley was a complicated man so I wanted to do justice to him writing an original song about his life. I wanted to describe Charley in just a few words...an impossible feat. Before starting this project, I began buying up all the Russell books I could get so I could find out more about this cowboy artist. Like the rest of the songs on the upcoming album called Storytellin', I sing as if Charley is telling the stories about his life. I sing and play all the instruments but I'm especially proud of the drum playing. It's a toe-tapper for sure!

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Lyrics

Them Days

Words & Music by Calvin Luna Balli

Copyright 2013 Calvin Balli Music

I began my life in the Civil War

My uncles had fought on this land torn

I followed the banks of the Ol' Mississippi

In search of a dream like Lewis and Clark

So I blazed my trail to Helena country

I never looked back this artist is coming

 

I'm just a cowboy

I'm no movie star

I ride my Hoss Monte

No stinky cars

 

I seen the coming of the civilized mind

the sound of guns on this human kind

Have you seen the herds and the Grand stampede

Running from fear this vanishing breed

 

I'm just a cowboy

I'm no movie star

I'm Charles Marion Russell

the artist from Great Falls

 

I'm a midnight wrangler and sleep until two

All you cowpunchers and trail boss too

I'll watch the herd closely, miscreants beware

Coyotes and wild cats a whisper will scare

I wear my sash and my riding boots

catch me at the Dollar and Mint saloon

 

I'm just a cowboy

I'm no movie star

I'm the western artist

Welcome me to your heart
 

Hey, hey hey hey.........

I met a pistolero who wasn't very nice

I gave him a drawing and said alright

I saw him playing cards just the other night

Someone had shot him over a fight

Me and my buddies we all agreed

Life in Them Days was our history

 

I'm just a cowboy

I'm no movie star

I'm Kid Russell

Enjoy my art

Calvin Luna Balli
Calvin Luna Balli

Story

One of the highlights for my new Storytellin' album is this song. I have written it as Charley is briefly singing to his audience, the story of an Indian pony he bought. It's an emotional song for me to sing since I knew Charley loved his old friend. He and Monty lived together for 25 years. This story is my interpretation of the original narrative of The Ghost Horse by Charles Marion Russell.

This simple song is also in honor of all those old friends we knew who are now gone.

I used a Casio CTK for the keyboards and drum track. I used a Fender P-Bass and added four vocal tracks. Sing with Charley...La La La La La la la La La...

Lyrics

Ghost Horse

Words & Music by Calvin Luna Balli

Copyright 2013 Calvin Balli Music

He runs through the Hills with the wind in his mane

My Pinto, my old friend

Thru SageBrush and Chokeberries anything will ensnarl you

Were gonna make it there

He began his life on the open range

This buffalo horse would make his stand

His short back and deep chest many rides without a rest

He understands

Wild Wild Flowers on the grazing plain

Can't you smell the fragrance of approaching rains

He wears colors of a Piegan man

He pulls a travois the best he can

He was won by a party on the Belly River

War Wound would live some fifty winters

He shot poor pinto and left him for dead

He arose from the valley defiant instead

He lived with the Indian for many a season

He became my friend he became my reason

Monty and I have been riding the range

Someday real soon we will meet on the plains

Wild Wild Flowers on the grazing plain

Can't you smell the fragrance of approaching rains

He wears colors of a Piegan man

He pulls a travois the best he can

La La La La La...La La la La La

He's gotta a sure hold on the rocky road ahead

This buffalo horse my old friend

He clings to me like I owe him some grub

I'll do anything to give him his feed

He runs through the hills with the wind in his mane

My Pinto my old friend

La la La La la la la La la...la la la

La la La La la la la La la...la la la

La la La La la la la La la...la la la

La la La La la la la La la...la la la La...

Run Run Monty to my blood kin

Cool Cool Memories in the distant winds

Run Run Monty my old friend

We'll make camp just around the bend

La La la La la...La La La La La

He wears colors of a medicine man

La La la La la...La La La La La

He's a Ghost horse my old friend

La La la La la...La La La La..

Monty is that you?

Calvin Luna Balli
Calvin Luna Balli

Story

Charley would never have attained the fame and fortune in his lifetime without his wife Nancy Cooper Russell. I went to the home of Charles Marion Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana and was amazed at what she did for Charley. I walked around the grounds and sat on the porch of their wonderful home. I was soul searching words to tell their story. During Charley's life, the house was close to the Great Falls of Lewis and Clark Lore and certainly in affluent neighborhood. You can see the real logcabin that Charley spent so much time painting his masterpieces. Monty could peer in and say hello! Nancy worked as a corespondent, walking from the house to the warm log cabin. I wrote the lyrics and chronicle their life. In the 1800's gentlemen talk, Ladyfriend was a common expression.

Lyrics

LadyFriend

Words & Music by By Calvin Luna Balli

Copyright 2013 Calvin Balli Music

I met you at Ben Roberts on the shanty part of town of Cascade

You were only seventeen, you'd be mine if I had it my way

You helped cooked the dinner and set out the dinner plates

You're a hard working woman, girl you know what it takes

Woman don't you know that I love you so

I want to care for you don't you know...............Mercy

We soon got married and we rode up to Great Falls

I'm a rattle-snaking Daddy, you can call me Charles

We bought a house on fourth street on the fancy side of town

We soon had a cabin our friends would gather around

Woman don't you know that I love you so

I want to care for you don't you know

Nancy Cooper Russell my wife for many a year

I think I'll call you Mame and bring you all such cheer

Well I began my painting I'll try to do my best

I'm Charles Marion Russell the artist of the West

Woman don't you know that I love you so

I want to care for you don't you know

Woman don't you know that I love you so

I want to care for you don't you know

You're my best friend my soulmate the apple of my eye

we've lived the good life there will be no goodbyes

I only need my canvas a brush and some vermillion paint

Fetch me the makin's, a nip, I ain't no Saint

So if your ever near our home our house and museum

Drop by and say Hi to LadyFriend

Drop by and say Hi, it's our dream

Calvin Luna Balli
10/06/2014
Calvin Luna Balli and Richard Dale McKinney

Story

Off She Went is the final song for my album, Storytellin', a tribute to Charles Marion Russell. It has taken me over three years to put together. In this song Charley is singing around a campfire with his cowboy and Indian buddies. They are playing various sticks, cowbells, and percussion instruments to accompany Charley who is feeling down because Nancy was gone.

 

In the last 10 years of Charley's life, Nancy would often leave the retreat they were visiting due to her being sickly and moody. Also, Charley was 10 years older and was stuck on his old ways. There was a lot of tension in their marriage but through all the pain, there was Charley's art. Nancy would leave to sell his work to the affluent often across the country, which would take weeks of travel. During these times, Charley was miserable without her.

 

This hauntingly beautiful song was first written by myself and Richard Dale McKinney nearly thirty years ago. I used my guitar part of the song and tweaked it to tell Charley and Nancy's story. With the chemistry of music writing I produced a spacey theme of Charles in heaven during the sound mixing. I like to think that Charley's spirit is speaking to me through the ages. I am honored to be part of this tribute to this great man.

I paint this scene with sound as Charley is singing you a ballad of Charley and Nancy.  I play an Ovation guitar through the effects of my Vox Amp. The song is simple and I recorded the bass part with a Fender P bass. I gave it a Paul MaCartney kick with a dance cadence tempo. So kick off your shoes and do the two step!!

 

 

Lyrics

Off She Went

By Calvin Luna Balli and Richard Dale McKinney

Copyright 2014 Calvin Balli Music

Off she went without even a word

I'm absent minded, and quite disconcerned

Off she went without a word

I'm absent minded, quite disconcerned

 

Once by the window staring up at the sky

Then by the canvas, painting the reasons why

 

Nancy Cooper Russell won't you come back to me

I'm lonely baby can't you see

 

Why did you do those things to me

I told you there's no guarantees

Off she went without even a word

I'm absent minded, and quite disconcerned

Nancy Cooper Russell won't you come back to me

I want to be the man that you want me to be

 

Why did you do this to me

I told you there are no guarantees

Our love will be told in history

I love you Mame just you and me

Calvin Luna Balli
Calvin Luna Balli

Story

This is my take on the story of the companion paintings by Charles Marion Russell, Breaking Camp and Cowboy Camp During the Roundup (see my March 29, 2014 Blog). In the art pieces, he includes 25 of his buddies of the 1887 roundup in Montana's Judith Basin. I got nearly all of them but maybe someone can tell me who all of them were. Anyway, Charley must have really loved this time in his life: the smell of rawhide, the talk of the cowboys, and the good eating on the trail.

I do all the voices, which leads into the song, The Roundup. These boys came from everywhere including Europe to take part in the cattle roundup. The rich boys would show off their fancy clothes and horses (the best that money could buy). Since they were the best cowboys in Montana, they rode Smooth Fork. There were no fences at this time, just open range.

Calvin Luna Balli
03/26/2014
Calvin Luna Balli

Story

This is my interpretation of Charles M Russell's paintings, Breaking Camp and Cowboy Camp During the Roundup (see my March 29, 2014 Blog). These were Charley's first oils on canvas. Charley included 25 of his friends that were there during the roundup. The beginning starts with the sound of cattle, cowboys whistling and having a good time. Charles and you, my audience, are having a sing along conversation. The cowboy camp is near Utica, Montana and Charley is working the roundup as a night hawk. I wrote this with a special roundup dance move. You dancers will have your version too. Again, I play all the instruments and sing all the voices. This is my gift to Charles on his 150th Birthday. Ho Ho Hi Eeeeee..

Lyrics

The Roundup

Words and Music by Calvin Luna Balli

Copyright 2014 Calvin Balli Music

Charley Charley wake up from your dream

They're hiring wranglers, just you and Monty...yeah!

We camped on the Judith, down by Utica way

We gathered for the roundup, herding some beef today

This outfit is a blazing, six shooters on display

There's plenty time for roping a steer or a stray

Charley Charley, hurry don't be late

Chuckwagons waiting, you'll be Ok...yea!

Windy Bill Davis, he's savvy to the bone

Charlie Brewster's got one, he's gotta snaky roan

Hold them to the right

Kick um to the left

send them down the line

It's Roundup time

Charley Charley, can you draw me a scene

This life were living, just like a dream...yea!

Hey Hey Hey Hey, Hey Hey Hey Hey

Hey Hey Hey Hey, Hey Hey Hey Hey

Hold them to the right

Kick um to the left

send them down the line

It's Roundup time

Hold them to the right

Kick um to the left

send them down the line

It's Roundup time

Hey Hey Hey Hey, Hey Hey Hey Hey

Hey Hey Hey Hey, Hey Hey Hey Hey

Hey Hey Hey Hey, Hey Hey Hey Hey

Hey Hey Hey Hey, Hey, Hey Hey Hey

Hold them to the right

Kick um to the left

send them down the line

It's Roundup time

Come on boys

It's roundup time

party down in Utica

It's party time boys

Calvin Luna Balli
Calvin Luna Balli

Story

Save the Whale features Dee Dee Jones on vocals, Rick Andrews on synthesizer, me on guitars and vocals. I wrote this song in 1979 during the era of whale awareness in movies, the news, etc. I presented this song to the band and one night Rick and I decided the intro should have the sounds of rain and thunder, so we recorded the "waves" by putting the microphone outside during a thunderstorm.

Sorteo follows featuring Mike McManus on bass, Rick Andrews on keyboards, Charles Pittman on drums, and me on guitars.

Lyrics

Save the Whale

Words and Music by Calvin Luna Balli
Copyright 2013 Calvin Balli Music

Watch your step,
Or take a dive
Into the Mystic sea.
To save the whale,
The peaceful one
Who struggles to be free.

What can we do
What can we say
What will we know
When there’s no more.

One by one,
And then there’s none
Our ways are still the same.
What will it take,
To realize we’re partners
In this game.

What can we do
What can we say
What will we know
When there’s no more.

Calvin Luna Balli
1980
Calvin Luna Balli

Story

Way down south was inspired by my friend Richard McKinney. We played this song often. I remember going back to my family island, Padre Island, Tx. one summer afternoon, splashing in and out with the crashing waves in my Jeep Laredo. I drove the island one side to the other. I was inspired to write this and it's evolution began there. It's kind of funny listening to my lyrics and is very dated! I was really driven with ambition and being around Ricky Andrews was crucial to my writing. I was at his house somewhere in Houston and spent hours with him perfecting my art. In turn he practiced his craft and he perfected the Hammond B3. With the twin Leslies I could get the most wonderful sounds. Ricky really nails it on this one. He had the freedom to create his sound and to me this is a masterpiece. He couldn't have recorded a more important performance of his life. He also does all the percussion. I was using a six string Ovation Balladeer and a twelve string Ovation Pacemaker. I don't usually play lead guitar but this is my first lead guitar solo I recorded. Mike McManus plays bass. I believe this is one of the first songs we recorded as Eclipse. This is around the time that John Lennon was shot. We were recording this song! The words are whimsical. I had Ecuador in mind and remembering a Andean Cholo man from early in life and his family. They lived in the Ecualipus forest of the highlands of Pichincha. I hunted near his forest home near my house. I would borrow my dad's 22 rifle and take my favorite dog Paico and pop off a few rounds. The cholo mudman's son would tag along. and show me cool areas to shoot toucan, hummingbirds with beaks that were three inches long, spiders and rats, insects and papaya fruit trees. He's the cholo man I am singing about. Anyway there are many stories of lost gold and you know... they are just like you and me.

Lyrics

Way Down South

Words and Music by Calvin Luna Balli
Copyright 2013 Calvin Balli Music

Calvin Luna Balli: Vocals, Guitars, Synthsizer

Mike McManus: Bass

Ricky Andrews: Hammond B3, Vocals, Percussion, Synthsizer, Sound Engineer

Way down south of Jamaica
Where an old man lives by the sea
He’s making all his money
And he’s making such a time
But he knows what’s come to be
Just like you and me

Deep in the heart of the Andes
Where a ruin lies in harmony
An old Indian cholo digs the earth
In quest of gold
And he knows what’s come to be
Just like you and me

Down in the southwest Indies
Where a Polynesian people
come to sail
They’re making all their fortune

And they’re making such a fame
That they know what’s come to be
Just like you and me

Calvin Luna Balli
Calvin Luna Balli

Story

Angel's Hideaway was created in 1989 in my Houston apartment using a simple Casio CTK keyboard. I have written this as a passing of my life to the other side. The cadence and trancelike emotions you are feeling are little time capsules of my life. You really need to close your eyes, put on your headphones and wait for that moment. You will feel it too. I did this one evening after work in my bedroom closet. I have some cool vocals melodies that I need to remix and put the newest version out. A song still in progress.

Calvin Luna Balli
Calvin Luna Balli

Story

This is another 1980s song. I will have a newer version with vocals soon. Stay tuned to hear it!

Hope

04:35
Calvin Luna Balli
Calvin Luna Balli

Story

Hope was written in honor of Hope Burgess, my high school English teacher who inspired me to get on with life. This song features Mike McManus on bass, Rick Andrews on keyboards/percussion, Calvin Balli on all guitars and vocals.

Lyrics

Hope

Words and Music by Calvin Luna Balli
Copyright 2013 Calvin Balli Music

Hope for Peace
Hope for some time
In this world with all its strife
Hope is only a way

All the poor the feeble the kind
It’s all so sad this feeling to know
Take a chance and see for yourself
This world of ours
Could be another place for time

Time to heal
Time to forget
What has come is now in the past
Hope
It lives for today

Hope for all
Things will always change
Be it not for all the politics
Hope is only a way

All the poor the feeble the kind
It’s all so sad this feeling to know
Take a chance and see for yourself
This world of ours
Could be better place
for love...peace...hope...love

In this land
Such as the one you live in
You live as you could
And choose as you should
Maybe chop some wood

We’re waiting for a stranger
When it seems like we’ve already known
We’re waiting for a season
We need to know
Before we grow too old

We’re waiting for an answer
But we know that it comes and it goes

Calvin Luna Balli
Calvin Luna Balli

Story

This song is all keyboard and guitars (I used a Casio CTK). With all the mixdowns, I gained a lot of hiss. but I will re-release In My Life with vocals some time soon.

2013

04:03
Calvin Luna Balli
Calvin Luna Balli

Story

This is a happy song inspired by my friend Rick Andrews and was written at the end of the Eclipse (my old band) era. I didn't play this song for many years but picked it up again in 1995. The song's name conveys a hope for a future after the "doomed" 2012 date.

Calvin Luna Balli
Calvin Luna Balli

Story

This early version of Just Win was originally meant to be a dance song. When you hear the updated version soon, you will notice the more rock upbeats. Stay tuned!

I play all keyboards on this piece of music.

I was inspired by my late high school friend, Keith Branson on this one. This is for him!

Calvin Luna Balli
Calvin Luna Balli

Story

I play all keyboards and guitars and will re-release this song with vocals soon.

Calvin Luna Balli
Calvin Luna Balli

Story

We recorded this at Southwest Studios in the early eighties. Calvin Luna Balli: Guitars, Jeff Beneke: Lead Guitar, Mike Mikulin: Vocals, keyboards, Rick Andrews: Keyboards, Mike McManus: Bass, Charles Pittman: Drums. The 1/4" tape sat for so long but this was the best recording of this song.

Calvin Luna Balli
Calvin Luna Balli

Story

I was fascinated with bullfighting in the mid sixties. At the Plaza de Toros in Quito, Ecuador, I once saw El Cordobes fight. After exhausting the brave bull with his famous Veronica! passes, he would run to the bull sliding right up to it's face and plant a kiss to his forehead! He would gracefully and majestically walk away with his back to the bull to the roar of his fans. At the time, he was one of the highest paid athletes. His suit of lights that he wore...the people in the highest seats could see his every move. Before the fight my brother and I got to see him at the sorteo a holding ring for the bulls. A selection was done and Manuel Benitez got the top bull. I walked above him to his snorting and growling all the while kicking up dirt behind him. This was one mean bull. Well El Cordobes won the battle and got a tail and two ears. I will never forget the energy, the bullfighting music, the horn players and the excitement of the moment. I am glad bullfighting is removed from our viewing conscience but it is amazing. It's part of my DNA of my spanish/italian heritage. Today I love watching the videos that do not kill or harm the animal. Men today fight the younger bulls and would never face down a fighting bull from San Mateo. After the fight I saw them butcher the bull and give away portions to the needy. Fresh fajitas!!

Michael Mikulin
Michael Mikulin

Story

This song is from my early band called Wizards. Michael Mikulin is credited as the writer. Calvin Luna Balli plays bass, Mike Mikulin plays keyboards, Patrick Mikulin plays guitars, Ricky Andrews plays keyboards, and Rob Casner plays drums. Recorded on a TEAC 3340 at Mike Buzzo's lake house party in Lake McQueeney, Texas in the early eighties.

Michael Mikulin
Michael Mikulin

Story

This is also a recording we did at Mike Buzzo's lake house in the early eighties (see the song listing for  Jochen Rindt). I play bass, Mike Mikulin plays keyboards, Patrick Mikulin on guitars, Ricky Andrews on Keyboards and Rob Casner on drums.

Patrick Mikukin
Patrick Mikulin

Story

This is also a recording with Wizards at Mike Buzzo's lake house in the early eighties (see the song listing for Jochen Rindt). Patrick Mikulin plays guitars and vocals, Mike Mikulin on keyboards, Calvin Luna Balli on bass, Ricky Andrews on keyboards and Rob Casner on drums.

Wizards
Wizards

Story

This also is a recording of Wizards at the lake house party in Lake McQueeney (see the song listing for Jochen Rindt). This is just a jam, written by Wizards as a band. I play bass, Patrick Mikulin on guitars, Mike Mikulin on keyboards, Ricky Andrews on keyboards and Rob Casner on drums.

Calvin Luna Balli and Richard Dale McKinney
Calvin Luna balli and Richard Dale McKinney

Story

My old high school friend Richard McKinney and I played a lot of music together back then...at times we were inseparable. This was way before we went our own ways and each got married. But for a brief time, we wrote and played quite a bit of original music, mostly for entertaining ourselves. This recording came spontaneously. We wrote it on the spot. We knew each others' moves and moods intimately (as close friends do).

Thank you Richard for all those wonderful moments that we had!

Calvin Luna Balli and Richard Dale mcKinney
Calvin Luna balli and Richard Dale McKinney

Story

I remember that after high school, I got a fast Firebird and my friend Richard McKinney got a faster Camaro. We often met together at Richard's parents house in Belleville, Texas to jam and to write songs. I wrote this song as a result but Richard usually sang it...I was usually stage shy and would let him do all the singing. I only sang on a rare occasion here and there. Really we co-wrote this gem. Thanks Richard.

Calvin Luna Balli and Richard Dale McKinney
Calvin Luna balli and Richard Dale Mckinney

Story

I really do not know how the intro was created, but I really love the picking that Richard does. Why won't you stay, sometimes you have the feel. Sometimes I feel like letting go. There are so many recorded versions of Off She Went, but I love the pure innocence of this one. A time so long ago. It's funny hearing my young voice. Ha! Richard's voice is great!

Calvin Luna Balli
Calvin Luna Balli

Story

I play the guitars, bass and vocals. Rick Andrews plays the keyboards and recording engineer. I was inspired by my own life experience with UFO's to write this song. Written in the late seventies with StarTrek and Voyager in our minds, The original recording of this is lost and this is the best I can get. 

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