"Come Up to The Cove, Baby" Words music guitar bass and vocals by Lance Frank. Recording and Digital effects by Ed Genovese.
This tune is sort of a travelogue of things to do in the rustic La Quinta Cove. It's also a love song based on a phone conversation I had with a former girl friend. I had not spoken to her for years when she called me out of the blue. She was living in "The Cove" and it sounded like she wanted to invite me over to get reaquainted. I was in the process of moving and told her I would call her back but I could not reach her and never saw or spoke to her again. Turns out my Haute Couture El Paseo Girl wound up living in The Cove too...but that is another story.
I used to take long walks into the desert on the hiking trails at the top of the La Quinta cove. At one point I was able to see PGA West on the other side of the Santa Rosa Mountains. After a heart attack in 2017 my doctors encouraged me to walk, but now out of an abundance of caution I confine myself to relatively “urban” hiking …that is, walks on the paved sidewalks of Indio, La Quinta and Palm Desert were there are more people around and I am closer to medical facilities. If I do go out into the “deep” desert I do it with a companion.
I am not retired and still need to work for a living, so in addition to exercise, two other things on my daily To Do list are to advertise and socialize. As in any business, time is money. Exercising is very time consuming so I try to combine these activities whenever I can. If you see me walking around your neighborhood, that’s what I’m doing. I might leave a flyer at your doorstep and if I see you I might say hello and stop to chat if you want to, but I’ll never disturb you by knocking on your door. I could send you a post card or letter, but then I wouldn’t get any exercise or the opportunity to meet you and let you know that I will always make time for you, you your family, friends and neighbors who could use my help.
By most standards I am a "Master" at Residential Real Estate. For most clients that's all they need to know. But part of what makes a salesperson good at what they do is their ability to empathize with others. This ability is proportionate to the depth of their personal life experience. The deeper and more diverse this experience the greater the number of people they can relate to and the better a salesperson they will be.
Conversely, by most standards I would be considered an “Amateur” Musician, but if you want to know about the depth of my life experience beyond my Real Estate credentials, listen to my music.
Music was probably my first career choice out of school. But that was 40 years ago. Almost another lifetime. Though I never could make a living at it, while finding success in other fields I acquired the experiences I wrote about in these songs. They are in effect a journal of my life in California for the past 40 years.
Leonardo Da Vinci once said "A work of art is never finished, only abandoned." Some of these recordings are the first and only takes recorded on a hand recorder but even the more recent studio recordings are still being tinkered with. For now this is all I've got. I hope you will forgive the inadequacies of my musicianship to hear the messages and emotions within them.
If you are a Musician/Realtor interested in putting together a band to perform locally for charity give me a call.