Long Way Out Wednesday 1: Ursa Minor

Long Way Out WednesdaysThis week’s free track is “Ursa Minor.” I decided to go with this song because of the Perseid meteor shower, which will peak during the course of this week. Ursa Minor and Perseus are practically constellation neighbors, at least from our earthly vantage point, so I’m in a stargazing mood.

“Ursa Minor” is the most recently written of all the songs on The Long Way Out. It was originally commissioned by the fantastic folks who run The Encyclopedia Show: Somerville, which is a variety show which endeavors to present information on a given topic through performances by artists of all kinds. A diligent fact-checker makes sure that the information presented is indeed true. I was asked to be a part of the first Encyclopedia Show in Somerville (there are Encyclopedia Shows in different cities throughout the country), and the topic of that show was bears. I was assigned the subtopic of Ursa Minor, which I was grateful to use as a point of inspiration.

For the next seven days, you can download “Ursa Minor” for free here. It’s a great song for anyone working up the courage to follow the compass in his or her heart or to make a big life change. Please enjoy, and send your friends the link as well!