ABOUT ODD TALES AND WONDERS
Imagine a time capsule, sealed in 1974, full of exciting STORIES IN SONG and STORIES IN RHYME composed at the height of the American social and musical revolution of that time – not recordings, but music, lyrics and rhymes never before recorded and released. Then, imagine the “time capsule” is aging, with most of its treasures still within, and unless those works are retrieved and recorded quickly, they may soon be lost forever.
ODD TALES AND WONDERS is equal parts memoir of the turbulent decade from 1964-1974, and a collection of some of his most memorable original rhymes and songs from that period. Arriving in Los Angeles in 1968, this multi-talented Bostonian, singer-songwriter and storyteller, became a true Hollywood multi-hyphenate, adding screenwriter, producer, director and editor to his credentials. If his career was a screenplay, this book would be about its First Act and its publication would signal the beginning of its Third Act, when all the obstacles introduced in this First Act are overcome and the saga’s many subplots are resolved.
The blurry 1968 cover photo shows Travis with his then 3 year old brother, Adam, visiting from Newton, Massachusetts, perched on his knee. Since then, Adam moved to California, became a musician, audio engineer, singer-songwriter, and arranger, now co-producing Travis' music, bringing those mid-20th Century songs into the 21st century. As far as this Third Act is concerned, Travis shall be forever grateful to Adam, whose musical skills and infinite patience made recording the songs possible.
Having recorded the STORIES IN RHYME, and STORIES IN SONG, they are now recording the best of the rest of his original songs composed in the mid to late sixties and early seventies. The complete albums are available to audition on Youtube, links are provided on the Production office web page, and the brothers are currently working on more albums, so be sure to check back regularly.
VISIT THE ODD TALES AND WONDERS
Production Office links provide access to all current audio, video and print media in all the Otherworld Cottage Industries websites, making it easier for you to explore, enjoy and evaluate our products before purchasing. It will also keep you up-to-date on what to expect next, and when new Otherworld Cottage productions will become available. CLICK THE IMAGE (LEFT), to try it. We hope you'll enjoy this new feature and come back to visit us often.
Click Here To Read The October 2015 Issue of Shindig! Magazine's Book Review of
"Travis Edward Pike's Odd Tales and Wonders: 1964-1974 A Decade of Performance."
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