The 10th song from my new album John Milton’s Paradise Lost has Satan selling his minions on the benefits of new real estate. There’s a lot of relaxed, rocking goodness on this one (I especially like how the chorus came together).

Here’s some background on the recording process:

https://youtu.be/63d8ondAhRw

You…

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The 9th song from my new album John Milton’s Paradise Lost is where Eve tastes the Forbidden Fruit, though I found it both fascinating and beautiful that it causes her to ponder a deeper, more equal partnership with Adam. I kept this one short and simple to Milton’s poetry could…

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The 8th song from my new album John Milton’s Paradise Lost is all about lowering expectations…in this instance, Adam’s contemplation on questions about his station, which I ‘heard’ as a straightforward rock song that kinda goes nowhere (like Adam).

Here’s some background on the recording process:

https://youtu.be/OXM54Vy5ues

You can hear…

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The 7th song from my new album John Milton’s Paradise Lost is about the spooky enormity of creating the physical universe, so I used squealing ambient guitars and a pounding hand-played drum track.

Here’s some background on the recording process:

https://youtu.be/ompe0PF8W4Y

You can hear the entire album at Bandcamp, Spotify

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The 6th song from John Milton’s Paradise Lost is all about how the Son of God transforms into this angry killing machine to defeat Satan and the other rebellious angels. Somehow, it came out as a sailors’ ditty about a sea monster, replete with an accordion.

Here’s a glimpse into…

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In the 5th book of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Eve dreams she eats the Forbidden Fruit and has a psychedelic journey into outer space…then wakes up and is relieved it wasn’t real (Spoiler Alert).

I tried to capture a sense of wonder and fear in my song based on the…

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Satan gets a conscience, sort of, and notices how unfair it is to put a huge “don’t touch this” sign on a tree in the middle of the garden. Here’s some background on the fourth song on my album “John Milton’s Paradise Lost.” You can hear the song at Bandcamp

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Jonathan Salem Baskin

Jonathan Salem Baskin

I write books about technology and brands, sci-fi stories, and rock musicals.