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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 truly shine.

Here’s some background on the recording process:

https://youtu.be/efw0WGCi9G0

You can hear the entire album at Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, or wherever you listen to stuff.

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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 the entire album at Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, or wherever you listen to stuff.

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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 how I got there:

You can hear the entire album at Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, or wherever you listen to stuff.

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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 poem, entitled A Dream, which included channeling Erik Satie on a piano solo.

Here’s a glimpse into that process:

You can hear the entire album at Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, or wherever you listen to stuff.

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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, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, or wherever you listen to stuff.

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Jonathan Salem Baskin

Jonathan Salem Baskin

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