Who Knows?

“Who Knows?”
(Composed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2018 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI)
Keys-Gregg Inhofer

I wrote and recorded this piece in the Spring of 2018.
“Who knows?” is a question I have been asking myself as long as I can recall.
Now that I am in my musical and physically mature years, I find myself becoming more of a minimalist. The songs on my last album “Picture This,” especially typify this development and this one follows suit.
The piece does end on a harmony that suggests a question but after all, so does the song’s title.
I am joined by my longtime pal Gregg Inhofer on this piece.

“Who Knows?” link:


And we found this video of “Babushka” in the archives.
I forgot about it.
“Babushka” is a Slavic term for grandmother, or a name used for the typical headscarves worn. My “Babushka” (born in Poland) was called “Babushka” and wore one as well.
“Babushka” (written and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2011 copyright)
“Babushka” link:

Hong Kong Harry

Hong Kong Harry
Written by Reynold Philipsek 1994 copyright Zino-Rephi Music
Guitars, voice, bass. Keys-Reynold
Trombone, trumpet-Zane Schaefer
Trumpet-Lowell Larson
Drums-Steve Read Smith

In 1994, my wife and I made a two month around the world trip, which included Japan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, France, Holland, and England. I then wrote and recorded the “Global Home Movie” album which, to this day, is one of the most popular recordings I have ever made.
Hong Kong Harry” is a unique song in my canon. It is essentially a film noir soundtrack with me doing a voice over in the style of a film noir private eye.
This is probably a strange take on Hong Kong (which at the time had not been reunited with China).
Obviously the story is meant to be a humorous take on the film noir genre which I deeply admire.

CLICK HERE to have a look at the video and see for yourself.