CD "Over Here"
New Songs, pre-release
This composition is performed in two parts. The first #44070 is titled after the number tattooed on Rudolf Vrba's forearm in Auschwitz. This introductory segment honors all those who had been disfigured and dehumanized during the final solution. The second movement picks up the pace... still a bit sad and mysterious, but much faster and with greater instrumentation and verve.
Rudolph Vrba, was a prisoner who successfully escaped The Auschwitz Concentration Camp during World War II. Vrba was able to escape and make his way to Budapest. Instead of going into hiding, Rudolph went to the Jewish Council and told them of the atrocities he witnessed. It is estimated that because of his actions, Rudolph Vrba saved as many as 200,000 Hungarians and people the Nazis considered "not fit for life."
Sometimes in life, we meet people that are instrumental in changing who we are forever. Paula May was a great influence on many young people in her circle, especially those in need of direction.
While in my 20's and 30's, Paula was a sort of "life compass" for me, and helped me become the person I am today. She has always been an amazing role model, and she was also always willing to listen, advise, and most of all embrace young people with love. For me, she was a savior. Paula was a spiritual being who was beautiful, funny, spunky, and some times unpredictable. "A Day with Paula May" is a musical tribute to how I feel about spending time with her. She embodied fun.
- written by Brett Feldman, Occidental Gypsy