Never Sleep (Instrumental)

from by Cheryl and Emerson Martlage

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This instrumental of the title track "Never Sleep" is trying to awaken us slowly from our incessant story-making and dreaming—like a gentle music box nudging us to life again.

We realize that the stories are essential temporary structures that create life-changing experiences for us. But, as with any good night's sleep, there comes a time to wake up. We must discard that which is no longer useful, to create new stories, new ways of living, new learning. Every one of us is a masterful storyteller, dream-maker and sage. But we must always remember never to fall asleep in our own dreams!


from Never Sleep, track released January 1, 2003
Emerson Martlage - Music and guitar
Tom Tomasello - Producer/Arranger
Mr Toad's San Francisco - Mastering


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Cheryl and Emerson Martlage San Diego, California

At the age of 48, and after 25 years of marriage, we headed to a secluded town for 6 weeks, to create a new relationship and begin again.

When we arrived as if by magic, we co-wrote our first song ever— "Never Sleep," evoking the mystery and magic of the new adventure. Twenty years later, we're still making music. Join us on our musical storytelling as the adventure continues to unfold
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