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How To Strike

from Ten Steps by Max ZT and Dan Whitehouse




Dan: There’s a man I’ve observed down at Tokyo bay, who goes there daily to practice his golf. 
He has no club. No balls. Only a used plastic PET bottle. Yet he stands for hours on the waters edge. Teeing up his shot, taking aim, swinging in the wind.

Like a musician, running scales in his mind. Like an athlete working out.
The fight is won in the gym, before you even step foot inside the ring.
The music is a single live take, improvised by Max ZT at our show at St George’s Bristol, UK – Nov 2021 by Vince Iddon - Moth Wing Music


Down at the bay
his tall frame casts a long shadow in the afternoon sun
he settles himself and prepares to play
A gentle brush on the ground
the leading edge starts to hit
rolling his shoulders back
he prepares to strike
swing to the back
move the triangle
square your clubface
back and forth over the shoulders
keep the width,
maintain balance.
How to
How to
How to
How to
Still as the water
a simple movement
a common, yet vital shot
will he pull it off?


from Ten Steps, released September 8, 2023
Written and Produced by Max ZT (ASCAP) & Dan Whitehouse (PRS / MCPS)

Lyrics by Dan Whitehouse

Hammered Dulcimer recorded by Vince Iddon at St George's Bristol Nov 2021
Mixed by Max ZT

Mastered by Mark Freegard

Dan Whitehouse - Vocals, Guitars, recorded in Yokohama, Japan

Max ZT - Percussion, Synthesizers, recorded in New York, USA

Art & Design – Martin Hyde
Photos - Peter James Millson 

dan-whitehouse.com & maxzt.com 
P+C Max ZT & Dan Whitehouse 2023
WTK006 Want To Know Records


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Singer-guitarist Dan Whitehouse renews, reinvents and reimagines - touching listeners with his observations and moving them with his sensitivity and impeccable songwriting.
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