Ron Gallo

Ron Gallo

“Stardust Birthday Party” is about human evolution. Specifically, one humans evolution: mine,

Ron Gallo. That’s the name my parents gave me. Hi.

At one point, I was a very lost mid-twenties person living in Philadelphia, in a relationship with
someone struggling with mental health issues and crippling heroin addiction. I was asleep. I
didn’t know how to handle my life. I was also writing songs for “HEAVY META” - my
“frustrated with humanity” album. I laugh about it all now, but at the time it all felt like
an absolute nightmare. It was the perfect doorway to look inside the place I’d been avoiding

forever: myself.

“Stardust Birthday Party” is about what is happening underneath all of this life stuff. My path
inward. The details of my path are pointless because everyones path is different. It is about me
sitting with myself for the first time and confronting the big question “WHAT AM I,
REALLY?” It’s about the love and compassion for all things that enters when you find out you
are nothing and everything. I think at one point I wanted to change the world, but now I know I
can only change myself, or rather just strip away everything that is not me to reveal the only
thing that’s ever been there. And that’s what this album is about, it’s me dancing while

destroying the person I thought I was, and hopefully forever.

In the liner notes of John Coltrane’s album “A Love Supreme” (which we pay tribute to on this
album) he wrote: “During the year 1957, I experienced, by the grace of God, a spiritual
awakening which was to lead me to a richer, fuller, more productive life. At that time, in
gratitude, I humbly asked to be given the means and privilege to make others happy through

music.”

That’s it. That is the pure essence of creativity. Someone embodying what they have realized
about themselves and the world that surrounds them. That is why this album exists.

Thank you for letting me share this with you. Ron Gallo

Ian Ferguson

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