Another piece from the Ictus chapter, this was written in 1978. <y life at the time seems to be one of a constant flow of bad luck, the uneven paths, and seemed to be just one wave of bad luck after another, hence the title Steady Waves, Uneven Paths. I had lost the use of my left hand (read Tom Rhea's short bio of me for more on that) and had to stop playing guitar, and had taken up the synthesizer to remain in the band, but hadn't quite carved out a role for the electronics in my music yet. Bruce Nifong is again featured on this tune, and Bruce was a long-term member of the band Ictus. Background horns feature Jeff Stout on trumpet and Greg Badolato on Tenor Sax.