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Songs
Back in the Day
“Tell me, was before truly a softer time
or is this a trick of memory—?”
Falls St 60s
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Believe Me
"Believe me
when I tell you that I
never really believed..."
lamplight
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Calling Drone psychedelia!
Found voices!
The ghost of Jim Morrison walks!
phones
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Come On In
Inspired by reading Thich Nhat Hanh's
No Death, No Fear.

chagall
Image: Marc Chagall, "I and the Village"
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The Cricket Song
After six months of a long, bitter winter one of the many summer things I really missed was hearing crickets sing...
full moon
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Songs
Dave's Pizzeria

daves

Good thing she wasn't from
Bosnia-Herzogovina...

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Deep Inside Regina

lone phone
The saga of a young man from
the prairies. Came east
seeking fame and fortune.
Things didn't work out that way.

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Evangelina Carradine

silver box
Image: rubylane.com
The year was 1935.
The town was St. Louis, Missouri.
The person of interest
was a young woman
by the name of
Evangelina Carradine.
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Evangelina Carradine
(dance mix)

train
Image: boblemke.blogspot.com
What happens when you take
a rock song with southern gothic
lyrics and remix it as electronic
dance music (EDM)?
Stuart Wilson of bigfix-music
asked me that question.
Here's the answer.
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Faith Hope & Charity

pope
Image: "Study after Velazquez's Portrait
of Pope Innocent X" by Francis Bacon.
Source: www.artquotes.net

...Yahweh Allah high Hosanna
Shiva Vishnu Satyagraha
Buddha Dharma in Nirvana
Shiva Vishnu Satyagraha...Amen.
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Songs
Fireflies

fireflies
In memory of my brother Frank
(1944 - 1997), who gave me
my first guitar.
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The Fools Parade

music man






A song for the fool
in all of us.
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Girl on Bicycle
girlonbike
Image source: https://www.wgsn.com/blogs/cycle-in-style/








Version recorded with
David Macmichael on bass,

Paul Brennan on drums
and Tim Bovaconti on 12-string electric,
background vocals and studio wizardry.

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Half A Shade of Blue

tree sea
Is it fair?

Is it right?


We should see in hindsight?

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Inappropriate Love

Gorilla-kitten
Image: BBC / Ron Cohn; National Geographic magazine cover January 1985
A friend commented that this is
an appropriate song for 2018
( though I actually wrote it in 2009
).
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Motel Kalifornya

CA map
Image: zazzle.com
You can't get there from here....
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My Only Companion

clockface310





It's 3:10 in the dead of the night ...
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Songs
Sink or Swim

bathtub
Image by Edward Gorey, courtesy of
http://artrotation.blogspot.ca

....Lately I can't help but thinking
the Captain's bailed
and our ship is sinking....
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Sorry

zombies

Image: screen grab from prairiebeauty.com



This mix features
Tim Bovaconti: acoustic guitar,
lap steel guitar,
tambourine
background vocals;
Paul Brennan: drums;
David Macmichael: bass.
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The 3rd Person

3 circles
When someone talks about you
as if you're not there
even though you are?
Hate that.
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Tweet

goof
A silly song about Twitter.
In keeping with the 148 character
limit, "Tweet" clocks in under
one minute.
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Who's To Say

red-black dice
David Mcmichael (bass), Paul Brennan (drums)
and Tim Bovaconti (snarling Fender Jaguar,
howling Epiphone Casino, vocal harmonies
and digital legerdemain), helped me
rock out on this song about chance.
Thought my songwriting outgrew
Aerosmith influences.
Evidently not.

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The World Before You

baby point
A summer song
(with a nod and wink
to Andy Partridge of XTC).
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Politics Shmolitics

Some people love 'em, lots of people hate 'em:
songs inspired by politics/current events.
99 to 1

StatLib
In October 2011 a lot of people were
disturbed by Occupy Wall Street.

Today, beheadings
on social media
make Occupy look positively quaint.

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Deepwater Horizon

burning rig
In 2010 BP CEO Tony Hayward
whined, "I'd like my life back."

He got his wish.
And yourself?
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The Fool's Parade

music man
For the fool in
all of us.
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Water Under the Bridge

3 sisters isle
"Stuff happens..."
Donald Rumsfeld,
US Secretary of Defense,
1975 - 77 & 2001 - 2006.
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WYSIWYG

thumbs up
Image: www.nydailynews.com
"This government does not torture people...
we stick to US law and our international
obligations."

George W. Bush,
October 5, 2007
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Instrumentals
Inspector Godard Theme

Inspector
Image: www.thelowry.com
GarageBand lo-fi proof-of-concept
track for as yet to be produced
French television hit series.
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Letter to Fance

Fance
Why Fance?
Dedicated to my brother Frank (1944 - 1997).
He gave me my first guitar.
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Small World Big Atlas

map
Image: meinetapete.de
More GarageBand lo-fi,
but it was fun!
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Walking to Serendipity

road cuba
The bass line had been in
my head for decades.
GarageBand helped excavate it.
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Noise
He's Got the Whole World In His Hands

devil
Grew up believeing "He" was God.
Wondered later if "He" might be
the Devil instead.
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'Twas a Stark 'n Dormy Night

dark trees
Veddy skeddy.
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You Find That Amusing Do You?

hat & broom
Want to turn tragedy
into comedy?
All you need
is a good laugh track!
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