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Recorded Songs
Song for Carol mp3  Written 20 March 1992, during an extended period of time when Carol and I were unable to be together. This was the first of my own songs that I recorded.
Thru Those Eyes mp3  Written 28 March 1992 (and finally recorded 13 August 1997).
California (Dance for Free) mp3  Written in July of 1992.
8/9/95 mp3  Written 9 August 1995, in about 15 minutes, after I heard some sad news on The Late Show with David Letterman. Not just for Jerry, but for all those whose passing has left our world a little bit colder.
Winter Hymn mp3  Written 2 December 1996. This recording is a 2005 remix of a 1996 tracking session.
Don’t Get Your Hopes Up mp3pdf Written in June of 2008.
Heartbeat mp3  Written 10 July 2008 and recorded in April, 2009.
Debbie’s Tune mp3pdf I composed this piano invention in 2001 or 2002 but only got around to writing it down and making a quick recording in August of 2008.
Searchlight mp3  I wrote this just after Thanksgiving in 2008, and finished recording it just before Easter, 2009.
Sunday Clown mp3  Written 9 July 2010. The basic idea for this came to me in bed one night, awake at three in the morning, after watching an episode of Dexter involving a man who was estranged from his wife and children.
Meet Me in the Sunset mp3pdf Written and recorded 10-14 July 2010.
Cinema mp3  Written September 1st, 2010 and recorded September 2nd and 3rd, 2010.
Old Man Rock mp3  Written September 6th and 7th, 2010 and recorded September 7th, 2010; this remix December 31st, 2011.
Miss Me for a While mp3  Written September 11th, 2010 and recorded September 12th and 13th, 2010. This is really meant for a female voice, with a bit of a Celtic lilt, so... take my recording with a grain of salt.
Chicken Little Blues mp3  A song dedicated to pessimists everywhere, written September 14-16, 2010. I started recording just after writing it, but didn’t finish the mix until May, 2011.
Lightning in Your Hand mp3  Written and recorded in late September, 2010.
Rising Up to Shut You Down mp3  This is a “protest song” written and recorded in April, 2011.
We’re Number One mp3  On the elimination of Osama bin Laden; written May 3rd, 2011, recorded and mixed May 5-7.
Mourning Comes the Dawn mp3  A “contemporary folk” tune from Spring of 2010 with lyrics written in May, 2011; recorded May 23-27, 2011.
Love in 4/4 Time mp3  A country-style song about squeezing, pushing, songwriting and 4/4 time, written and recorded in May, 2011.
The Kind Side mp3  Written and recorded June 13-16, 2011. The reference in the opening lines happened to someone Carol and I knew in Venice, California around 1989 (though his name was Danny, not Jack); the rest means... whatever it means to you... but I can give you a hint: whatever “the kind side” is, it’s not really a good thing.
Carry the Weight of Love mp3  This was written mostly in October, 2010; I finished the recording and the video on June 25th, 2011. It’s my first attempt at Reggae. The title phrase is partly inspired by Allen Ginsberg’s poem Song, but there is a second meaning: Speak not by the authority of law, or of power, or of any tradition or institution of man; but let it be seen by all that your words and your deeds carry the weight of Love.
Whirlwind mp3  Gregg Boethin wrote the music for this; I wrote the lyrics and made the recording.
Wishes and Fishes mp3pdf A cappella doo-wop, written and recorded 18-24 July 2011.
Make Me a River mp3pdf This is a simple love song, almost a lullaby, written and recorded 10-16 November 2011.
Pretty Mary mp3pdf I started writing this in June 2011 and finished recording and mixing on 18 December 2011. The instruments are from Garritan Jazz & Big Band 3 (flute, clarinet) and Personal Orchestra 4 (oboe, bassoon, harpsichord). The web page background is an adaptation of “floral wallpaper” by insurrectionx.
A Friend Request mp3  Written and recorded 23-25 December, 2011.
Flood Plain mp3  Recorded and mixed 5-7 January, 2012. The lyrics were written 4-5 January 2012; the tune is about a week older. The web page background is an adaptation of Mississippi River flooding in Iowa by kevin dooley, on Flickr.
Julie, Julie, Julie mp3pdf Andy Furlong wrote the lyrics for this; I wrote the music and made the recording.
Long, Low Dog mp3  Written and recorded 4-11 April, 2012.
Flying Lessons mp3  Written 29 October - 6 November, 2013 and recorded 9 November, 2013. This is for the ones I grew up with.
Aftershock mp3  Written 22-23 November, 2013; recording and video finished 1 December, 2013.
Songs Not Recorded
Why?    Written 16 June 1992. Think of this as a letter from one generation to another.
Lovin’ Hand    Written in August of 1992. This is a country tune: it’s good for getting drunk and feeling sorry for yourself, and not much else.
Late    27 August 1994... this is what happens when you stay up too late trying to be profound...
Fifteen Minutes of Fame    Written 8 June 1996. The title comes from Andy Warhol’s remark that “in the future, everyone will be famous... for fifteen minutes.” This song is about the fine line between thinking for oneself and being a sociopath.
Sing Me a Song about Old Chicago    Written 13 June 2010. I worked out the tune for this, and the repeating lines in the chorus, in May of 2009; but it took me over a year to get the verses lined up.
Just Bring Me Home  pdf Written in August of 2010. This is the first song I’ve written that’s really intended for a female voice.
Come Away, Linda    A duet for alto and tenor, written in September, 2010.