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Can you say recurring theme? OK… can you say self-plagiarism? I thought you could. Anyhow, this intentionally vague bit ofRead more.
Someone Said Something
So you’re sitting in your favorite dimly lit cockail lounge in a strip mall not far from where you liveRead more.
Time for Another Flood
For a long time now, I’ve had a couple of extended works in mind. One of them I’ve mentioned before:Read more.
Sometimes guys like me get an idea that seems so surpassingly absurd, so enticingly what I believe onRead more.
World of Lies
Written in the summer of 1983… I was looking for something to shore up the romantic end of my songRead more.
Beta Girls Go
counting the holes in the ceiling tile analyze the sex, index and file measure the angle of the afternoon sunRead more.
Gospel of Greed
Matthew 19:24 I shoulda been a preacher. I’ve got it in me. Not the good kind of preacher, who isRead more.
Bankruptcy Court No. 9
Money, honey. A sensible person doesn’t need all that much. But sensible people sometimes — depsite their innate sensibility —Read more.
Baby Was a Friend of Mine
Mythic super-anti-heroine alert. Yep, it’s yet another Baby song. Like Prometheus, half-man and half-god, chained to his rock and feastedRead more.
She’d Be Mine
When I was a kid, southern California was still a place of separate towns and cities, with open space inRead more.
As promised, here’s the song I wrote immediately before yesterday’s “She’d Be Mine” — telling much the same story fromRead more.
Swim or Die
Ever get really good advice and not seem to be able to take it — even though you think itRead more.
This Perfect Day
A perfect day at the end of time. The day I wrote this song, cherry blossoms drifted across impossibly blueRead more.
First up… the lyrics for this song expose one of the dangers of writing a ‘serious’ song in colloquial idiom.Read more.
All I Need Is the Sun
A thanksgiving song. I’m at that point in my life when I’m mostly beyond being afraid for myself, but likeRead more.