I raced against the clock to finish this one before 2017: a song-journey on the Westbound Twin Cities Hiawatha train between Chicago and Minneapolis, operated by the Milwaukee Road from 1935-1971. [more inside]
Felt inspired to throw together a cover of an old favorite for the May/June challenge. [more inside]
I had the day off. I heard the previous song. I started singing it my head like this. I had to share. I am still in my jammas. I am a recalcitrant dog misidentifier, but I'm better known for considering all animals and some human babies gender-neutral.
one day Westphal and I were in Chicago and we saw a guy walking two Bichon Frises. one was running way ahead of the guy and one was lagging behind and so Westphal made up a little song about them. good thing i was there to correct his HORRIBLE MISTAKE or WOW he would have looked like a REAL DUMB DOG MISIDENTIFIER
I'm doing a song-a-week thing with someone I knew in school, and this is what I came up with. [more inside]
He was a radical dude. An architect with an attitude [more inside]
Just released. In time for St Patrick's Day - a song about the Chicago South Side Irish. You can also see it on Youtube. Video features vintage photos. Cheers! *Lyrics are NSFW *
This song is an ode to my hometown, Chicago. [more inside]
I liked the idea of taking a commercial like jingle and making it in to a song about anti-consumerism. It ended up being a little more elaborate than that. [more inside]
Slowed-down krautrocky shoegaze pop, if such a thing exists. Like finding your pants tightening while under gas in a dentist's chair. [more inside]
just one of those days - weight-o-the world is so too much, it's funny
6 categories of word smithing, one book = bible, and a thesaurus is the brief version! Enjoy... [more inside]
A song that I wrote walking down the streets of Chicago, depressed that I had nothing to write about. [more inside]
over the violence, maaan
I don't have a description.
Here's the overture from a rock opera based on David Boswell's comic Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman. [more inside]
This quick demo was made on my pocket tape recorder right after I had finished writing the song, and I was really pleased with the way it sounds... like it's a recording from a long time back.
I have a bunch of song ideas that I drafted a couple of years back, and am finally getting back to fleshing them out and putting lyrics vocals to them. Only problem is, I kind of forgot where I was mentally, so I'm not quite sure of what to write. This one was one of my favorites, and suggestions for theme ideas?
This one is by one of the guys in my band, on his own. Why am I posting it? Because I consider him to be Chicago's best kept secret and I want everybody to find out how good he is. David Boddiger, ladies and gentlemen.