Origin story. [more inside]
A short song on a new ukulele about a thing I saw from a helicopter in Hawaii. [more inside]
Written for a recent SongFight, the challenge being: Song must feature an obvious flaw. Flaw cannot be lyrical. [more inside]
My entry for the final round of Nur Ein over on Song Fight. I was going for a Gram and Emmylou sort of thing. With perfect harmonies by greenish. [more inside]
Satire. [more inside]
Recent Song Fight! entry.
Popgasmic cover of the Carpenters' sappy-but-intriguingly-odd tune for the Carpenter's Coverfight which went live today. [more inside]
On February 11th, 1963, the poet Sylvia Plath committed suicide. This is the song the elderly painter, Mr Thomas, who lived in the flat below hers, did not write about the event. An odd little ballad in 7/8. [more inside]
Entry for this week's Songfight. Set the time signature to 15/8 and janglepop to maximum! [more inside]
Orgiastically melodromatic Jacques Brel-inspired version of the strange little ballad I posted a couple of days ago. [more inside]
I am wrong, I am not correct. [more inside]
Sort of a sappy one. [more inside]
I entered this over at Songfight a few months ago. The song for that week had to be titled "Boron Rod." I didn't know what that was so I had to look it up. [more inside]
A last-minute SongFight entry with a one-liner lyric. [more inside]
Uptempo garage rock take on the chimey classic. [more inside]
Country Western waltz ballad. Featuring faux-pedal steel and more twang than I usually evidence. [more inside]
I had an idea for a sort of epic slow-build, slow-burn song but I didn't have time to work out an appropriately epic-in-length arrangement so this is a little under two minutes long instead. [more inside]
Noisy old testament stuff. [more inside]
I decided this morning that it'd be fun to try getting involved at long last with Song Fight, but it turns out that submissions for the next round were due this morning. This is probably the most frantic writing-and-recording I've done in a couple years. [more inside]
Another SongFight Nur Ein entry, with an interesting challenge: extended acrostic. [more inside]
Last night just before the kids went to bed, while I was dicking around on the piano and recording while my son played his drums, my daughter walked up with princess dress on and told me about a dream she had. [more inside]
Submitted to SongFight (under pseudonym Minty Handy) for the about-to-be-posted fight "So Weird", and felt like posting it here as well. The musical journey from "where's my uke and what's this week's title?" to "oh crap, gotta pick up the kids, one more take and I'll submit it" took about an hour.
Written and recorded for SongFight! [MeFi FPP] in March of 2005, with my wife contributing vocals. SongFight! is still around, and though I've done a few other songs, this is the one people seem to like so I thought I'd share it. If you like early 80s TV show theme songs, or musical theater, this will probably appeal to you. If not...well, consider yourself warned.
A ditty! Written & recorded for Song Fight in 2002.