monday song #14: one of these days

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[show note: i’ll be at the pub at vios again next monday (mar 2). i hope to be doing this once a month, maybe first monday each month. still solidifying. see you there.]

number 14. and no, it’s not the pink floyd song.

this little ditty was conceived as a number for a post-modern musical. the hero kicks the ground, looks up to heaven, and in an optimistic and wholesome tenor (or baritone in my case) sings about how things will change for the better, one of these days… of course in the monday songs world, this means a blend of resentment, revenge, madness, and ecstacy. it’s a musical i’d love to see: “the imminent conversion of sid.” read more >

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monday song #12: swept away

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[special note: i hope to see all of you seattle-ites tonight at the pub at vios. 65th st and 20th ave in north seattle. its free. kids welcome. i start at 7pm. see you there.]

with number twelve, we complete the first album. and free at that.

i couldn’t make up my mind between two song ideas this week. then i realized that one fragment opened with the line “in the summer sun, praying for the rain.” since last week’s song ended with emily jane praying for rain, i figured i’d pick up the thread in this latest song. instead of the manic enthusiasm, we have the stewing resentment and a wish to be somewhere else. read more >

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monday song #11: the cure

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[special note: playing tonight at the pub at Vios at 7pm (beneath third place books on 65th st and 20th ave in north seattle). i will also be playing there next monday. been trying to put together a number of monday songs for live performance. we’ll see how that goes. i obviously need to find a place for this info that is not in the song posts…any suggestions?]

number 11 returns to the crazy theme. (wait, did i leave the crazy theme?)

this song came as quickly as anything i’ve written in a long time. chords came with the melody. sat down to write words and just wrote them. after a little bit of editing, everything was in place. the result contains my favorite bridge since “i want u” (off the bbe album “let your heart break”). read more >

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