lyrics for the second installment of my video series, monday underground, i put images to one of the more entertaining monday songs: “another perfect day.” it’s a rare uplifter from my power pop phase, declaiming the truth of the eternal present.
this is the tenth anniversary of cormac and maude’s version of “you’re a mean one, mr. grinch.” at the time, cormac was 6, and maude was just about to turn 3, making her the same age as cindy lou who. nowadays, cormac is driving and maude is turning thirteen. ahhhh old age…
lyrics this is the final installment of the monday songs blog. in january i’ll be starting a new blog, planning to post a video each week. there’ll be some songwriting, for sure, but the format will be more open-ended, allowing for more experimental content and more of a narrative focus. hoping to make videos for […]
lyrics i wrote this song back in 1999, as part of a soundtrack to a movie i was writing called “danny’s inferno.” the screenplay was a loosely autobiographical collection of vignettes showcasing the pain, suffering, and surrealism inherent in trying to “make it” in the local bay area club scene.
i was working on this as a guide vocal for my daughter singing a song for my father’s 85th birthday. it turned out pretty well, so i figured i’d share, to round out the cover effort with a standard. i stole the way-behind-the-beat phrasing from peggy lee, a version my father shared with me some […]
lyrics presenting the inaugural monday sound: the focus is more on production and sonic experimentation rather than straight ahead songwriting. there have been a number of similar experiments sprinkled in the monday song mix, but they’ve been outliers. the idea is to focus on sound first, meaning later. we’ll see where it leads…
lyrics this is the first monday song i ever wrote. of course, i didn’t know it at the time.
lyrics i guess this one’s the flip side of a lullaby.
lyrics “double nickels on the dime” by the minutemen is a favorite album of mine and was hugely influential back when i was first trying my hand at live music in the late eighties. you’ll have a hard time finding an album more energetic and original. the rare balance of vision and humility has always been […]
lyrics i liked last week’s song so much, wanted to see if i could give it a little sister.