New Song Lyrics: Ain’t Got A Clue (PG)06/03/05 - Someone found these lyrics on the internet and joined MySpace just to tell me how much they spoke to her. That was really sad.
New Song Lyrics: Haunted by Waffle Houses05/01/05 - One night at Front Porch Music's open mic Diana read a beautiful personal poem about her grandfather's passing which contained the phrase 'haunted by Waffle Houses.' I was inspired in a completely different direction.
New Song Lyrics: I Dreamed That Supermodel Adriana Lima Was An Amish Girl05/01/05 - Literally true.
New Song Lyrics: Anything04/21/05 - This song has a lot of history. Special Guest recorded it first and even made a video, and the Squeaky Animals did an awesome ska version.
New Song Lyrics: Pizza Girl04/07/05 - Based on a true story.
New Song Lyrics: Hey Carrie (PG)04/07/05 - The first in the 'Slightly Esoteric Halloween Song' series. I wanted to write a song about the confidence of 10 year old girls and the nasty surprise nature has in store for them, then realized Stephen King had already made the movie version.
New Song Lyrics: T.B.C.03/17/05 - This was my reaction to what seemed like a flood of commercials in the 1990's putting black voices behind white faces (or raisins, or other cartoons) while never showing actual black people. Also, selling Sugar Pop cereal to kids as though it were an addictive drug. (Actual tag line: “Gotta have my Pops!”)
New Song Lyrics: Run, Will Robinson, Run!03/10/05 - DANGER! DANGER!
New Song Lyrics: Captain Ambivalent Theme Song10/31/03 - The first song performed publicly on accordion became my theme.
New Song Lyrics: The Thousand Mile Song01/01/02 - This was the second original song I performed in public on accordion. It was inspired by an e-mail discussion Marg Frey started concerning the utter impracticality of certain love song lyrics, the actual distance one would be willing to walk for one's beloved, and what exactly that is supposed to prove if anything.
New Song Lyrics: Binky: The Hand That Shook The World01/01/01 - An old Special Guest video repurposed for the one-man show "Happy Fun Time At The Complex" (fka "The Dark Nut Rises").
New Song Lyrics: Heisenberg10/31/98 - This song and 'Anything' were both performed by Special Guest first and have been covered by others. It was adopted as the official theme song of Professor Carlos Stroud's Optical Research Group (without his knowledge) and received third place in a contest by the University of Chicago Material Sciences division. Really.
New Song Lyrics: Alternative10/31/93 - A fragment from my pre-accordion would-be-punk days, part of the one-man show “Laundry Night.” Date is approximate.