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.
New Song Lyrics: You Can’t Sing, You’re Ugly, And The Sixties Are Over01/01/90 - Sometimes when I'm writing songs in my head I have less than charitable thoughts towards street performers.
New Song Lyrics: Frozen Burrito01/01/90 - I ate a lot of these when I was starting out...
New Song Lyrics: Life Is Just A Chemical Reaction11/23/88 - This song from my college retro-rock opera "Rick Cosmos and the Green Things From Mars!" appears in the one-man show “Laundry Night.”