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Angry

I wasn’t sure whether to title this song “Angry” or “Not Angry”. If in doubt, I usually go with the option that has the fewest words. Someday soon I plan to add the original version to this page so you can enjoy my creative process. There were a couple of features that were ultimately edited […]

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Come On to the Mountains

This song was specifically written for hikers, backpackers, climbers, mountaineers, skiers, snowboarders, or anyone else who appreciates the mountains, to crank up while driving into the wilderness, the city gradually disappearing in their rear view mirrors. But even if you’re not one of those people, hopefully you’ll enjoy the music. Lyrics It’s Friday morning in […]

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First!

Each February since 2009, I’ve participated in February Album Writing Month at fawm.org. The challenge is to write 14 new songs during the shortest month of the year, and the website provides a hub where the FAWM community (folks who call themselves fawmers) support one another in that effort. We share ideas, collaborate, and upload […]

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Counting down to FAWM 2011

February is international Album Writing Month, hence the acronym FAWM, as in fawm.org, one of two web communities that I know of (the other is The RPM Challenge) where songwriters and musicians assemble each February to crank out a bunch of fresh new tunes, share ideas and demos, and generally support one another and have […]

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New Years Eve, Prince (The Artist), and Alternate Text

Each New Years Eve since 1982, I have found myself humming that defiant yet celebratory New Years anthem by Prince, "1999". This reminds me of something I have often puzzled about, but until now have never blogged about or even mentioned to anyone. From June 7, 1993 to May 13, 2000, Prince went by the […]