Monthly Archives: February 2014

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Tuesday Song: “As Long As My Mind Will Obey”

 

This song is from the perspective of someone losing her memory. Maybe Alzheimers or dementia – she has memories, but isn’t quite sure if they’re real or not. Continue reading

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Sunday Song: “Maybe Now You’ll Learn”

 

This week, I’m participating in the the Fearless Songwriter group on Facebook. Each day has it’s own prompt. Today’s is “non-human love”.

This song is my attempt at writing from my cat Betsy’s perspective – particularly regarding his relationship with my friend Doris. Dogs love Doris – she is the ultimate alpha. But whenever she see’s Betsy, she rushes towards him, saying, “Betsy love me!” and he calmly walks away in the other direction. Continue reading

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Friday Song: “Hemispheres”

 

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s another un-ironic love song. The guitar was unavailable today, so I wrote this on the bouzouki (the most romantic instrument of all?). Continue reading

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Thursday Song: “Allahubbaloo”

 

I’ve never written a song with “nonsense” lyrics before, and I came across a song-prompt today where suggesting I do just that. Here’s my attempt to incorporate gibberish into a love song. Continue reading

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Wednesday Song: “The Edge of the Storm”

 

Greetings from the “catastrophic” Icepocalypse in Atlanta. I’m safe, and I still have power, so I was able to record this appropriately-themed song. Doris, JJ & Django from Django Jones are in town visiting, so we’re having a fun cozy snow day. Django even chimes in with a little word at the end of the song. Continue reading

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Tuesday Song: “Not Ironic”

 

Writing a week of un-ironic love songs is harder than I thought. I keep coming up against my inner 13-year-old, terrified of not being “cool” enough. I often use irony to hide how scared I am, so I suppose this song has an appropriately “scared” vibe. Certainly, sharing it with the world is scary. Continue reading