Saturday, December 20, 2014

Grandma's House

This song is about a lady who feels like she's losing her marbles; and near the end of her life, she is reflecting on all the mistakes she made. The funny thing is: It turns out that a lot of these mistakes led to something good.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

I Just Want To Be Alone

The chorus-y part of this song came from a dream; I'm getting lots and lots of dream-songs these days. This is a song about those chattering monkeys we all contend with on a daily basis. Or, in other words, all those poopy thoughts we can't turn off that sometimes give us insomnia and all that poopy stuff. I made it buzzing insects rather than chattering monkeys in this song cuz I think buzzing insects are really annoying.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Grandma Led Him Down That Frozen Slope

I wrote and recorded this song back in 2011.  I've always liked this song and have been intending to post it for a while now. It was one o' those songs I wanted to keep to myself for a while before having other people listen to it. Sometimes that's a good idea.

This song came from a dream; in this case, the dream-song was bluesy. I changed it and made it more...I don't know what I'd call it...sacred sounding? I guess that's as good a term as any.

This is one of those songs that's a wee on the abstract side, and yet it's all meaningful and stuff, too. It's one of those things where the meaning is for the listener to decide.

I like songs about grandparents. Don't ask me why. Maybe it's because there aren't that many songs I know of that are about grandparents.

I Would Sit With A Fish

I was dreaming this morning that there was a John Lennon concert playing on TV. He started playing this song. The funny thing is, it doesn't really sound like John Lennon at all. It sounds more Tom-Waits-ish, with just a hint of Talking Heads. (Or I might be flattering myself).

Oh, yeah, there's a heavy Philip Glass influence in this song, as well.

I don't know how irritating this song will be to other people cuz it's, once again, one of those songs that came out of my unconscious. The unconscious has a language of its own, and therefore, its message may be indecipherable to the common listener. I could understand people being irritated, as a result. Like, maybe they'll think I'm being all surrealistic just to annoy them. No, man, I'm not trying to annoy people with non sequiturs. I'm really not.

In any event, given the set of circumstances outlined in this song, I would expect myself to be willing to sit with a fish.

Another Whirl

I decided to give the Elephants song another go. I decided to give it another whirl. There was a part that bugged me, so I changed it. I like this one better.