Oblique St.

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This is the 3rd of the trio of UU auction songs. A love song was requested, so I wrote one based on my wife's favorite china pattern.
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No, not those kind of angels. Hope in the dark.
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There is a whole class of songs by singer songwriters who gush in various ways about taking the big chance, following your bliss, following your heart, living your dreams, yada yada. These songs are ALL from the point of view of those who are…read more
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Another downer, what can I say? Oddly enough though, it makes me smile.
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Probably the single saddest song I ever wrote. This album is kind of a combination of hope and longing and loss. This one is definitely about loss.
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from Live at KXCI Tucson, AZ studio session: When I was in the 7th grade, I used to skip school on Wednesday mornings so that I could watch the Nat King Cole show on PBS. I was mesmerized by his music. I could feel his vocal influence as I wrote…
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Demo of an old song that's going on my new record.
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This is a bonus track as it didn't make the album For those of you who know my stuff - does this sound like it works? or is it too much like filler - the vocals are effected, there's a drum loop - the guitar is just chopped out of a jam - i…
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eeeek last minute songs still arriving ....
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Anyone read Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr - my daughter lent it to me - teenage Faery novel about addiction - pretty creepy at times. This is the one act musical version. I wanted a 'deranged in our neighbourhood' kind of feel to it.
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Hypnogogic Hyperbeing Ahoy! [1996]
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Fun little tune about the evils of strong drink.
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start here at the airport feels like im going blind middle of the day in a dark bar 1000 miles away from peace of mind im tring to remember when i was a kid did the sun set in my back yard i think it did what comes before and goes on…read more
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10 – Strictly Rehearsed. Written 13th Feb. Recorded 13th/14th Feb. More upbeat shenanigans, this time attacking someone’s who’s off the cuff remarks are pre-prepared (and written as crib notes on their cuffs). Info and lyrics at www.butterflypolite…
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I wrote it for a friend of a friend. It was originally about a woman, but although I liked the music a lot, the words didn't quite satisfy me. On a whim, I changed a pronoun here and there, and the song became a story.
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kirklynch said

Wow! Now that’s a great song!

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It's based on a drawing a little girl drew (see also album cover).
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Guest said

“honey”?

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A totally sheltered and unable to cope middle-class white kid screws up really badly and is on the run. I don't think he'll make it. Do you?
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Guest said

I knew you were a sadistic SOB, but this fade from ear to ear… I imagine it might take some folks a while to figure out why this song is painful…Like a little gerbil running circles in your head.
David

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I was just imagining a morning at the Waits household.
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Homage to Tom Waits, obviously… Poor Tom, still waiting for the blond with big tits and bad teeth (to paraphrase Greg Brown)

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This song is musically and thematically related to an earlier tune from an older album called "house of strangers." That song was a plea from one partner to another about a marriage that was failing. This song comes when it becomes obvious that…
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Guest said

“House of Strangers” was one of your best ever. Nice follow-up.
David

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No. Don’t want to. We’re recalcitrant this year.

from north of San Francisco, south of Trinidad, United States

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