An interesting take on a childrens' tale, told from an adult perspective
Queen of Multitasking
Peak position #20
A silly little lyric about doing too much, dedicated to all my lady friends in the workforce
I Saw My Girlfriend Kissing Santa Claus
Peak position #49
An Elvis-style riff on a Christmas song
Peak in sub-genre #35
Another head-banging angry rocker, lyric in the style of Elvis Costello, but a louder arrangement. By Ray Sharp who also wrote 'Punch My Ticket'
Peak position #4
Jazzy urban 'walking around' song by the great Bobby Watson. I took his musical track and wrote words to it. Recorded and mixed at Musicians' Collaboration
I'm Not Your Friend
Peak in sub-genre #34
A funky Kazakhstan pop/dance song, music by Eduard Glumov -- a 2008 finalist in the International Song Competition, Rock division!
Peak in sub-genre #83
A mysterious lyric, set by the mysterious Wolf at Wolfmusic; ballad about places we'll never visit -- within ourselves.
Out In The Cold
Peak in sub-genre #20
Singer/songwriter 'story' song. The musicians who participated in this felt it really hit home with them.
Peak in sub-genre #16
Based stylistically on world music fusion like 'You Can Call Me Al', this is a tribute to Joshua Norton.
A collab with Jordan Michael Peterson, a great pop tune in a Billy Joel vein. It's available on Jordan's new CD, 'Reflections' available at his website (jordanpeterson.net)
A song about unspoken thoughts -- unpleasant and sour -- that will never be heard. Lovely acoustic setting by Jim Chapman, written for an acoustic competition.
Punch My Ticket
Peak in sub-genre #45
An angry break-up-get-back-together-break-up-again song.
Another collaboration with Ian Ferrin. This lyric has been one of the most popular I've written at The Muses' Muse.
Peak in sub-genre #28
A funky 70's throwback about the way music 'used to be'
A soft ballad about a commute home to one you love, with a spiritual undertone. Music by Ian Ferrin
None So Blind
Peak in sub-genre #44
This was originally written as a 'Ray Charles' song -- similar (in story, anyway) to 'You Don't Know Me'
Ian Ferrin took it into a contemporary spiritual direction, an uplifting tune in contrast to the bittersweet words.
Crossing The Threshold
A pop ballad about moving in together, and facing a new and merged existance for the first time
This was written for a collab comp on the Muses' Muse. I had to write a lyric involving an ocean voyage, and it had to have this title.
Point of Departure
Pop song about having second thoughts re: leaving someone -- the 'point' of departure explored in space, time and view'point'
Cruel as April
A riff on the TS Eliot poem, done in an Elvis Costello-style lyric. Early demo version of the song