The Squib

The Squib! Lets take a dada-ist look at Donald Trumps goofy rug – I call it The Squib! That thing on Donald Trumps head Has a life of its own It wants to be cloned Neither man nor beast That yellow sewn on rug On that ugly orange mug That tuft will revolt Walk off from its job Leave that fat racist slob Chorus…

Icarus Complex (The Daedalus Myth)

Don’t fly too high or too low . . . The last few posts, I found some truth amongst the horror we have experienced the past four years. I realize that this truly is all a game – a ruse – one that has cost the US – but one that won’t ruin us. I’ve never been a protester – or even a punk…

Malaise

  Today felt like the world was ending. The sky was a menacing dark orange all day   Its dark in the corners Its dark outside      

Man in the Bottle

An amazing reflection in a bottle this past winter . . . Uncork this bottle Let me out I’ll stay quiet I won’t shout Was the best of times In my cocoon Like a genie On the moon Magic potion Cast a spell Make a wish In the well Chorus These are the good old days Count my blessings A thousand ways These are…

Old Ghost

Shadows of Your Past History repeats They always say Time in a bottle Another cliche The ticking of the clock The tocking of the tick The past is such a jumble Like a cosmic trip Memories come back Throw you off your track When you reminisce Your mind starts playing tricks Chorus It creeps up fast You’re the unwilling Host Shadows of your past…

King of Kings

We continue to suffer for His sins As much as I try so hard to keep politics out of my blogs – my art has been in “Resistance Mode” for 3 1/2 years. My challenge – to myself – has been to try and take the lesson we learn from Monster Trump as a Future Warning – and then cast that lesson as either…

Paint With Sound

Trompe L’oeil I wanted to use my violin in a rock song, and its not an easy thing to do. Some bands like Roxy Music incorporated quite a few orchestral instruments in an avant-garde way, and a very interesting way. Lyrics Paint your days With beautiful sound Sing a song You will astound Play a song Light the day Uplift your soul Light the…

Cathedral of Ghosts

Shortwave Radio I participated in an online Zoom “Happy Hour” of everyone who graduated Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania in the 80’s. It was great – I actually knew several people in the chat, and we shared some fun memories. What I have realized since then is that we were all “Radio Kids” – our generation was informed by both AM and FM radio…

The Wall

I built a wall – and didn’t scam anyone This song was influenced by another favorite band, The Feelies. By the way, the Feelies were movies in Aldous Huxleys famous novel, Brave New World. Lyrics Yards from my desk There’s a gurgling creek It gives me great solace Where I write tongue in cheek During the Fall When the season will change The trees…

Potatoes

Who Will Save Us From Ourselves? I have always liked The Fall, and so I decided to try to write a Fall-ish sounding song. The Fall were always that band that had that “something” and where they used repetition in a way no other band I know used – and more than just got away with it. Of course, Mark E. Smith and his…