Your Eventual Ghost

If you have a conscienceThen you have a soulThat holds a place forYour Eventual GhostWe may not survive Or live foreverBut we are vesselsPlace holding our soulOur soul is ourEarthly heartWhen we pass onThat’s when we startChorusWhen we die We only startOur Eventual GhostComes from our heart I was raised in the Episcopal Church, and have read quite a bit of both the New…

Love Gun

Who needs abortionWhen there are gunsTake em’ to schoolMake the kiddies runOur highest court, theFood Court SupremeFights abortionsWith AR-15’sShow Dad you care, andBuy him a gunThis Fathers DayBe his favorite sonSpeaking of sonsJesus wanted oneAn AR-15, wasHis favorite gunHis father, GodIn a surpriseSaid sorry son, you’llShoot our your eyeDon’t be like Pirate Goat KeeperDropped his gunAnd blew out a peeperGuns are good And next…

Haters Hoedown

Its summer timeAnd you know whatKick your neighbor In the nutsPick your partnersChoose them wellEveryone elseCan go to hellHaters HoedownWhite National PrideHunt down CongressMake them hideExtra pointsFor politicians ifYou don’t likeTheir dispositionDance around The dee cee dohCharlottesville wasThe first to goWho’ll be nextWhat’s your guessTargets ofThese TerroristsGet the gallowsHang em’ highWatch the bastards Choke and dieWe do it all For the genius manHe’ll give…

Bees

After fixing yesterday’s attempt at a song with vocal melody – I decided to try to write a song in the key of B – and I saved the song in Cubase as “bees” – jokingly. Then I wrote the lyrics – and like the guitar chords – they just flowed out. The vocal melody was easy as could be – its exactly the…

My Small Recording Studio Success

I started recording with Cubase LE two years ago using a Focusrite 2i2 and I had no idea about mixing and just used headphones. I liked Cubase so much I purchased the Pro edition. Here’s what I finally ended up with – a zero latency home studio with great monitoring and mixes: Cubase Pro SSL2+ interface Yamaha HS-5’s for stereo mixing Avantone Cube for…

Half Bright Scholars

I wrote a vocal melody that was out of my league – so I decided to save this song by using “Sprechgesang” – or “speak-sing”. As it turns out – it fits the song much better since its basically a “two guys walk in a bar” joke. Two Half Bright ScholarsWalked into a barOne forgot his walletThe other locked his keys In his carOne…

Radio Depot

This is the first song that I’ve written where I used the keyboard to write a vocal melody first with lyrics, then the guitar, then I sang – before adding bass and mandolin. I’m very pleased how it turned out – since I figure I need vocal lessons and a year of singing practice before I become at least “OK” at singing. Its a…

Pocket Fisherman

Pockets fullPocket bookGoing fishingWith a hookCast a lineIn his pocketWhat he foundA rusty locketRusty locketHer young faceLeft him strandedLeft in hasteNo remorseOut his doorJaw hung openAnd hit the floorWallet emptyWallet bareMoths flew outThey were scaredHeart a walletNothing leftNow she’s goneHe’s bereftWhat’s the useGave up livingPain’s a giftThat keeps on givingLint and mothsPocket rustAshes to ashesDust to dust

The Door is a Jar

The doorIs a jarOn the hoodOf a carThe hatIs a lidOn the headOf a kidThe keyIs a switchOn a wallOf red bricksThe rugIs a hatMade of hairFrom a cat

Broken Wagon

This one requires a little set up. It was 1987 and I was teaching programming classes at a company called PSDI in Cambridge, Mass, in the Boston area. On the weekend I took a photo pilgramage trip to Lowell, Mass, birthplace of Jack Kerouac. I saw his inspiration for Dr. Sax, and just what it would have been like growing up there. But while…