Please Me

This week’s submission has a some history behind it. Last summer, way back in ’06, Bobby Conn, booking agent Derek Becker, producer Blue Hawaii, Detholz!’s Karl Doerfer and I started having weekly meetings, with the intent of starting our own mp3 record label. We’d exist as a modern-day Brill Building or Tin Pan Alley or … Continue reading

I Do Little Things

This week’s tune, “I Do Little Things“, forms part of a continuing series of the word becoming the flesh, i.e., a song’s title unintentionally informing the recording process. In this case, it was for the good. I had some time this week for a change, and also, I was working here with a relatively simple … Continue reading

Hard to Find a Friend

To continue my trite pattern of opening each post with a reference to the song title, it’s hard to find the influence for this week’s song, “Hard to Find a Friend“. It’s kind of either everyone or no one. I’ve been writing songs in this vein since I was about thirteen, and I don’t think … Continue reading

Kathleen

Ah, my second straight week of writing a song that turned out unintentionally self-prophesying. Last week, I tempted fate by writing a song that opened with, “I tried to figure you out / But I can’t”, before arranging it and finding that, indeed, I couldn’t figure it out. This week’s song, “Kathleen“, opens with the … Continue reading